New Collection! Chalet: Cabled Sweaters

We are obsessed with our new cabled sweaters book, Chalet! With an extensive size range, most of these garments are also gender-neutral and would be a great fit for any body. They feature a wide variety of cable patterns, from simple, easy-to-memorize repeats to much more complex, brain-twisting gnarls!

Book cover: text at the top - Chalet, Cabled Sweaters, by Knit Picks - and a photo of a woman modeling a light grey cabled sweater, with columns of cables running up the whole front of the body, including a wider, complex cable in the center, and cables running down the sleeves at the sides only. The woman is smiling and holding her left hand up to her curly hair, standing in front of a white background, and wearing blue jeans.

On the cover is a favorite: Crisscross by Helen Metcalfe. Worked flat with drop-shoulders, the boxy silhouette is simple and classic, and the highlight is that cool cable column running up the center!

Two photos: on the left, a man wearing an aqua blue pullover, and on the right, a woman wearing a dark blue pullover. The sweaters are the same design: a symmetrical cable running up the center front, and stockinette everywhere else.

To show off the gender-neutrality of most of the sweaters, we had several of them knit up in two sizes. The first like this is Axiom by Claire Slade, designed with modified drop-shoulders and an attractive cable column running up the center.

Two photos: on the left, a woman wearing a dark purple sweater, and on the right, a man wearing a brown sweater. Both sweaters are the same design: a pullover with an overlapping shawl collar, with a panel of cable twists below the collar down to the bottom, textured stitches on the rest of the sweater, and cables wrapping around the upper arms and up alongside the collar.

North Ridge by Valerie Hobbs is also shown in two versions. With the eye-catchingly cozy shawl collar and classic cable twists, this drop-shouldered pullover will look great on anyone.

Model wearing a golden yellow pullover, the body completely covered in a repeating diamonds twisted stitch pattern, and a single column of twisted diamonds running up the sleeve and over the shoulder.

Another favorite around the (virtual) office is Diamonds Are for Everyone by Holli Yeoh, with its saddle shoulders, shaped armholes, and comfy fit. Bonus about this one: all the cables are 1-over-1 twists, very easy to execute without a cable needle!

Model wearing a copper-y, orange-ish brown pullover with a wavy cable pattern panel running down from the neckband to the ribbed bottom edge, as well as from the neckband down over the shoulders and down the sleeves to the ribbed bottom.

We kind of see Oshinkoshin by Mari Tobita and Diamonds Are for Everyone as long, lost siblings, as they both feature diamond-ish cable designs running up saddle shoulders. Of course, they are each their own sweater and we love them both!

Model wearing a heathered green pullover, covered in cable designs and textured stitches.

Cartwheels by Rita Taylor is another saddle shoulder design, covered in fun, twisty cables and textured stitches for the ultimate warm and cozy style.

Model wearing white pullover with tweed speckles, cables covered the top of the body and sleeves/shoulders, and a textured rib type pattern covering the middle down to the bottom, of both the body and sleeves.

Monte Rio by Stephannie Tallent is another with saddle shoulders, but it has more armhole shaping than the last two we looked at, and is worked from the top down with a seamless construction, cables filling up all that yoke space in a complex field of twists for the more adventurous cable knitter!

Model wearing mid-thigh length dark green cardigan, buttoned up to a shawl collar, with cables running up the two sides

Mosquito Creek by Moira Engel is the only cardigan in the book. It’s long and shawl-collared, with beautiful, twisty cable patterning and set-in sleeves for a perfect classic style.

Model wearing a knitted red pullover with deep V-neck and hood in back, and kangaroo style pocket in front. Some small cables run up the center.

The only sweater in the book that isn’t so gender-neutral is Gannet, a hoodie by Kristen TenDyke designed with waist shaping, but of course you could just leave out that shaping if you prefer. We love Gannet’s snuggly hood and kangaroo pocket!

Big poncho modeled on woman, with cables along upper right side and lower left side, and textured fabric in the center

And lastly, the only not-quite-sweater pattern is Dara by Ksenia Naidyon, which is basically the coziest blanket that you can wear on your body! Covered in Celtic-inspired cables and Moss Stitch, this giant poncho looks like the best thing to wrap up in on a cold day.

Schematic, sweater body piece and sleeve with saddle shoulder extension, which is curved at the top to line up with the neckline. Schematic measurements below match up with labels on diagram:
A	chest width 17.5 (19.5, 21.5, 23.5, 25.75, 26.75)(28.5, 30.5, 32.5, 34.5, 36.5)"
B	body length 23.25 (23.75, 24.25, 25.25, 26.25, 26.75)(27.25, 27.75, 28.25, 29.5, 30.25)"
C	side seam length 16 (16, 16, 16, 16, 16)(16, 16, 16, 17, 17)"
D	armhole depth 7.25 (7.75, 8.25, 9.25, 10.25, 10.75)(11.25, 11.75, 12.25, 12.5, 13.25)"
E	shoulder width 4.75 (5.75, 6.25, 6.75, 7.75, 8.5)(8.5, 9.75, 10.5, 11, 11.75)"
F	neck width 6 (6, 6.75, 6.75, 7, 7)(7.5, 7.5, 7.75, 8.5, 9)"
G	neck depth 1.75"
H	cable panel width 7.5 (7.5, 11, 11, 14.75, 14.75)(14.75, 18.5, 18.5, 22, 22)"
I	cuff width 11.25 (11.25, 12, 12, 12.5, 12.5)(12.5, 12.5, 13.5, 13.5, 13.5)"
J	saddle width 3 (3, 3, 3, 3.5, 3.5)(3.5, 3.5, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5)"
K	sleeve length 20 (20.5, 21, 22, 23.5, 23.75)(24.25, 24.25, 24.25, 25.5, 25.5)"

Check out all the patterns on our site to see schematics for each one (above is Oshinkoshin, with its cool shaped saddle). All the chest circumference measurements go up larger than 61″ at least, and some go up larger than 70″. All the patterns are designed for worsted or heavy worsted weight, for the squishiest of cables! Check out our Learning Center if you need any help with cables!

Chalet is available as both a print book and an eBook, as well as individual pattern downloads.

1 comment

  1. Jane / February 17, 2021

    Who is the model on the cover? She is gorgeous!