Yesternight was designed for my son Griffin’s fourth birthday. Griffin has grown up around handmade things, and whenever he finds something sewn, knitted, or otherwise crafty around the house he is sure to ask whether I or one of his many “Aunties” made it for him. He is a lucky child. Like all children his age, Griffin says things every day that I hope I will remember forever, but wistfully know I will not. He has called last night “Yesternight” for as long as I can remember, and we love it so much that neither my husband nor I ever correct him. The sweater is my way of remembering all our Yesternights in the years to come.

The pattern is suitable for advanced beginner cable knitters. Please see specific required skills below. Instructions are both written and charted, and a detailed schematic is included. The pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.

The individual pattern is available for purchase in pdf format for $6.50.

sizing
The sweater is sized to fit a child 1 (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14) year(s) of age.

finished measurements
19 (21¾, 24½, 27¼, 27¼, 30, 30, 32½, 32½)”
48.5 (55, 62, 69, 69, 76, 76, 82.5, 82.5) cm
chest circumference.

10¾ (12¾, 15¼, 16¼, 18¼, 19, 19¾, 20¼, 20¾)”
27.5 (32, 39, 41.5, 46, 48.5, 50, 51.5, 52.5) cm
in length.

required skills
knitting in the round (body)
seaming (drop shoulders, collar)
picking up stitches along an edge (collar)
increasing (m1)
decreasing (k2tog)
cabling

yarn
3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9) skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash Worsted in “Ginger”; 200 yds / 183 m per 4.06 oz / 115 g; 100% merino wool.

Sweater requires approximately 550 (700, 930, 1080, 1210, 1400, 1470, 1640, 1750) yds / 510 (640, 860, 990, 1110, 1280, 1350, 1500, 1600) m worsted weight yarn.

needles & notions
US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles, 16” / 40 cm in length for sizes 19 (21¾)” / 48.5 (55) cm; 24” / 60 cm for all other sizes.
US 6 (4.0 mm) circular needles, 16” / 40 cm in length for sizes 19 (21¾)” / 48.5 (55) cm; 24” / 60 cm for all other sizes.
OR size necessary to make gauge.
2 stitch markers in contrasting colors
cable needle
darning needle

gauge
26.5 sts, 29.75 rows equal 4”/ 10 cm in cable pattern using US 7 (4.5 mm) needles, lightly blocked.

construction
The sweater is worked in the round from the bottom up to the armholes, where the front and back are divided and worked flat. Stitches are picked up along both sides of the neck and along the back neck to work the shawl collar. The collar is worked flat, then the free edges of both sides are overlapped and seamed to the front neck. Finally, drop-shoulder sleeves are worked flat separately, sewn to the body, and seamed.