Cable V-Neck Pullover Pattern

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Cable V-Neck Pullover Pattern

You will be astonished at how fast this sweater will be finished!

Directions are given for Size 38. Changes for Sizes 40, 42 and 44 are in parentheses.

COATS & CLARK'S "RED HEART" KNITTING WORSTED, 4 Ply ("Tangle-Proof" Pull-Out Skeins): 12 (12, 13, 13) ounces of No. 909 Scarlet.

Knitting needles, 1 pair No. 8 and No. 10.

GAUGE:
Stockinette St—4 sts = 1 inch; 11 rows = 2 inches.
Cable Panel—13 sts = 2¾ inches; 11 rows = 2 inches.

BLOCKING MEASUREMENTS:

Sizes 38 40 42 44
Body Bust Size (In Inches)
  38 40 42 44
Actual Knitting Measurements
Chest 40 42 44 46

Width across back or front at underarm

  20 21 22 23

Width across back or front above armhole shaping

  13 13½ 14 14½

Length from shoulder to lower edge

  23½ 23½ 24 24

Length of side seam

  14 14 14 14

BACK … Starting at lower edge with No. 8 needles, cast on 86 (90, 94, 98) sts. Work in k 1, p 1 ribbing for 4 inches, increasing one st on last row—87 (91, 95, 99) sts. Change to No. 10 needles and work in pattern as follows: 1st row: K 37 (39, 41, 43), place a marker on needle, p 1, (k 2, p 1) 4 times; place a marker on needle, k 37 (39, 41, 43). 2nd row: P to first marker, slip marker, k 1, (p 2, k 1) 4 times; slip marker, p to end of row. Next 2 rows: Slipping markers, repeat first and 2nd rows. NOTE: Always slip markers. 5th row: K to next marker, p 1; slip the next 3 sts on a cable holder and hold in back of work, k next 2 sts from left hand needle, p 1 and k 2 sts from holder—back cable made; p 1; slip the next 2 sts on cable holder and hold in front of work, k next 2 sts and p 1 from left hand needle, k the 2 sts from cable holder—front cable made; p 1, k to end of row. Next 3 rows: Repeat 2nd, first and 2nd rows. 9th row: K to next marker, p 1, k 2, p 1, make a back cable over the next 5 sts, p 1, k 2, p 1, k remaining sts. 10th row: Repeat 2nd row. 11th row: K 23 (24, 25, 26), p 1, k 13 (14, 15, 16), p 1, (k 2, p 1) 4 times; k 13 (14, 15, 16), p 1, k re­maining sts. 12th row: P 22 (23, 24, 25), k 3, p 12 (13, 14, 15), k 1, (p 2, k 1) 4 times; p 12 (13, 14, 15), k 3, p remain­ing sts. 13th row: K 21 (22, 23, 24), p 1, (k 1, p 1) twice; k 11 (12, 13, 14), p 1, make a back cable over the next 5 sts, p 1, make a front cable over the next 5 sts, p 1, k 11 (12, 13, 14), p 1, (k 1, p 1) twice; k remaining sts. 14th row: P 20 (21, 22, 23), k 1, (p 2, k 1) twice; p to next marker, k 1, (p 2, k 1) 4 times; p 10 (11, 12, 13), k 1, (p 2, k 1) twice; p re­maining sts.

15th row: K 19 (20, 21, 22), p 2, k 2, p 1, k 2, p 2, k to next marker, p 1, (k 2, p 1) 4 times; k 9 (10, 11, 12), p 2, k 2, p 1, k 2, p 2, k remaining sts. 16th row: P 18 (19, 20, 21), k 1, p 1, (k 1, p 2) twice; k 1, p 1, k 1, p 8 (9, 10, 11), k 1, (p 2, k 1) 4 times; p 8 (9, 10, 11), k 1,p 1, k 1, (p 2, k 1) twice; p 1, k 1, p remaining sts. 17th row: K 17 (18, 19, 20), place a marker on needle, p 1, k 2, p 1, make a back cable over next 5 sts, p 1, k 2, p 1, place a marker, k to next marker, p 1, k 2, p 1, make a back cable, p 1, k 2, p 1, k 7 (8, 9, 10), place a marker, p 1, k 2, p 1, make a back cable, p 1, k 2, p 1, place a marker, k remaining sts. 18th row: * P to next marker, k 1, (p 2, k 1) 4 times. Repeat from * twice more, p remaining sts. 19th row: * K to next marker, p 1, (k 2, p 1) 4 times. Repeat from * twice more, k remaining sts. 20th row: Repeat 18th row. 21st row: * K to next marker, p 1, make a back cable, p 1, make a front cable, p 1. Repeat from * twice more, k remaining sts. Next 2 rows: Repeat 18th and 19th rows. 24th row: Repeat 18th row. Slipping markers, repeat 17th through 24th row for pattern. Work even in pat­tern until total length is about 14 inches, ending with 24th row of pattern.

