Nelson Pullover by Irina Anikeeva

Nelson Pullover

Knitting
August 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in St st on larger needle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1225 - 1960 yards (1120 - 1792 m)
36.5 (40, 44.5, 48, 52.5)" chest circumference
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The Nelson Pullover is a modern knitter’s take on men’s athletic wear. This sporty, youthful pullover features a continuous cable that runs up the sleeve and shoulder into the cowl neck. The drawstring ties add charm as well as warmth in cold weather.

Sizes
Men’s S (M, L, XL, 2XL): to fit chest size 34/36 (38/40, 42/44, 46/48, 50/52)”/86/91 (96/102, 107/112, 117/122, 127/132) cm.

Finished Measurements
36½ (40, 44½, 48, 52½)”/93 (101.5, 113, 122, 133.5) cm chest circumference. Pullover shown measures 44½“/113 cm; modeled with 6”/ 15 cm of positive ease.

Yarn
Brown Sheep сnmpany Nature Spun Worsted (100% wool; 245 yds 224 m/ 3½ oz 100 g): 133W blue fog, 5 (6, 6, 7, 8) balls.

Needles
Size US 6/4 mm: 32”/80 cm circular and set of double-pointed needles.
Size US 7/4.5 mm: 16”/40 cm and 32”/80 cm circular and set of double-pointed needles.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions
Markers, cable needle, stitch holders, tapestry needle, waste yarn.

Gauge
18 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch on larger needle;
20 sts of Sleeve chart = 3”/7.5 cm wide on larger needle.

Notes
• This pullover is worked from the top down. The saddle shoulders are worked back and forth, then stitches for the back and fronts are picked up along the edges of the saddles and worked back and forth to the underarm. The pieces are then joined and the lower body is worked in the round to the lower edge.
• Stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armhole and the sleeves are worked from the top down in the round with short-rows to shape the sleeve cap.