Cozy & Chic Cable Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Get ready to cozy up this fall with a chic and stylish cable cardigan! Whether you’re an experienced knitter or just starting out, this cable cardigan knitting pattern is perfect for creating a timeless and trendy look.

With its intricate-looking (yet easy to work) cable stitch design, this cardigan is sure to impress. The lofty yarn will keep you warm through those crisp autumn days well into the winter, while the chic silhouette adds a touch of elegance to any outfit.

Not only is this cardigan fashionable, but it’s also a fun project to work on. The pattern provides clear instructions and helpful tips, making it accessible for knitters of all skill levels.

cable cardigan knitting pattern

This versatile cable cardigan knitting pattern can be dressed up or down, making it suitable for any occasion. Pair it with jeans for a casual look or dress it up with a skirt and heels for a more polished ensemble.

So grab your knitting needles and get ready to create a cozy and chic cable cardigan that is perfect for fall!

Why Cable Cardigan Knitting Patterns are Perfect for Fall

Cable cardigan knitting patterns are perfect for fall for several reasons. First, they’re cozy and warm, making them perfect for those chilly autumn days. Second, they’re stylish and versatile, making them suitable for a variety of occasions. And third, they’re a fun and challenging project to work on.

Knitting a cable cardigan is a great way to challenge yourself and improve your knitting skills. It’s a project that requires focus and attention to detail, but the end result is well worth the effort.

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Essential Techniques for Cable Cardigan Knitting Patterns

When knitting a cable cardigan pattern, there are a few essential techniques that you’ll need to know. These include:

– Knitting & Purling: Knits and purls are at the base of the scrumptious texture on the back and arms of Woodlore.

– Increasing and decreasing: You’ll also need to know how to increase and decrease stitches to shape your cardigan. This will help you create a garment that fits well and looks great.

– Cabling: Cabling is a technique that involves crossing stitches to create a cable. Woodlore uses simple 2/2 cables to create the entire “intricate” cable pattern.

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Tips and Tricks for Knitting Cables

There is no reason why knitting cables should intimidating, but with a little practice, you’ll be able to master this technique. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you get started:


– Use a cable needle: A cable needle is a small tool that helps you hold stitches while you create a cable. Many people love them when knitting cables, and it will give you confidence that you won’t drop a single stitch while knitting. However, you have another option…

– Don’t use a cable needle: Here’s a little secret. I NEVER use a cable needle. I hated cables for the longest time because I didn’t like to stop, find my cable needle, use it, find a safe place to set it down, and… on and on around the round. It slowed me down so much that I couldn’t stand it. Then I learned how to cable without the needle and I fell in love. It’s so easy and fast that I barely blinked and my cable was crossed. But to try this method, you have to be comfortable with just letting a couple stitches hang out there for a second, not attached to a single thing. If even the thought of this gives you heart palpitations (I’m looking at you, Mom) then this method is not for you. But if speed is your game, then this is the way to go!


– Left = Front | Right = Back: Forgetting which way to cross? Hold left cross stitches in front and right cross stitches in back.

– Purl what ever is in back: If you’re working a purl cross and you forget which stitches you need to purl, just remember that the purled stitches are ALWAYs the ones at the back of the cross.


– Look at the chart: Even if charts are not your thing, give the chart a look. I love charts because they visually represent what’s going to happen in your stitches. The charts will give you a good visual of what you’re looking for so you can quickly tell if you’ve crossed something in the wrong direction.

– Read the pattern carefully: When knitting cables, it’s important to read the pattern carefully and understand how the cables are created. The stitches cross in different directions in different rows, so make sure you know which why you’re knitting before you start row.

– Practice on swatches: Still not entirely sure about this cable knitting thing? Before you start knitting your cable cardigan, it’s a good idea to practice on swatches. This will help you get a feel for the technique and ensure that you’re comfortable with it before you start on the actual garment.

Remember, practice makes perfect! Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, and don’t get discouraged if it takes you a few tries to get it right.

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Adding personal touches to your cable cardigan – Buttons, Length, Fit, & More!

One of the great things about knitting your own cable cardigan is that you can add personal touches to make it unique. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

– Choose unique buttons: Buttons are a great way to add personality to your cardigan. Choose buttons that match your style and personality and don’t forget to coordinate with your yarn (or what you plan to wear with your cardigan). One thing to keep in mind is that more neutral or yarn-matching buttons will allow you to pair the knit with more things.

– Adjust the length: You can also adjust the length of your cable cardigan to make it shorter or longer, depending on your preference. As you see from the photos, we knit one cardigan short and one long—both are fantastic styles!

