Cable and Rib Sweater by Mary E. Jacobs

Cable and Rib Sweater

February 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Chart A
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1600 - 2400 yards (1463 - 2195 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)
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Cable and Rib Sweater is a classic, go-to sweater that has an all-over mixed rib-and-cable patterning, three-quarter-length sleeves, and ends roughly at the waistline. The patterning and construction are clean and classic with set-in sleeves… something that can be worn for many years. Cable and Rib Sweater has enough stitch definition that it can handle a more variegated colorway or even more rustic yarn with some texture. Once established, the cable-and-rib pattern is easily memorized and the cables are good candidates for cabling without a cable needle, making it a fun project to do when you’d like to multitask or travel. Knit with fingering weight yarn, the sweater is sleek and good for layering, making it also a good transition piece as the seasons change. With no body shaping through increases or decreases, the nature of the stitch pattern itself lends for a body-conscious fit.