Filati Handstrick 45
CABLE SWEATER • Alta Moda Cashmere
Size 36/38 (40/42)
Finished Bust 36 1/4 (39 1/4)"
Length 25 1/2"

Instructions are given for first size. Figures in parenthesis refer to larger sizes. When only one figure is given, it applies to all sizes.


Abbreviations:
alt = alternately, ch = chain, col = colour, cont = continue, dc = double crochet, dec = decrease, dtr = double treble, foll = following, gst = garter stitch, htr = half treble, inc = increase, K = knit, mt = meterage, P = purl, patt = pattern, patt g (MS) = pattern group, psso = pass slipped st(s) over, rem = remaining, rep = repeat, rev stst = reversed stocking stitch, P 1 row, K 1 row, Rs = right side, slst = slip stitch, st(s) = stitch(es), stst = stocking stitch, K 1 row, P 1 row, tbl = through back of loop, tog = together, tr = treble, Ws = wrong side, Wwm = when work measures, yo = yarn over needle, Ärmel = sleeves, Vorder- und Rückenteil = front and back


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Material:
approx. 11 (12) balls (approx. 99yd/90m each) of Lana Grossa Alta Moda Cashmere (80% merino wool, 20% cashmere) in light grey (col 10); size 8 [5mm] and size 10 – 10 1/2 [6-6.5mm] needles, size H/8 [5mm] crochet hook, cable needle [cn].
Rib Pattern:
p2, k2.
St st:
k on RS; p on WS.
Rev st st:
p on RS; k on WS.
Cable Pattern:
worked over 10 sts. Row 1: k10. Row 2 and all other WS rows: p10. Rows 3, 5, 7: k10. Row 9: sl5 st cn and hold in front of work, k5, k5 from cn. Rows 11, 13, 15, 17, 19: k10. Repeat rows 9-20 throughout.
Gauge:
14 sts and 19 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st on larger needles; 10 sts = approx. 2" [5 cm] in cable pat.
Front:
with smaller needles, cast on 64 (68) sts and work in rib pat for 3 1/4" [8 cm], working first and last st as selvage sts. Change to larger needles and work as foll: selvage st, work next 10 (12) sts in rev St st and inc [M1l] 1 (2) sts across these sts = 11 (14) sts in rev St st, work next 10 sts in cable pat, work next 2 sts in rev St st and inc [M1l] 1 st across these sts = 3 sts in rev St st, work next 2 sts in St st and inc [M1r] 2 sts across these sts = 4 sts in St st, work next 2 sts in rev St st and inc [M1l] 1 st across these sts = 3 sts in rev St st, work 10 sts in cable pat = center of front. Position sts and work incs for 2nd half of front same as for first half – 74 (80) sts. Work in pat as established until front measures 16 1/2" [42 cm] from beg. Shape sleeves: inc 1 st each end of needle on next row, then every other row 5 times more, working increased st in St st. At same time, when front measures approx. 17 3/4" [45 cm] and 70 pat rows have been worked, shape neck: work to center, join another ball of yarn, work to end. Working both sides at same time, cast on 1 st at each neck edge once. Dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 8 times, working decs as foll: work to last 7 sts of first side, k2tog, work to end; on 2nd side, k5, SKP work to end. When front measures 25 1/2" [65 cm] from beg, shape shoulders: bind off 28 (31) sts at each shoulder edge once. Work in St st over front band sts for 3 1/2" [9 cm], then bind off all sts.
Back:
work same as for front until back measures 24 1/4" [62 cm] from beg. Shape neck: work to center 20 sts, join another ball of yarn, bind off center 20 sts, work to end. Working both sides at same time, bind off 3 sts at each neck edge once and 2 sts once. When same length as front to shoulders, bind off remaining sts for each shoulder.
Sleeves:
with smaller needles, cast on 28 sts and work in rib pat for 3 1/4" [8 cm] working first and last st as selvage sts. Change to larger needles, work in St st and inc 2 sts evenly across first St st row – 30 sts. Cont in St st and shape sleeve as foll: inc 1 st each end of needle every 8th row 4 times, then every foll 6th row 6 times – 50 sts. Cont in St st until sleeve measures 17 3/4" [45 cm]. Bind off all sts.
Finishing:
pin pieces to measurements and block with damp towels. Sew shoulder seams. Sew left and right front bands tog, then sew side edges of front bands to back neck edge. With crochet hook, work 1 row sc around neck edge. Sew on sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.