Rowan Cashsoft 4 Ply has such a soft hand that a luxuriously relaxed six-stitch cable crossed every eighth row seemed more suitable than the perky little four-by-four cables in the preliminary swatches. The cable panels are separated by five-stitch panels of moss stitch, which is also used to accommodate the increases under the arms from waist to chest. From a distance the fabric sometimes looks like a series of wishbones with one stockinette leg and one moss stitch leg.
Here's a closer look. As usual, my digicam is doing weird things to the colors. The photography
The pattern quickly became familiar enough to be almost mindless, which is good, because I'm still figuring out the shaping of the shoulders and V-neck. I want full fashioned shoulders and some snazzy decreases at the point of the V-neck ribbing and haven't quite worked out how to do that.
Meanwhile, emboldened by the progress on his vest, DH let it be known that he really wanted a cardigan with cables and pockets. Hm... sounds like a two-bagger to me.