Finally, I have got the knitting pattern of this stylish and luxury Shawl Collar Cable Pullover published here. I can’t wait to share the pattern out before my husband can wear it for our winter vacation in Japan next month. The knitting pattern comes in 6 sizes that fit chest measurements of 32, 36, 40, 44, 48 and 52 inch, suitable for both men and women. The written instruction completes with all the necessary details including materials needed, pattern chart, a measurement diagram and some work-in-progress photos. Above all, there are 2 main cable stitches in this knitted pullover, namely Woven Lattice Stitch and Moss Stitch Diamond Aran. The sides of the pullover and sleeves are knitted by Broken Rib Stitch which give an elongate and slim appearance. The ribbing hems and collar are knitted by a 2×2 ribbing for a rugged look.
As a matter of fact, I worked very hard to get this shawl collar cable pullover knitting pattern journaled as I knit it. The development is time consuming, even so, I truly enjoy doing it because I know that you will love to knit this stylish shawl collar cable pullover too. Every time I pick up my knitting needles to continue with my knitting, I feel that I have entered into a peaceful quiet wonderland with no one to disturb me. My family knows me well, especially if they’ve noticed that I am counting my stitches, they will try to be as quiet as possible so that I can concentrate on my counting. It took them a while to aware that I need a quiet time when come to counting stitches, the louder they are when I am counting, the louder I am speaking out my counted stitches: “52! 53! 54! 55!….” with the fear that I will lose the sequence of numbers. Not only that it happens to counting knitting stitches; counting of cross stitch, crochet stitch, beads, even counting of scoops of formula milks will make you nuts if someone interrupted especially when you are almost done. Do you face the same experience too?
The design of this 2×2 ribbing shawl collar is simply the best to wear and keep you warm during the cold days. You may pull it up to cover the neck as a mini neck warmer, or, fold it down as a stylish collar. The yarn I used to knit this shawl collar cable pullover is Lion Brand Wool-Ease®, it is a 4-ply worsted-weight yarn (4 Medium Weight), wool acrylic blends which is machine washable. Knit Gauge is 18 sts x 24 rows on U.S.8 (5mm) needles. If you are looking for equivalent yarn to use, besides getting the same knit gauge, you have to make sure that the yarn is soft to the skin.
Cable knitting is actually easier than you thought. If you have the basic to do knit and purl stitches, cable knitting is just about crossing the stitch(es) over by changing the sequence of knitting. The stitches crossing behind (or in front) are transferred to a small cable needle for storage while the stitches passing in front (or behind) are knitted. The former stitches are then transferred back to the original needle or knitted from the cable needle itself. You may find youtube videos on how to knit the cable stitches.
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