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Quick Child's Magic Cable Sweater

Use Ricki Munstock's Magic Cable & Seed Pattern

 

We strongly recommend to you Ricki Mundstockís wonderful magic cable books. Punchcards, detailed directions, and electronic charts are given in her books, and we do not wish to copy her proprietary information.

This is one of our childrenís charity sweaters. Itís very simplified, and is an example of modifying a favorite technique for use for charity knitting.

Yarn: a 2/12 like Trenzado or Trenzi, 2 strands 2/24

Tension 8 - body ribbing and Magic Cables, T6 for sleeve ribbing

Gauge (relaxed):

9 stitches and 7-1/2 rows per inch in 1 x 1 ribbing

5.8 stitches and 16 rows in cable pattern

 

Height

41"

43"

46"

48"

50"

53"

55"

57"

60"

62"

65"

Chest Meas.

in Inches

22.4

23.2

24

24.8

25.6

26.4

27.6

29.1

30.7

32.3

33.9

 

 

Front and Back Pieces:

Width Across in Inches:

12.1

12.6

13.1

13.6

14.1

14.7

16

16.3

17.2

18

18.9

Starting at bottom edge, cast on the following number of stitches:

 

70.00

74

76

78

82

84

92

94

100

104

110

Set up for 1 x 1 rib

T 0 Zigzag Row

Hang Comb & 2 lg wts

T2, Circular knit 3 rows

T5

RC 000, and knit this many rows in 1 x 1 ribbing:

 

10

10

12

12

12

14

14

16

16

16

16

Change to cables; cable following Munstock directions:

Length to armholes

8.50

8.7

9

9.4

10

10.4

10.6

11.2

12

12.7

13.8

Rows to knit

130

124

128

134

144

150

154

162

176

188

204

RC #

 

134

140

146

156

164

168

178

192

204

220

Place marker

Length of armhole

5.3

5.5

5.7

5.9

6.1

6.3

6.9

7.1

7.3

7.7

7.8

Rows to knit for armhole

84

88

92

94

98

100

110

114

116

122

124

Knit to row #

204

212

220

228

242

250

264

276

292

310

328

Switch to 1 x 1, rows to knit:

10

10

12

12

12

14

14

16

16

16

16

RC #

214

222

232

240

254

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark for neck opening

15,15

15,15

15,15

15,15

15,15

15,15

15,15

16,16

16,16

17,17

17,17

Change to big tension, and cast off

 

Sleeve:

Join shoulders, then hang armhole from marker to marker on this many needles:

 

62

64

66

68

70

74

80

82

84

88

90

Knit in pattern, and cable following Mundstock directions.

Decrease 1 stitch each side every 16 rows until this many stitches remain:

 

42

44

44

46

46

48

50

52

54

56

56

Knit to RC#

176

176

176

176

176

176

176

176

176

176

176

Move EON to ribber

Decrease tension to 6

#Rows of ribbing

10

10

12

12

12

14

14

16

16

16

16