[Free Knitting Pattern] Elegant Cable Shrug

Comfy Cable Shrug/Cardi
Materials: Worsted (4) wool yarn, 197 yd ball 5 (5, 6, 7,8)
Knitting Needles: US size 8 (5 mm) needles, US size 7 (4.5 mm) needles, circular or straight.
Gauge:

BACK
Using larger size needles, CO 66 (68, 72, 78) st. Work in Rice stitch pattern till piece measures 17” (18”, 20”, 21”)
Rice stitch Pattern
Row 1 (RS): *K2, P2* Rep till the end
Row 2: *P2, K2* Rep till the end
Row 3: *P2, K2* Rep till the end
Row 4: *K2, P2* Rep till the end

FRONT (Make 2)
Using larger size needles, CO 38 (38, 45, 54) st. (For larger sizes, add on 4×6 cable, then 6×6 cable until desired width before doing the ending.)

Left piece (6×6 cable w/ rib + 4×6 cable w/ rib + 6×6 cable w/ rib, ending)
Row 1 (RS): K2, P3, K6, P3, K4, P3, K6, P3, K2, P1, K5
Row 2: P2, K3, P6, K3, P4, K3, P6, K3, P2, K1, P5
Row 3: K2, P3, sl next 3 sts onto spare needle to the back, K3, K the sts on the spare needle, P3, sl next 2 sts onto spare needle to the back, K2, K the sts on the spare needle, P3,  sl next 3 sts onto spare needle to the back, K3, K the sts on the spare needle, P3, K2, P1, K5
Row 4: P2, K3, P6, K3, P4, K3, P6, K3, P2, K1, P5
Row 5: K2, P3, K6, P3, K4, P3, K6, P3, K2, P1, K5
Row 6: P2, K3, P6, K3, P4, K3, P6, K3, P2, K1, P5

Repeat row 1-6 until piece measures same as back.

Right piece (ending, 6×6 + 4×6 + 6×6)
Row 1 (RS): K5, P1, K2, P3, K6, P3, K4, P3, K6, P3, K2,
Row 2: P5, K1, P2, K3, P6, K3, P4, K3, P6, K3, P2
Row 3: K5, P1, K2, P3, sl next 3 sts onto spare needle to the back, K3, K the sts on the spare needle, P3, sl next 2 sts onto spare needle to the back, K2, K the sts on the spare needle, P3,  sl next 3 sts onto spare needle to the back, K3, K the sts on the spare needle, P3, K2
Row 4: P5, K1, P2, K3, P6, K3, P4, K3, P6, K3, P2
Row 5: K5, P1, K2, P3, K6, P3, K4, P3, K6, P3, K2
Row 6: P5, K1, P2, K3, P6, K3, P4, K3, P6, K3, P2

Repeat row 1-6 until piece measures same as back.

SLEEVES (Make 2)
Using smaller size needles, CO 50 (55, 60, 65) sts.
Work in scale rib pattern until piece measures 1in.
Work in rice stitch pattern until piece measures 12” (13”, 14”, 15”).

Scale Rib pattern (Feel free to change the intervals)
Row 1 (RS): K1, P4, rep till end
Row 2: P1, K4 Rep till the end
Rice stitch Pattern
Row 1 (RS): *K2, P2* Rep till the end
Row 2: *P2, K2* Rep till the end
Row 3: *P2, K2* Rep till the end
Row 4: *K2, P2* Rep till the end

Finishing
Block all pieces to desired length.
From center of Back, leave approx 5” (51/2”, 6”, 7”) for neck opening. Sew in shoulder seams. Place center of sleeves on shoulder seam. Sew sleeves, sew all seams together.
Sew in any left out tails/yarns.

Neck:
Using larger size needle, knit in ribs
Starting bottom of right front, pick up sts, keep picking up alone neck opening, then alone left front. Knit in diagonal weave stitch until band measures 3” (4”, 4”, 5”).
Row 1: K1, P1
Row 2: P1, K1
Rep till desired length

Sew in all seams.

 

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