cable cardigan pattern

There are many benefits for the knitter to knit the garment in the round – you can try the piece on as you knit, making adjustments if necessary, you can experiment and sneak in modifications as you go, and of course you avoid seaming. But knitting in the round isn’t always flawless and problem-free. One of the main drawbacks of knitting in the round is the fact that the first and last stitches of the round are not perfectly aligned, as in flat seamed knitting. Usually it’s not a problem if you knit simple basic stitch patterns, but it becomes pretty noticeable when you create stripes, whether color or textured. The jog appears in the place where the last stitch of the round and the first stitch of the next round meet.

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It’s not the end of the end of the world, of course. If the stripes are on the sleeves, for example, the jog will appear in the place of a “seam” and there is a great chance that only you will ever know it’s there – nobody is going to pay that much attention to your sweater 🙂 But if it is still bugging you, you can try this tutorial that I made for Reindeer cardigan that will help you minimize the jog. If you want to see a bigger picture, just open it in the new tab.

TUTORIAL

cable cardigan pattern

You finished the textured stripe and you are about to start the stockinette stitch section. If you continue knitting as usual, you will end up with the jog, we are going to avoid that the following way.

 

cable cardigan pattern

Stitch marker indicates the beginning of the round.

cable cardigan pattern

Remove the stitch marker.

cable cardigan pattern

You are about to knit the next round.

cable cardigan pattern

Let’s take a look at the first stitch of the next round. Stitch #1 – the first stitch of the next round. Stitch #2 – the stitch one round below, right under the first one.

cable cardigan pattern

Insert the Right Hand needle in the Stitch #2 of the round BELOW.

cable cardigan pattern

Knit this stitch.

cable cardigan pattern

Slip the stitch off the Left Hand needle. Now this worked stitch will become the last stitch of the round.

cable cardigan pattern

Place the beginning of the round marker.

cable cardigan pattern

Continue knitting in the round as usual.

Basically what we did is we “pulled up” one stitch at the beginning of the round and made it the last stitch of the round, which aligned the last and first stitches of the textured stripe. Use this technique every time when you change a stitch pattern.

Cable Cardigan Pattern

I hope you find this tutorial helpful in many projects!

Enjoy your Sunday!


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