Cosy man's sweater

Cosy man's sweater



Smarten up his winter wardrobe with a stylish ribbed-collar sweater.

Measurements

To fit chest 91 (97) (102) (107) (112) (117) (122) (127) cm/36 (38) (40) (42) (44) (46) (48) (50) in.

Actual measurements 97 (102) (108) (113) (119) (124) (130) (135) cm/ 38 (40) (42 1/2) (44 1/2) (47) (49) (51 1/4) (53 1/4) in.

Side seam All sizes 42cm/16 1/2in.

Length to shoulder 62 (63) (64) (65) (66) (67) (68) (69) cm/24 1/2 (24 3/4) (25 1/4) (25 1/2) (26) (26 1/4) (26 3/4) (27 1/4) in.

Sleeve seam 46 (47) (47) (47) (48) (48) (48) (48) cm/18 (18 1/2) (18 1/2) (18 1/2) (19) (19) (19) (19) in.

Materials

11 (11) (12) (12) (13) (13) (14) (14) 50g (112m) balls of Wendy Ramsdale DK (100% wool) in Malton (3310).

Pair of 3 1/4mm (No. 10) and 4mm (No. 8) knitting needles.

Tension

22 stitches and 28 rows, to 10 x 10 cm, over stocking stitch, using 4mm needles.

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 the second bracket.

Back

With 3 1/4mm needles, cast on 96 (104) (108) (116) (120) (124) (132) (136) sts.

1st rib row: K3, [p2, k2] to last 5 sts, p2, k3.

2nd rib row: K1, [p2, k2] to last 3 sts, p2,k1. Repeat last 2 rows until rib measures 7cm, ending with a 1st rib row. 

Next row: P8 (4) (4) (6) (5) (8) (6) (8), up1, [p8 (12) (10) (13) (11) (9) (12) (10), up1] to last 8 (4) (4) (6) (5) (8) (6) (8) sts, p to end - 107 (113) (1 19) (125) (131) (137) (143) (149) sts.

Change to 4mm needles. Beginning with a k row, work in ss until back measures 42cm from beginning, ending with a p row. 

Shape armholes: Cast off loosely 6 (7) (8) (9) (9) (10) (11) (12) sts at beginning of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st at each end of next 5 (5) (5) (5) (7) (7) (7) (7) rows and 3 (3) (3) (3) (2) (2) (2) (2) following alternate rows - 79 (83) (87) (91) (95) (99) (103) (107) sts. Work straight until armholes measure 20 (21) (22) (23) (24) (25) (26) (27) cm, ending with a p row.

Shape shoulders: Cast off 6 (6) (7) (7) (8) (8) (9) (9) sts at beginning of next 6 rows and 7 (8) (7) (8) (7) (8) (7) (8) sts at beginning of following 2 rows - 29 (31) (31) (33) (33) (35) (35) (37) sts. Cast off.

Front

With 3 1/4mm needles, cast on 96 (104) (108) (116) (120) (124) (132) (136) sts.

1st rib row: K3, [p2, k2] to last 5 sts, p2, k3.

2nd rib row: K1, [p2, k2] to last 3 sts, p2, k1. Repeat last 2 rows until rib measures 7cm, ending with a 1st rib row.

Next row: P8 (4) (4) (6) (5) (8) (6) (8), up1, [p8 (12) (10) (13) (11) (9) (12) (10), up1] to last 8 (4) (4) (6) (5) (8) (6) (8) sts, p to end - 107 (113) (119) (125) (131) (137) (143) (149) sts. 

Change to 4mm needles. Beginning with a k row, work in ss until front measures 42cm from beginning, ending with a p row.

Shape armholes: Cast off loosely 6 (7) (8) (9) (9) (10) (11) (12) sts at beginning of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st at each end of next 5 (5) (5) (5) (7) (7) (7) (7) rows and 3 (3) (3) (3) (2) (2) (2) (2) following alternate rows - 79 (83) (87) (91) (95) (99) (103) (107) sts.

