Zigzag Cable Waterfall Cardigan
by Kyoko Nakayoshi
This architectural wrap-front jacket will turn heads with its swingy flare. A bold zigzag cable on a ground of garter stitch blazes around the body of the coat, which is worked sideways in two directions from a provisional cast-on at the center back. Stitches are picked up for the upper back and united with the sleeves for a raglan yoke, then the blanket-style front portions continue horizontally. Decreases subtly shape the hem, and stitches are picked up all around the garment to work a mitered garter edge.
1610 (1690, 1770, 2020, 2165, 2320) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
12 (13, 13, 15, 16, 17) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
(100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Sweatshirt
18 stitches & 28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
37 (37, 37, 43, 43, 43)-stitch panel from Left or Right Cable Panel from chart measures 6¼ (6¼, 6¼, 7¼, 7¼, 7¼)" wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric):
One 32" circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)
Size B (for Edgings):
One 47" (or longer) circular needle and one set of DPNs*, two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
*Long circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e. Sleeves)
37 (38½, 40½, 44, 48½, 52)" circumference at bust (with fronts overlapping to approximate back width)
Intended Ease: +2-3"
Sample shown is size 38½" with +3½" ease on model
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Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
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