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Braided Cable Turtleneck

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This turtleneck sweater pattern from Patons has a subtle braided cable detail. This knit sweater pattern is for the intermediate skill level and looks great in soft colors. Pattern includes a matching hat and scarf!

Braided Cable Turtleneck

MATERIALS

  • Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz)
  • Size S M L XL
    Pullover (Blue)
  • 12 13 14 15 balls
    Scarf and Cap (One Size)
  • Main Color (MC) (Blue)
  • 1 ball
  • Contrast A (Natural)
  • 1 ball
  • Contrast B (Beige)
  • 1 ball
  • Contrast C (White)
  • 1 ball
  • Knitting needles: sizes 3.25 mm (U.S. 3) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) or size needed to obtain tension.
  • Set of four 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles for Scarf.
  • Cable needle and 2 st holders for Pullover.
     
  • Pattern

SIZES
SWEATER
Bust measurement

  • Small 30-32 ins [76-81 cm ]
  • Medium 34-36 ins [86-91 cm ]
  • Large 38-40 ins [97-102 cm ]
  • Extra-Large 42-44 ins [107-112 cm ]

Finished bust

  • Small 40 ins [102 cm ]
  • Medium 43 ins [109 cm ]
  • Large 46 ins [117 cm ]
  • Extra-Large 50 ins [127 cm ]

SCARF
Approx 7½ x 60 ins [19 x 152.5 cm]

TENSION
22 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

ABBREVIATIONS
C4F = slip next 2 sts onto a cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle.
C4B = slip next 2 sts onto a cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle.
C4BP = slip next 2 sts onto a cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then P2 from cable needle.
C4FP = slip next 2 sts onto a cable needle and leave at front of work. P2, then K2 from cable needle.

PANEL PAT (worked over 25 sts)
1st row: (RS). P2. C4FP. P2. K4. P1. K4. P2. C4BP. P2.
2nd and alt rows: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
3rd row: P4. C4F. C4FP. P1. C4BP. C4B. P4.
5th row: P2. C4BP. C4FP. K2. P1. K2. C4BP. C4FP. P2.
7th row: P2. K2. P4. C4F. P1. C4B. P4. K2. P2.
8th row: As 2nd row.
These 8 rows form panel pat.

INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessar y for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

PULLOVER
BACK
**With smaller needles cast on 117 (129-135-141) sts.
1st row: (RS). K3. *P3. K3. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P3. *K3. P3. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep these 2 rows (K3. P3) ribbing until work from beg measures 2½ ins [6 cm] ending on a 2nd row and inc 22 (18- 20-24) sts evenly across last row. 139 (147-155-165) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K3 (7-3-0). (P1. K1. P1. K5) 2 (2-3-4 ) times. *Work 1st row panel pat. K5. P1. K1. P1. K5. Rep from * once more. Work 1st row panel pat. (K5. P1. K1. P1) 2 (2-3-4) times.
K3 (7-3-0).
2nd row: P4 (8-4-1). (K1. P7) 1 (1-2- 3) time(s). K1. P6. *Work 2nd row panel pat. P6. K1. P6. Rep from * once more. Work 1st row panel pat. P6. K1. (P7. K1) 1 (1-2-3) time(s). P4 (8-4-1).
These 2 rows form pat. Panel pat is now in position.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 16 ins [41 cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Armhole shaping: Cast off 6 (7-8-10) sts beg next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and following alt rows until there are 117 (119-121-123) sts.**
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 8½ (9-9½-9½) ins [21.5 (23- 24-24) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 12 sts beg next 4 rows, then cast off 12 (12-13-13) sts beg following 2 rows. Leave rem 45 (47-47-49) sts on a st holder.

FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Cont even in pat until armhole
measures 5½ (6-6½-6½) ins [14 (15- 16.5-16.5) cm] ending with a WS row.
Neck shaping: 1st row: Pat across 46 (47-48-49) sts (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
2nd row: P4. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
3rd row: Pat to last 6 sts. K2tog. K4.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2-2-3) time(s) more. 42 (41-42-41) sts.
Next row: (WS). P5. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Pat to last 6 sts. K2tog. K4.
Rep last 2 rows 5 (4-4-3) times more. 36 (36-37-37) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 12 sts beg next and following alt row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 12 (12-13-13) sts.
With RS of work facing, slip next 25 sts onto a st holder. Rejoin yarn to rem sts and proceed as follows:
1st row: Pat to end of row.
2nd row: Pat to last 6 sts. P2togtbl. P4.
3rd row: K4. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2-2-3) time(s) more. 42 (41-42-41) sts.
Next row: (WS). Pat to last 5 sts. P5.
Next row: K4. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 5 (4-4-3) times more. 36 (36-37-37) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with WS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 12 sts beg next and following alt row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 12 (12-13-13) sts.

SLEEVES
With smaller needles cast on 57 (57- 63-63) sts. Work 6 ins [15 cm] in (K3. P3) ribbing as given for Back ending on a 2nd row and inc 4 (4-6-6) sts evenly across last row. 61 (61-69-69) sts. Place a marker at each end of row 3 ins [8 cm] above cast on edge.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K5. *P1. K1. P1. K5. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P6. *K1. P7. Rep from * to last 7 sts. K1. P6.
These 2 rows form pat.
Cont in pat inc 1 st each end of needle on 7th and following 6th rows until there are 85 (87-89-89) sts, taking inc sts into pat.

Sizes L and XL only: Inc 1 st each end of needle on following 8th rows until there are 97 sts, taking inc sts into pat.

All Sizes: Cont even in pat until work from markers measures 17 (17½-18- 18½) ins [43 (44.5-45.5-47) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape top: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 5 sts beg next 14 (14-16-16) rows. Cast off rem 15 (17-17-17) sts.

FINISHING
Pin pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving to dry.
Neckband: Sew right shoulder seam.
With RS of work facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 23 sts down left front neck edge. K25 from front st holder, dec 4 sts evenly across. Pick up and knit 23 sts up right front neck edge. K45 (47-47-49) sts from back st holder dec 7 (9-9-5) sts evenly across. 105 (105-105-111) sts.
Beg and ending on a 2nd row, work 3½ ins [9 cm] in (K3. P3) ribbing as given for Back. Cast off in ribbing. Sew left shoulder and neckband seam.
Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams, reversing seams at markers for cuff turnback.

SCARF
With MC and set of four needles, cast on 82 sts. Divide sts evenly among 3 needles (26, 28, 28).
Proceed in stocking st stripe pat as follows:
1st to 6th rnds: With MC.
7th to 10th rnds: With A.
11th to 14th rnds: With B.
15th and 16th rnds: With C.
17th and 18th rnds: With MC.
19th and 20th rnds:With A.
These 20 rounds form stripe pat.
Cont in stripe pat until work from beg measures approx 60 ins [152.5 cm] ending on a 6th rnd of stripe pat. Do not cast off. Break yarn leaving a long end. Divide sts evenly onto 2 needles and graft seam (see diagram). Fold Scarf flat and sew cast on edges tog.
Tassels: (Make 4) Cut a piece of cardboard 4½ ins [11 cm] wide. Wind MC around cardboard 25 times. Break yarn leaving a long end and thread end through a needle. Slip needle through all loops and tie tightly. Remove cardboard and wind yarn tightly around loops ¾ inch [2 cm] below fold.
Fasten securely. Cut through rem loops and trim ends evenly. Sew one tassel to each corner of Scarf.

CAP
With C and smaller needles cast on 111 sts.
Work 6 rows in (K3. P3) ribbing as given for Back of Pullover ending on a 2nd row and inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 113 sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st stripe pat as given for Scarf (working in rows instead of rnds) until work from beg measures 4¼ ins [11 cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape top: Keeping cont of stripe pat, proceed as follows:
Next row: K1. *K2tog. K12. Rep from * to end of row.
Next and alt rows: Purl.
Next row: K1. *K2tog. K11. Rep from * to end of row.
Next row: K1. *K2tog. K10. Rep from * to end of row.
Cont in this manner, dec 8 sts evenly across RS rows until there are 17 sts.
Break yarn leaving a long end. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.
Sew center back seam.

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