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Journey. Cable Sweater Pattern.

J O U R N E Y  for  M O E K E  Y A R N S

Cable Sweater Pattern

After months of work J O U R N E Y sweater is finally published today! Before I get to the description of the pattern I would love to thank people who made this project possible. First of all, Ioana, the founder of Moeke Yarns, and her family that has been working so hard to bring this amazing yarn to knitters. I am so grateful to Ioana for trusting me and giving me full creative freedom with the pattern, for her constant support and encouragement all these months. My test knitters, Josh and Saskia, helped tremendously in creating the final version of the pattern. I would never be able to do that on my own! And, of course, to YOU, my friends, for your support and love! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!

I would also love to thank my husband who believes in me so much more than I believe in myself and every time I say “I can’t” is always there to support me. He surprised me with an amazing poem he wrote for J O U R N E Y  that  I really want to share with you here, I think it will resonate with so many people!


My path has taken me so far,
To places I’ve seen not before,
The journey, following my star,
This journey started in a blur.

My search was long, not easy too,
What I was looking for – knew not
And yet, I felt the need to follow through,
I felt the lesson I was being taught.

Yes, I have been so lost at times,
At others I have felt alone,
I did condemn myself of crimes
When I was facing the unknown.

Yet I pursued, I persevered,
I felt this journey had to be,
I’ve followed through, my view I’ve cleared,
It took much time to finally see:

This journey helped me to become
Who I am now so proud to be,
There was a time for it to come,
For it to make me finally free.

It built this person I am now,
It strengthened up my faith in me,
I’ve learned the lesson: I know how
The journey destined me to see.

Poem by Anatoliy Schneider.

Back to the pattern!

Cable Sweater Pattern

When Ioana contacted me and offered to create a small collection of patterns with Moeke, I got excited and scared at the same time. At that time I was in not a very creative stage in my life and I guess this collaboration was like a breath of fresh air that I needed to recharge and start over. The moment I took Elena skein in my arms, I fell in love. This yarn is so alive! And I immediate knew that it would be great for texture and cables that I love so much in knitwear.

The design of a sweater started to take shape in my head – it was a classic pullover, fitting at the shoulders and sleeves and slightly lose in the main body. Relaxed, modern and covered in texture. I always feel like cables are the best way to “know” and enjoy your yarn. All these stitch crossings allow you to really feel the yarn and appreciate it. And, believe me, Moeke is worth to spend time with! The yarn is rustic, sturdy and durable. It holds the shape perfectly and I know I will wear this sweater for many years to come.

Cable Sweater Pattern

Elena‘s natural undyed color is versatile and showcases the cables impeccably, making stitches stand out. The texture of the thread itself creates a very interesting effect on its own; and in combination with cables the unique textile piece is born.

Before I came up with the final combination of these stitch patterns, I made dozens of swatches, matching and combining them in different ways. I wanted to make a classic Aran sweater, but with the modern touch. I can’t say exactly why I combined these stitch patterns that came from completely different places, but it felt right. As soon as I put the swatches next to each other, I knew it – I found it!

Cable Sweater Pattern

I know that some knitters don’t block their knits, but, believe me, with Moeke you just can’t deprive your piece of knitwear of a nice bath, because after the blocking this yarn opens up incredibly beautiful! It has just enough drape that doesn’t make the fabric stiff, but still holds the shape perfectly!

I see you wearing J O U R N E Y during chilly fall and winter mornings in the house; bundled up in it during your walk in the city or in the woods… I really hope that both the process of creating and wearing it will be enjoyable for you, just like it was for me.

Cable Sweater Pattern

Sweater Details

J O U R N E Y is a modified drop shoulder pullover. The sweater body is knit bottom up. You join to knit in a round after creating side splits. This little detail gives you more room in the hip area and creates nice visual affect. The stitch pattern that “fills in” the space between cables took me more time to find than the cable stitches. I was looking for something that is slightly stretchy, textured, but easy and fast to knit; and at the same time something that would look harmonious with the cable stitches. I am happy to say that this variation of the classic rib stitch is perfect!

After you are done with the body, you will join the shoulders using the three-needle bind off method and then will start knitting sleeves in the round top down, creating the cable, mirroring the side cables on the main body. The sleeves are knit extra long to create a folded cuff. You can easily modify the length of a sleeve and adjust the length of a cuff by trying the garment on.

Cable Sweater Pattern

The neckline is classic and is knit holding two strands of yarn for a more sturdy and durable effect. You are also free to experiment and make the neckband more narrow for a more open neckline look.

Cable Sweater Pattern

The sample is knit with 4″-5″ of ease, but you can easily play around with it.

For a more tailored look choose the size with 2″ of ease; for a more relaxed look – 6-10″ of ease.

Cable Sweater Pattern

The pattern provides detailed measurements of the garment and charts for all stitch patterns with written instructions.

Thank you so much for entering the giveaway and for your lovely comments! I read every single comment! Randomly chosen winners are Maureen (Ravelry ID – acornknitster); Karen (Ravelry ID – swanski); Lauren Gilbert (Ravelry ID – mlcedg). Congratulations! You will receive the copy of J O U R N E Y Cable Sweater today!

As for Instagram giveaway the lucky winner of Moeke J O U R N E Y Yarn Kit is will be announced today on my account.

General Pattern Information

The pattern is graded for 7 sizes. The sample is shown in size S with 4″- 5″ ease.


