Cabled jumper knitting pattern

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Jumper knitting patternSoft, stylish and luxurious, this fitted cabled jumper will put even the most experienced knitters through their paces.

SIZES

To fit: UK size 8-10[12-14:16-18:20-22:24-26] 81-86[91-97:102-107:112-117:122-127]cm (32-34[36-38:40-42:44-46:48-50]in)

Actual measurement: 88[98:103:122:135]cm (35[39:44:48:53]in)

Length to shoulder: 53[54:55:56:57]cm (21[21 1/2; 21 1/2:22:22 1/2]in)

Sleeve length: 45[46:47:47:47]cm (17 1/2[18:18 1/2:18 1/2:18 1/2]in)

Figures in square brackets refer to larger sizes: where there is only one set of figures this applies to all sizes.

YOU WILL NEED

Rowan Felted Tweed 50% Merino wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose (approx 175m per 50g)

7[8:8:9:10] x 50g balls 197 Alabaster

1 pair each 3.25mm and 3.75mm needles

Stitch holders

Cable needle

Row counter

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.

TENSION

26 sts and 33 rows to 10cm over patt using 3.75mm needles.

Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.

ABBREVIATIONS

C2BP = slip next st to cn and leave at back (RS) of work, p1, then p1 from cn

C2FP = slip next st to cn and leave at front (WS) of work, p1, then p1 from cn 

C3F = slip next st to cn and leave at front of work, k2, then k1 from cn

Wrap 10 = (k2, p2) twice, k2 and slip these 10 sts on to cn, wrap yarn 3 times anticlockwise around these 10 sts, then slip these 10 sts back on to RH needle

PATTERN NOTES

Number of sts varies while working patt.

All st counts given refer to basic number of sts and do NOT include any extra sts made while working patt.

Number of sts increases on diamond sections of pattern - the basic 3 sts increases to 11 sts and then back down to 3 sts. To avoid shaping through this section, work these 3 sts as a cable instead. At points specified in patt, replace diamond with a simple 3 st cable patt worked as folls:

Row 1 (RS) (this replaces Chart Row 1): C3F.

Row 2: P3.

Row 3: K3.

Row 4: P3.

These 4 rows form cable patt for these 3 sts for rest of section being knitted.

BACK

Using 3.25mm needles cast on 100[114:128:142:158] sts.

Row 1 (WS): P1[0:0:0:0], k2[2:1:0:0], (p2, k2) to last 1[0:3:2:2] sts, P1[0:2:2:2], k0[0:1:0:0]. Row 2: K1[0:0:0:0], p2[2:1:0:0], (k2, p2) to last 1[0:3:2:2] sts, k110:2:2:2], P0[0:1:0:0].

These 2 rows form rib.

Cont in rib until Back meas 9cm (3 1/2in), ending with WS facing for next row.

Next row (WS): Rib 10[17:8:15:7], m1, (rib 16, m1) 5[5:7:7:9] times, rib 10(17:8:15:7]. 106(120:136:150:168] sts.

Change to 3.75mm needles.

Beg and ending rows as indicated, work 17-st patt rep 5[5:7:7:9] times across each row and rep 20-row patt rep throughout, cont in patt from Chart for sweater Body as folls: Work 10 rows, ending with RS facing for next row.

Inc 1 st at each end of next and 3 foll 16th rows, taking inc sts into rib. 114(128:144:158:176] sts.

Work 21 rows, ending after Chart row 20 and with RS facing for next row.

Back should meas approx 33cm (13in).

Shape raglan

Keeping patt correct cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 108(122:138:152:170] sts.

Now replacing diamond sections of patt nearest ends of rows with cable patt as detailed in pattern note above, cont as folls:

Next row (RS): K2, skpo, patt to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.

Next row (WS): P2, p2tog, patt to last 4 sts, p2tog tbl, p2.

These 2 rows set sts, raglan armhole decs worked 2 sts in from ends of rows, creating 3 sts in st st along raglan armhole edge. Working all raglan armhole decs as now set and keeping 3 sts in st st along raglan armhole edge throughout by working p3 at ends of WS rows when there is no shaping on this row, cont as foils:

Dec 1 st at each end of next 13(16:16:16:16] rows, then on foll 1[0:0:0:0] alt row. 76(86:102:116:134] sts.

Work 1[0:0:0:0] row ending after Chart row 20. Now working Diamond sections of patt nearest ends of rows as cable[diamond:cable:cable:cable] patt (see pattern note), cont as folls:

Dec 1 st at each end of next 1[7:19:20:20] rows then on foll 9[6:0:0:0] alt rows. 56[60:64:76:94] sts.

Work 1[1:1:0:0] row ending after Chart row 20.

Sizes 2, 3, 4 and 5 only

Now working just 2 central diamond sections as diamonds and replacing all other diamond sections with cable patt (see pattern note), cont as folls:

Dec 1 st at each end of next 1 [1:9:20] rows, then on foll 9[9:5:0] alt rows. 40(44:48:54] sts. Work 1 [1:1:0] row, ending after Chart row 20.

Sizes 1, 3, 4 and 5 only

Working all diamond sections with cable patt (see pattern note), cont as folls:

Dec 1 st at each end of next and foll 7[0:2:4] alt rows. 40(42:42:44] sts.

