Articulation by Cassandra Dominick


October 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1330 - 2390 yards (1216 - 2185 m)
41 (45, 49, 53, 57, 61, 65)"
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ERRATA SINCE VERSION 2: In the Back section under Shoulder Shaping and Neck it should read: “Join new ball of yarn and BO next 34 (40, 40, 46, 50, 54, 54) sts then work to end.”

Please be sure you are using version 2 of the pattern.

Articulation means putting into words exactly what one means. This pattern is my best attempt to put into words the directions for a sweater as exactly as I envisioned it. Articulation is a pullover with a shawl collar and cable panels centered on the body and sleeves. With an Aran weight yarn, it will keep a gentleman cozy through the winter months.

This sweater is meant to be worn with about 3-4” of positive ease. The sweater on the model is shown with about 3” positive ease. The design is narrower at the waist and increases in size toward the chest, but alternative cast-on instructions are provided if you wish to omit this shaping and work straight from hem to armhole. The center panel does not change based on size, so adding or subtracting stitches outside this panel to customize fit will not affect the design. If your recipient is over 6’ tall, you may wish to add an additional 1-2” in length (please remember to add extra yardage when purchasing yarn). Sample is shown on a 6’1” model with 1.5” added to length.

This sweater is worked flat in separate pieces, then sewn together. I like working sweaters this way for the durability that comes from seaming, the more closely tailored fit of a set-in sleeve, and the portability of the project as you work on it.

Making a gauge swatch is a crucial element of any fitted garment. For best results, swatch in stockinette and the cable patterns as worked in the pattern, and block the swatch in the way that you plan on treating the finished garment. The cable panel for the body measures 10.5”, while the cable panel on the sleeve measures 2”.