Knitting Preview: November 3 Issue

nov 3 knitting

A cosy cardigan for the gentlemen this week.

The Technical Stuff

This cabled V neck cardigan comes in five sizes ranging from 97/102 cm (38/40 ins) to 117/122 cm (46/48 ins).

There is not a lot of “ease” so check the actual sizes given before deciding which size to make.

November 3 knitting

The cable pattern is worked on both fronts and the back and is created by working an eight-row pattern. The sleeves are worked in stocking-stitch.

The yarn used is Stylecraft Alpaca Tweed DK, a soft but very hard-wearing yarn which is a mix of acrylic, alpaca and viscose. We used the shade Midnight but there are lots of other shades to choose from.

To make this cardigan you will need 3.25 mm (No. 10) and 4 mm (No. 8) knitting needles and a cable needle. You will need between seven and nine 100-gram balls which is available from your local Stylecraft stockist or online from many outlets.

To complete the design, you will need five buttons. We have chosen a classic button but you could select something more modern to contrast or stand out more if you prefer.

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Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!