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 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7)" 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 (38, 40, 44, 48, 52)" circumference at bust (with fronts overlapping to approximate back width)
Intended Ease: +2-3"
Sample shown is size 38" with +3" ease on model


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Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

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