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Men’s Raglan Woodsman Sweater

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Men Sweater Knitting Pattern

Sizes: S (M, L, XL, XXL)

Finished Measurements

Chest/Bust at Underarm: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) " [92 (102, 112, 122, 132) cm]
Finished Length: 25.5 (26.5, 27, 27.5, 28)" [64 (66, 67.5, 69, 70) cm]

Materials: Ecological Wool by Cascade Yarns bulky weight yarn (100% wool), 478 yards (437 meters)/250 grams (8.82 ounces), color 8061 Taupe – 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) skeins. (shop for this yarn here!) (shop for this yarn here!)

Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm) circular and dpn OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Gauge for Broken Rib pattern: 15 sts x 22 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Pattern Notes

Broken Rib in rows:
Multiple of 2
Row 1 (RS): k1, p1
Row 2: k1, p1
Row 3: k1, p1
Row 4: knit
Repeat rows 1-4

Broken Rib in rounds:
Multiple of 2
Row 1: k1, p1
Row 2: k1, p1
Row 3: k1, p1
Row 4: purl
Repeat rows 1-4

Rib 1x1: 1k, 1p

Selvedge Stitches
The 1st and last stitch of the pattern are selvedge stitches. To make the edges of your work even and smooth 2 more stitches (selvedge stitches) are added. You should slip the first stitch as if to knit and purl the last stitch. The selvedge stitches are not counted in the pattern unless otherwise specified.

Abbreviations:

k - knit
p - purl
yo - yarn over
pm - place marker
m1 (Make 1 increase) - I used the increase described by Elizabeth Zimmerman: Make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row knit (purl) it as a regular stitch.

Sweater

The sweater is worked from the top to the bottom back and forth and in rounds without seams.

Cast on 34 (37, 39, 42, 43) sts and knit 1 row.
Divide stitches as follows: 1 selvedge st, 1 st (left front), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) sts (left sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 16 (17, 19, 20, 21) sts (back), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) sts (right sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 1 st (right front), 1 selvedge st.
Work Broken Rib for 12 rows increasing by 10 sts in each odd row (double increase at the raglan sts as follows: *m 1, k 1, m 1 and 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row.
Row 13: at the end of the row cast on 6 (7, 9, 10, 11) st with the single cast on and continue to work in rounds.

Work Broken Rib pattern for 34 (30, 40, 36, 36) rows increasing for 8 sts (double increase at the raglan sts) in each odd row as follows: * m 1, k 1, m 1.

For another 16 (24, 18, 28, 30) rows continue to increase back and front at raglan lines in each odd row. For sleeves increase in every 4th row only 4 (6, 4, 7, 7) times.

Divide for sleeves
Transfer left sleeve sts to a length of yarn, cast on 6 (8, 9, 11, 14) sts with single cast on for left underarm, work back sts, transfer right sleeve sts to a length of yarn, cast on 6 (8, 9, 11, 14) sts with single cast on for right underarm and work front stitches. Stitch count of body sts after division should be 144 (156, 169, 185, 194).

Work Broken Rib pattern for 91 (94, 94, 94, 94) rounds or to desired length.
Work 1x1 ribbing for 10 rounds. Bind off.

Sleeves

Sleeves worked in rounds on circular or double pointed needles.
Transfer 49 (50, 57, 59, 59) sleeve sts from the yarn to the needles and pick up 6 (8, 9, 11, 14) sts over the 6 (8, 9, 11, 14) underarm sts. Place marker on the middle underarm st. Work Broken Rib pattern for 100 (102, 108, 110, 114) rounds or to desired length.
To shape the sleeve decrease by 2 sts on both side of the marker

Size S - every 10th round 2 times, every 8th round 10 times
Size M - every 8th round 12 times, every 6th round 1 time
Size L - every 8th round 12 times, every 6th round - 2 times.
Size XL - every 8th round 13 times, every 6th round - 1 times.
Size 2X - every 10th round 1 times, every 8th round 13 times.

Work 1x1 ribbing for 10 rounds. Bind off.

Finishing:
Pick up sts on circular needles along the neckline and knit rib for 10 rows. Bind off.

Enjoy!



Comments

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Poster: Marlies Kneis
November 12, 2016

I have trouble understanding your pattern. How do you do increase 10 stitches each unevev row(double increase at raglan stitches) ?
Poster: Terry
December 4, 2015

Where is the "back & forth"? Seems all is done in rounds. Starting at neck, do ribbing first? Thanks
Poster: joe
November 9, 2016

Circular or double-pointed needles on the sleeves. The neck ribbing is picked up last and then knit.

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