– Get the perfect fit: When knitting your cardigan, make sure to take accurate measurements of yourself and your swatch as well as your favorite fitting cardigan to understand your preferred ease and get the perfect fit for your cable cardigan knitting pattern.

Remember, the sky’s the limit when it comes to personalizing your cable cardigan knitting pattern. Don’t be afraid to get creative and make it your own with pockets, a shawl collar, or whatever your heart can imagine!

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The Two Yarns for the Cable Cardigan Knitting Pattern

When knitting a cable cardigan, choosing the right yarn is essential.

We went crazy and knit not one, but two Woodlores in two different Brooklyn Tweed Yarns. It was so much fun to see how the pattern interacted with these two very different worsted weight tweed yarns!

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter yarn is a popular choice among knitters, and for good reason. It’s a 100% American wool yarn that’s perfect for creating warm and cozy garments.

Shelter yarn has a rustic texture that adds character and depth to your knitting. It’s also available in a wide range of colors, making it easy to find the perfect shade for your cable cardigan knitting pattern.

The woolen spun yarn will keep you super warm without adding a lot of weight. And the more rustic wool means it will wear well for years to come. But that same rustic-ness means you will have to pick through the skeins for remaining vegetable matter, of which their was quite a lot. Which leads me to…

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Brooklyn Tweed Imbue Yarn

Another great option for knitting your cable cardigan is Brooklyn Tweed Imbue yarn. This yarn is a blend of American Merino wool, giving it a softer texture with more drape.

Imbue yarn is a round, worsted spun yarn perfect for creating super crisp cables. Being a worsted spun yarn, it is heavier than its woolen spun counterpart—which is part of how this second cardigan became so long. But that heaviness is like a cozy weight around your shoulder and the super softness more than makes up for the tradeoff.

It’s available in a range of rich jewel tones that are perfect for any wardrobe and a perfect pair for this cozy cable cardigan knitting pattern.

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The Details for Your Cozy Cable Knit Cardigan Pattern


1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9]

Finished Bust: 29 (33, 37, 41, 45) [49, 53, 57, 61]”/73.5 (84, 94, 104, 114.5) [124.5, 134.5, 145, 155] cm


1095 (1240, 1380, 1540, 1685) [1830, 1970, 2150, 2295] yds/1000 (1135, 1260, 1410, 1540) [1675, 1800, 1965, 2100] m in a worsted weight yarn

Suggested Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool) 140 yds/128 m, 50 g – 8 (9, 10, 11, 13) [14, 15, 16, 17] skeins in Long Johns


16 sts & 29 rows = 4”/10 cm in pattern rib, after blocking

Needles & Notions

US 7/4.5 mm – 40”/100 cm and DPNs or Magic Loop – preferred method of small circumference knitting (or needles needed to obtain gauge!)

Stitch markers, tapestry needle, cable needle, spare cables or waste yarn (optional), 6-1” buttons, sewing thread & needle

Techniques to Indulge In


Knit/purl texture

Bottom up

Button holes

Simple decreases

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Styling Your Cable Cardigan for a Cozy and Chic Fall Look

A cable cardigan is a perfect piece to add to your fall wardrobe collection. It’s a versatile garment that you can wear in a variety of ways, and it’s perfect for layering. Here are some styling tips to help you create a cozy and chic fall look:

– Wear it with jeans: A cable cardigan looks great with jeans, making it perfect for a casual day out. You can wear it with a basic t-shirt or a blouse, depending on the occasion.

– Dress it up with a skirt or dress: You can also dress up your cable cardigan by wearing it with a skirt. A midi or maxi skirt or dress will add a touch of elegance to your outfit, making it perfect for a night out.

– Throw it on over overalls: Go super casual by tossing your cable knit cardigan over your favorite jean or neutral overalls.

– Pair it with a cowl, scarf, or shawl: Need extra coziness for a crazy cold winter? Style you cable cardigan knitting pattern with a scarf or shawl.

Remember, the key to styling your cable cardigan is to keep it simple. Don’t overdo it with too many accessories, and let the intricate cables on the cardigan be the focus of your outfit.

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Fall in Love with This Cozy Cable Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Knitting a cable cardigan is a fun! It’s the perfect project for some concentrated knitting time in the coming chilly days. With its cozy and chic design, it’s a versatile garment that you can wear in a variety of ways. Remember to choose the right yarn, practice your cabling technique, and add personal touches to make it your own. With a little patience and perseverance, you’ll be able to create a stunning cable cardigan that you’ll love to wear for years to come.

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