Shape neck:

Next row: P30 (31) (33) (35) (37) (38) (40) (42), cast off next 19 (21) (21) (21) (21) (23) (23) (23) sts, p to end. Work on last set of 30 (31) (33) (35) (37) (38) (40) (42) sts only for left side neck.

Left side neck: Ss 2 rows.

Dec row: K to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3. Ss 7 rows. Repeat last 8 rows, 3 (3) (3) (4) (4) (4) (4) (5) times more, then work dec row again - 25 (26) (28) (29) (31) (32) (34) (35) sts. Continue straight until front measures same as back to beginning of shoulder shaping, ending at armhole edge.

Shape shoulder: Cast off 6 (6) (7) (7) (8) (8) (9) (9) sts at beginning of next row and 2 following alternate rows - 7 (8) (7) (8) (7) (8) (7) (8) sts. Work 1 row. Cast off.

Right side neck: With right side facing, rejoin yarn to remaining sts and k to end - 30 (31) (33) (35) (37) (38) (40) (42) sts. P 1 row.

Dec row: K3, k2togb, k to end. Ss 7 rows. Repeat last 8 rows, 3 (3) (3) (4) (4) (4) (4) (5) times more, then work dec row again - 25 (26) (28) (29) (31) (32) (34) (35) sts. Continue straight until front measures same as back to beginning of shoulder shaping, ending at armhole edge.

Shape shoulder: Cast off 6 (6) (7) (7) (8) (8) (9) (9) sts at beginning of next row and 2 following alternate rows - 7 (8) (7) (8) (7) (8) (7) (8) sts. Work 1 row. Cast off.

Sleeves (both alike)

With 3 1/4mm needles, cast on 44 (44) (48) (48) (48) (52) (52) (52) sts. Work 7cm in rib as on back, ending after a 1st rib row. P1 row, inc 5 (7) (5) (7) (7) (5) (7) (9) sts evenly - 49 (51) (53) (55) (55) (57) (59) (61) sts.

Change to 4mm needles. Beginning with a k row, work 2 rows in ss.

Inc 1 st at each end of next row and 2 (4) (7) (7) (11) (14) (17) (17) following 4th rows, then on 14 (13) (11) (11) (9) (7) (5) (5) following 6th rows - 83 (87) (91) (93) (97) (101) (105) (107) sts. Work straight until sleeve measures 46 (47) (47) (47) (48) (48) (48) (48) cm from beginning, ending with a p row.

Shape top: Cast off loosely 6 (7) (8) (9) (9) (10) (11) (12) sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Work nil (2) (2) (4) (4) (4) (6) (6) rows straight. Dec 1 st at each end of next row and 12 (11) (12) (11) (12) (12) (11) (12) following alternate rows - 45 (49) (49) (51) (53) (55) (59) (57) sts. P 1 row. Dec 1 st at each end of next 6 rows - 33 (37) (37) (39) (41) (43) (47) (45) sts. Cast off.

Collar

With 4mm needles, cast on 148 (152) (160) (164) (168) (176) (180) (188) sts. Change to 3 1/4mm needles. Work in rib as on back until row-end edge of collar fits along cast-off sts at centre of front neck, ending with a 2nd row.

Shape neck edge:

1st row: Rib to last 6 sts, turn.

2nd row: Sl1, rib to last 6 sts, turn.

3rd and 4th rows: Sl1, rib to last 10 sts, turn.

5th and 6th rows: Sl1, rib to last 14 sts, turn.

7th and 8th rows: Sl1, rib to last 20 sts, turn.

9th and 10th rows: Sl1, rib to last 26 sts, turn.

11th and 12th rows: Sl1, rib to last 34 sts, turn.

13th and 14th rows: Sl1, rib to last 42 sts, turn.

15th and 16th rows: Sl1, rib to last 52 sts, turn.

17th row: Sl1, rib to end of row.

Cast off loosely in rib.

To make up

Join shoulder seams. Overlapping left side over right side, sew row-end edges of rib to cast-off sts at centre front. Now stitch shaped edge of collar to neck edge. Sew in sleeve tops. Join side and sleeve seams.