Joe Batt's Arm by Jennifer Beale

Joe Batt's Arm

January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern flat
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1493 - 2641 yards (1365 - 2415 m)
(S, M, L) (XL, XXL, XXXL)
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Joe Batt’s Arm is a structured, seamed cable knit with textured fair isle banding. The fair isle bands border the eyelet cables the same way that a bright blue night encloses the Fogo Island Inn with all of its light on. At the same time, the raglan shoulders lend a sporty quality to the pullover.

The cabled sleeves, front, and back are worked in pieces and top down. The fair isle bands are joined to the sleeve raglans, worked in the round and steeked, then sewn to the front and back body pieces. The collar is worked in the round.

There are two PDF files to download upon purchase, the pattern file and a charts file corresponding to your size. Errata available with pattern.

Lace and colourwork are charted only.


Hypothesis Yarns Merino DK (100\% superwash merino wool), 200 metres (219 yards) per 100 grams, in main colour A (Yellowbelly), contrast colour B (Last Midnight), and contrast colour C (Earl Grey). You will need (6, 7, 8) (9, 10, 11) skeins of colour A, (1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2) skeins of colour B, and 1 skein of colour C.


(S, M, L) (XL, XXL, XXXL) with finished busts:
(84, 94, 104) (109, 119.5, 129.5)cm /
(33, 37, 41) (43, 47, 51)“.
Sample shown is size M on an 89cm / 35” bust corresponding to 5cm / 2” positive ease at bust. Intended to be worn with 5cm to 12.5cm / 2” to 5” positive ease at bust. A schematic and list of measurements is provided in the pattern.


Size A: 3mm (US 2.5) circulars for cuffs, hem, finishings
Size B: 3.25mm (US 3) straights or circulars for cables; at least two (preferably three) long (100cm / 40”) circular needles for fair isle bands
Be sure to swatch and block. Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.


Cable needle, darning needle and sturdy sock yarn or sewing machine for reinforcing
steeks, stitch markers and removable markers

Eyelet cable gauge

26 sts and 32 rows to 10cm / 4” with size B needles after blocking (or needle size required to match gauge).

Stranded gauge

26 sts and 30 rounds to 10cm / 4” with size B needles after blocking (or needle size required to match gauge).


Cables worked flat
Stranded knitting worked in the round
Provisional cast on
picking up sts without knitting them

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Tech edited by Chaitanya Muralidhara (Ravelry: beginswithac)

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