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A feminine braided cable traversing the back of this cardigan is reminscent of Rapunzel’s trademark braid. Just as if you were climing Rapunzel’s tower, this cardigan is knit from the bottom up with minimal seaming, featuring pockets that are worked continuously and are seamless. The sleeves are worked seamlessly in the round to the armcap and then seamed into the sweater’s body. A slight positive ease, body shaping, and a deep v-neck makes this cardigan a go-to for layering or on cooler days to keep the chill away. Function and beauty – this cardigan is sure to make any prince swoon.

Materials

  • 3.5 mm 32” / 81 cm circular (or size required to meet gauge)
  • 3.5 mm straight needles
  • 3.5 mm DPNs (or size required to meet gauge)
  • Main color (body of sweater): 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye Yarn (80% wool, 20% nylon; 357 yds, 100g), pictured here in Slate; or approximately 1100 (1164, 1232, 1300, 1370, 1440, 1581) yds of comparable fingering-weight yarn
  • Contrast color (pocket lining): 1 skein Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Multi Yarn (80% wool, 20% nylon; 357 yds, 100g), pictured here in Belmont; or approximately 75 yds of comparable fingering-weight yarn
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • Eight stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Six 0.75” / 2 cm diameter buttons

Gauge

23.75 sts x 35 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch

Sizes

Finished cardigan measures 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46) inches at full bust
Cardigan to be worn with 0 to +1” ease at bust
Modeled cardigan is size 34 on 34” bust.

Pattern Difficulty

Intermediate

Skills Required

knit, purl, cabling, basic decreasing, basic increasing, seaming, picking up stitches