Adult Cable Rib Pullover - Free Pattern April 5, 2022 20:18

A dark green, cabled pullover shown on a male mannequin, with the words: "Adult Cable Rib Pullover—a free knitting pattern from Kristen TenDyke"

A basic cabled pullover for adults. With a few inches of positive ease, this can be a cozy cold-weather layer for supreme warmth.

The back, front and sleeves are worked separately—from the bottom up—then seamed together. Stitches are picked up around the neckline for the neckband.

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Sizes:
Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large, 2X Large)

Finished Measurements:
Chest Circumference: 38 (42, 46, 50, 54)"

Yarn
Skye Tweed by Classic Elite (100% wool; 50 gram ball = approx 110 yards)
• 10 (12, 13, 14, 16) balls 1215 Spruce Green

Needles
• One pair size US 6 (4 mm) or size to obtain gauge
• One 16" circular size US 5 (3.75 mm)

Notions
• Two cable needles (cn) • Stitch marker

Gauge
19 sts and 27 rows = 4" in Cable Rib patt. Take time to save time, check your gauge.

 

Notes

When working shaping if there are not enough sts to work a cable, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face you.

Pattern

Back
Using larger needles, CO 90 (100, 109, 118, 128) sts.

Est patt: (RS) K2 (0, 1, 2, 0) sts (edge sts, keep in St st), work 86 (100, 107, 114, 128) sts in Cable Rib patt from Chart, beg and end where indicated for your size, k2 (0, 1, 2, 0) sts (edge sts, keep in St st).

Work even as est, working Rows 1–6 once; then rep Rows 7–30 until piece meas 17 (17¼, 17½, 17¾, 18)" from beg, end WS row.

Shape Armholes: (RS) BO 7 (10, 12, 15, 19) sts at beg of next 2 rows—76 (80, 85, 88, 90) sts rem.

Work even until Armhole meas 8½ (9, 9½, 10, 10½)" from shaping, end WS row.

Place marker (pm) each side of center 16 (18, 21, 22, 22) sts.

Shape Shoulders and Neck: (RS) BO 6 (7, 7, 7, 8) sts at beg of next 2 (6, 4, 2, 6) rows, then 7 (0, 8, 8, 0) sts at beg of next 4 (0, 2, 4, 0) rows; and at the same time, on the first row of shoulder shaping, work across to first marker; join second ball of yarn and BO center sts; work to end.

Working both sides at the same time, at each neck edge BO 5 sts twice.

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Front
Work as for Back until Armhole meas 61⁄2 (7, 71⁄2, 8, 81⁄2)" from shaping, end WS row.

Pm each side of center 12 (14, 17, 18, 18) sts.

Shape Neck: (RS) Work across to first marker; join second ball of yarn, BO center sts; work to end.

Working both sides at the same time, at each neck edge BO 4 sts 3 times—20 (21, 22, 23, 24) sts rem each side for shoulders.

Work even until piece meas same as Back to Shoulder Shaping.

Shape Shoulders: Same as for Back.

Sleeves
Using larger needles, CO 49 (51, 51, 53, 53) sts.

(RS) Begin Cable Rib patt from Chart, beg and end where indicated for your size.

Work even for 10 rows, working Rows 1–6 once, then rep Rows 7–30, end WS row.

Shape Sleeve: (RS) Cont as est, inc 1 st each side every 6 rows 0 (2, 12, 14, 20) times, then every 8 rows 16 (15, 8, 7, 3) times, working inc sts in Cable Rib patt as they become available — 81 (85, 91, 95, 99) sts.

Work even until piece meas 201⁄2 (21, 211⁄2, 221⁄4, 223⁄4)" from beg, end WS row. BO all sts.

Finishing
Block pieces to measurements, being careful not to flatten texture.

Sew shoulder seams. Set in Sleeves; sew side and Sleeve seams.

Neckband: With RS facing, using circular needle, pick up and knit 105 (112, 112, 112, 119) sts around neck shaping. Begin Neck Trim Rib; work Rnds 1–7, matching first rnd with rib on the Front and Back. BO all sts loosely in patt.

Pattern Stitches

Stockinette Stitch (St st):
Knit on RS, purl on WS.

Neck Trim Rib Circular:
(multiple of 7 sts)
Rnd 1: *P2, k5; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: *P3, k3, p1; rep from * around.
Rnds 3, 4 and 6: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face you.
Rnd 5: *K2, p2, k1, p2; rep from * around.
Rnd 7: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face you.
Work Rnds 1–7 for Neck Trim Rib.

Cable Rib Pattern:
(multiple of 14 sts + 2)

See Chart below. Beg and end for your size as indicated.

 

Abbreviations

approx – approximately
beg– begin(ning)
BO – bind off
cn– cable needle
CO – cast on
est – establish(ed)
inc – increase
k – knit
meas – measures
p – purl
patt – pattern
pm – place marker
rem – remain(ning)
rep – repeat
rnd – round
RS – right side
st(s) – stitch(es)
St st – Stockinette Stitch
WS – wrong side