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Simple rope cables travel up this red-hot cardigan in an hourglass shape. The result? A wardrobe basic that will flatter every figure! If you aren't lucky enough to have an hourglass figure, just paint one on! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cast on Knit Purl Simple cabling Chart reading GAUGE 13 stitches and 20 rows - 4" in Stockinette Stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Size Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X) with finished bust measurements of 33 1/4 (37, 42, 48, 52 1/2)" SUGGESTED YARN 1260 yards of Bulky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Lion Brand Kool Wool COLORWAY Tomato Red

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1020-1260 yds of super bulky yarn, depending on the size you are knitting
  • Size 9 knitting needles
  • Cable needle

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Melissa Leapman Designs
Melissa Leapman Designs
A widely-published designer, Melissa Leapman has published patterns in every premier needlecrafts publication in the country. Melissa is the author of several bestselling knitting and crocheting books. Recent titles are </i>Cables Untangled</i>, <i>Continuous Cables</i>, <i>Color Knitting the Easy Way</i>, <i>Mastering Color Knitting</i> and <i>Stashbuster Knits</i>. Her most recent book is <i>Knitting the Perfect Fit</i>, published by Random House/Potter Craft . It is a designer's exploration of how to use fully-fashioned shaping to create figure flattering sweaters. As a freelance designer, she has worked with leading ready-to-wear manufacturers and design houses in NYC. In addition, most American yarn companies commission Melissa to create designs to promote their new and existing yarns each season. She has been a featured guest on numerous television shows, is a popular guest blogger, and is the host of several Leisure Arts knitting and crocheting DVDs. Nationally, her workshops are popular with crafters of all levels.