Aram

Pattern Booklet: 
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Men’s Clothing

 

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
 

Sizes

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)"
 

Finished Measurements

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.
 

Materials

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

 

Gauge

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
 

Back

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.
 

Front

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.
 

Sleeves

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.
 

Finishing

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.

  

Pattern Corrections: 

 

Aram - The corrected version of this pattern is now available here as a free pattern.