Have you got dreams of knitting a cabled cardigan? Then this is the class for you! Here you will learn the basics of cables and charts and how to put a cabled cardigan together. This class walks you through every step of the process; from the cast-ons you'll need, deciding on size and correcting common cable problems.

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What's covered in this workshop?


This Teachable course goes hand-in-hand with the included written Curdach Cardigan knitting pattern so you'll never be left wondering how to approach a section.

Some of the techniques covered in this course are:

  • Project Set Up
  • Cable Basics
  • Working 1x1 cables
  • How to work each of the 6 different cables in this pattern
  • Working a saddle shoulder
  • Working underarm stitches
  • Working the sleeves and cables
  • Working the body
  • Working front bands
  • Finishing


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Wondering About the Curdach Cardigan?



Press play on this video and Carol will explain pattern construction and some of the tips and techniques you'll find inside this learn to knit course:

 

Meet Your Teacher


Carol trained initially as a textile artist and then as a structural engineer. While both of these backgrounds are very different, the influences can be seen in her design work which is well-shaped, flattering to wear and enjoyable to knit.

She strives to design clothing with a difference: not overly complex, but still giving a very unique end product. She likes to work with different construction methods, so long as they enhance the knitting experience and make for a more intuitively put-together knitted item.

Carol has been widely published in books and magazine and travels the world teaching in yarn shops and fibre festivals. The classes she teaches cover a wide range of subjects from cables and chart reading, through garment shaping and customisation right through to short rows and colourwork. In her classes you'll move from learning the basics to refining your knitting skills and fixing problems.

Pattern Information


Comfortable, elegant and an instant wardrobe staple! This cardigan combines a beautiful Irish Yarn with fun cables for a comfortable finished piece.

SIZES

To Fit Actual Bust Circumference Up To: 30.75 (33.25, 36.5, 39, 41.5, 44, 48, 50.5, 53.75, 56.25, 59.75)” / 78 (84.5, 92.5, 99, 105.5, 112, 122, 128.5, 136.5, 143, 152) cm.

1-2.5” / 2.5 – 6.5 cm of positive ease recommended.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Finished Bust Circumference: 31.75 (34.25, 37.5, 40, 42.5, 45, 49, 51.5, 54.75, 57.25, 60.75)“ / 80.5 (87, 95.5, 101.5, 108, 114.5, 124.5, 131, 139.5, 145.5, 154.5) cm buttoned.

Size 37.5” / 95.5 cm modelled with 2.5”/ 6.5 cm positive ease.

Length: 25.75 (26.25, 26.25, 27.25, 27.25, 27.75, 28.25, 28.75, 29.25, 29.75, 30.5)” / 65.5 (66.5, 66.5, 69, 69, 70.5, 72, 73, 74.5, 75.5, 77.5) cm from back of neck.

MATERIALS

Yarn

Stolen Stitches ‘Blasta’ (60% Fine Irish Wool, 40% New Zealand Wool; 232 yds / 212 m per 3.6 oz / 100 g); colour: Nadur; 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins

Approximate Yardage: 1145 (1235, 1319, 1396, 1461, 1585, 1673, 1795, 1931, 2007, 2115) yds / 1046 (1128, 1205, 1275, 1334, 1448, 1529, 1640, 1764, 1834, 1932) m

Needles & Notions

US size 6 / 4 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long (or longer for larger sizes)

US size 6 / 4 mm dpns if magic loop not used for sleeves

Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter’s gauge is unique.

Tapestry needle, cable needle (cn), stitch markers, safety pin or lockable stitch marker, waste yarn, stitch holders or spare needle, 8 buttons approx. 0.75” /22 mm diam.

GAUGE

19 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St St blocked

21 sts and 29 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Ribbing blocked

Cable A & D: 1.25” / 3 cm wide across 10 sts

Cable B: 1.25” / 3 cm wide across 8 sts

Cable C: 3.75” / 9.5 cm wide across 26 sts

Cable E & F: 0.75”/ 2 cm wide across 4 sts

1/1 RC & 1/1 LC: 0.25”/ 0.5 cm wide across 2 sts

Would you like a yarn kit?


Yarn kits are available for all of our project workshops. You can find the exact colour that Carol chose herself or choose from colour combinations provided.

Curdach is knit using our Blasta yarn. Blasta is known for phenomenal stitch definition with a soft, rustic charm and 60% Irish fleece. It's the result of Project Homegrown with Donegal Yarns. By working on a good selection from the various breeds with improved sorting and grading, they have established an excellent yarn that is comfortable to knit with and wear. The blend contains 60% Fine Irish with 40% New Zealand Lambswool.

So if you'd like to pick up a yarn kit or put your own colour combinations together just click the button below: