"Curved & Cabled"
Cable-Edged Shrug or Sweater A Knitting Pattern for Kish's 14" Lark & Friends ITEM DESCRIPTION This pattern includes written instructions for "Curved & Cabled," a sweater pattern, knit neck-down for Lark & friends. There are a multitude of options. You can begin the sweater with a hood (simpler) or a mandarin collar (more complex). You can end the sweater with a straight hem (simpler) or a curved bottom (more complex). You can make the sweater shrug length or long. My pattern uses short rows to create the curves for the mandarin collar and the curved bottom. This pattern is my own original design. You can finish the sweater with a small zipper (like this one from ) or with buttons and crocheted button loops. While the short-row technique is a little challenging to learn, once you figure it out it becomes very natural.
Lark & Piper's sweaters were knit using needles in US sizes 0 & 000 (2mm & 1.5mm). I used KnitPicks Palette and Essential, inexpensive fingering weight wool yarn available from . A 50 gram ball of yarn (231 yards, 7-8 stitches per inch on size 1-3 needles) is enough to make a long hooded sweater with some left over.