SIZES:XS (S, M, L) (XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Finished Bust: 32" (36", 40", 44") (48", 52", 56") with 2 - 4” positive ease; approx. 81 (91, 102, 112) (122, 132, 142) cm with 5 - 10 cm positive ease
The sample is shown in size Small, modeled on a 34” bust with 2” of positive ease.
Expression Fiber Arts Moongleam Fingering yarn
Shown in color: Dream Cloud
1675 (1775, 1875, 1975) (2075, 2175, 2275) yds / 1532 (1623, 1715, 1806) (1898, 1989, 2081) m
4 (5, 5, 5) (5, 5, 6) skeins
If that color isn't available, any from this category will work.
US size 3 (3.25 mm) 16", 24", 32", 40" circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Intermediate: This pattern is for those who feel comfortable with knitting and have made a few projects, using various skills and techniques. Skills/concepts include reading a pattern, working increases and decreases, seaming the sweater, working cables from a chart, and picking up stitches for the button band and neckline.
Notes From the Designer:
One of the most beautiful things on this planet is a whale. Enormous, yet graceful; powerful, yet gentle. I once had the privilege of seeing a blue whale off the coast of Monterey Bay in California when I was young, and it was an experience I'll never forget. Rubato is a musical term that literally means "to rob time." When a composer adds this notation to a piece, it gives the performer the liberty to stretch the tempo to enhance the emotional impact of the music. Some experiences in life are so wonderful that you want to rob time, so you can savor them a little longer – my whale watching trip definitely being one of them!
I designed this cardigan to be something simple, yet featuring complicated looking cables that would make it nice for those occasions when you want to savor life in both comfort and elegance. Rubato is knit with a cotton blend yarn, so it's soft and springy, but not overly warm. The cables are an adaptation of a stitch found in Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook. I hope you enjoy this sweater and can find ways to enjoy the special rubato moments in life.
- Click the Videos tab to watch a tutorial on how to pick up and knit stitches for the button band and the buttonhole band, how to work the buttonholes, and how to sew on the buttons.
- This sweater is worked bottom up in pieces and seamed. The button bands and collar are added at the end. When working a BO section for the shoulders or sleeve caps, it is helpful to slip the first stitch purlwise, so the shaping forms a straight line instead of a stair-step effect.
- If you're new to working cables from a chart, you might find it helpful to color code the different cable symbols to make it easier to recognize them while you're working through the pattern.
- Because the suggested yarn might have slight color variation among the skeins, I recommend alternating skeins every other row or every two rows to help blend the colors and prevent obvious color shifts and/or lines from forming between skeins, especially when you're ready to start a new skein. In other words, work 1-2 rows with skein A and then 1-2 rows with skein B, and repeat the process until the new skein is nicely blended into the work.
Designed by Emma Butram
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Easy knit cardigan . I omitted the cable in this cardigan I will make sure the next one will have enough yarn to knit the cable into it. I just love the colours and the texture of the yarn at expression fiber arts.
Very well written and smooth to follow
Hi Thanks for this amazing jumper pattern. I had some fingering wool from another company which i am using for this pattern. It is the first time for many things (eg using a pattern graph and knitting cables) i thought knotting cables would hard but is not (well you need to concentrate a little) i loved knitting this pattern up accept that i kept having problems with the cable pattern on row 11.....it was me. I have now finished the back but i think i need to have longer arm hole ( i have just started the front) and when i have fished that i will tack the front and back together to see if the arm hole is right for me and if not will need to pull knitting out about an inch and kint up the arm hole abit more (which i already did anyways). Only giving 4 because the issue with the arm hole shaping and pattern grah only instructions (which frustrate me). Thanks Chandi for a beautiful pattern, one i will purchase some of your beautiful looking wool.
Beautiful garment will be making this in the new year focusing on making hats and scarfs for Xmas presents. Thank you for pattern Chandi.
Well written and beautiful- I can’t wait to begin this project
Pattern well written, very clear and easy to follow.
Lovely button up sweater
Beautiful pattern, but have not started knitting this one yet. Should be able to soon.
Thank you for a very lovely sweater pattern- would be great this fall!
I love all your patterns. I hope to do it soon. Thank you
I am currently working on this sweater and like the way it's turning out. However, I found the chart to be a bit difficult to follow so I wrote it out. The symbols were a little too similar.
Exceptional good jacket for the fall weather
It Is a wonderful pattern. I'am trying to realise It. Thank you!!!