Tri-Cable Stitch Jumper by Susan Crawford

Tri-Cable Stitch Jumper

November 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in tri-cable stitch pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1295 - 2035 yards (1184 - 1861 m)
ten sizes to fit chest measurements between 81cm (32in) and 157cm (62in)
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Tri-Cable Stitch Jumper is a stylish fitted cardigan originally from the 1930s and designed to be worn as a jumper. An all-over cable stitch makes this an absorbing and interesting knit. This garment is knitted in pieces and sewn together on completion. The button bands are knitted in with the front body pieces so there is no picking up of stitches required. It also features set in sleeves and a decorative tie collar.

Tri-Cable Stitch Jumper is knitted using Excelana North fingering weight a soft, fingering weight 100% British wool, spun for us in nearby Yorkshire and dyed in-house by Susan and her team. Shown here in shade Ruby Red.

Our model Becky is shown wearing the first size 81-86cm (32-34in) worn with 2.5cm (1in) of positive ease.

The pattern includes instructions for ten sizes to fit chest measurements between 81cm (32in) and 157cm (62in) and contains both clear written pattern directions, together with charted instructions for cable instructions plus a comprehensive schematic diagram and sizing chart.

Yarn kits are available from Susan Crawford Vintage.

Susan Crawford Excelana North fingering weight
100% British wool, 75% Cheviot, 25% Bluefaced Leicester (159m / 174yds per 50g skein approx)
8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins, shade Ruby Red

28 sts and 36 rows = 10cm (4in) over stitch pattern knitted flat, after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 3.75mm needles.
1 patt rep (16 sts) = 5.75cm (2.25in). We obtained this gauge using 3.75mm needles.

Suggested needles
Small needles: 1 pair 3mm (US 2-3) needles
Large needles: 1 pair 3.75mm (US 5) needles

7 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8) buttons

Cable knitting
Increasing and decreasing
Working from a chart
Sewing up and setting in sleeves