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The Straight and Narrow Cable Sweater

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This lovely cosy winter sweater is perfect to pair with skinny jeans, long skirts or over the top of a jumpsuit when you need something extra!
The sweater combines a wide cropped body with closer fitting sleeves, so it will still fit under your coat, and a cosy roll neck to keep the wind at bay.

The pattern uses chunky yarn to create two columns of twisted cables which will keep you on the straight and narrow! This is a relatively quick project and a great introduction to working with cables (post stitches).

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Cabled roll neck crochet sweater with fairy lights and candles

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Skills Needed

This is easy to intermediate level with simple seaming. It uses the extended single crochet stitch (which is simple to pick up and explained in full in the pattern) and front and back post stitches to create the cables.
The neck, cuffs and hem are worked in the back loop only.

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8mm Hook, or size required to meet gauge.
650-1050m (5-8 balls) of We are Knitters The Petite Wool(aff) (depending on your chosen size) or equivalent chunky yarn which meets gauge.

This pattern would work with other chunky yarns which meet gauge.


The pattern is written is sizes XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X with a breakdown of bust and length measurements and a schematic given in the pattern to assist your size choice.

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Cabled roll neck crochet sweater with fairy lights and candles

I hope you enjoy the pattern and, as always don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @doraexplored, or use #hookmehappy. I’d love to see and share your efforts!

Happy Hooking


Cabled roll neck crochet sweater with fairy lights and candles
This Pattern is available to download from the usual platforms: Ravelry, Love Crochet or Etsy.

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  1. Dear Michelle, I am MUCH too fat to wear a cropped sweater, but I love The Straight and Narrow Cable Sweater. Is it possible to simply add lots of rows ?

    1. Haha. I’m sure you aren’t (no matter what society says!) but the answer is yes – if memory serves then it’s just a traditional drop shoulder design so you can just continue the pattern repeat for as long as you like!!!