Roll-neck sweater knitting pattern

Men's sweater knitting pattern

Sweater knitting patternMeasurements

To fit chest sizes 97 (102) (107) (112-117) (122) (127) (132) cm/38 (40) (42) (44-46) (48) (50) (52) in.

Actual measurements 116 (123) (130) (136) (143) (150) (156) cm/45 3/4 (48 1/2) (51 1/4) (53 1/2) (56 1/4) (59) (61 1/2) in.

Side seam 40 (41) (42.5) (43.5) (44.5) (45.5) (47) cm/15 3/4 (16) (16 3/4) (17 1/4) (17 1/2) (18) (18 1/2) in.

Length to back neck 61 (63.5) (65.5) (68) (70) (72.5) (74.5) cm/24 (25) (25 3/4) (26 3/4) (27 1/2) (28 1/2) (29 1/4) in.

Sleeve seam 43.5 (44.5) (45.5) (47) (48) (49) (51) cm/17 1/4 (17 1/2) (17 3/4) (18 1/2) (19) (19 1/4) (20) in.

Materials

25 (26) (27) (28) (29) (30) (31) 50g (40m) balls of Patons Merino Extrafine Big (100% wool) in Burgundy (00333).

Pair of 6 1/2mm (No. 3) and 7mm (No. 2) knitting needles; a cable needle.

Tension

12 stitches and 18 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over stocking stitch, using 7mm needles.

Abbreviations

K, knit; p, purl; st, stitch; sl, slip; inc, increase (by working twice into same st); rss, reverse stocking st (p on right side and k on wrong side); skpo, sl1, k1, pass sl st over; nil, meaning nothing is worked here for this size; c8f, cable 8 front (sl 4 sts on to cable needle and leave at front, k4, then k4 from cable needle); c8b, cable 8 back (sl 4 sts on to cable needle and leave at back, k4, then k4 from cable needle).

Note

Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate. 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 6 1/2mm needles, cast on 76 (80) (84) (88) (92) (96) (100) sts.

1st rib row: K2 (nil) (2) (nil) (2) (nil) (2), [p2, k2] 7 (8) (8) (9) (9) (10) (10) times, p2, k12, p2, [k2, p2] 7 (8) (8) (9) (9) (10) (10) times, k2 (nil) (2) (nil) (2) (nil) (2).

2nd rib row: P2 (nil) (2) (nil) (2) (nil) (2), [k2, p2] 7 (8) (8) (9) (9) (10) (10) times, k2, p12, k2, [p2, k2] 7 (8) (8) (9) (9) (10) (10) times, p2 (nil) (2) (nil) (2) (nil) (2).

3rd and 4th rib rows: As 1st and 2nd rib rows.

5th rib row: K2 (nil) (2) (nil) (2) (nil) (2), [p2, k2] 7 (8) (8) (9) (9) (10) (10) times, p2, k4, c8f, p2, [k2, p2] 7 (8) (8) (9) (9) (10) (10) times, k2 (nil) (2) (nil) (2) (nil) (2).

6th rib row: As 2nd row.

7th to 10th rib rows: Repeat 1st and 2nd rib rows, twice.

11th rib row: K2 (nil) (2) (nil) (2) (nil) (2), [p2, k2] 7 (8) (8) (9) (9) (10) (10) times, p2, c8b, k4, p2, [k2, p2] 7 (8) (8) (9) (9) (10) (10) times, k2 (nil) (2) (nil) (2) (nil) (2).

12th rib row: As 2nd rib row.

Change to 7mm needles.

Work pattern as follows: 1st row: P32 (34) (36) (38) (40) (42) (44), k12, p to end.

2nd row: K32 (34) (36) (38) (40) (42) (44), p12, k to end.

3rd and 4th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows.

5th row: P32 (34) (36) (38) (40) (42) (44), k4, c8f, p to end.

6th row: As 2nd row.

7th to 10th rows: Repeat 1st and 2nd rows, twice.

11th row: P32 (34) (36) (38) (40) (42) (44), c8b, k4, p to end.

12th row: As 2nd row.

These 12 rows form pattern.

Pattern another 48 (50) (52) (54) (56) (58) (60) rows. Mark each end of last row for side seams.

Shape raglan armholes: 1st row: K1, skpo, pattern to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

2nd row: P2, pattern to last 2 sts, p2.

3rd row: K2, pattern to last 2 sts, k2.

4th row: P2, pattern to last 2 sts, p2.

Repeat last 4 rows, 4 (6) (5) (6) (6) (7) (6) times more - 66 (66) (72) (74) (78) (80) (86) sts. **

Now, repeat 1st and 2nd rows only, 9 (6) (9) (8) (9) (8) (11) times more - 48 (54) (54) (58) (60) (64) (64) sts.

Mark each end of last row.

Shape shoulders: Cast off 8 (10) (10) (12) (12) (14) (14) sts at beginning of next row.

Next row: Cast off 8 (10) (10) (12) (12) (14) (14), pattern 4 (1) (1) (1) (14) (14) (14) st(s) more, [work 2 tog, pattern 2] 5 (7) (7) (7) (1) (1) (1) time(s), work 2 tog, pattern to end - 26 (26) (26) (26) (34) (34) (34) sts. Mark each end of last row. Leave these sts on a st holder.

