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Ribs & Cables (for men)

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Ribbed pullover for men with an angular cable pattern.

S
30-32 ins [76-81 cm]
41 ins [104 cm]
M
34-36 ins [86-91 cm]
45 ins [114.5 cm]
L
38-40 ins [97-102 cm]
48½ ins [123 cm]
XL
42-44 ins [107-112 cm]
51 ins [129.5 cm]
2XL
46-48 ins [117-122 cm]
54½ ins [138.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $17.67

Step 1:

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Size:

  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • 2XL
Chest measurement
30-32 ins [76-81 cm]
Finished chest
41 ins [104 cm]

Step 2:

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Main Color (MC)

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Contrast A

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Contrast B

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Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 6/4mm
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Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 7/4.5mm
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Plastic Straight Cable Needles

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Aluminum Stitch Holder

3" 1/Pkg
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The materials for this project cost $17.67

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

K = knit

P = purl

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

T7B = Slip next 4 stitches onto a cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then (P1. K3) from cable needle.

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Chest measurement
S 30-32 ins [76-81 cm]
M 34-36 ins [86-91 cm]
L 38-40 ins [97-102 cm]
XL 42-44 ins [107-112 cm]
2XL 46-48 ins [117-122 cm]
Finished chest
S 41 ins [104 cm]
M 45 ins [114.5 cm]
L 48½ ins [123 cm]
XL 51 ins [129.5 cm]
2XL 54½ ins [138.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Pullover
Classic Wool Worsted
SizesSMLXL2XL 
Main Color (MC)
()
1010111112
Contrast A
()
11111
Contrast B
()
11111

GAUGE

20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

FRONT
***With smaller needles and A cast on 106 (118-130-137-149) sts.
Knit 3 rows.
With B, knit 2 rows, inc 29 (29-29- 34-34) sts evenly across last row. 135 (147-159-171-183) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). P0 (0-3-0-0). K3 (0- 3-3-0). *P3. K3. (P1. K1) 4 times. P1. K3. Rep from * to last 6 (3-9- 6-3) sts. P3. K3 (0-3-3-0). P0 (0-3-0-0).
2nd row: K0 (0-3-0-0). P3 (0-3-3- 0). *K3. P3. (K1. P1) 4 times. K1. P3. Rep from * to last 6 (3-9-6-3) sts. K3. P3 (0-3-3-0). K0 (0-3-0-0).
3rd and 4th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows.
5th row: P0 (0-3-0-0). K3 (0-3-3- 0). *P3. K3. P1. T7B. P1. K3. Rep from * to last 6 (3-9-6-3) sts. P3. K3 (0-3-3-0). P0 (0-3-0-0).
6th row: As 2nd row.
7th to 10th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows twice.
Rep these 10 rows of body pat until work from beg measures 17 (17-17- 18-19) ins [43 (43-43 -45.5-48) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Proceed as follows:
**Next row: P0 (0-3-0-0). K3 (0-3- 3-0). *P3. K3. P1. K1. P1. K3. P1. K1. P1. K3. Rep from * to last 6 (3- 9-6-3) sts. P3. K3 (0-3-3-0). P0 (0-3-0-0).
Next row: K0 (0-3-0-0). P3 (0-3-3- 0). *K3. P3. (K1. P1. K1. P3) twice.
Rep from * to last 6 (3-9-6-3) sts. K3. P3 (0-3-3-0). K0 (0-3-0-0).
Place a marker at each end of last row.**
Proceed in chest pat as follows:
1st row: K3 (0-0-3-0). *P3. K3. Rep from * to last 0 (3-3-0-3) sts. P0 (3-3-0-3).
2nd row: K0 (3-3-0-3). *P3. K3. Rep from * to last 3 (0-0-3-0) sts. P3 (0-0-3-0).
These 2 rows form chest pat.
Cont in chest pat until work from markers measures 3 (3-4-4-4) ins [7.5 (7.5-10-10-10) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Work from ** to **. Place a marker at each end of last row.***
Proceed in body pat (10 row rep) until work from last markers measures 2 ins [5 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Neck shaping: Next row: Pat across 57 (63-69-75-81) sts (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Keeping cont of pat dec 1 st at neck edge on next 14 (14-15-17- 19) rows. 43 (49-54-58-62) sts.
Work 9 (9-8-6-4) rows even in pat, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 14 (16-18-19-21) sts beg next and following alt row. Work 1 row even in pat. Cast off rem 15 (17-18-20- 20) sts.
With RS of work facing slip next 21 sts from spare needle onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and pat to end of row.
Keeping cont of pat dec 1 st at neck edge on next 14 (14-15-17- 19) rows. 43 (49-54-58-62) sts.
Work 10 (10-9-7-5) rows even in pat, ending with WS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 14 (16-18-19-21) sts beg next and following alt row. Work 1 row even in pat. Cast off rem 15 (17-18-20- 20) sts.

BACK
Work from *** to *** as given for Front.
Proceed in body pat (10 row rep) until work from last markers measures same length as Front to beg of shoulder shaping ending with RS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 14 (16-18-19-21) sts beg next 4 rows, then cast off 15 (17-18-20-21) sts beg following 2 rows. Leave rem 49 (49-51-55-57) sts on a st holder.

SLEEVES
With smaller needles and A cast on 39 (39-41-43-43) sts.
Knit 3 rows.
With B, knit 2 rows, inc 12 (12-10- 8-8) sts evenly across last row. 51 sts.
Change to MC, larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K3. *P3. K3. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P3. *K3. P3. Rep from * to end of row.
These 2 rows form (K3. P3) ribbing.

Sizes XL and 2XL only: Cont in ribbing inc 1 st at each end of next and every alt row until there are (65-67) sts, taking inc sts into pat.

All Sizes: Cont in ribbing inc 1 st at each end of next and every following 4th row until there are 103 (103-109-121-127) sts, taking inc sts into pat.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 18 (18½-19-19½- 20) ins [48 (48-51-52-54.5) cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off in pat.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with a damp cloth allowing cloth to dry.
Neckband: Sew right shoulder seam. With RS of work facing, smaller needles and MC, pick up and knit 24 sts down left front neck. Work [(K3. P3) 3 times. K3] across 21 sts from front st holder.
Pick up and knit 24 sts up right front neck. K49 (49-51-55-57) from back st holder dec 4 (4-0-4-6) sts evenly across. 114 (114-120-120-120) sts.
1st row: (WS). *K3. P3. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last row 6 times more.
Change to B and knit 2 rows.
Change to A and work 2 rows in stocking st.
Knit 2 rows.
Next 2 rows: (fold edge). Purl, dec 6 sts evenly across last row. 108 (108-114-114-114) sts.
Work 2 rows stocking st.
With MC, cont in stocking st working the same number of rows as in rib pat.
Cast off loosely.
Sew left shoulder and neckband seam. Fold stocking st part of neckband to inside and sew in position.
Place markers on front and back side edges 8½ (-9-10-10½) ins [21.5 (21.5-23-25.5-26.5) cm] down from shoulder seams. Sew in Sleeves between markers. Sew side and sleeve seams.