  • XS (28-30″/ 71 – 76.2 cm)
  • S (32-34″/ 81 – 86 cm) 
  • M (36-38″/ 91.5 – 96.5 cm) 
  • L (40-42″/ 101.5 – 106.5 cm) 
  • XL (44-46″/ 111.7 – 117 cm) 
  • XXL (48-50″/ 122 – 127 cm)
  • 3XL (52-54″/ 132 – 137 cm)


Chest/Bust at Underarm: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58)” [86 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147) cm].

Finished Length: 24 ¼ (25 ¼, 26 ¼, 26 ¾, 27, 27 ½, 27 ¾)” [61.5 (64, 66.5, 68, 68.5, 70, 70.5) cm].


18.5 sts x 31 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in Moss Rib stitch on larger needles after blocking.


510 (550, 600, 640, 680, 720, 770) g of Moeke Yarns “Elena”, worsted weight yarn.

Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate.


  • US size 2 ½ [3 mm] 31″ [80 cm] circular needle.
  • US size 4 [3.5 mm] 31″ [80 cm] circular needle or size to obtain correct gauge.
  • Optional – US size 4 [3.5 mm] double-pointed needles (set of 4) for the sleeves. You can use US size 4 [3.5 mm] 31″ [80 cm] circular needle to work the sleeves using the magic loop method.
  • Spare circular needle.


  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • Tapestry needle
  • Optional – crochet hook in size 3.5 mm

J O U R N E Y Cable Sweater is available for $7.00

Happy knitting!


By | 2017-03-05T09:24:14+00:00 September 4th, 2016|Knitting, Pattern|26 Comments


  1. Corinne September 4, 2016 at 9:42 am - Reply

    You created such a beautiful sweater here. Everything just works together perfectly. It’s so interesting to follow along while you are being creative!

    • Alina September 4, 2016 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      Thank you, dear Corinne! I am so glad you love the final result!!!

  2. kaydeerouge September 4, 2016 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Such a special post, sharing your hopes and fears with this beautiful Journey sweater, and the generosity of your fellow makers, and that wonderful poem of love and support by your husband. Very very moving.

    • Alina September 4, 2016 at 7:51 pm - Reply

      Thank you, dear friend! I am always touched by how wonderful and generous and supporting are people that surround me. Feeling truly blessed…

  3. Carmela Biscuit September 4, 2016 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    Beautiful sweater! The texture all those interesting cables have created is just amazing!

    • Alina September 4, 2016 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Carmela!! I am so in love with this texture myself and I am happy that I can share it with others as well!

  4. Maureen September 4, 2016 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Beautiful sweater!!! I can’t wait to knit it. So excited that I won a copy of the pattern! Thank you!

    • Alina September 4, 2016 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      You are very very welcome, Maureen! Hope you will enjoy making and wearing it!

  5. Lindsay September 4, 2016 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Alina, this is absolutely stunning! All those different cables work so beautifully together and I love the sort of argyle effect with the overlaid stitches on the front. And you’ve included so many little details, like the rolled cuffs and the split sides. It’s beautiful!

    • Alina September 5, 2016 at 6:28 am - Reply

      Thank you, dear Lindsay! I am so happy you like it!!!

  6. Andrea @ This Knitted Life September 4, 2016 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    Congrats my dear . so well done.

    I would love it if you would join. My group Pinterest Board (Knitting Forever) so you could post your gorgeous photos!

    Now, what’s next!

    • Alina September 5, 2016 at 6:30 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Andrea, for invitation! I will definitely join your group today!

  7. Sarah September 4, 2016 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Omg I can’t stop knitting cabled projects. This will definitely enter my queue. Amazing work!

    • Alina September 5, 2016 at 6:30 am - Reply

      Cables are so addictive, right?! Thank you, Sarah, for your support!

  8. Amanda September 5, 2016 at 5:36 am - Reply

    I have been looking for a cable sweater pattern like this for years. Nothing ever seemed right – until I saw this sweater! It is perfection, and I LOVE the cabled argyle design. So so wonderful.

    • Alina September 5, 2016 at 6:31 am - Reply

      Dear Amanda, thank you so much for these wonderful words!!! It means a lot!

  9. Zeta September 5, 2016 at 8:54 am - Reply

    I have repetitively praised this pattern and its perfection. Right now I want to congratulate your husband for his wonderful poem. His words spoke directly to my soul! It was like reading about my own journey! I’m going to print his poem and put it on my desk to read it every single day! Thank him from me.
    You are so lucky to have each other!

    • Alina September 6, 2016 at 4:32 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Zeta! I am so happy you liked the poem. It’s simple, but yet so touching!

  10. Lauren Gilbert September 5, 2016 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Alina, I’m so thrilled to have won a copy of this wonderfully detailed pattern of yours! Congratulations on publishing what has obviously been a labour of love. Thank you so much! I can’t wait to get started!!

    • Alina September 6, 2016 at 4:38 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Lauren!!! I hope you will enjoy making it!!!

  11. Sierra September 6, 2016 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment! Now to see all the beautiful projects that come out of your design!

    • Alina September 6, 2016 at 4:39 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Sierra! I am so looking forward to seeing many versions of Journey! It’s always so exciting to see how the design is taking shape in others’ hands!

  12. Akiba September 6, 2016 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    Another masterpiece Alina. And A’s poem is beautiful and touching and honest. We survived Hurricane Newton but it was very scary. Thought of you and Odile. Much love

  13. Katrine Birkenwasser September 7, 2016 at 5:28 am - Reply

    It’s gorgeous! Congrats for a beautiful new design!

  14. sustainablemum September 9, 2016 at 12:56 am - Reply

    What a stunning design you have created! I love the texture you have in this beautiful pattern. Congratualtions to all the winners!

  15. autumngeisha September 12, 2016 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful & thoughtful design! I love the poem by your husband which makes this sweater journey truly special!

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