Front

Work as back to **.

Now, repeat 1st and 2nd rows only, 6 (3) (6) (5) (6) (5) (8) times more - 54 (60) (60) (64) (66) (70) (70) sts.

Next row: K1, skpo, pattern 20 (17) (17) (19) (14) (16) (16), [work 2tog, pattern 4] 1 (3) (3) (3) (5) (5) (5) time(s), work 2tog, pattern to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 50 (54) (54) (58) (58) (62) (62) sts.

Shape neck: Next row: P2, k8 (10) (10) (12) (12) (14) (14), p2, turn and work on these 12 (14) (14) (16) (16) (18) (18) sts only for right side neck.

Right side neck: 1st row: K1, skpo, p to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

2nd row: P2, k to last 2 sts, p2.

Repeat last 2 rows, once more - 8 (10) (10) (12) (12) (14) (14) sts.

Work 1 row. Mark end of last row.

Cast off for shoulder.

Left side neck: With wrong side facing, sl centre 26 sts on to a st holder, rejoin yarn to remaining sts, p2, k to last 2 sts, p2 - 12 (14) (14) (16) (16) (18) (18) sts.

1st row: K1, skpo, p to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

2nd row: P2, k to last 2 sts, p2.

Repeat last 2 rows, once more - 8 (10) (10) (12) (12) (14) (14) sts.

Mark end of last row. Cast off for shoulder.

Sleeves(both alike)

With 6 1/2mm needles, cast on 36 (40) (40) (44) (44) (48) (48) sts.

1st rib row: K2 (nil) (nil) (2) (2) (nil) (nil), [p2, k2] 2 (3) (3) (3) (3) (4) (4) times, p2, k12, P2, [k2, p2] 2 (3) (3) (3) (3) (4) (4) times, k2 (nil) (nil) (2) (2) (nil) (nil).

2nd rib row: P2 (nil) (nil) (2) (2) (nil) (nil), [k2, p2] 2 (3) (3) (3) (3) (4) (4) times, k2, p12, k2, [p2, k2] 2 (3) (3) (3) (3) (4) (4) times, p2 (nil) (nil) (2) (2) (nil) (nil).

3rd and 4th rib rows: As 1st and 2nd rib rows.

5th rib row: K2 (nil) (nil) (2) (2) (nil) (nil), [p2, k2] 2 (3) (3) (3) (3) (4) (4) times, p2, k4, c8f, p2, [k2, p2] 2 (3) (3) (3) (3) (4) (4) times, k2 (nil) (nil) (2) (2) (nil) (nil).

6th rib row: As 2nd rib row.

7th to 10th rib rows: Repeat 1st and 2nd rib rows, twice.

11th rib row: K2 (nil) (nil) (2) (2) (nil) (nil), [p2, k2] 2 (3) (3) (3) (3) (4) (4) times, p2, c8b, k4, p2, [k2, p2] 2 (3) (3) (3) (3) (4) (4) times, k2 (nil) (nil) (2) (2) (nil) (nil).

12th rib row: As 2nd rib row.

Change to 7mm needles.

Work pattern as follows:

1st row: P12 (14) (14) (16) (16) (18) (18), k12, p to end.

2nd row: K12 (14) (14) (16) (16) (18) (18), p12, k to end.

These 2 rows set position of pattern. Working pattern to match back and taking extra sts into rss, inc 1 st at each end of next row and 8 (7) (8) (7) (8) (7) (8) following 7th (8th) (8th) (9th) (8th) (10th) (9th) rows - 54 (56) (58) (60) (62) (64) (66) sts.

Pattern another 7 (9) (3) (6) (7) (3) (5) rows. Mark each end of last row.

Shape raglan top: 1st row: K1, skpo, pattern to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

2nd row: P2, pattern to last 2 sts, p2.

Repeat last 2 rows, 18 (19) (20) (21) (22) (23) (24) times more - 16 sts.

Mark each end of last row.

Pattern another 9 (13) (13) (15) (15) (17) (17) rows.

Next row: Pattern 4, [p2tog, pattern 4] twice - 14 sts.

Leave these sts on a st holder.

Polo collar

Taking 1 st into the seam, join both front and right back raglan seams between markers, then sew row-ends of sleeve tops to cast off sts for shoulder.

With right side facing and using 6 1/2mm needles, p2, [k2, p2] 3 times across left sleeve sts, pick up and k4 sts down left front neck, k2, [p2, k2] 6 times across centre front sts, pick up and k4 sts up right front neck, p2, [k2, p2] 3 times across right sleeve sts, k2, [p2, k2] 6 (6) (6) (6) (8) (8) (8) times across back neck sts - 88 (88) (88) (88) (96) (96) (96) sts. Work 36 rows in p2, k2 rib.

Cast off loosely in rib.

To make up

Join left back raglan seam as before and polo collar, reversing seam half way up on collar. Taking 1 st into the seam, join side and sleeve seams.

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