Armhole Shaping: Continuing in pattern, bind off 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec one st at both ends of every row 6 times; then dec one st at both ends of every other row 2 (3, 4, 5) times. Work even in pattern on 59 (61, 63, 65) sts until length is 9½ (9½, 10, 10) inches from first row of armhole shaping, end­ing with a wrong side row.

Shoulder Shaping: Bind off 9 sts at beg of next 4 (2, 2, 2) rows, then bind off 10 sts at beg of next—(2, 2, 2) rows. Bind off remaining 23 (23, 25, 27) sts for back of neck.

FRONT … Work same as Back until total length is same as Back to armhole shap­ing, ending with same pattern row.

Armhole Shaping: 1st row: Bind off 6 sts, complete row in pattern as established. Remove markers from each side of center cable panel only. 2nd row: Bind off 6 sts, work in pattern to 2nd marker, p 8 (9, 10, 11), k 1, p 1, k 1, (p 2, k 1) twice; p 1, k 1, p 8 (9, 10, 11), complete row in pattern as established. 3rd row: K 2 tog, work in pattern to 2nd marker, k 9 (10, 11, 12), p 2, k 2, p 1, k 2, p 2, k to next marker, complete row, decreasing one st at end of row. 4th row: P 2 tog, work in pattern to 2nd marker, p 10 (11, 12, 13), k 1, (p 2, k 1) twice; p to next marker, complete row, decreasing one st at end of row. 5th row: K 2 tog, work in pattern to 2nd marker, k 11 (12, 13, 14), p 1, (k 1, p 1) twice; k to next marker, com­plete row, decreasing one st at end of row. 6th row: P 2 tog, work across to 2nd marker, p 12 (13, 14, 15), k 3, p to next marker, complete row, decreasing one st at end. 7th row: K 2 tog, work across to 2nd marker, k 13 (14, 15, 16), p 1, k 13 (14, 15, 16), complete row, decreas­ing one st at end. 8th row: P 2 tog, work across to 2nd marker, p 13 (14, 15, 16). Place remaining sts from left hand needle on a stitch holder to be worked later. Turn.

Neck Shaping: Continuing pattern as es­tablished, dec one st at armhole edge every other row 2 (3, 4, 5) times in all.
At Same Time
dec one st at neck edge every 4th row until 18 (19, 19, 19) sts remain. Work even until length is same as Back to Shoulder Shaping, ending at armhole edge with same pattern row as on Back.

Shoulder Shaping: 1st row: Bind off 9 sts, complete row. 2nd row: Work across. Bind off remaining sts. Slip sts from stitch holder onto a needle. With wrong side facing, place the first (center) st, on a safety pin to be worked later, attach yarn to next st and work across, decreas­ing one st at end of row. Complete to correspond to other side, reversing shap­ings.

NECKBAND … Sew right shoulder seam. With right side facing and No. 8 needles, starting at left shoulder, pick up and k 41 (41, 43, 43) sts along left neck edge, place a marker on needle, k the center st from safety pin, place a marker, pick up and k 41 (41, 43, 43) sts along right neck edge and 24 (24, 26, 28) sts across back of neck—107 (107, 113, 115) sts. 1st row (wrong side): K 1, * p 1, k 1. Repeat from * across to within 2 sts of first marker, p 2 tog, p the center st, p 2 tog, k 1, ** p 1, k 1. Repeat from ** to end of row. 2nd row: Work in ribbing as es­tablished to within 2 sts of first marker, p 2 tog, k the center st, p 2 tog, complete row in ribbing. Next 2 rows: Repeat first and 2nd rows. Bind off loosely in ribbing.

ARMBANDS … Sew left shoulder seam. With right side facing, pick up and k 98 (98, 104, 104) sts along armhole edge. Work 4 rows of k 1, p 1 ribbing. Bind off loosely in ribbing.

Block to measurements. Sew side seams.