Knitting for men Pullovers, Sweaters Top-down cable sweater knitting pattern

Top-down cable sweater knitting pattern

Top-down cable sweater knitting pattern



SIZES

To fit: S[M:L:XL]

Actual measurement: 94[100:106:114]cm (37[39.25:41.75:45]in)

Length to shoulder: 70[72:74:76]cm (27.5[28.25:29:30]in)

Sleeve length: 50cm (19.75in)

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

YOU WILL NEED

Bergere de France jaspee DK 80% acrylic, 20% wool (approx 95m per 50g ball)

13[13:14:16] x 50g balls 21407 Bartavelle

1 pair each 3.5 and 4.5mm needles

4.5mm circular needles

Cable needle (cn)

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

TENSION

25 sts and 26 rows to 10cm over cable pattern using 4.5mm needles.

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

PATTERN NOTES

Pattern stitch

Worked over a number of sts divisible by 6 + 2 at the start, then the number of sts will vary over the rows. Follow the Chart, working the patt rep from st 2 to st 31. 

Cable pattern

Worked over a number of sts divisible by 16 + 2. Work from Chart as folls: After st 81, rep from st 2. After Row 52, rep from Row 41.

TO MAKE

Start at the top of yoke, working backward s and forwards in rows. The arrows on the diagram indicate the direction of work.

Yoke

Using 4.5mm circular needles cast on 134 sts. Starting at Row 1 of Chart cont in pattern stitch, working the increases where indicated on the Chart:

Rows 13 to 24 = 178 sts.

Rows 25 to 26 = 222 sts.

Rows 27 to 36 = 266 sts.

Rows 37 to 38 = 310 sts.

From Row 39 = 354 sts.

When work measures 18cm (7in) (48 rows) total cont as folls:

Row 49 (RS): P2, inc1 (all increased sts are to be worked in rev st st), patt 110, inc1, p2, inc1, patt62, inc1, p2, inc1, patt 110, inc1, p2, incl, patt 62, inc1, p2 (362 sts).

Keeping patt correct work 3 [3:1:1] rows.

Next row (RS): P2, inc1 (all increased sts are to be worked in rev st st), patt 112, inc1, p2, inc1, patt 64, inc1, p2, inc1, patt 112, inc1, p2, inc1, patt 64, inc1, p2 (370 sts).

Keeping patt correct work 3 [3:1:1] rows.

Next row (RS): K2, inc1 (all increased sts are to be worked in rev st st), patt 114, inc1, p2, inc1, patt 66, inc1, p2, inc1, patt 114, inc1, p2, inc1, patt 66, inc1, p2 (378 sts).

Keeping patt correct work 1 row.

Size S only: The yoke is now completed, leave all sts on the needle.

Sizes [M:L:XL]: Cont on the yoke as folls:

Next row (RS): K2, inc1 (all increased sts are to be worked in st st), patt 116, inc1, p2, inc1, patt 68, inc1, p2, inc1, patt 116, inc1, p2, inc1, patt 68, inc1, p2 (386 sts).

Cont to inc as est on every foll RS row another [1:4:6] times. [394:418:434] sts.

Keeping patt correct work 1 row. The yoke is now completed, leave all sts on the needle. Each section will now be completed separately.

BACK

With RS of work facing and using 4.5mm needles cast on 1[2:2:4] new sts, work 119[123:129:133] sts in the different patterns as est, then cast on 2[3:3:5] new sts.

Place the foll 70[74:80:84] sts on a contrast colour yarn for the Rig ht Sleeve. Place the foll 118[122:128:132] sts on another contrast colour yarn for the Front. Place the rem 71[75:81:85] sts on another contrast colour yarn for the Left Sleeve.

Cont on the 122[128:134:142] sts for Back as folls: 

Next row (WS): P3[6:9:13], 116 sts in cable pattern, p3[6:9:13].

Next row (RS): K3[6:9:13], 116 sts in cable pattern, k3[6:9:13].

These two rows set the pattern, cont as est until work meas approx 62[64:66:68]cm (24.25[25:26:27]in) (161 [167:171:175] rows) total, ending on a RS row.

Next row (WS): P3[6:9:13], (k2tog)twice, *p3, p2tog, p2, p2tog, p3, (k2tog) twice*, rep from * to * 7 times in total, p3[6:9:13]. 92[98:104:112] sts.

Change to 3.5mm needles and cont as folls:

Next row (RS): K3[2:3:3] *p2, k2, rep from * to last 1[0:1:1] sts, k1[0:1:1]. 

