Loïc

The Knitter - - Loïc -

THIS COM­FORT­ABLE

sweater for men has a sporty look with its draw­string neck and loose fit. The textured stitch pat­tern gives an in­ter­est­ing look to the fabric. The col­lar is knit­ted sep­a­rately, at­tached to the neck, then folded over and stitched be­fore be­ing threaded with a twisted cord. The yarn used is a pure merino DK-weight wool from the Falk­land Is­lands, which is soft and smooth, and can be ma­chine washed.

BACK

Us­ing 3.5mm nee­dles, cast on 103 ( 111: 121: 129: 139) sts. Work in 1x1 rib for 4cm. Change to 4mm nee­dles. Be­gin pat­tern as folls: Row 1: Beg on st 5 ( 1: 5: 1: 5) and end­ing on st 8 ( 3: 8: 3: 8), work row 1 of Chart to end. Row 2: Beg on st 8 ( 3: 8: 3: 8) and end­ing on st 5 ( 1: 5: 1: 5), work row 2 of Chart to end. Cont to work as set by last 2 rows, re­peat­ing 10 rows of Chart un­til work meas 46 ( 47: 48: 48: 49) cm.

SHAPE ARM­HOLES

Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 95 ( 103: 113: 121: 131) sts.** Cont with­out shap­ing un­til work meas 64 ( 66: 68: 70: 72) cm.

SHAPE SHOUL­DERS AND NECK

Next row (RS): Cast off 7 ( 8: 8: 9: 10) sts, patt un­til there are 27 ( 29: 32: 34: 37) sts on the RH needle, cast off 27 ( 29: 33: 35: 37) sts for the neck, patt to end. Next row (WS): Cast off 7 ( 8: 8: 9: 10), patt to neck edge and leave rem sts on a holder. Each side of work will now be com­pleted sep­a­rately. Cast off 3 sts at neck edge of next row and 2 sts at beg of foll RS row, AT THE SAME TIME casting off 7 ( 8: 9: 9: 10) sts at shoul­der edge of next 2 ( 3: 3: 1: 1) WS rows and 8 ( 0: 0: 10: 11) sts at beg of foll 1 ( 0: 0: 2: 2) WS rows. With WS of work fac­ing re­join yarn to rem sts. Cast off 7 ( 8: 9: 9: 10) sts at shoul­der edge of next row and foll 1 ( 2: 2: 0: 0) WS rows and 8 ( 0: 0: 10: 11) sts at beg of foll 1 ( 0: 0: 2: 2) WS rows, AT THE SAME TIME casting off 3 sts at neck edge of next RS row and 2 sts at beg of foll RS row.

FRONT

Work as for Back to **. Con­tinue with­out shap­ing un­til work meas 58 ( 60: 62: 64: 66) cm.

SHAPE NECK

Next row (RS): Patt 39 ( 42: 45: 48: 52), cast off 17 ( 19: 23: 25: 27) sts for the neck, patt to end. Next row (WS): Patt to neck edge and leave rem sts on a spare needle. Each side of work will now be com­pleted sep­a­rately. Cast off 3 sts at neck edge of next row, 2 sts at neck edge of foll 2 alt rows and 1 st at the neck edge of the foll 3 alt rows. Cont on the rem 29 ( 32: 35: 38: 42) sts un­til work meas 64 ( 66: 68: 70: 72) cm.

SHAPE SHOUL­DERS

Cast off ( 7: 8: 8: 9: 10) sts at shoul­der edge of next 3 ( 4: 1: 2: 2) alt rows, then 8 ( 0: 9: 10: 11) sts at shoul­der edge of foll 1 ( 0: 3: 2: 2) alt rows. With WS of work fac­ing re­join yarn to rem sts and work as for right shoul­der, re­vers­ing shap­ings.

SLEEVES

Us­ing 3.5mm nee­dles, cast on 53 ( 55: 57: 59: 61) sts. Work in 1x1 rib for 4cm. Change to 4mm nee­dles. Row 1: Beg on st 3 ( 2: 1: 9: 8) and end­ing on st 1 ( 2: 3: 4: 5), work row 1 of Chart to end of row. Row 2: Beg on st 1 ( 2: 3: 4: 5) and end­ing on st 3 ( 2: 1: 9: 8), work row 2 of Chart to end. Cont to work as set by last 2 rows, re­peat­ing 10 rows of Chart un­til work meas 7cm. Next row (RS inc): K1, M1, patt to last st, M1, K1. Rep Inc row on every foll 10th ( 10th: 8th: 8th: 8th) row 10 ( 6: 14: 6: 3) more times, then on every 8th ( 8th: 6th: 6th: 6th) row 3( 8: 2: 13: 17) times. 81 ( 85: 91: 99: 103) sts. Cont with­out shap­ing un­til work meas 59cm.

Cast off. COL­LAR

Us­ing 4mm nee­dles, cast on 99 ( 103: 111: 115: 119) sts. Work in st st for 15cm. Cast off. Join the shoul­ders. Graft col­lar around neck edge. Join the short seams. Us­ing back stitch, sew tops of the sleeves into the ver­ti­cal part of the arm­holes. Sew the sleeve and side seams.

HEM

Fold 2cm at the top of the col­lar to the WS and hem in place.

CORD

Cut 4 strands of yarn ap­prox. 360cm long. Knot the strands to­gether at both ends and in­sert a pen­cil be­tween the strands at one end. Pin down the knot at the other end. Twist the pen­cil around and around un­til the cord is tightly twisted and wants to fold in on it­self. Fold the yarn at the half­way point and re­move the pen­cil. Knot the folded end and trim ends. Slip the cord through the hem on the col­lar, be­tween the stitches on the RS of work ei­ther side of the 22 cen­tral stitches of the Front. Weave in ends and block gar­ment to mea­sure­ments, fol­low­ing any yarn care in­struc­tions on the ball band.

Stitch tex­tures show up well in the Falk­land merino yarn

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