Beatrix Aran Cabled Pullover

Big cables, little cables and texture accents mix together in this unisex sweater for a perfect blend of casual comfort. A split welt hem and stockinette stitch saddle shoulders & sleeves add a different take on the traditional Aran design.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Chest Size 38 (42, 46, 48, 54)” to fit chest 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)”

2” positive ease recommended

Shown in size 38″

Gauges: 17 sts and 25 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after blocking

18 sts and 24 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in Double Moss St after blocking

20 sts and 20 rows = 3.25″ [8.13 cm] wide x 3.125″ [7.83 cm] high Center Cable panel after blocking

33 sts and 20 rows = 7.25″ [18.13 cm] wide x 3.125″ [7.83 cm] high Texture & Cable panel after blocking

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Harrisville Designs WATERSHED YARNS (100% Pure Virgin Wool; 110 yards [100.58 meters]/50 grams): #955 Meadows (14 (16, 17, 18, 20) skeins)

Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm) 32”, 24″ and 16” circular, and set of 5 DPNs; US size 6 (4.0 mm) 16” circular

Notions: Stitch markers (2, plus 8 optional), stitch holders (4), cable needle, scrap yarn, tapestry needle.

Abbreviations

est = established

LH = left hand

RH = right hand

slm = slip marker

2/2 RC = slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, knit 2 st from LH needle, then knit 2 sts from cable needle

2/2 LC = slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, knit 2 sts from LH needle, then knit 2 sts from cable needle

2/1 LPC = slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, purl 1 st from LH needle, then knit 2 sts from cable needle

2/1 RPC = slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back, knit 2 sts from LH needle, then purl 1 st from cable needle

2/2 LPC = slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, purl 2 sts from LH needle, then knit 2 sts from cable needle

2/2 RPC = slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, knit 2 sts from LH needle, then purl 2 sts from cable needle

Special Stitches

Double Moss St (odd number of sts worked in the rnd)

Rnds 1-2: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Rnds 3-4: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rep Rnds 1-4 for patt.

Double Moss St (even number of sts worked in the rnd)

Rnds 1-2: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rnds 3-4: *P1, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep Rnds 1-4 for patt.

Chart 1

Texture and Cable Panel (33 sts over 20 rows worked in the rnd)

Rnd 1: P2, 2/2 RC, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k7, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, 2/2 RC, p2.

Rnd 2: P2, k4, p1, k1, p1, k4, p1, k5, p1, k4, p1, k1, p1, k4, p2.

Rnd 3: P2, k4, p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k3, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k4, p2.

Rnd 4: P2, k4, (p1, k1, p1, k6) 2 times, p1, k1, p1, k4, p2.

Rnd 5: P2, 2/2 RC, p1, k1, p1, (k3, p1) 3 times, k3, p1, k1, p1, 2/2 RC, p2.

Rnd 6: P2, k4, p1, k1, p1, k2, (p1, k1) 6 times, (k1, p1) 2 times, k4, p2.

Rnd 7: P2, k4, (p1, k1) 2 times, (p1, k3) 3 times, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1, k4, p2.

Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 6.

Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 5.

Rnds 10-17: Rep Rnds 6-9.

Rnd 18: Rep Rnd 4.

Rnd 19: Rep Rnd 3.

Rnd 20: Rep Rnd 2.

Rep Rnds 1-20 for patt.

Chart 2

Center Cable Panel (20 sts over 20 rows worked in the rnd)

Rnd 1: P2, 2/1 RPC, p3, 2/2 LC, p3, 2/1 LPC, p2.

Rnd 2: P2, k2, p4, k4, p4, k2, p2.

Rnd 3: P1, 2/1 RPC, p3, 2/1 RPC, 2/1 LPC, p3, 2/1 LPC, p1.

Rnd 4: P1, k2, p4, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p.

Rnd 5: 2/1 RPC, p3, 2/1 RPC, p2, 2/1 LPC, p3, 2/1 LPC.

Rnds 6-8: (K2, p4) 3 times, k2.

Rnd 9: 2/1 LPC, p3, 2/1 LPC, p2, 2/1 RPC, p3, 2/1 RPC.

Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 4.

Rnd 11: P1, 2/1 LPC, p3, 2/1 LPC, 2/1 RPC, p3, 2/1 RPC, p1.

Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 13: P2, 2/1 LPC, p3, 2/2 LC, p3, 2/1 RPC, p2.

Rnd 14: P3, k2, p3, k4, p3, k2, p3.

Rnd 15: P3, 2/1 LPC, 2/2 RPC, 2/2 LPC, 2/1 RPC, p3.

Rnd 16: (P4, k4) 2 times, p4.

Rnd 17: P4, 2/2 RC, p4, 2/2 LC, p4.

Rnd 18: Rep Rnd 16.

Rnd 19: P3, 2/1 RPC, 2/2 LPC, 2/2 RPC, 2/1 LPC, p3.

