Knitting for men Pullovers, Sweaters Diagonal Rib Pullover

Diagonal Rib Pullover

Diagonal Rib Pullover



Diagonal Rib Pullover from Cynthia Yanok is a design for men that features Knitglobal Sock Yarn, a 4-ply wool and nylon blend from Aurora Yarns. The yarn is held doubled throughout and the pattern calls for size 7 US (4.50 mm) needles. The overall ribbed pattern not only adds visual interest, it makes the sweater very comfortable to wear.

SIZES: Pullover is sized to fit Men’s Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large).

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest 40 (421/2, 45, 50, 55)"

Length 25 (25, 26, 27, 28)"

Upper Arm 17 (17, 19, 19, 20)"

MATERIALS: 7 (7, 8, 9, 10) 100 g (437 yd) balls Knitglobal Yarns / Aurora Yarns Sock Yarn (75% Superwash wool, 25% nylon) color #303 Mountain

Size 9 US (5.50 mm) needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Size 7 US (4.50 mm) needles

Size 7 US (4.50 mm) 24" circular needle (for neck edging)

Stitch markers, yarn needle

GAUGE

19.2 sts x 31 rows = 4" in St st using larger ndls and 2 strands of yarn held tog TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

DESIGNER NOTES

Make Diagonal Rib Pattern Swatch first. Adjust gauge if needed.

Modified Drop-shoulder Pullover with V- neck is worked with Back shoulders bound off straight across and Front shoulders slightly shaped.

Yarn is held doubled throughout.

DIAGONAL RIB PATTERN SWATCH

CO 24 sts. Work in patt for 24 rows. BO all sts. Swatch should measure 5" x 41/2" without blocking.

3x3 RIB (multiple of 6 sts)

Row 1 (RS): *P3, K3; rep from * across.

Row 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they appear.

Rep Row 2 for 3x3 Rib.

DIAGONAL RIB PATTERN (multiple of 6 sts)

Also see Chart.

Row 1 (WS): P3, *K3, P3; rep from * across to last 3 sts; K3.

Row 2 and all RSR: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they appear.

Row 3: P2, K1, *K2, P3, K1; rep from * across to last 3 sts; K2, P1.

Row 5: P1, K2, *K1, P3, K2; rep from * across to last 3 sts; K1, P2.

Row 7: K3, *P3, K3; rep from * across to last 3 sts; P3.

Row 9: K2, P1 *P2, K3, P1; rep from * across to last 3 sts; P2, K1.

Row 11: K1, P2, *P1, K3, P2; rep from * across to last 3 sts; P1, K2.

Row 12: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-12 for Diagonal Rib.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

With smaller ndls and 2 strands of yarn held tog, CO 96 (102, 108, 120, 132) sts.

Next row (RS): Beg 3x3 Rib and work even until piece meas 3" from CO (approx 23 rows), end after RSR.

Next row (WS): Change to larger ndls and Diagonal Rib. Work even until piece meas 16 (16, 16, 17, 171/2)" from CO, end after WSR.

Shape Armholes

Next row (RS): Maint patt, BO 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then BO 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows [86 (92, 98, 110, 122) sts rem].

Next row (RS): Maint patt, dec 1 st ea side EOR 2 times [82 (88, 94, 106, 118) sts rem]. Cont in patt, work even until armhole meas 9 (9, 10, 10, 101/2)" from beg of shaping, end after WSR.

Shape Shoulders and Neck

Next row (RS): BO 23 (26, 28, 34, 39) sts for right shoulder, pm on last st; BO 36 (36, 38, 38, 40) sts for neck, pm on last st; BO rem 23 (26, 28, 34, 39) sts for left shoulder.

FRONT

Work as for Back to underarm, end after WSR. PM between 2 center sts [96 (102, 108, 120, 132) sts; 48 (51, 54, 60, 66) sts ea side of m].

Shape Armholes and Neck

Shape armholes as for Back, while at the same time, shape neck.

Dividing Row

Next row (RS): BO 3 sts for armhole, patt across to m; join new yarn (double strand), patt to end.

Next row (WS): BO 3 sts for armhole, patt to end.

Next row (RS): BO 2 sts for armhole, patt across to 3 sts before neck edge; K2tog, K1. Cont across row: K1, ssk, patt to end.

Next row (WS): BO 2 sts for armhole, working both sides at the same time, patt to end. Cont in this manner, shaping armhole as foll: dec 1 st at ea armhole EOR twice, then work armhole even, while at the same time, shaping neck as foll: dec 1 st at ea neck edge EOR 11 (11, 13, 13, 15) more times, then every 4 rows 6 (6, 5, 5, 4) times [7 sts dec'd ea armhole and 18 (18, 19, 19, 20) sts dec'd ea neck edge when shaping is completed; 23 (26, 28, 34, 39) sts rem ea shoulder]. Work even until armhole meas 8 (8, 9, 9, 91/2)" from beg of shaping, end after WSR.

Shape Shoulders

Next row (RS): At ea armhole edge, BO 8 (10, 10, 12, 13) sts once, then BO 8 (8, 9, 11, 13) sts once [7 (8, 8, 9, 11, 13) sts rem]. BO rem sts.

SLEEVES

With smaller ndls and 2 strands of yarn held tog, CO 42 (42, 42, 42, 48) sts.

Next row (RS): Beg 3x3 Rib and work even until piece meas same as Back rib, inc 1 st each side on last RSR [44 (44, 44, 44, 50) sts].

Establish Pattern

Next row (WS): Change to larger ndls and Diagonal Rib. P1 (edge st, keep in St st), work in Diagonal rib across to last st; P1 (edge st, keep in St st). Work even in patt for 2 rows, end after WSR.

Shape Sleeve

Next row (RS): Maint patt and working inside edge sts, inc 1 st at ea side every 4 (4, 2, 2, 4) rows 17 (17, 2, 2, 25) times, then every 6 (6, 4, 4, 0) rows 4 (4, 24, 24, 0) times, incorporating new sts into patt as they become available [86 (86, 96, 96, 100) sts]. Work even until piece meas 20 (20, 21, 21, 22)" from CO, end after WSR.

Shape Sleeve Cap

Next row (RS): Maint patt, BO 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then BO 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows [76 (76, 86, 86, 90) sts rem].

Next row (RS): Maint patt, dec 1 st at ea side EOR 2 times [72 (72, 82, 82, 86) sts rem], BO all sts loosely.

FINISHING

Lightly block pieces to schematic measurements. Join shoulder seams, leaving center sts between m's for Back neck. Set in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Neckband

With RS facing and circular ndl, beg at Back right shoulder seam, pick up and knit 3 sts for every 4 sts across Back neck, pick up and K3 sts for every 4 rows down Left Front neck edge, pick up and knit 1 st at center Front (between the 2 Fronts), and pick up and K3 sts for every 4 rows up Right Front neck edge. PM on center Front st.

Note: Total number of sts needs to be an odd number. Beg 1x1 Rib and work to center Front st; K1 (center st); cont in 1x1 Rib to end. Place different color m to indicate beg/end of rnd.

Shape Neck

Beg this rnd, dec 1 st ea side of center st EOR as foll: Work to 2 sts before center st, ssk, K1 (center st), K2tog, cont in patt around. Work in this manner until Band meas 1" from pickup rnd. Next rnd: BO all sts ribwise.

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.