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Chum’s Pullover is a stylish yet casual men’s sweater featuring a triangular-shaped placket and chunky buttons. The placket adds a touch of interest and style to the piece that is manly enough for even the toughest of men. It is knit in bulky yarn, making relatively short work of a man-sized garment. The piece would look great with a pair of jeans, battered and old or crisp and sleek. It would also pair well with a pop of colour like red denim, if that’s the way you roll.
The sweater is worked in the round from the bottom to the underarm, then the left front, right front (including placket) and back are worked individually and joined at the shoulders with Kitchener stitch. The set-in sleeves are worked flat from the cuff up and then seamed and attached to the body of the sweater. The neck flap and high neckline are finished with a crocheted edge to give the piece a nice, clean look.
The sample shown in the picture is worn with zero ease, and that is how the pattern is written. For a little extra room, I recommend knitting the next size up.
Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL), fits 34” (38”, 42”, 46”, 50”, 54”) / 86 (97, 107, 117, 127, 137) cm chest with zero ease.
Yarn: 857 (981, 1121, 1252, 1386, 1514) yds / 784 (897, 1025, 1145, 1267, 1384) m of Knit Picks Biggo; 50% Superwash Merino Wool, 50% Nylon; 110 yds 101 m/3.5 oz 100g - colorway 25624 (Asphalt Heather)
Needles: US# 10 6 mm - 32” 80 cm circular
Four 1” 25.5 mm buttons
Crochet needle the same size or slightly larger than needles used to get gauge
DPN - preferably US#10 6 mm, but a size up or down would suffice
Gauge: 12 sts and 20 rows / 4” 10 cm in blocked stockinette stitch
Thank you again to Eleanor Dixon for technical editing and to all of my wonderful testers!