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Cafe Bastille Cables

Quite possibly the simplest Aran you'll ever knit.

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This elaborate-Looking cable sweater was designed to knit up quickly in a bulky yarn on big needles. It's unisex and couldn't be simpler to make (and wear): two cable patterns to remember, minimal shaping, and the front and back pieces are identical. The sweaters pictured here are worked in jewel colors, but the design would be equally appealing in sophisticated black or a misty mauve-any color you're in the mood for.
Finished Size: 40 (43, 46, 49, 52)" (101.5 [109, 117, 124.5, 132] cm) bust/chest circumference. Red sweater shown measures 43" (101.5 cm); purple sweater measures 49" (124.5 cm).
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky (85% wool, 15% mohair; 125 yd [114 m]/4 oz): 7 (7, 8, 9, 10) skeins. Shown in #M-80 blue blood red and #M-28 chianti (purple).
Yarn weight: #5 - Bulky
Gauge: 11 sts and 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) in seed st on larger needles.
Needles: Body and sleeves-Size 11 (8 mm): 24" (60-cm) circular (cir). Neck-Size 10 (7.5 mm): 16" (40-cm) cir. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 2003

SKU: EP1451

Author/Speaker/Editor: Leigh Radford

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

Making Another Review by Lynn Anne

I knit this a few years ago from the magazine directions for one of my daughters. It was a fun knit, even though I goofed up one of the cables and didn't notice for awhile. Oh, well. I enjoyed knitting those cables so much I got to do more of them!

My recollection is that I knit front and back flat, but it's not like I never make mistakes. But still, unlike the other post, I didn't have problems with the pattern.

Now I'm wanting to knit one for me and one for my husband since we've purchased a small farm in Nebraska and are looking out at the first good snow of the season. I've given this pattern 5 stars since I've never forgotten it and have desired one for myself all these years.

(Posted on 12/8/13)

all cable patterns are not adjusted to circular knitting Review by Svitlana

I have just spent entire Sunday on starting to knit this pullover only to learn that the pattern is all messed up and I just wasted my whole day.
This pullover is knitted on circular needles where you would always be knitting on right side. But all the pattern charts are written for alternating right and wrong sides as if you would be doing it in flat knitting style. I have trusted the directions thinking that maybe everything is accounted for in there, but ended up knitting a bunch of mess alternating those right and wrong sides. If you follow the directions it looks nothing like the picture.

(Posted on 8/18/13)