In recent weeks we have seen lots of people talking about cable knit men’s sweaters thanks to one having a starring role in recent movie Knives Out.
Chris Evans has been pictured widely wearing this lovely (if ripped) sweater, leading to lots of people discussing how difficult it would be to make something similar.
Then more recently there has been much love for Patrick Stewart’s sweater in TV series Picard.
As result men’s cable jumpers are going on lots of people’s “to make” lists.
Some knitters are a little nervous about starting a cable project for the first time but if you take your time there is no magic to this technique just a matter of paying attention.
What you need to understand for each cable is the following:
- How many stitches are you sliding on to your cable needle?
Should you hold your cable needle to the front
or the back? If you hold it to the front, the cable will slope to the left,
behind and they slope to the right.
- How many stitches to work before the stitches on the cable needle?
- Do you knit or purl the stitches on the cable needle?
If you understand this for any cable instruction, and think it through in that order you should not have any problems. In the picture, three stitches on the cable needle are held to the back, three stitches are knitted and then the three from the cable needle.
We’ve picked out a couple of cable jumper patterns we thought you might enjoy.
This one from Wendy (left) has classic cables but a modern look. If you aren’t ready to do all over cables, a sweater like ToThe Sea from Drops Design with one large feature cable is a good option.
Or you could choose something like Ben by Norah Gaughan which has lots of the same simple cable.
Whatever you choose, we wish you happy cabling.