Rockport

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Men’s Clothing

Rockport is a cardigan for the young at heart. Knit in a cotton blend, this zippered sweater won't overheat, and the textured fabric is sure to entertain the knitter.


Sizes

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


Finished Measurements

Chest (closed) – 36(40-44-48-52)”

Length – 27(27 1/2-28-28 1/2-29)”


Materials

8(9-10-11-12) Hanks Berroco Weekend (100 grs), #5930 Steel Blue

Straight knitting needles, sizes 7 (4.50 mm) and 8 (5.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Cable needle

Crochet hook, size 5.00 mm (H-8)

4 St markers

Separating zipper to fit front opening


Gauge

19 sts = 4”;  30 rows = 4” in Textured Pat on larger needles

16 sts = 2” in Cable Pat on larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

Since some people prefer charts and some prefer row-by-row directions, for your convenience, we have provided both for the Cable Pattern of this sweater.  You may choose to work from whichever is easier for you.


Textured Pattern (Odd number of sts)

Row 1 (RS):  K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 2:  Purl.

Rep these 2 rows for Textured Pat.


Cable Pattern (Worked over 16 sts)

Rows 1, 3, 7 and 9 (RS):  P2, k12, p2.

Row 2 and all WS rows:  K2, p12, k2.

Row 5 (RS):  P2, sl 4 sts to cn and hold in BACK, k4, k4 from cn, k4, p2.

Row 11 (RS):  P2, k4, sl 4 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, k4, k4 from cn, p2.

Row 12:  Rep Row 2.

Rep these 12 rows for Cable Pat.


Back

With smaller needles, cast on 106(118-130-142-154) 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 3” from beg, end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 7(7-11-15-15) sts across – 99(111-119-127-139) sts.

Establish Pat Sts:  Row 1 (RS):  Work Row 1 of Textured Pat over 23(29-33-37-43) sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Cable Pat over 16 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Textured Pat over 21 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Cable Pat over 16 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Textured Pat to end.

Row 2:  Work Row 2 of Textured Pat to first marker, work Row 2 of Cable Pat to next marker, work Row 2 of Textured Pat to next marker, work Row 2 of Cable Pat to next marker, work Row 2 of Textured Pat to end.  Work even in pat as established until piece measures 17” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 3(4-5-5-6) sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 93(103-109-117-127) sts.  Dec 1 st each side every RS row 2(3-4-5-8) times – 89(97-101-107-111) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 9(9 1/2-10-10 1/2-11)”, end on WS.

Shape Shoulders:  Bind off 6(8-8-9-11) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 7(8-9-10-10) sts at beg of the next 4 rows.  Bind off remaining 49 sts for back neck.


Left Front

With smaller needles, cast on 54(62-66-70-78) sts.  Work in ribbing same as back for 3”, end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 3(5-5-5-7) sts across – 51(57-61-65-71) sts.

Establish Pat Sts:  Row 1 (RS):  Work Row 1 of Textured Pat over 23(29-33-37-43) sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Cable Pat over 16 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Textured Pat over 11 sts, end p1.

Row 2:  P1, work Row 2 of Textured pat to first marker, work Row 2 of Cable Pat to next marker, work Row 2 of Textured Pat to end.  Work even in pat as established until piece measures 17” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armhole:  Bind off 3(4-5-5-6) sts at beg of the next row, work to end – 48(53-56-60-65) sts.  Dec 1 st at armhole edge every RS row 2(3-4-5-8) times – 46(50-52-55-57) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 6(6 1/2-7-7 1/2-8)”, end on RS.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (WS):  Bind off 10 sts, work to end – 36(40-42-45-47) sts.  Dec 1 st at neck edge EVERY row 16 times.  When armhole measures 8(8 1/2-9-9 1/2-10)”, end on WS.  Bind off 6(8-8-9-11) sts at armhole edge once, then 7(8-9-10-10) sts twice for shoulder.


Right Front

Work same as left front until piece measures 3” from beg and dec row has been completed – 51(57-61-65-71) sts.

Establish Pat Sts:  Row 1 (RS):  P1, work Row 1 of Textured Pat over 11 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Cable Pat over 16 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Textured Pat to end.  Complete to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.  Bind off for armhole and shoulder on WS rows.  Bind off for neck on RS row.


Sleeves

With smaller needles, cast on 62 sts.  Work in ribbing same as back for 3”, end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 4 sts across – 58 sts.

Establish Pat Sts:  Row 1 (RS):  Work Row 1 of Textured Pat over 21 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Cable Pat over 16 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Textured Pat to end.

Row 2:  Work Row 2 of Textured Pat to first marker, work Row 2 of Cable Pat to next marker, work Row 2 of Textured Pat to end.  Work in pat as established, inc 1 st each side on next row, then every 2¼(1½-1¼-1-¾)” 6(9-11-14-16) times more, working incs in Textured Pat as sts become available – 72(78-82-88-92) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 20” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Cap:  Bind off 3(4-5-5-6) sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 66(70-72-78-80) sts.  Dec 1 st each side every 4th row 8(9-10-9-11) times, then every RS row 6(4-2-4-0) times, end on WS – 38(44-48-52-58) sts.  Bind off 3 sts at beg of the next 2 rows.  Bind off remaining 32(38-42-46-52) sts.


Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.

Neckband:  With RS facing, using smaller needles, beg at right front edge, pick up and k26 sts along right front neck edge, 30 sts across back neck edge, then 26 sts along left front neck edge – 82 sts.  Beg with Row 2, work in ribbing same as back for 1 1/2”, end on WS.  Bind off in ribbing.  Sew in sleeves.  Sew side and sleeve seams.

Left Front Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, beg at lower edge, work from left to right in Reverse Sc to top of neckband. 

Right Front Edging:  Beg at top of neckband, work to correspond to left front edging.  Sew in zipper, folding top of zipper tape under to WS.

Pattern Corrections: 

Correction in bold:

Left front

Establish Pat Sts:  Row 1 (RS):  Work Row 1 of Textured Pat over 23(29-33-37-43) sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Cable Pat over 16 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Textured Pat over 11 sts, end p1.

 

- posted 4/22/13