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Enchantment Lake Cardigan

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This pattern is part of the

 Adventure Cables: Brave New Stitch Crossings and 19 Knitting Patterns book

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This colorful cardigan has a wide swath of cabled mosaic stitches that is worked all in one piece from the front hem, around the upper back and down again. The back is worked separately in the single main color using stockinette stitch so this cardigan requires some seaming along the side and upper back. The twisted stitch cables in the main color are worked at the same time as the crossed stitches giving this pattern a Be Brave Level.

For this cardigan I really wanted to have the pattern band run up the front of each side and around the back without a seam at the back neck. The cabled mosaic patterning was so beautiful and reminiscent of waves that I just couldn’t bear to work it in two pieces with a seam at the back neck. So this cardigan does have some seaming on the sides and upper back that connect the stockinette back to the fronts. The stitch pattern and colors are inspired by sunset on a beautiful lake, listening to the waves lap at the pier as the light seeps away from the world for the day.

Adventure Level
Yarn weight # 4

Finished Sizes
34 (38, 42, 46, 50) (54, 58, 62, 66, 70)“/86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127)(137, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5, 178) cm bust circumference, shown in size 42 and modeled with 3”/7.5 cm of positive ease

Berroco Yarn, Ultra Wool Worsted (100% Superwash Wool; 219 yd 200 m/3 ½ oz 100 g): #3364 lake 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) (7, 8, 8, 9, 9) balls

Berroco Yarn, Sesame (43% wool, 39% acrylic, 9% cotton, 9% nylon; 230 yd 210 m/3 ½ oz 100 g): #7448 zen garden 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls.

Sizes 6 (4.0 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm): 32” circular (cir) or straight needles, and dpn (double pointed needles) Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

1 stitch marker (m), 8 removable stitch markers, cable needle (cn) optional, tapestry needle.

18 sts and 25 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette;
27 ¾ sts and 36 rows = 4”/10 cm over Adventure Cables Pattern lightly steam blocked,
16 sts and 36 rows = 4”/10 cm over garter stitch.

Pattern Notes
The Adventure Cables Panel is worked all in one piece, removable markers are placed to indicate armhole depth, and seaming placements. The Mosaic Chart uses the MC and CC alternating every 2 rows, work each entire row with the color indicated by the chart, even the preceding garter stitches.