NORTHCOTE COTTON MENS JUMPER

Northcote Cotton Mens Jumper Project

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 'Moda Vera' Northcote Cotton 50g balls as per size
  • 1 pair 5mm knitting needles
  • 1 pair 4mm knitting needles.
  • 4 stitch holders
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure

SIZE

Fits Chest cm: 90 (Size S), 95 (Size M), 100 (Size L), 105 (Size XL)
Actual Size cm: 100 (Size S), 105 (Size M), 110 (Size L), 115 (Size XL)
Length cm: 66 (Size S), 67 (Size M), 68 (Size L), 69 (Size XL)
Sleeve Length cm: 48 (Size S), 48 (Size M), 48 (Size L), 48 (Size XL)

TENSION

19 sts x 26 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 5mm needles.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Using 5mm needles, cast on 97 (101-107-111) sts.

Beg Lower Band -

1st row(RS) - K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to last st, K1.

2nd row -K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end.

Last 2 rows form rib. Cont in rib until work measures 6cm from beg, ending with a 2nd row. Work in stocking st until work measures 42cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

Shape Raglan Armholes -

Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows ... 93 (97-103-107) sts.

1st row(RS) - K2, K2tog, knit to last 4 sts, sl 1, K1, psso, K2 ... 91 (95-101-105) sts.

2nd row -Purl. ** Rep last 2 rows until 39 (37-43-47) sts rem, ending with a 1st row on RS. Next row - P2, P2tog, purl to last 4 sts, P2tog tbl, P2 ... 37 (35-41-45) sts.

Cont dec (as before), in every row until 25 (27-29-29) sts rem. Leave rem 25 (27-29-29) sts on a stitch-holder for neckband.

FRONT

Work as for Back to **. Rep 1st and 2nd rows until 47 (47-53-55) sts rem, ending with a 2nd row.

Shape Neck

1st row(RS) - K2, K2tog, K12 (12-14-14), turn. Cont on these 15 (15-17-17) sts for left side of front neck.

Next row(WS) - Purl.

Next row- K2, K2tog, knit to last 2 sts, K2tog ... 13 (13-15-15) sts. Rep last 2 rows until 9 (7-9-11) sts rem.

Next row(WS) - Purl to last 4 sts, P2tog tbl, P2 ... 8 (6-8-10) sts.

Next row- K2, K2tog, knit to end ... 7 (5-7-9) sts.

Sizes S, L and XL only- Rep last 2 rows 1 (1-2) time/s ... 5 sts.

All sizes- Next row - P1, P2tog tbl, P2 ... 4 sts.

Next row- K2, K2tog ... 3 sts.

Next row- P2tog, P1 ... 2 sts.

Next row - K2tog.

Fasten off. Slip next 15 (15-17-19) sts onto a stitch-holder and leave for neckband. With RS facing, join yarn to rem sts at neck edge, knit to last 4 sts, sl 1, K1, psso, K2. Cont on these 15 (15-17-17) sts for right side of front neck.

1st row(WS) - Purl.

2nd row- K2tog, knit to last 4 sts, sl 1, K1, psso, K2 ... 13 (13-15-15) sts. Rep last 2 rows until 9 (7-9-11) sts rem.

Next row(WS) - P2, P2tog, purl to end ... 8 (6-8-10) sts.

Next row- Knit to last 4 sts, sl 1, K1, psso, K2 ... 7 (5-7-9) sts.

Sizes S, L and XL only- Rep last 2 rows 1 (1-2) time/s ... 5 sts.

All sizes - Next row- P2, P2tog, P1 ... 4 sts.

Next row -K2tog, K2 ... 3 sts.

Next row -P1, P2tog ... 2 sts.

Next row -K2tog.

Fasten off.

SLEEVES

Using 5mm needles, cast on 41 (43-45-47) sts.

Beg Cuff

Work in rib as for lower band of Back until work measures 6cm from beg, ending with a 2nd row. Work 4 rows stocking st.

5th row(RS) - K2, M1, knit to last 2 sts, M1, K2 ... 43 (45-47-49) sts.

Cont in stocking st, beg with a purl row and inc (as before) at each end of every foll 6th (6th-6th-4th) row until there are 51 (61-71-51) sts, then in every foll 8th (8th-8th-6th) row until there are 67 (71-75-79) sts.

Cont in stocking st beg with a purl row, until sleeve measures 48cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

Shape Raglan -

Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows ... 63 (67-71-75) sts.

1st row(RS) - K2, K2tog, knit to last 4 sts, sl 1, K1, psso, K2 ... 61 (65-69-73) sts. Work 3 rows stocking st, beg with a purl row. Rep last 4 rows until 43 (47-53-59) sts rem, ending with a 1st row. Cont dec (as before) in every foll alt row until 21 sts rem, ending with a purl row. Leave rem 21 sts on a stitch-holder for neckband.

NECKBAND

Using mattress st, join raglan seams, leaving left back raglan open and noting that tops of sleeves form part of neckline. With RS facing and using 4mm needles, knit across 21 sts from left sleeve stitch-holder, knit up 13 (13-15-15) sts evenly along left side of front neck, knit across 15 (15-17-19) sts from front stitch-holder, knit up 13 (13-15-15) sts evenly along right side of front neck, knit across 21 sts from right sleeve stitch-holder, then knit across 25 (27-29-29) sts from back stitch-holder - dec one st in centre ... 107 (109-117-119) sts.

Work 3 rows stocking st, beg and ending with a purl row. Work 5 rows rib as for lower band of Back, beg with a 2nd row. Cast off loosely in rib.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Using mattress st, join left back raglan and neckband seam. Join side and sleeve seams.

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