Neota Cardigan

Cardigan Knitting PatternThe Neota Cardigan by Kathy Zimmerman is featured in Interweave Knits Fall 2016. The pattern can be purchased on its own or with the magazine.

The Neota Cardigan is a modified drop-shoulder cabled cardigan ideal for layering when temperatures fluctuate. The body features large round cables with small broken-cable inserts alternating with 1×3 ribbing and smaller-scale cabled vertical panels. The classic V-neckband is worked in one piece around the entire neckline, with buttonholes stopping at the waist for ease of movement.

Skill Level Intermediate

Finished Size 40¾ (45, 49¾, 54¼, 59)” bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 40¾”; modeled with 1¾” of positive ease.

Yarn HiKoo Kenzie (50% merino wool, 25% nylon, 10% angora, 10% alpaca, 5% silk noils; 160 yd [146 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #1018 seal, 13 (14, 16, 17, 19) balls. Yarn distributed by Skacel.

Needles Sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 6 (4 mm): straight. Size 4 (3.5 mm): 47″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; 5 (5, 6, 6, 6)
5⁄8″ buttons.

Gauge 28 sts and 29 rows = 4″ in rib/cable st on largest needles; 21 sts of Chart B = 2½” wide.

Cardigan Knitting Pattern

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