Next row (RS): P3[2:3:3] *k2, p2, rep from * to last 1[0:1:1] sts, k1[0:1:1].

These 2 rows est 2/2 rib, rep until 8cm (3in) (22 rows)total of rib have been worked. Cast off in rib.

FRONT

Using 4.5mm needles, pick up the 118[122:128:132] sts for the Front ready to knit a RS row. Cast on 2[3:3:5] new sts, work 118[122:128:132] sts in the different patterns as est, then cast on 2[3:3:5] new sts. 122[128:134:142] sts.

Next row (WS): P3[6:9:13], 116 sts in cable pattern, p3[6:9:13].

Next row (RS): K3[6:9:13], 116 sts in cable pattern, k3[6:9:13].

These two rows set the pattern, cont as est until work meas approx 62[64:66:68]cm (24.25[25:26:27]in) (161 [167:171:175] rows) total, ending on a RS row.

Next row (WS): P3[6:9:13], (k2tog) twice, *p3, p2tog, p2, p2tog, p3, (k2tog) twice*, rep from * to * 7 times in total, p3[6:9:13]. 92[98:104:112] sts.

Change to 3.5mm need les and cont as folls:

Next row (RS): K3[2:3:3] *p2, k2, rep from * to last 1[0:1:1] sts, k1[0:1:1].

Next row (RS): P3[2:3:3] *k2, p2, rep from * to last 1[0:1:1] sts, k1[0:1:1].

These 2 rows est 2/2 rib, rep until 8cm (3in) (22 rows)total of rib have been worked. Cast off in rib.

RIGHT SLEEVE

Using 4.5mm needles, pick up the 70[74:80:84] sts for the Right Sleeve ready to knit a RS row. Cast on 2[3:3:5] new sts, work 70[74:80:84] sts in the different patterns as est, then cast on 2[3:3:5] new sts. 74[80:86:94] sts.

Next row (WS): P3 [6:9:13], 68 sts in cable pattern, p3[6:9:13].

Next row (RS): K3[6:9:13], 68 sts in cable pattern, k3[6:9:13].

These two rows set the pattern, cont as est until work meas approx 27[27:28:29]cm (10.5[10.5:11:11.5]in) (70[70:72:74] rows) total, ending on a WS row.

Next row (RS - dec): Patt 1, k2tog (or p2tog), patt to last 4 sts, skpo (or p2tog), patt 1.

Rep the dec row on every foll 12th[8th:8th:6th] row 1[1:6:10] times, then on every foll 14th [10th:10th:8th] row 5 [8:4:4] times. 60(60:64:64] sts.

Cont without shaping until work meas approx 66cm (26in) (171 rows) total, ending on a RS row.

S and M sizes only

Next row (WS): *P3, p2tog, p2, p2tog, p3, (k2tog) twice*, rep from * to * 3 times in total, p3, p2tog, p2, p2tog, p3. 46[46] sts.

L and XL sizes only

Next row (WS): K2, *p3, p2tog, p2, p2tog, p3, (k2tog) twice*, rep from * to * 3 times in total, p3, p2tog, p2, p2tog, p3, k2. [50:50] sts.

Change to 3.5mm needles and cont as folls:

Next row (RS): K2 *p2, k2, rep from * to end.

Next row (RS): P2 *k2, p2, rep from * to end.

These 2 rows est 2/2 rib, rep until 8cm (3in) (22 rows) total of rib have been worked. Cast off in rib.

LEFT SLEEVE

Using 4.5mm need les, pick up the 71[75:81:85] sts for the Left Sleeve ready to knit a RS row. Cast on 2[3:3:5] new sts, work 71 [75:81:85] sts in the different patterns as est, then cast on 1[2:2:4] new sts. 74[80:86:94] sts.

Next row (WS): P3[6:9:13], 68 sts in cable pattern, p3[6:9:13].

Next row (RS): K3 [6:9:13], 68 sts in cable pattern, k3[6:9:13].

These two rows set the pattern, cont as for Rig ht Sleeve working dec in the same way to end.

NECKBAND

Using 3.5mm needles cast on 106[106:110:114] sts.

Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2, rep from * to end.

Row 2: P2, *k2, p2, rep from * to end.

These 2 rows form 2/2 rib, rep until work meas 6cm (2.5in) (16 rows) total, leave sts on a spare needle.

TO FINISH OFF

Using back-stitch, graft the neckband around neck edge and join the short seam of the neckband. Join the raglan seam between the Back and Left Sleeve. Sew side, sleeve and underarm seams.