Rnd 20: Rep Rnd 14.

Rep Rnds 1-20 for patt.

Pattern Notes

The front and back welts for this pullover are worked separately then overlapped and joined to work the body in the round. Using the longest circular needle for the front welt makes it easy to transition to working the body after joining the welts.

The front and back are identical with the same patterns worked between the side markers.

Optional: Place markers between the stitch patterns for keeping track of the patterns. 4 markers are used for the front and 4 for the back. These markers should be distinct from the side markers.

Slip all markers as you come to them.

The saddle shoulders extend 2″ on the front and 1″ on the back.

Pick up sleeve sts along the armhole edges at a rate of 2 sts for every 3 rows. Pick up 1 st in each underarm bound off st. Adjust pick up rate as needed for the total number of sleeve sts for the size you are knitting.

Larger sizes may choose to use a longer circular needle for the body.

Pattern

Welts (make 2)

With larger, mid-length circular needles, CO 98 (108, 116, 122, 134) sts.

Rows 1-2: K2, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, sl 1 wyif.

Rows 3-4: K2, *p1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, sl 1 wyif.

Rep Rows 1-4 two more times.

Knit one row.

Place first welt on scrap yarn or hold on circular needle and use second circular needle for second welt.

Join Welts

Knit to the last 6 sts of the front welt.

With larger, longest circular needles, and with the RS of the back welt facing the WS of the front welt, lap the front welt over the back welt, *(k2tog using 1 st from each needle) 3 times*, pm, rep from * to * once, knit to the last 6 sts of the back welt; rep from * to * once, pm for beg of rnd, (p2tog using 1 st from each needle) 3 times, purl to beg of rnd marker. (184 (204, 220, 232, 256) sts)

Knit one rnd.

Body

Set-up Rnd: **(K1, p1) 1 (4, 6, 7, 10) times, k1 1 (0, 0, 1,1) times, pm, *p2, k4, p1, k1, p1, k15, p1, k1, p1, k4, p2, pm*, p3, k2, p3, k4, p3, k2, p3, pm; rep from * to * once, (k1, p1) 1 (4, 6, 7, 10) times, k1 1 (0, 0, 1,1) times**; rep from ** to ** once more.

Next: *Work 3 (8, 12, 15, 21) sts in Double Moss St patt, work Rnd 1 of Chart 1 over next 33 sts, then Rnd 1 of Chart 2 over next 20 sts, then Rnd 1 of Chart 1 over next 33 sts, then 3 (8, 12, 15, 21) sts in Double Moss St patt; rep from * to end.

Continue as est until Body meas approx. 15.25 (15.5, 15.75, 15.75, 16)” from CO edge, ending after a WS row.

Divide Fronts and Back

Note: From this point work sts in St st when there are insufficient sts to work a pattern element.

Row 1 (RS): Maintaining pattern as much as possible, BO 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts, work as est to side marker, remove marker, place 92 (102, 110, 116, 128) sts on scrap yarn for back.

Row 2: BO 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts, work even as est to end. (84 (92, 100, 106, 116) sts)

Shape Front Armholes

Row 1 (Dec, RS): P1, ssk, work as est to last 3 sts, k2tog, p1. (2 sts dec’d)

Row 2 and all WS rows: Work even as est.

Rep Dec Row every RS row 1 (5, 6, 8, 10) more times, then every other RS row 2 (1, 1, 0, 0) times. (76 (78, 84, 88, 94) sts)

Work even until armhole meas 4.25 (4.50, 4.50, 4.50, 4.75)”, ending after a WS row.

Shape Front Neck

Left Front

Row 1 (Dec, RS): Work 23 (24, 27, 29, 32) sts as est, k2tog, k1. (1 st dec’d)

Place rem 50 (51, 54, 56, 59) sts on holder.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Work even as est.

Rep Dec Row every RS row 3 (4, 5, 5, 6) times. (22 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts)

Work even as est until armhole meas 6.25 (6.75, 7, 7, 7.5)”, ending after a WS row.

Place Left Front sts on holder.

Right Front

Place 26 (27, 30, 32, 35) sts for Right Front on larger, shortest needle and join yarn to beg a RS row.

(All sizes: 24 sts rem on holder for center front neck)

Row 1 (Dec, RS): K1, ssk, work as est to end. (1 st dec’d)

Row 2 and all WS rows: Work even as est.

Rep Dec Row every RS row 3 (4, 5, 5, 6) times. (22 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts)

Work even as est until armhole meas 6.25 (6.75, 7, 7, 7.5)”, ending after a WS row.

Place Right Front sts on holder.

Shape Back Armholes

Place 92 (102, 110, 116, 128) back sts on larger, mid-length circular needle and join yarn to beg a RS row.

