Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Mock Cable Edge Jacket - Free USM Pattern

For the Ultimate Sweater Machine® 
Mock Cable
Edge Jacket 
designed by Kathy Perry
Level of Difficulty - Intermediate


Mock Cable Edge:

Worked as you knit, along the vertical sides, to form a spiral non-curling edge.


1.  CO (closed method) the number of sts called for in the pattern.  Knit one row.  Transfer the 4th and 5th sts on both sides to adjacent needles and put those needles in NWP.  Keep all other needles in WP.

    2.  *Work 6 rows.

    3. Put needles 1,2,3,6,7,8,9,10,11 into HP.  Insert latch tool from back of work over first 5 bars of ladder.  Catch the 6th (top bar in hook and pull it down and through to back of fabric.  Place it in latch of 3rd needle, on top of stitch.  Put same needles in FWP and continue working.  

    4. Continue from * for total length of piece, ending on 6th row.  K one row.  Bind off.


SIZES One size – to fit Medium/Large
FINISHED MEASUREMENTSChest Approx 84"/ 213.5 cm
Back length 28"/ 71 cm
YARN NaturallyCaron.com Country from Caron® International (25% Merino Wool, 75% Microdenier Acrylic): 30 oz.
Shown in: #0017 Claret
KEY PLATEUSM/ISM KP#2, or appropriate tension to obtain gauge
Suitable for USM/ISM/Bond Classic or 6.5 to 9 mm knitting machine
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS Ultimate Sweater Machine® 
Single-prong transfer tool
Latch tool
2 stitch holders
Waste yarn (WY)
Yarn needle
GAUGE In Stockinette stitch, 17 sts and 23 rows = 4”/10 cm 
KNIT STITCHES USED Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit side = RS
Reformed stitch: Place latch tool under stitch specified in instructions. Drop down, reform and replace on needle. 
Mock Cable Edging (See Technique and Chart) Work Cable Edge on end 5 needles; reform sts every row on needles 7, 8, 10 and 11, and every 6 rows on needle 9. 
Single Crochet (sc):
 Insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

  • Using closed CO Method, CO 92 sts. COR. RC=000.
  • K to RC=117. Mark LH edge for sleeve. 
  • K to RC=164. 
  • BO 15 sts on RH edge for neck—77 sts rem for shoulder. 
  • BO rem sts, or put on WY.
LEFT BACK Work as for right Back, rev sleeve marker and shaping.
  • Using closed CO Method, CO 88 sts. COR. RC=000.
  • Beg Mock Cable patt on LH edge, using 11 ndls (9 sts); see Chart.
  • Work to RC=117. Mark RH edge for sleeve. 
  • Work to RC=164. 
  • Place 9 Mock Cable sts on holder. BO rem 77 sts, or put on WY for shoulder.
LEFT FRONT Work as for right Front, rev sleeve marker and shaping as foll: keep 11 ndls (9 sts) on RH edge in Mock Cable patt, mark LH edge for sleeve, and place 9 Mock Cable sts on holder before shoulder BO.
  • Using closed CO Method, CO 40 sts. COR. RC=000.
  • Beg Mock Cable patt on LH edge using 11 ndls (9 sts); see Chart.
  • Work to RC=092.
  • BO.
  • Make second sleeve in same way with Mock Cable patt on opposite side.
 One row of Mock Cable patt was completed before putting sts on holder.
  • Hang 9 sts (11 ndls) from holder to cont Mock Cable Edge pattern. 
  • Inc 1 st on edge opposite cable for selvage st—10 sts (12 ndls). COR. RC=000.
  • Work to RC=017. K 1 R.
  • BO.
  • Rep for opposite side.
  • Sew center Back seam.
  • Sew center Back seam on Neck band. 
  • Sew Neck band to Back neck, stretching slightly.
  • Sew shoulder seams. 
  • Sew sleeves in place between markers.
  • Sew side and sleeve seams. 
  • Work 2 R sc on lower edge of jacket.
  • Using yarn needle, weave in ends.
  • Steam Mock Cable Edge pattern (lightly), so it measures approx 2" wide. 
  • Steam sc on lower edge.

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