Free Boys' Sweater Knitting Pattern
Size: 8 (140 cm)
Knitpicks Telemark sport weight yarn 100% wool 103 yards (94 m) / 50 gram color 2113 Skyline - 8 balls
Needles: circular 4 (3.5 mm) 24" (60 cm) and 6 (4.0 mm) 24" (60 cm) and 21" (53 cm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE. Cable needle.
Gauge: 19 st x 24 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)
Rib 1x1: 1k, 1p
Round 1: *1k, 1p* repeat from * to *
Round 2: *1p, 1k* repeat from * to *
Cable A on 4 sts
Rounds 1-2: knit
Round 3: C4F (Cable 4 Front)
Round 4: knit
Repeat rounds 1-4
Cable B on 6 sts
Rounds 1-6: knit
Round 7: C6F (Cable 6 Front)
Round 8: knit
Repeat rounds 1-8
The sweater is worked from the bottom to the top in rounds without seams.
With circular needles #4 cast on 164 sts . Place marker for the beginning and join. Knit 82 sts, place the second marker for the center of round, knit to the end.
Work rib for 12 rounds
Move markers every round to mark the beginning and the center of the round.
Round 13: change to circular needles #6 and work as follows: 5 sts seed stitch, *p3, cable A, p3, cable B, p3, cable A* repeat 3 times from * to *, 10 sts seed st, *p3, cable A, p3, cable B, p3, cable A*, repeat 3 times from * to *, 5 sts seed st.
Work 78 rounds as described in round 13.
Divide for armholes
While working the 78th round, work across the front to 6 sts past the second marker; put the just-knitted 12 stitches (6 before the marker and 6 after the marker) on a piece of yarn; work across the back to the first marker, put the just-knitted 12 stitches (6 before the marker and 6 after the marker) on a piece of yarn. Cut the working yarn leaving about 10" tail.
You will have 70 sts of the front and 70 sts of the back.
With the circular needles #4 (21") cast on 38 sts. Place marker for the beginning and join. Work rib for the next 12 rounds.
Round 13: (change to the circular needles #6) Knit adding 10 sts (make a stitch after every 4th st) to get 48 sts.
Round 14: 5 sts seed st, *p3, cable A* repeat 5 times, p3, 5 sts seed st.
Work 104 rounds as described in round 14. Make 2 sts on both sides of the marker in rounds 17, 21, 25 and 29 until you have 56 sts on the needles.
Transfer 12 sts (6 before and 6 after the marker) onto a piece of yarn. Cut the working yarn leaving about 10" tail.
You will have 44 sts of the sleeve.
Make the second sleeve.
With longer circular needles #6:
work across the front 70 sts;
work across the right sleeve 44 sts;
work across the back 70 sts;
work across the left sleeve 44 sts.
Follow the established patterns.
Place 4 markers: in the first and last sts of front and back. Move the markers with each round.
Work 8 rounds as established.
Round 9: Start decreasing in 4 marked points. Knit the marked sts, ssk, work up to 2 sts before marker, k2tog; knit the marked st; repeat 3 more times, at each marker - 8 sts total decreased in this round.
Repeat decrease by 8 sts in every 2nd round: in rounds 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41
Work 42 rounds until you have 10 sts on each sleeve.
Shaping the back neck with short rows:
Round 43: Work to the front, to 5 sts after the left front marker; place a marker. Place another marker 5 sts before the right front marker. Now work back and forth (to the back of the neck) between the new markers 4 times.
a) Turn and work back (knit all k sts and purl all p sts) to the new marker (5 sts past the right front decrease-point marker).
b) Turn, work back the established patterns, make decreases in all 4 decrease-points;
c) Turn, work back ( (knit all k sts and purl all p sts)
d) Turn, work back the established patterns, make decreases in all 4 decrease-points;
Round 44: Work all round as established. You should have 30 sts on the front, 6 sts on each sleeve and 30 sts on the back.
Rounds 45-49: change to circular needles # 4 and work rib. Bind off all sts
Sew the underarm seams.