This classic men's aran pullover features innovative cable twists. Originally published in booklet #284 Comfort Family, this updated version has been rewritten and includes corrected charts.
Skill level: Intermediate
Shown in size Medium
Directions are for men's size Small. Changes for sizes Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in parentheses.
To Fit Chest Size: 34(38-42-46-50)"
Chest - 36(40-44-48-52)"
Length - 25½(26-26½-26½-27)"
Note: This garment was designed with approximately 2" of ease. Please take this into consideration when selecting your size.
7(8-9-10-11) Balls Berroco Comfort (100 grs), #9720 Hummus
Straight knitting needles, sizes 6 (4.25 mm) and 8 (5.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
16" Length circular knitting needle, size 6 (4.25 mm)
Cable needle (cn)
2 St markers
20 sts = 4"; 27 rows = 4" in St st on larger needles
26 sts = 4"; 32 rows = 4" in Charted Pat on larger needles
22 sts = 4"; 32 rows = 4" in Double Seed St on larger needles
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
Double Seed Stitch (Odd number of sts)
Row 1 (RS): K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.
Row 2: P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across.
Row 3: Rep Row 2.
Row 4: Rep Row 1.
Rep these 4 rows for Double Seed St
With smaller straight needles, cast on 114(126-138-150-162) sts.
Ribbing: Row 1 (RS): K2, * p2, k2, rep from * across.
Row 2: P2, * k2, p2, rep from * across. Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 2½" from beg, end on RS. Change to larger needles.
Inc Row (WS): [ P19(21-23-25-81), M1p ] 5(5-5-5-1) times, p18(20-22-24-80), M1p, p1 - 120(132-144-156-164) sts
Establish Chart: Row 1 (RS): Work Row 1 of Double Seed St over 3(9-15-21-25) sts, place marker, work Row 1 of chart over 114 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Double Seed St to end.
Row 2: Work Row 2 of Double Seed St to first marker, work Row 2 of chart to last marker, work Row 2 of Double Seed St to end. Work even in pat as established until piece measures 16½" from beg, end on WS. Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes. Work even until armholes measure 9(9½-10-10-10½)", end on WS. Bind off.
Work same as back until armholes measure 6(6½-7-7-7½)", end on WS.
Shape Neck: Next Row (RS): Work 38(44-50-56-60) sts, join another ball of yarn and bind off center 44 sts, work to end. Working both sides at once, dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row 4 times. Work even on 34(40-46-52-56) sts each side until armholes measure 9(9½-10-10-10½)", end on WS. Bind off.
With smaller straight needles, cast on 58 sts. Work even in ribbing same as back for 3", end on WS, inc 1 st each end of last row - 59 sts. Change to larger needles.
Establish Pat St: Row 1 (RS): Work Row 1 of Double Seed St over 1 st, place marker, work Row 1 of chart over 57 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Double Seed St over 1 st.
Row 2: Work Row 2 of Double Seed St to first marker, work Row 2 of chart to last marker, work Row 2 of Double Seed St to end. Work in pat as established inc 1 st each side every ½” 25(28-31-31-33) times, working incs into Double Seed St as sts become available - 109(115-121-121-125) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 20" from beg, end on WS. Bind off.
Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband: With RS facing, using circular needle, beg at left shoulder seam, pick up and k132 sts around entire neck edge. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up. Work even in k2, p2 ribbing for 1¼". Bind off in ribbing. Sew in sleeves between markers. Sew side and sleeve seams.
Aram - The corrected version of this pattern is now available here as a free pattern.