Work 1 row, ending with RS facing for next row.

All sizes

Break yarn and leave rem 40[40:42:42:44] sts on a holder.

FRONT

Work as given for Back until 54(54:58:58:70] sts rem in raglan armhole shaping. (Note: At centre of rows, work just 2 full reps of diamond sections after beg of raglan armhole shaping and then work sts above these diamond sections in cable patt). Work 1[1:1:1:0] row, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape front neck

Next row (RS): K2, skpo, patt 7(7:9:9:15] sts and turn, leaving rem sts on a holder. 10(10:12:12:18] sts.

Work each side of neck separately.

Keeping patt correct, dec 1 st at neck edge of next 4 rows, then on foll 0(0:1:1:2] alt rows and at same time dec 1 st at raglan armhole edge of 2nd[2nd:2nd:2nd:next] and foll 0[0:0:0:7] rows, then on foll 1 [1:2:2:0] alt rows (4 sts).

Work 1 row, ending with RS facing for next row.

Next row (RS): K1, sk2po (2 sts).

Next row: P2.

Next row: K2tog.

Fasten off.

With RS facing, slip centre 32 sts on to a holder, rejoin yarn and patt to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 10(10:12:12:18] sts.

Complete to match first side, reversing shaping.

SLEEVES

Using 3.25mm needles cast on 34(36:38:38:42] sts.

Row 1 (RS): P0[1:0:0:0], k2[2:0:0:2], (P2, k2) to last 0(1:2:2:0] sts, p0[1:2:2:0].

Row 2: K0[1:0:0:0], p2[2:0:0:2], (k2, p2) to last 0(1:2:2:0] sts, k0[1:2:2:0].

These 2 rows form rib.

Cont in rib, shaping sides by inc 1 st at each end of 3rd and 6[7:8:8:8] foil 4th rows, taking inc sts into rib and ending with a RS row. 48(52:56:56:60] sts.

Next row (WS): Rib 8(10:12:12:14], ml, (rib 16, ml) twice, rib 8(10:12:12:14]. 51(55:59:59:63] sts.

Change to 3.75mm needles.

Beg and ending rows as indicated, rep 17-st patt rep twice in each row and rep 20-row patt rep throughout, cont in patt from Chart for Sleeves as folls:

Inc 1 st at each end of 3rd and every foll 4th[4th:-:4th:4th] row to 59(63x73:77] sts, then on every foll 6th row until there are 79(83:85:89:93] sts, taking inc sts into rib. Cont straight until all 20 rows of Chart have been worked 6 times, ending after Chart Row 20 and with RS facing for next row. Sleeve should meas approx 45[46:47:47:47]cm (171/2[18:181/2:181/2:181/2]in).

Shape raglan

Keeping patt correct, cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 73(77:79:83:87] sts.

Working all raglan decs in same way as raglan armhole decs, cont as folls:

Dec 1 st at each end of next 5 rows, then on folls 6(6:6:16:16] alt rows. 51(55:57:41:45] sts. Work 1 row, ending after Chart row 20.

Now working just central diamond section as a diamond and replacing both other diamond sections with cable patt (see pattern note), cont as folls:

Dec 1 st at each end of next and foll 9 alt rows. 31(35:37:21:25] sts.

Work 1 row, ending after Chart row 20.

Now replacing central diamond section with cable patt (see pattern note), cont as folls:

Sizes 1, 2, 3 and 5 only

Dec 1 st at each end of next and foll 4[6:7:1] alt rows (21 sts).

Work 1 row, ending with RS facing for next row.

All sizes

Keeping patt and shapings correct as set, cont as folls:

Left sleeve only

Dec 1 st at each end of next row, then cast off 4 sts at beg of foll row (15 sts).

Dec 1 st at beg of next row, then cast off 4 sts at beg of foll row (10 sts).

Right sleeve only

Cast off 5 sts at beg and dec 1 st at end of next row (15 sts).

Work 1 row.

Cast off 4 sts at beg and dec 1 st at end of next row (10 sts).

Work 1 row.

Both Sleeves

Rep last 2 rows once more.

Cast off rem 5 sts.

NECKBAND

Press pieces according ball band.

Join both Front and Right Back raglan seams using back stitch, or mattress stitch if preferred.

Neckband

With RS facing and using 3.25mm needles, pick up and k15 sts from top of Left Sleeve, and 7(7:9:9:11] sts down left side of Front neck, k across 32 sts on Front holder, pick up and k7[7:9:9:11] sts up right side of Front neck, and 15 sts from top of Right Sleeve, then k40[40:42:42:44] sts on Back holder, dec 2[2:0:0:2] sts evenly. 114(114:122:122:126] sts.

Next row (WS): Knit.

Next row: K2, (p2, k2) to end.

Next row: P2, (k2, p2) to end.

Rep last 2 rows twice more, ending with RS facing for next row.

Cast off in rib.

TO FINISH

Join remaining raglan seam and Neckband. Sew side and underarm Sleeve seams.

Darn in loose ends.

Design by Lisa Richardson

Chart and Diagram

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