Pattern of the Week: Clear Creek Cardigan

Curl up with the Clear Creek Cardigan. This standout modern classic showcases all the best, most satisfying knitting techniques in one dazzling piece. Interesting cables and attention to detail in the finishing work set this long, envy-inducing knit apart from the rest. The clever double-layered front bands are worked at the same time as the cabled fronts.

Pattern Details

FINISHED SIZE 39 3⁄4 (43, 46, 49 1⁄4, 52 3⁄4, 55 3⁄4)” bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 43″, modeled with 9″ of positive ease.

YARN Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% superfine alpaca, 50% Peruvian wool; 215 yd
[198 m]/3 1⁄2 oz [100 g]): #6214 steel cut oats, 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins.

NEEDLES  Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm): straight. Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm): 32″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS  Markers (m); removable m; stitch holders; size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook; waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle; eight 1⁄2″ buttons.

GAUGE 25 sts and 27 rows = 4″ in cable patt on largest needle; 20 sts and 27 rows = 4″ in Seed st on largest needle.

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  1. Norma B at 9:23 am February 28, 2018

    there are errors in this pattern!

    • Jenn at 10:50 am March 7, 2018

      Hi Norma B! Our knitting tech editors are not aware of any corrections that need to be made to this pattern. Let’s see if we can get you some help:
      1) What size are you making?
      2) Where in the pattern are you encountering difficulties?
      3) Give a brief description of the problem.

      • Norma B at 11:02 pm March 9, 2018

        I am making size 46.
        On the back — With the right side of the knitting facing me, when I do the seed stitch edge on the right end, I believe the pattern should say p1, seed stitch for 12 stitches, k1, …
        On chart c, rows 16,17 and 18 should have 4 purl stitched on each end of the row. Row 22 should be p2, k4, p4, k4, p2.
        Still on the back, after establishing the patterns, it should read “Cont in parts, rep charts from row 3 for 112 more rows, ending with row 2….”
        That’s as far as I have gotten with the pattern, so I expect to find more errors.

        I do have a question on the left front casting on. It says to cast on 20 sts with waste yarn, then cast on 68 with working yarn. It then says to hold the needle tips together using working yarn k 20 waste yarn stitches. I don’t understand what is meant by holding the needle tips together.

        Thank you.

  2. Norma B at 9:01 am March 26, 2018

    Ok I answered my own question from above. It would have been much clearer to say, With the waste yarn stitches on the left needle and the working yarn stitches in the right needle, knit the waste yarn stitches onto the right needle using the working yarn.
    I will post more errors that I have found in this pattern at a later time

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