Men's sweater knitting pattern free

Men's sweater knitting pattern

Sweater knitting pattern

Measurements

To fit chest sizes 91-97 (102-107) (112-117) cm/36-38 (40-42) (44-46) in.

Actual measurements 111.5 (123) (134) cm/44 (48 1/2) (52 3/4) in.

Side seam 41 (44) (47) cm/16 (17 1/4) (18 1/2) in.

Length to shoulder 65.5 (70) (74) cm/25 3/4(27 1/2) (29 1/4) in.

Sleeve seam 50 (52) (54) cm/19 3/4 (20 1/2) (21 1/4) in. 

Materials

8 (9) (9) 100g balls of Yeoman Cotton DK in Denim Mix (12).

Pair of 4mm (No. 8) knitting needles.

Cable needle.

Tension

21 stitches and 28 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over pattern, 12-stitch cable panel measures 4cm across, using 4mm needles. 

Abbreviations

K, knit; p, purl; st, stitch; inc, increase (by working twice into same st); dec, decrease (by working 2 sts tog); nil, meaning nothing is worked here for this size; c8b, slip next 4 sts onto cable needle and leave at back, k4, then k4from cable needle. 

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 4mm needles, cast on 128 (140) (152) sts.

1 st row: K nil (2) (nil), [p2, k2] 4 (4) (5) times, * for cable p2, k8, p2, k2, [p2, k2] 7 (8) (9) times, repeat from *once more, for cable p2, k8, p2, [k2, p2] 4 (4) (5) times, k nil (2) (nil).

2nd row: P nil (2) (nil), [k2, p2] 4 (4) (5) times, * for cable k2, p8, k2, p2, [k2, p2] 7 (8) (9) times, repeat from * once more, for cable k2, p8, k2, [p2, k2] 4 (4) (5) times, p nil (2) (nil).

3rd row: K2 (nil) (2), [p2r k2] 3 (4) (4) times, * p4, k8r p4, [k2, p2] 6 (7) (8) times, k2, repeat from * once more, p4, k8, p4, [k2, p2] 3 (4) (4) times, k2 (nil) (2).

4th row: P2 (nil) (2), [k2, p2] 3 (4) (4) times, * k4, p8, k4, p2, [k2r p2] 6 (7) (8) times, repeat from * once more, k4, p8, k4, [p2, k2] 3 (4) (4) times, p2 (nil) (2).

5th to 8th rows: As 1 st to 4th rows.

9th row: K nil (2) (nil), [p2, k2] 4 (4) (5) times, * p2, c8b, p2, k2, [p2, k2] 7 (8) (9) times, repeat from * once more, for cable p2, c8b, p2, [k2, p2] 4 (4) (5) times, k nil (2) (nil).

10th row: As 2nd row.

11th and 12th rows: As 3rd and 4th rows.

These 12 rows form pattern. Pattern another 104 (112) (120) rows.

Shape armholes: Keeping pattern correct, cast off 4(5) (6) sts at beginning of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows and 4 (5) (6) following alternate rows - 106 (114) (122) sts. **

Pattern another 55 (57) (59) rows. Cast off.

Mark 30 (32) (34) sts from each end along cast-off edge for shoulders.

Front

Work as for back to **.

Pattern another 33 (35) (37) rows.

Shape neck: Next row: Pattern 40 (42) (44) sts, turn and work on these sts for left side neck.

Left side neck: Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows and 6 following alternate rows - 30 (32) (34) sts.

Pattern 5 rows. Cast off for shoulder. Right side neclc With right side facing, rejoin yarn to remaining sts, cast off centre 26 (30) (34) sts and pattern to end - 40 (42) (44) sts.

Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows and 6 following alternate rows - 30 (32) (34) sts. Pattern 5 rows. Cast off for shoulder.

Sleeves (both alike)

With 4mm needles, cast on 62 (66) (70) sts.

1st row: P2, k2, for cable p2, k8, p2( k2, [p2, k2] 7 (8) (9) times, for cable p2, k8, p2, k2r p2.

2nd row: K2, p2, for cable k2, p8, k2, p2, [k2, p2] 7 (8) (9) times, for cable k2, p8, k2, p2, k2.

3rd row: K2, p4, k8, p4, [k2, p2] 6 (7) (8) times, k2, p4, k8, p4, k2.

4th row: P2, k4, p8, k4, p2, [k2, p2] 6 (7) (8) times, k4, p8, k4, p2.

These 4 rows set position of pattern. Continue in pattern to match back, inc 1 st at each end of next row and 12 (13) (14) following 10th rows - 88 (94) (100) sts.

Pattern another 15 (11) (7) rows.

Shape top: Cast off 4 (5) (6) sts at beginning of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st at each end of next row and 10 following alternate rows - 58 (62) (66) sts.

Cast off 2 sts at beginning of next 12 (14) (16) rows-34 sts. Cast off.

To make up

Join shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Join side and sleeve seams.

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