This warm and cozy sweater for everyday wear features mock cables that are created using crossed treble stitches. Challenge yourself with this stylish garment that will bring in plenty of compliments.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: Finished Bust Sizes 35 (38, 45, 48, 53½)”
Shown in size 35
Gauge: 9 dc = 2” and 7 rows = 3”
Each mock cable = 1½” in width
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 9 ch, CL over next 4 ch, CR over next 4 ch (1 mock cable completed), dc in each ch across row, turn – 20 dc and 1 CP.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each dc to cable, CR over CL, CL over CR, dc in each dc across row, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each dc to cable, CL over CR, CR over CL, dc in each dc across row.
Rows 5-6: Rep Rows 2-3.
Row 7: Rep Row 2.
To check your gauge, measure 9 dc in several places to see if you are on gauge. The length of your swatch should be 3”. The mock cables should measure 1½”. If you plan to block your finished sweater, you can be slightly under (less than ½”) gauge.
Hook: US size D/3 (3.25 mm).
Notions: Stitch markers (4); tapestry needle
Abbreviations and Special Stitches
CL (Crossed Stitch Left Slant): Sk next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, working behind 2 tr just made, work tr in each sk st
CR (Crossed Stitch Right Slant): Sk 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, working in front of 2 tr just made, work tr in each sk st.
CP (Crossed Stitches Pair): Work 8 sts in pattern, always working CL over CR and CR over CL.
Double crochet decrease (dc2tog): (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops) twice, yo and draw through 3 loops on hook.
This design is worked from the top down with no seams. It has 8 panels of dc stitches divided by mock cables created by crossed treble stitches. To shape the yoke, stitches are gradually added to the dc panels between mock cables. At the start of the pattern we add a dc at the left and right sides of each panel, increasing 16 sts per round. On later rounds, we increase only at the end of the dc panels, adding 8 sts per round. To help you stay on track with stitch counts, we give counts for the number of dc in these panels.
Turn at the ends of all rounds as instructed to avoid bias in the fabric.
Rounds end with a slip stitch to top of starting ch-3. We then turn and sl st to the next st to keep the “seam” centered on the back.
Garment begins on center back.
About crossed sts: To work behind sts, flip your work around so you can easily see the skipped sts and insert your hook from back to front. To work in front of sts, keep the RS facing and insert as you normally would, making sure to elongate the treble sts so they match the length of other trebles.
Ch 96 (96, 96, 104, 104), sl st to close ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), dc in next ch, *CL over next 4 ch, CR over next 4 ch (CP made), dc in next 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) ch; rep from * around, dc in last 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) ch, sl st to top of beg ch-3, turn, sl st to next dc – 96 (96, 96, 104, 104) sts, 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) dc in each panel between mock cables, 8 mock cables).
Rnd 2: Ch 3, *2 dc in next dc, CP over CP, 2 dc in next dc**, dc in next 2 dc; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in last dc, sl st to top of beg ch-3, turn, sl st to next dc – 112 (112, 112, 120, 120) sts, 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) dc in each panel.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *2 dc in next dc, CP over CP, 2 dc in next dc**, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in next 4 dc, sl st to top of beg ch-3, turn – 128 (128, 128, 136, 136) dc, 8 (8, 8, 9, 9) dc in each panel.
Rnds 4-9 (10, 12, 12, 15): Continue in patt working 2 dc in the first and last dc of each panel between mock cables – 224 (224, 272, 280, 328) sts, 20 (22, 26, 27, 33) dc in each panel at end of Rnd 9 (9, 12, 12, 15).
Rnds 10 (12, 13, 13, 16)-14 (17, 17, 19, 19): Ch 3, *dc in each dc in panel to last dc, 2 dc in last dc of panel, CP; rep from * around, dc in each dc to end of rnd, sl st to top of beg ch-3, turn, sl st to next dc. Place working loop on holder – 264 (288, 312, 336, 360) sts, 25 (28, 31, 34, 37) dc in each panel at end of last Rnd.
All sizes but Small, continue to Body.
Rnd 15: Work even in patt.
Continue to Body.
With RS facing, lay yoke flat with starting ch at center back. There are 2 mock cables on the Front, 2 on the Back, and 2 on each Sleeve. *Starting in the dc next to Right Sleeve cable, count 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) dc towards garment center, place marker in this st. Starting at dc next to Left Sleeve cable, count 6 dc towards garment center, place marker between this st and next st. Turn garment over so Back is facing and rep from *.
