Cumberland Falls can be worked in as few as 5 or as many as 11 colors! This fun raglan sleeve cardigan is worked in the round from the top down as a tubular knit and steeked at the end. Perfect for intermediate knitters ready to push their craft to the next level or advanced knitters familiar with steeking and buttonbands.
After working the collar, stitches are cast on to work a steek, and the yoke is worked in the round. The body and sleeves are worked in the round to the hem and cuffs. After completing the sweater, steek stitches are sewn and cut and stitches are picked up to work the buttonbands. The steek is hidden in the folded band. We only recommend using 100% non-superwash wool for steeked garments (the wool fibers grab each other and keep the knit together!)
Kit includes pdf & printed pattern, buttons and selected yarn. Please enter your choices for buttons or special color combos in "Notes" at checkout. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Camper by Kelbourne Woolens (75% Fine Highland Wool / 25% Merino Wool; 50g/200 yds): 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7) skeins MC (Main Color) & 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) skein in each of colors B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J & K -OR- 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7) skeins MC (Main Color), 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) Skeins in each of colors B, C, D & E. Shown in Navy, Meadow, Orchid, Mulberry, Sunflower, Strawberry, Juniper, Coral, Mint, Teal & Blue heathers.
SIZE: S (M, L, XL) (XXL, 3XL, 4XL) Designed to be worn with 2" of ease.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust- 37.5 (40.75, 44.25, 48.75) (52.75, 56.75, 59)”
YARDAGE: 1,750-3,600 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced- Steeking, Picking up Stitches, Colorwork, Kitchener Stitch, & Button Band
NEEDLES: Size US 4 / 3.5mm 32"-40" circular needles depending on size, Size US 3 / 3.25mm 16" & 32" Circular Needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Tapestry needle, removable stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, sharp scissors, sewing machine (for steek), & 7 (7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9) buttons in .5" diameter.
GAUGE: 28 sts x 32 rows = 4" in stranded colorwork on larger needles, after blocking
Images courtesy of Linette Kielinski