It is now 6 months since the Sjakk Flette Kardiganen/Check Cable Cardigan pattern was first printed in Norwegian in the magazine Familien, and I am allowed to release the pattern this time also in English in my Ravelry store. The Check Cable Cardigan is knitted in a simple yet decorative stitch pattern which is reversible combined with a wide collar in a ribbed cable pattern. It has a generous fit and designed to make you feel comfortable yet smart. The cardigan is knitted in Dale Yarns’ Lerke a mixture of wool and cotton with an optimal stitch definition on needle no 4 mm/US 6, see dalegarn. An alternative yarn is Rowan Yarns’ Wool Cotton, see knitrowan. The pattern is available here: Ravelry.
Size: S (M) L (XL)
Finished Measurements: Bust: 102 (116) 130 (144) cm/ 40 (45½) 51 (56¾)” Length: 70 (70) 70 (70) cm/ 27½ (27½) 27½ (27½)” Upper arm: 50 (50) 50 (50) cm/ 19¾ (19¾) 19¾ (19¾)” Belt: width: 4 cm/1½”, length: 195 cm/76″
Yarn: Dale Yarns: Lerke (52% fine merino, 48% Egyptian cotton, 50g/1.7oz, 115m/125yds): 14 (15) 16 (17) balls: 1730 (2200) 2420 (2650) m/1892 (2406) 2646 (2898) yds needed (incl double belt: 180 m/197 yds). Alternative yarn: Rowan Yarns: Wool Cotton (50% merino, 50% wool, 50g/1.7oz, 113m/123 yds)
Circular needle 4mm/US 6 (80 cm/32”) and an additional ndl for 3 ndl cast off. 2 circular needles 3mm/US 2.5 for belt. 2 dpns 3mm/US 2.5 for i-cord belt loops
Notions: Stitch holders, stitch markers, cable ndl and darning ndl.
22 sts and 30 rows in curvy checks pattern using 4mm/US 6 equals 10cm/4” square.
Notes & Video links:
The collar is knitted together with the fronts to the end of the shoulder shaping and then left on a stitch holder for a 3 needle cast off. Both fronts have 5 garter stitches for selvedge, incl 1 stitch to knit & pick up collar band in, 4 garter stitches between cables and as a divider to the curvy check pattern. Choose between a Cabled Belt, that stretches, or a Double Belt or knit both. The belt loops are made of i-cords.
Pattern includes video links to techniques used: Short row shaping with wraps, 3 needle cast off, hem making, I-cord. As well as charts and schematic.
It is a lovely garment. As always, I am attractive to your attention to detail – both in stitch and garment design. In this cardigan, the vertical-hanging rope-like cables beautifully balance out the repeating check pattern.
Thank you so much, Karen! You phrase it so well, I do like playing with structures and finding ones that work well together!
Lovely jacket, Linda!
Thank you so much, Anna! I am delighted that such a talented designer as yourself says so!