|Suggested yarn||Cotton 8|
|Sizes||46/48 - 50/52 - 54/56|
Men's pullover of Cotton 8By Scheepjes
Materials: Scheepjes Cotton 8 white (502) 12–13–14 balls, size 4 ½ straight and double–pointed knitting needles.
Gauge: Using 2 strands of yarn held together, in Stockinette st: 19 sts and 25 rows = 10x10 cm. Take time to check gauge and switch needles if necessary.
1x1 Ribbing: alternately K1 and P1.
Stockinette st: on right side knit, on wrong side purl.
Pattern st: 1 st row: *P1, K1, repeat from *. 2 nd row: work sts as they appear. 3 rd row: *K1, P1, repeat from *. 4 th row: work sts as they appear. From now on repeat these 4 rows.
Back: Using 2 strands of yarn held together cast on 94–102–108 sts and work 6 cm in 1x1 Ribbing, in the last wrong side row evenly increasing to obtain 97–105–113 sts. Now set up stitch pattern as follows: 16–15–19 sts in Stockinette st, 13–15–15 sts in Pattern st, 13–15–15 sts in Stockinette st, 13–15–15 sts in Pattern st, 13–15–15 sts in Stockinette st, 13–15–15 sts in Pattern st, 16–15–19 sts in Stockinette st. Armhole shaping: when work measures 46 cm bind off at both edges 1 time 3 sts, continue to bind off at both edges, every following 2 rows 1 time 2 and 3 times 1 st. Neckline shaping: when work measures 64–65–66 cm bind off the center 25–27–29 sts and finish each half separately. At neck edge bind off 1 time 7 sts in the following 2nd row. Shoulders: when work measures 66–67–68 cm bind off the rem 21–24–27 sts.
Front: Work same as back until work measures 44 cm. Now shape V–neck: transfer the center stitch to a safety pin or a stitch holder and finish each half separately. At neck edge alternately bind off12–13–14 times 1 st, every 2 rows and 7 times 1 st, every 4 rows. Decrease before reaching neck edge: work to the last 3 sts on LH needle, work 2 sts tog, 1 edge st. Decrease after working neck edge: 1 edge st, 1 single decrease (=slip 1 st, work 1 st and PSSO). Armhole shaping: decrease same as back. Shoulders: bind off the rem 21–24–27 sts at the same length as back.
Sleeves: Using 2 strands of yarn held together cast on 42–42–46 sts and work 4 cm in 1x1 Ribbing. Evenly increase to obtain 44–46–48 sts along the last wrong side row. Continue to work in Stockinette st. Sleeve width: increase 13–14–15 times 1 st at both edges, every 8–7–7 rows, = 70–74–78 sts. Sleeve cap: when work measures 50 cm bind off 3 sts at both edges and continue to bind off at both edges 1 time 2, 8 times 1, 1 time 2 and 1 time 3 sts, every following 2 rows. Now bind off the rem 34–38–42 sts.
Finishing: Sew shoulder seams. Using double–pointed needles and 2 strands of yarn held together, pick up 134–136–138 sts along neck edge (including the stitch left on hold) and work in 1x1 Ribbing. At center front decrease 2 sts every row, as follows: work to the last st before reaching the center front stitch, slip 2 sts together knitwise, work 1 st and pass the 2 slipped sts over together. After finishing 7 rows 1x1 Ribbing, bind off in 1x1 Ribbing. Sew in sleeves, matching center of sleeve to shoulder seams. Sew side and underarm seams.