Inspired by the quintessential Irish Fisherman sweater, this cardigan has modern proportions for both men and women. Double seed stitch sets off the twisted rib cables; seaming gives structure to the easy fit of the sweater.


1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)


42 (44.5, 46, 49, 52.5, 54.5, 58)” chest/bust circumference
Shown in size 3 with +7″



Woolfolk Tov (100% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino®; 173 yds per 100 g skein)
Men’s version: 11 (12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15) skeins in color no. T08
Women’s version: 10 (11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 14) skeins


US 7 (4.5 mm) straight and 16″ circular needles
US 8 (5 mm) needles
Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, stitch holders, 5 buttons.


19 sts and 27 rows = 4″ in St st on larger needles, blocked
24 sts and 27 rows = 4″ in 1×1 Twisted Rib on larger needles, blocked
9-st Cables panel (Chart B) = 1.5″ wide on larger needles, blocked
54-st Ropes, Diamond, Ropes combination panel (Chart A) = 8.75″ wide on larger needles, blocked


Knit in pieces and seamed. Collar is picked up and worked
in flat.
Pattern includes 1-st selvedges at each seamed edge. These
sts are included in the schematic measurements for blocking
purposes, but not in the finished chest/bust measurements
Pattern has options to make either a men’s or women’s
cardigan. The women’s version is shorter through the lower
body and sleeves, with slightly narrower collar.
Where [Sl1 wyif, k1] appears in square brackets, this indicates
the selvedge sts of the open front edge.
Choose a size with 4–10″ positive ease.

The women’s version of the cardigan has buttonholes on the
opposite side than the men’s version, so for the women’s
version work the left front first. For the men’s version, work
the right front first.


Sample is men’s version on 5’ 11” models.


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