Jo Storie Knits

Hitch pattern

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Hitch is an edge to edge slouchy ribbed cabled cardigan with balloon sleeves.

Detailed description

 It features a giant short row cable and balloon sleeve. The fit is over-sized and boxy with a loose tension to enhance the drape.

It’s designed with positive ease and worked from the bottom up on straight needles in separate pieces and then seamed.

The neck edging is ‘grown on’ from the front panels to wrap around and meet at the centre back neck. There are no closures in the design but giant covered snaps would work really well.

(Sample is made in size S) 

Skills level: Experienced

Skills required: You will need to be able to work a fisherman's rib and a short row cable. A 3 needle cast off is used on the neck and shoulders but this is optional.


To fit chest circumference
81-86 (91-97:102-107:112-117:122-127:132-137) cm
32-34 (36-38:40-42:44-46:48-50:52-54) in

Actual hem circumference (4 sts taken into seams not counted in measurements)

89 (98.5:107.5:120:129:138.5) cm

35 (38¾:42½:47¼:51:54½) in

Actual chest circumference (4 sts taken into seams not counted in measurements)
107.5 (117:127:139:150:157.5) cm

42½ (47:50:54¾:59:62) in

Actual length from hem to side shoulder

60 (60:60:60:60:60) cm

20½ (20½:20½:20½:20½:20½) in

Sleeve seam

34 (34:35:35:36:36) cm

13½ (13½:13¾:13¾:14¼:14¼) in


13 sts and 28 rows to 10cm over Fisherman’s rib using 7mm needles, after light steaming 



British Barefaced Chunky - 80% Bluefaced Leicester wool/20% baby alpaca (106m/116yds per 100g skein)

Amounts 10 (11:11: 12:12:13) x 100g skeins in Brown Sugar


1 pair of 6mm and 7mm (UK 2/US 10½-11) knitting needles

A spare set of 7mm  straight needles will come in handy, although this is optional

Locking stitch markers, Cable needle.Stitch holders or waste yarn