Pattern - Tri Cable Cardigan


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 A stylish fitted cardigan originally from the 1930s and designed to be worn as a jumper. An all-over cable stitch makes this an absorbing and interesting knit. This garment is knitted in pieces and sewn together on completion. The button bands are knitted in with the front body pieces so there is no picking up of stitches required. It also features set in sleeves and a decorative tie collar.

Knitted in Excelana 4ply 100% british wool from Susan Crawford in Ruby Red.

The pattern includes charted instructions for the cable patterns.

This pattern can also be found in A Stitch in Time Vintage Knitting Patterns, Volume 2: 1930-1959.

Written and revised by:

Susan Crawford


Pattern includes 6 sizes to fit the following chest measurements: 81-86cm(32-34in), 92-97cm(36-38in), 102-107cm(40-42in), 107-112cm(42-44in), 112-117cm(44-46in), 117-122cm(46-48in).


Excelana 4 ply from Susan Crawford, 100% British wool, 159m/174yds per 50g
8 (9, 10, 10, 11, 12) skeins shade Ruby Red


28 sts and 36 rows to 10cm(4in) measured over stocking stitch knitted flat.
1 patt repeat of 16 sts measures 5.75cm (2.25in).

Suggested Needles:

3mm (US 2-3) needles
3.75mm (US 5) needles


Stitch markers
7 buttons

Techniques used:

Cable knitting; Set in sleeves