Robert by pamela wynne

Robert

Knitting
June 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in seed stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1100 - 2100 yards (1006 - 1920 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

One of 6 patterns included in the Handsome: Man Sweaters for Every Body ebook.

Robert is a classic Aran-style cabled raglan, equally well-suited to an afternoon coffee date and a month at sea. Although raglan sweaters are often worked seamlessly, this one is worked flat in pieces to achieve the best possible fit. This project is great for advanced intermediate knitters who are comfortable with cables.

Robert is written for 10 sizes, ranging from 34” to 66” finished chest measurement, and can be made as either a turtleneck or crew neck. Like all 6 designs in the Handsome ebook, Robert comes with free calculators to help customize your sweater’s fit, including sleeve length, body length, and body shaping (A-line, V-line, or X-line).

ROBERT CALCULATORS

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest circumference: 34¾ (38¼, 41¼, 44¼, 49¼, 52¼, 55¾, 58¾, 62¼, 65¼)“/88.5 (97, 105, 112.5, 125, 132.5, 141.5, 149, 158, 165.5)cm

GAUGE
• 19 sts and 24 rows to 4”/10cm in Seed St on larger needles, after blocking.
• 22 sts and 24 rows to 4”/10cm in charted cable pattern on larger needles, after blocking.

RECOMMENDED YARNS
Remember that adjusting your sweater with custom calculators will change the amount of yarn required.

  • Imperial Yarn Erin (100% wool; 225yd/206m per 4oz/113g skein). 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins.

  • Green Mountain Spinnery Mewesic (100% wool; 180yd/165m per 2oz/57g skein). 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12) skeins.

  • Jill Draper Makes Stuff Hudson (100% washable US Merino wool; 240yd/219m per 3.75/106g skein). 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins.

NEEDLES
• US 7/4.5mm needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
• US 6/4mm needles and 16”/40cm circular needle, or one US size smaller than main needle

NOTIONS
• Stitch markers
• Cable needle
• Yarn needle

SKILLS REQUIRED
• Increasing, decreasing
• Picking up stitches
• Charted cables
• Mattress stitch