With separate strand, join yarn at Right Back marker, ch 6 (6, 7, 8, 8), sl st to Front Right marker. Fasten off. Join yarn at Left Back marker, ch 6, sl st to Front Left marker. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Remove markers. PM in 3rd (3rd, 4th, 4th, 4th) underarm ch on both sides. Leave these markers in place for reference when starting Sleeves.
With WS facing, pick up loop on holder.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc in each dc of panel, CP, *dc in each dc to added ch, BLdc in each ch**, (dc in each dc of panel, CP) twice; rep from * to **, dc in each dc of panel, CP, dc in each dc to end of rnd, sl st to top of beg ch-3, turn, sl st to next dc – 138 (156, 172, 192, 206) dc and 4 mock cables.
Rnds 2-36: Work even in pattern. Feel free to work additional rnds to reach desired length.
Finishing Rnd: Work loose sl sts around, matching the size of the top loops of the rnd before. Fasten off.
The Sleeve has 2 panels of dc stitches, one at the inside of the arm and one at the outside. The inside panel has 18 (18, 21, 24, 24) dc and the outside panel has 25 (28, 31, 34, 37) dc. To shape the Sleeve, we decrease 1 st at a time every other rnd, beginning on the outside panel until the number of sts on the inside and outside panels are the same. After that point, we alternate, decreasing 1 st on the inside panel, 1 st on the outside panel. Always place the decrease as close as possible to the center of the panel. This means that if there are 18 sts in the panel where you are decreasing, you work dc2tog in the 9th and 10th st. If there are 21 sts in the panel, work the dc2tog in the 10th and 11th st. This will keep the mock cable centered on the arm.
With WS facing, join yarn at marker.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc in unworked loops of underarm ch, continue in patt around, dc in remaining unworked loops at underarm ch, sl st to top of starting ch – 43 (46, 52, 58, 61) dc plus 2 cable panels.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, work in patt completing 1 CP, dc in next 8 (8, 10, 11, 11) dc, dc2tog, dc in each remaining dc of panel, CP over CP, dc in each dc around, sl st to top of beg ch-3, turn – 42 (45, 51, 57, 60) dc plus 2 cable panels.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, work even in patt.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, work in patt completing 1 CP, dc in next 8 (8, 9, 11, 11) dc, dc2tog, dc in each remaining dc of panel, CP over CP, dc in each dc around, sl st to top of beg ch-3, turn – 41 (44, 50, 56, 59) dc plus 2 cable panels.
Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 3.
Rnd 6: Ch 3, work in patt completing 1 CP, dc in next 7 (7, 9, 10, 10) dc, dc2tog, continue in patt around – 40 (43, 49, 55, 58) dc plus 2 cable panels.
Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 3.
Rnds 8-15 (21, 21, 21, 27): Continue working dc2tog every other row at the center of the outside panel until you have 18 (18, 21, 24, 24) dc on both panels – 36 (36, 42, 48, 48) dc plus 2 cable panels.
Rnd 16 (22, 22, 22, 28): Ch 3, dc2tog, *dc in each dc to CP, CP over CP; rep from * once more, dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of beg ch-3, turn – 35 (35, 41, 47, 47) dc plus 2 cable panels.
Rnd 17 (23, 23, 23, 29): Work even in patt.
Rnd 18 (24, 24, 24 30): Work in patt making dc2tog at center of outside dc panel – 34 (34, 40, 46, 46) dc plus 2 cable panels.
Rnd 19 (25, 25, 25, 31): Work even in patt.
Rnd 20 (26, 26, 26, 30): Rep Rnd 16 (22, 22, 22, 28) – 33 (33, 39, 45, 45) dc plus 2 cable panels.
Rnds 21 (27, 27, 27, 31)-40 (40, 40, 38, 40): Continuing working dc2tog every other row but alternating between the inside panel and the outside panel until you have 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts in the inside and outside panels – 24 (26, 32, 36, 40) dc plus 2 cable panels.
If your Sleeve is the correct length, work sleeve edging. Feel free to work additional rnds without decreasing till reaching the desired length, then work Sleeve Edging. You can also work additional rnds and continue decreasing if you want your Sleeve to be longer and narrower at the wrist.
Work this with RS facing, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Block as needed.