Man's cable sweater knitting pattern

Man's sweater knitting pattern

Sweater knitting patternMeasurements

To fit chest sizes 91-97 (102) (107-112) cm/36-38 (40) (42-44) in.

Actual measurements 108 (113) (124) cm/42 1/2 (44 1/2) (48 3/4) in.

Side seam 40 (41) (42.5) cm/15 3/4 (16) (16 3/4) in.

Length 60 (62) (65) cm/23 1/2 (24 1/2) (25 1/2) in.

Sleeve seam 43.5 (45) (47.5) cm/17 1/4 (17 3/4) (18 3/4) in.

Materials

13 (14) (15) 50g (125m) balls of Rico Design Rico Baby Cotton Soft DK (50% cotton, 50% acrylic) In Light Blue (003).

Pair of 3 1/4mm (No. 10) and 3 3/4mm (No. 9) and knitting needles; cable needle.

Tension

30 stitches and 32 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over pattern, using 3 3/4mm needles.

Abbreviations

K, knit; p, purl; st, stitch; dec, decrease (by taking 2 sts together); inc, increase (by working twice into same st); c6b, cable 6 back (slip 3 sts on cable needle and leave at back, k3, then k3 from cable needle); c6f, cable 6 front (slip next 3 sts on cable needle and leave at front, k3, then k3 from cable needle); nil, meaning nothing is worked here for this size.

Note

Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approx. Instructions are given for small size. Where they vary, work figures in round brackets for larger sizes. Instructions in square brackets are worked as stated after 2nd bracket.

Back

With 3 3/4mm needles, cast on 162 (170) (186) sts.

1st row: K4 (nil) (4), p2 (nil) (2), k2 (nil) (2), p2, [k2, p2, k6, p2, k6, p2, k2, p2] 6 (7) (7) times, k2 (nil) (2), p2 (nil) (2), k4 (nil) (4).

2nd row and following alternate rows: K and p to end with sts as set.

3rd row: As 1st row.

5th row: K4 (nil) (4), p2 (nil) (2), k2 (nil) (2), p2, [k2, p2, c6b, p2, c6f, p2, k2, p2] 6 (7) (7) times, k2 (nil) (2), p2 (nil) (2), k4 (nil) (4).

7th, 9th and 11th rows: As 1st row.

13th row: As 5th row.

15th row: As 1st row.

17th row: P2 (nil) (2), k6 (nil) (6), p2, [k6, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k6, p2] 6 (7) (7) times, k6 (nil) (6), p2 (nil) (2).

19th row: As 17th row.

21st row: P2 (nil) (2), [c6b] 1 (nil) (1) time, p2, [c6f, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, c6b, p2] 6 (7)(7) times, [c6f] 1 (nil) (1) time, p2 (nil) (2).

23rd, 25th and 27th rows: As 17th row.

29th row: As 21st row.

31st row: As 17th row.

32nd row: As 2nd row.

These 32 rows form pattern.

Pattern another 96 (100) (104) rows.

Mark each end of last row for side seams. **

Pattern another 63 (67) (71) rows.

Shape shoulders:

Next row: Cast off 56 (58) (64) sts, pattern to last 56 (58) (64) sts, cast off last 56 (58) (64) sts.

Leave remaining 50 (54) (58) sts on a st holder.

Front

Work as given for back to **.

Pattern another 47 (51) (55) rows.

Shape neck: Next row: Pattern 70 (72) (78), turn and work on these sts only for left side neck.

Left side neck: Keeping pattern correct, dec 1 st at neck edge on next 14 rows - 56 (58) (64) sts. Pattern 1 row. Cast off.

Right side neck: With right side facing, slip centre 22 (26) (30) sts on to a st holder, rejoin yarn to remaining sts and pattern to end - 70 (72) (78) sts.

Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 14 rows - 56 (58) (64) sts. Pattern 1 row. Cast off.

Sleeves

(both alike)

With 3 3/4mm needles, cast on 66 sts.

1st row: P2, k6, [p2, k6, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k6] twice, p2, k6, p2.

2nd row and following alternate rows: K and p to end with sts as set.

3rd row: As 1st row.

5th row: P2, c6b, [p2, c6f, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, c6b] twice, p2, c6f, p2.

6th row: As 2nd row.

These 6 rows set position of pattern. Continue in pattern to match back, work 2 rows.

Working extra sts into pattern as they occur, inc 1 st at each end of next row and 17 (21) (23) following 4th rows, then on 10 (8) (8) following 6th rows - 122 (126) (130) sts.

Pattern another 3 rows. Cast off.

Neckband

Join right shoulder seam. With right side facing and 3 1/4mm needles, pick up and k16 sts down left front neck, pattern 22 (26) (30) across centre front sts, pick up and k16 sts up right front neck, pattern 50 (54) (58) across centre back sts - 104 (112) (120) sts.

1st row (wrong side): Pattern 50 (54) (58), p nil (2) (nil), [k2, p2] 4 (3) (4) times, k nil (2) (nil), pattern 22 (26) (30), k nil (2) (nil), [p2, k2] 4 (3) (4) times, p nil (2) (nil).

2nd row: K nil (2) (nil), [p2, k2] 4 (3) (4) times, p nil (2) (nil), pattern 22 (26) (30), p nil (2) (nil), [k2, p2] 4 (3) (4) times, k nil (2) (nil), pattern 50 (54) (58).

Repeat last 2 rows, 3 times more.

Cast off in pattern.

To make up

Join left shoulder and neckband seam. Sew on sleeve tops to row-ends above markers on back and front. Join side and sleeve seams.

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