Cabled Vest (Finished)

  • Skill level: Experienced beginnerMP_Sulka sleeveless cardi
  • Dates: Thursdays, 22/Jan, 29/Jan, 12/Feb, 6:30pm-8:30pm (3 sessions, 6 hours total)
  • Instructor: Michelle Porter
  • Cost: $65 + HST + materials

This is a project class, perfect for the “newer” knitter ready to increase their skill at cables or create their first wearable garment. Michelle’s sleeveless, cabled cardigan is the best kind of design – a quick knit in a bulky yarn, relatively simple to execute, but with striking visual features and great wearability.  You will finish the class with a completed cardigan, new skills in cabling, and the confidence to tackle a wider range of garment projects.


Techniques covered

You will learn how to:

  • get your stitches and cable panels set up for each piece.
  • work the cable panel pattern.
  • keep continuity of pattern.
  • shape armholes and V-neck
  • seam pieces and basic finishing
Skill prerequisites

This class is intended for beginner knitters with experience in basic techniques. You should be able to:

  • cast on
  • knit/purl in stocking stitch
  • check and correct tension gauge
  • keep row count
  • knit with average speed
  • understand basic increase and decrease methods

Please bring the following with you to class:

  • printed pattern (download PDF at for $6 or purchase printed copy at Creative Yarns)
  • sufficient amount of yarn for chosen size in Mirasol SULKA or a similar bulky yarn as suggested by Nina at Creative Yarns
  • pair of needles 8mm/ US 11 (or size required to achieve correct tension)
  • cable needle
  • yarn needle
  • 1 large button

Before the first class, please have completed a tension swatch and adjusted needle size if necessary.  You must achieve a gauge of 12 sts and 16 rows to 10 cm/ 4 ins over stocking stitch.  For help with knitting and measuring tension swatches, we recommend this Knitty article.

A moderate amount of homework will be assigned each class to prepare you for the next session’s instruction:

  • after the first class you will be sent home to complete your BACK before next class in 1 week.
  • after the second class you will be sent home to complete your two FRONTS before final class in 2 weeks.
  • final class will be finishing your garment