Cabled Tee - Kaarina: SA Aug 5, 19 & 26 at 4 pm

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Looking to learn some new sweater techniques and improve your cabling skills? The stunning Kaarina Tee by Sari Nordlund is perfect for learning all the tips and tricks of perfecting your garments. Learn how to get a great cabled fabric, how to cable without a needle and how to easily read cabling charts. Worked from the top down, this pattern also allows you to try it on as you go, to dial in the perfect fit!

Three 2 hour sessions

Note: This class has an off week in between the first and second session to allow students some extra time to work through the body before getting to arm and neck shaping. 

Skills needed:

  • Previous experience reading patterns
  • Increases, decreases, knit, purl
  • Basic cabling skills
  • Previous experience knitting a garment is helpful but not required

Skills learned:

  • Gauge for cabled fabric
  • Customizing garment fit
  • Cabling without a needle
  • Reading cabled charts


  • Sizes: 41.25 (45, 48, 51.5, 57.75) (61.5, 64.5, 68, 71.25) inches
  • Yarn: 1630 (1790, 1970, 2170, 2380) (2620, 2890, 3170, 3490) yards of light fingering weight yarn held double. If you’d prefer to work the sweater in a single strand of DK weight yarn instead, cut the yardage in half.
  • We recommend Knitting for Olive Pure Silk, Cotton Merino, or Merino Fingering.
  • If substituting a DK weight, we recommend De Rerum Natura Robinson, Manos Del Uruguay Milo, Hazel Knits Lively DK or Julie Asselin Leizu DK. 
  • US#4 circular needles with a cable of 16 inches for the neck ribbing 
  • US#4 circular needles with a cable of at least 32 inches for the hem
  • US#6 DPNs or circular needles with a cable suitable for small circumference knitting for the sleeves 
  • US#6 circular needles with a cable of at least 32 inches for the body
  • 4 stitch markers 
  • 4 locking markers 
  • Cable needle, if using 
  • Sewing needle 
  • A copy of the Kaarina Tee by Sari Nordlund 


Knit a gauge swatch using the charted cable repeat of the main chart. Wash and lay flat to dry. If you don’t get gauge, please re-swatch in adjusted needle size until the gauge matches. Students should also bring in a top they currently own (doesn’t need to be hand knit) that fits the way they’d like their finished tee to fit. 

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