John's Sweater

Skill Level: 
Experienced
Project Type: 
Men’s Clothing
Designer: 
Norah Gaughan

John's sweater is an all-over knot stitch cabled aran pullover.

Shown in size Large


Sizes

Directions are for men’s size Small.  Changes for sizes Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in parentheses.


Finished Measurements

Chest – 41(45-49-53-57)”

Length – 26 1/2(27-27 1/2-28-28 1/2)”


Materials

10(11-13-14-15) Hanks Berroco Peruvia (100 grs), #7115 Gris Claro

Straight knitting needles, sizes 9 (5.50 mm) and 10 (6.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

16” Length circular knitting needle, size 8 (5.00 mm)

Cable needle (cn)

1 St marker


Gauge

17 sts = 4”;  22 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles

28 sts = 4”;  24 rows = 4” in Charted Pat on larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Back

With smaller straight needles, cast on 146(160-174-188-202) sts. 

Row 1 (WS):  K1, work Row 2 of Chart to last st, end k1.  Keeping 1 st at each side in Reverse St st, rep Rows 1 and 2 of Chart for 3”, end on WS.  Change to larger straight needles and, still keeping 1 st at each side in Reverse St st, follow Chart repeating all rows until piece measures 17” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 5(6-7-8-10) sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 136(148-160-172-182) sts.  Continuing to follow chart, dec 1 st each side every RS row 3(7-10-12-14) times – 130(134-140-148-154) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 8 1/2(9-9 1/2-10-10 1/2)”, end on WS.

Shape Shoulders:  Bind off 14(14-15-16-17) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 14(14-15-16-16) sts at beg of the next 4 rows, end on WS.  Bind off remaining 46(50-50-52-56) sts for back neck.


Front

Work same as back until armholes measure 6 1/2(7-7 1/2-8-8 1/2)”, end on WS – 130(134-140-148-154) sts.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Work 48(48-51-54-55) sts, join another hank of yarn and bind off center 34(38-38-40-44) sts, work to end.  Working both sides at once, dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row 6 times – 42(42-45-48-49) sts each side.  When armholes measure 8 1/2(9-9 1/2-10-10 1/2)”, end on WS.  Bind off 14(14-15-16-17) sts at each armhole edge once, then 14(14-15-16-16) sts twice for shoulders.


Sleeves

With smaller straight needles, cast on 76 sts. 

Row 1 (WS):  K1, work Row 2 of Chart to last st, end k1.  Keeping 1 st each side in Reverse St st, rep Rows 1 and 2 of Chart for 3”, end on WS.  Change to larger straight needles and, still keeping 1 st each side in Reverse St st, follow Chart repeating all rows;  inc 1 st each side every 1(3/4-3/4-1/2-1/2)” 14(18-21-25-28) times, working sts in charted pat as sts become available – 104(112-118-126-132) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 20” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Cap:  Bind off 5(6-7-8-10) sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 94(100-104-110-112) sts.  Dec 1 st each side every RS row 1(1-3-6-9) times, then EVERY row 20(22-20-18-14) times, end on WS.  Bind off remaining 52(54-58-62-66) sts.


Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.  Sew in sleeves.  Sew side and sleeve seams.

Neckband:  With RS facing, using circular needle, beg at left shoulder seam, pick up and k16 sts along left front neck edge, 26(28-28-30-32) sts across front neck edge, 16 sts along right front neck edge, then 30(32-32-34-36) sts across back neck edge – 88(92-92-96-100) sts.  Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  Work in k2, p2 ribbing for 3”.  Bind off loosely in ribbing.  Fold neckband in half to WS and sew in place.