Esme by Meghan Kelly is worked in pieces from the bottom up. The body and sleeves are worked in stockinette stitch, and the front is worked in an allover ribbed cable pattern.
When working the fronts, in order for the stitch pattern on the collar to line up, it is imperative that you work each side for the same number of rows. Work the fronts for the same number of rows as for the back to the armholes and armhole shaping. (See Useful Tips).
Make a note of what line of the chart you were on when you put the fronts on holding stitches. You’ll want to work the next row in pattern when knitting the collar and go from there.
Seam sides and sew in sleeves before picking up for the collar.
The button on front is decorative. The cardigan is held closed by two sets of metal snaps sewn in at the end.
Kelbourne Woolens Lucky Tweed (100% Merino wool; 210 yds/100 gm skein): cream 104: 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10) (skeins).
15 sts + 20 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needles, after blocking.
16 sts (1 cable repeat) = 2.25” (5.75 cm).
1 – 24” (60 cm) US 6 circular.
1 – 24” (60 cm) US 8 circular.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
Locking stitch markers, waste yarn, cable needle, darning needle, 2 – .875” metal snaps, 1 – 1.75” decorative button, 2 yds of finer yarn of same or similar color.
36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)” (add cm) finished bust, buttoned.
Knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, working cabled from charts, mattress stitch.
• For a tutorial on cabling without a cable needle, visit our tips and tricks here.
Photography by Linette Kielinski