Next Row: BO 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows. (84 (92, 100, 106, 116) sts)

Row 1 (Dec, RS): P1, ssk, work as est to last 3 sts, k2tog, p1. (2 sts dec’d)

Row 2 and all WS rows: Work even as est.

Rep Dec Row every RS row 1 (5, 6, 8, 10) more times, then every other RS row 2 (1, 1, 0, 0) times. (76 (78, 84, 88, 94) sts)

Work even as est until armhole meas 7.25 (7.75, 8, 8, 8.50)”, ending after a WS row.

Work 22 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts and place on holder, BO 32 (34, 36, 36, 38) back neck sts, work 22 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts and leave on needle.

Saddle Shoulders and Sleeve Caps

Left Saddle

Note: Saddles are joined to the front and back shoulder sts as they are worked.

Place Left Front shoulder sts on same needle as Left Back shoulder sts with both tips pointing toward the neck edge.

CO 14 sts on the needle holding the Back shoulder sts.

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k12, ssk (first CO st and 1 back shoulder st).

Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, p12, p2tog (last CO st and 1 front shoulder st).

Rep Rows 1-2 until all shoulder sts have been worked.

Left Sleeve Cap

Note: Pick up sts around the armhole at a rate of 2 sts over 3 rows. Adjust rate of pick up as needed for the total number of sleeve sts needed.

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k13, pick up and knit 2 sts, turn.

Row 2: Sl 1, p15, pick up and purl 2 sts, turn.

Continue in this manner, picking up 2 sts for every 3 rows until 26 (28, 30, 30, 32) sts have been picked up along the armhole edges.

Next (RS): Work as est to the last sts picked up on the back armhole edge, pick up 4 sts over the last 6 rows, pick up 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts in the bound off underarm sts, pm, pick up 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts in the bound off underarm sts. (78 (84, 88, 88, 94) sts)

Join to work in the rnd and knit to marker.

Work sleeve as instructed below.

Right Saddle

Note: Saddles are joined to the front and back shoulder sts as they are worked.

Place Right Front shoulder and Right Back shoulder sts on larger, mid-length circular needle with both tips pointing toward the neck edge.

CO 14 sts on the needle holding the Back shoulder sts.

Row 1 (WS): Sl 1, p12, p2tog (first CO st and 1 back shoulder st).

Row 2:  Sl 1, k12, k2tog (last CO st and 1 front shoulder st).

Rep Rows 1-2 until all shoulder sts have been worked.

Right Sleeve Cap

Note: Pick up sts around the armhole at a rate of 2 sts over 3 rows. Adjust rate of pick up as needed for the total number of sleeve sts needed.

Row 1 (RS): Pick up and knit 2 sts, turn.

Row 2: Sl 1, p15, pick up and purl 2 sts, turn.

Continue in this manner, picking up 2 sts for every 3 rows until 26 (28, 30, 30, 32) sts have been picked up along the armhole edges.

Next (RS): Work as est to the last sts picked up on the back armhole edge, pick up 4 sts over the last 6 rows, pick up 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts in the bound off underarm sts, pm, pick up 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts in the bound off underarm sts. (78 (84, 88, 88, 94) sts)

Join to work in the round and knit to marker.

Work sleeve as instructed below.

Sleeve

Note: Change to larger, shortest circular needle, then to DPNs when sts no longer fit comfortably on working needle.

Knit 5 rnds.

Next Rnd (Dec): K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d)

Next Rnd: Knit.

Rep Dec Rnd every 4 (3, 3, 3, 3) rnd 21 (24, 25, 24, 25) times. (34 (34, 36, 38, 42) sts)

Work even until underarm meas 15.25 (15.5, 15.5, 15.75, 16)”.

Cuff

Rnds 1 and 3: Purl.

Rnds 2 and 4: Knit.

Rnds 5-16: Work Double Moss St (even number of sts).

Rnd 17: Purl.

Rnd 18: Knit.

BO all sts purlwise.

Collar

With RS facing and smaller circular needle, beg at back right saddle join, pick up and knit 32 (34, 36, 36, 38) sts along back neck, pm, pick up and knit 12 sts along left saddle edge, pick up and knit 8 (8, 9, 9, 11) sts along left neck edge, pm, knit 24 sts held for front neck, pick up and knit 8 (8, 9, 9, 11) sts along right neck edge, pm, pick up and knit 12 sts along right saddle, pm, join to work in the round. (96 (98, 102, 102, 108) sts)

Rnds 1 and 3: P2tog, purl to 2 sts before marker, p2tog, slm, purl to 2 sts before next marker, p2tog, slm, purl to next marker, slm, p2tog, purl to end. (88 (90, 94, 94, 100) sts)

Rnds 2 and 4: Knit.

Rnd 5: *P1, k1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 6: Knit.

Rep Rnds 5-6 twice more.

Rnd 11: Purl.

Rnd 12: Knit.

BO all sts purlwise.

Finishing

Weave end. Block to measurements.

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