Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Top-Down Cable and Lace Boatneck Pullover

This beautiful pullover is a very satisfying knit. It’s worked from the top down, in the round, so there’s no seaming. The front and back are the same, with waist and hip shaping for a better fit. The sleeves are picked up and worked down from the armhole to a 3/4 length; if you’d like a longer sleeve, just work an even number of additional decrease rounds and change to ribbing when the sleeve is about an inch from your desired length. The cable and lace pattern is interesting and engaging, and is presented in both written and charted versions.


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Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills Used: Top-down knitting, cable knitting, lace knitting, knitting in the round, German Short Rows, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches

Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium) (Large, 1X, 2X) (3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)

Finished Measurements: 26 (30.5, 34, 38.25) (42, 46.25, 49.75) (54.25, 57.75, 62.25, 65.75)” bust

Materials: DK weight acrylic/wool blend: 1040 (1150, 1275, 1445) (1580, 1715, 1825) (1985, 2100, 2275, 2430) yards. Model knit in Berroco Vintage DK (52% acrylic, 40% wool, 8% nylon; 100 grams / 290 yards): color #2176 Pumpkin.

Needles and Notions: Size 6 (4 mm) circular needles, 16″ and 29″ long or longer and one set of double-pointed needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; cable needle; stitch markers

Gauges: In Stockinette stitch, 22 stitches and 28 rows = 4″/10 cm; in Cable and Lace Pattern, 29 stitches and 28 rows = 4″/10 cm.

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