# PAT MEN­CHINI Done­gal

## Men’s but­ton-neck sweater

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STITCH PAT­TERNS PANEL A

(worked over 14 sts) Row 1 (RS): P1, T3F, P6, T3B, P1. Row 2: K2, P2, K6, P2, K2. Row 3: P2, T3F, P4, T3B, P2. Row 4: K3, P2, K4, P2, K3. Row 5: P3, T3F, P2, T3B, P3. Row 6: K4, P2, K2, P2, K4. Row 7: P4, T3F, T3B, P4. Row 8: K5, P4, K5.

PANEL B

(worked over 14 sts) Row 1 (RS): P4, T3B, T3F, P4. Row 2: K4, P2, K2, P2, K4. Row 3: P3, T3B, P2, T3F, P3. Row 4: K3, P2, K4, P2, K3. Row 5: P2, T3B, P4, T3F, P2. Row 6: K2, P2, K6, P2, K2. Row 7: P1, T3B, P6, T3F, P1. Row 8: K1, P2, K8, P2, K1.

BACK

Us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles, cast on 107 ( 119: 131: 143: 157) sts. Row 1 (RS): K2, (P1, K1) to last st, K1. Row 2: K1, (P1, K1) to end. Rep these 2 rib rows un­til work meas 8cm, end­ing af­ter Row 1. Next row: P4 ( 3: 2: 8: 8), [mp, P3 ( 4: 5: 5: 5), mp, P4 ( 4: 4: 4: 5)] 14 times, mp, P to end. 136 ( 148: 160: 172: 186) sts. Change to 4mm nee­dles and pat­tern. Row 1 (RS): P2, tw2, (P4, tw2) 0 ( 1: 2: 3: 1) times, (work 14 sts from row 1 of Panel A, tw2, P1, tw2, work 14 sts from row 1 of Panel B, tw2, P1, tw2) 3 ( 3: 3: 3: 4) times, work 14 sts from row 1 of Panel A, (tw2, P4) 0 ( 1: 2: 3: 1) times, tw2, P2. Row 2: K2, P2, (K4, P2) 0 ( 1: 2: 3: 1) times, (work 14 sts from row 2 of Panel A, P5, work 14 sts from row 2 of Panel B, P5) 3 ( 3: 3: 3: 4) times, work 14 sts from row 2 of Panel A, (P2, K4) 0 ( 1: 2: 3: 1) times, P2, K2. Rows 3-8: Rep rows 1-2 three times but work­ing rows 3-8 of pan­els. These 8 rows set the pat­tern. ** Cont in pat­tern un­til work meas 66 ( 66: 67: 67: 68) cm from beg, end­ing af­ter a RS row.

SHAPE SHOUL­DERS

Cast off 9 ( 10: 11: 12: 13) sts at beg of next 8 rows, then 11 ( 12: 12: 13: 15) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Slip rem 42 ( 44: 48: 50: 52) sts to a holder.

FRONT

Work as for Back to **. Cont in patt un­til work meas 46cm from be­gin­ning, end­ing af­ter a RS row.

DI­VIDE FOR NECK OPEN­ING

Next row (WS): Patt 64 ( 70: 76: 82: 89), cast off next 8 sts (cen­tre sts), patt to end. Work straight on last group of sts for 14cm, end­ing at neck edge.

SHAPE NECK

Cast off 12 ( 13: 15: 16: 17) sts at beg of next row. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 5 rows. 47 ( 52: 56: 61: 67) sts. Work straight un­til Front meas same as Back to shoul­der shap­ing, end­ing at side edge.

SHAPE SHOUL­DER

Cast off 9 ( 10: 11: 12: 13) sts at beg of next row and the 3 foll alt rows. Work 1 row straight. Cast off rem 11 ( 12: 12: 13: 15) sts. With RS fac­ing, re­join yarn neatly to rem 64 ( 70: 76: 82: 89) sts. Com­plete to match left half of neck.

SLEEVES

Us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles, cast on 45 ( 47: 49: 51: 53) sts. Work in rib as on Back for 7cm, end­ing af­ter row 1. Next row: P7 ( 8: 9: 10: 11), (mp, P5) 6 times, mp, P to end. 52 ( 54: 56: 58: 60) sts. Change to 4mm nee­dles and pat­tern.

Row 1 (RS): K9 ( 10: 11: 12: 13), P5, tw2, P1, tw2, work 14 sts from row 1 of Panel A, tw2, P1, tw2, P5, K9 ( 10: 11: 12: 13).

Row 2: P 9(10:11:12:13), K 5, P 5, work 14 sts from row 2 of Panel A, P 5, K 5, P 9(10:11:12: 13).

Rows 3-8: Rep Rows 1-2 three times but work­ing Rows 3-8 of Panel A. These 8 rows set the pat­tern. Cont in pat­tern, shap­ing Sleeve by inc 1 st at each end of next row, then on every foll 6th ( 6th: 6th: 4th: 4th) row un­til there are 82 ( 88: 92: 98: 104) sts, tak­ing ex­tra sts into st st. Work straight un­til Sleeve meas 47cm, end­ing af­ter a RS row. Cast off kwise.

MAK­ING UP NECKBAND

Join shoul­ders. Us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles, with RS fac­ing, pick up and K12 ( 13: 15: 16: 17) sts from right front neck cast-off sts, pick up and K22 ( 22: 25: 25: 26) sts evenly up right side of neck, K across 42 ( 44: 48: 50: 52) sts from stitch holder, pick up and K21 ( 21: 24: 24: 25) sts evenly down left side of neck, fi­nally pick up and K12 ( 13: 15: 16: 17) sts evenly from left front neck cast-off sts. 109 ( 113: 127: 131: 137) sts. Row 1: P2, (K1, P1) to last st, P1. Row 2: K2, (P1, K1) to last st, K1. Rep these 2 rows 13 times more. Cast off in rib. Place a marker at each end of rib­bing be­tween the 14th and 15th rows.

BUTTONHOLE BORDER

Us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles, with RS fac­ing, pick up and K14 sts from marker to base of neck, now pick up and K39 sts evenly along side edge of neck open­ing. 53 sts. Row 1: K1, (P1, K1) to end. Row 2: K2, (P1, K1) to last st, K1. Rows 3-4: As Rows 1-2. Row 5: Rib 8, (cast off 3 sts, rib 9 – in­clud­ing st on right nee­dle af­ter cast-off) 3 times, cast off 3 sts, rib to end. Row 6: As Row 1, cast­ing on 3 sts neatly over those cast off. Rib 4 rows. Cast off evenly in rib.

BUT­TON BORDER

Omit­ting but­ton­holes, work to match buttonhole border.

FIN­ISH­ING

Omit­ting rib­bing and with WS fac­ing, gen­tly block to mea­sure­ments and press lightly, fol­low­ing any yarn care in­struc­tions on the ball band. Stitch cast-off sleeve edges to up­per side edges of the back and front. Join side and sleeve seams. Fold up­per 14 rows of neckband to WS and hem in po­si­tion all round. Over­lap­ping buttonhole border over but­ton border, neatly stitch lower side edges to the 8 cast-off sts of front. Sew on but­tons. Press seams.

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The tweed yarn com­ple­ments the ca­ble pat­terns