Knitting A Cable Knit Sweater Preview: October 22, 2022

Blonde model wearing salmon pink cable knit sweater and green trousers with a backdrop of trees

Knitting A Cable Knit Sweater: How To

We’re knitting a cosy, cable knit sweater for you this week.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Close up of salmon pink cable knit sweater shoulder and collar

Photography by Eve Conroy.

Instructions come for eight sizes ranging from 81 cm (32 ins) to 117 cm (46 ins).

Actual size is around 15 cm (6 ins) bigger giving you a comfortable fit.

Our sweater features Rico Design Soft Merino Aran in shade Dusky Pink (14). This yarn is 100% Merino wool and is machine washable. As the name suggests, it is soft to the touch to the touch. It gives excellent definition to cables and patterns.

It is readily available or you can order direct, and view alternative shades, at

The cable and rib pattern is worked front and back over 30 stitches and 12 rows using basic cable stitches.  A rib pattern features throughout on the sleeves.

We have graded this as an intermediate design.

If you would like an eye-catching, cosy sweater, this will surely fit the bill.

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Find the full instructions for making a quilt in our October 22, 2022 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale now! Available online or from most major supermarkets and newsagents.

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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!