Cabled raglan sweater for men

Men's sweater knitting pattern

Sweater knitting patternSIZE XS (S:M:L:XL:XXL)

YARN

Sublime Extra Fine Merino Worsted (Heavy DK/worsted weight; 100% wool; 100m/109yds per 50g ball)

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

1 pair 3.75mm (UK 9/US 5) knitting needles

1 pair 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) knitting needles

Cable needle (cn)

2 stitch holders

TENSION

18 sts and 24 rows to 10cm over st st on 4.5mm needles.

Wide cable panel meas 24cm across Narrow cable panel meas 15cm across

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

C4B: Slip next 2 sts to cn and hold at back, K2, K2 from cn.

C4F: Slip next 2 sts to a cn and hold at front, K2, K2 from cn.

M1pw: Pick up strand between sts from back to front, P into front of st.

STITCH PATTERNS

WIDE CABLE PANEL

(worked over 60 sts)

Row 1 (RS): P6, (C4B, C4F) 6 times, P6.

Row 2: K6, P48, K6.

Row 3: P6, K48, P6.

Row 4: K6, P48, K6.

Rows 5 and 6: As Rows 3 and 4.

Row 7: P6, (C4F, C4B) 6 times, P6.

Row 8: K6, P48, K6.

These 8 rows form wide cable panel.

NARROW CABLE PANEL

(worked over 36 sts)

Row 1 (RS): P6, (C4B, C4F) 3 times, P6.

Row 2: K6,P24, K6.

Row 3: P6, K24, P6.

Row 4: K6, P24, K6.

Rows 5 and 6: As Rows 3 and 4.

Row 7: P6, (C4F, C4B) 3 times, P6.

Row 8: K6, P24, K6.

These 8 rows form narrow cable panel.

BACK

Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 83 (91:101:109:119:127) sts.

Row 1 (RS): K2, (P1, K1) to last st, K1.

Row 2: K1, (P1, K1) to end.

Rep these 2 rows until rib meas 6cm, ending after row 2. **

Next row (RS): K5 (9:5:9:14:9), * M1, K4 (4:5:5:5:6); rep from * to last 6 (10:6:10:15:10) sts, M1, K to end. 102 (110:120:128:138:146) sts.

Next row: Purl.

Change to 4.5mm needles.

Begin working in st st with cable panel as folls:

Row 1 (RS): K21 (25:30:34:39:43), work row 1 of wide cable panel, K21 (25:30:34:39:43).

Row 2: P21 (25:30:34:39:43), work row 2 of wide cable panel, P21 (25:30:34:39:43).

Rows 3 to 8: Rep rows 1 and 2 three more times, but working rows 3 to 8 of wide cable panel.

These 8 rows set the patt.

Cont in patt until work meas 42cm from beg, ending after a WS row.

SHAPE RAGLAN

Rows 1 and 2: Cast off 3 (3:4:4:5:5) sts, work to end. 96 (104:112:120:128:136) sts.

Row 3: K1, skpo, work to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 2 sts dec'd.

Row 4: K1, P2tog, work to last 3 sts, P2tog tbl, K1. 2 sts dec'd.

Row 5: K1, skpo, work to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 2 sts dec'd.

Row 6: K1, P1, work to last 2 sts, P1, K1.

Rep the last 4 rows 2 (4:5:6:7:8) times more. 78 (74:76:78:80:82) sts.

Rep rows 5 and 6 until 40 (42:44:46:48:50) sts rem, ending after WS row.

Slip sts on a stitch holder and leave.

FRONT

Work as Back until 56 (60:64:66:70:74) sts rem in the raglan shaping, ending after a WS row.

SHAPE NECK

Next row: K1, skpo, work across 10 (11:12:12:13:14) sts, turn.

12 (13:14:14:15:16) sts.

Cont on this group of sts for left half of neck.

Work 3 rows dec 1 st at neck edge on every row and 1 st at raglan edge on the 2nd of these rows.

8 (9:10:10:11:12) sts.

Cont dec 1 st at raglan edge only on every RS row until 2 sts rem.

Work 1 row.

Cast off.

With RS facing, slip next 30 (32:34:36:38: 40) sts (centre sts) on a stitch holder.

Rejoin yarn neatly to rem sts and patt to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1.

Complete as left half of neck.

SLEEVES

Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 37 (39:41:41:43:45) sts.

Work as Back to**.

Next row (RS): K3 (4:5:5:6:7), (M1, K10) 3 times, M1, K to end.

41 (43:45:45:47:49) sts.

Next row: Purl.

Change to 4.5mm needles.

Work 4 rows in st st.

Cont in st st inc 1 st at each end of next row, then on every foll 6th (6th:6th:6th:4th:4th) row until there are 49 (57:55:53:53:61) sts, then on every foll 8th (8th:6th:6th:6th:6th) row until there are 61 (65:69:69:73:77) sts.

Next row (WS): P22 (24:26:26:28:30), (M1pw, P2) 8 times, M1pw, P to end.

70 (74:78:78:82:86) sts.

PLACE NARROW CABLE PANEL

Row 1: K17 (19:21:21:23:25), work row 1 of narrow cable panel, K17 (19:21:21:23:25).

Row 2: P17 (19:21:21:23:25), work row 2 of narrow cable panel, P17 (19:21:21:23:25).

Cont with panel as set working Rows 3 to 8, then repeating Rows 1 to 8 of panel throughout AT THE SAME TIME continue to shape Sleeve by inc 1 st at each end of foll 5th (5th:5th:3rd:3rd:3rd) row, then on every foil 8th (8th:8th:6th:6th:6th) row until there are 74 (78:82:84:88:92) sts, taking extra sts in st st.

Cont straight until Sleeve meas 46 (47:47: 47:48:48) cm, ending after a WS row.

SHAPE RAGLAN

Next 2 rows: Cast off 3 (3:4:4:5:5) sts, work to end. 68 (72:74:76:78:82) sts.

Work 0 (0:0:4:4:4) rows straight.

Now rep rows 3 to 6 of raglan shaping as on Back 3 (4:3:3:2:2) times. 50 (48:56:58:66:70) sts.

Now rep rows 5 and 6 only of raglan shaping as on Back until 12 (12:12:14:14:14) sts rem, ending after a RS row.

Next row (WS): K1, P2, (P2tog) 3 (3:3:4:4:4) times, P2, K1.

9 (9:9:10:10:10) sts.

Slip sts on a length of yarn and leave.

TURTLENECK

Join raglan shapings except right back raglan.

Using 3.75mm needles, with RS facing, K across back neck sts as follows: K2 (3:3:2:3:3), (K2tog, K1) 12 (12:13:14:14:15) times, K2 (3:2:2:3:2), K across sts of left sleeve, pick up and knit 12 (13:15:15:16:18) sts evenly down left front neck, K across front neck sts as follows: K2 (3:2:2:3:2), (K2tog, K1) 9 (9:10:11:11:12) times, K1 (2:2:1:2:2), pick up and knit 12 (13:15:15:16:18) sts evenly upright front neck, finally K across right sleeve sts.

91 (97:103:107:113:119) sts.

Beg with a Row 2, work 24 rows in rib as on Back.

Cast off in rib.

MAKING UP

Join right back raglan and edges of turtleneck. Fold turtleneck in half to WS and hem lightly in position.

Join side and sleeve seams.

Weave in ends and gently block to measurements, following any yarn care instructions on the ball band.

Design by Pat Menchini

Measurements

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