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Oats and Honeycomb Cabled Pullover

By: Patons Design Team

Oats and Honeycomb Cabled Sweater

Every beginning knitter probably starts with the goal of learning how to knit a sweater, and the Oats and Honeycomb Cabled Pullover is a great one to work towards. Knit in a neutral, natural shade that allows the cabled texture to really shine, this sweater is perfect for everyday wear. Cable knitting patterns like this gorgeous sweater from Patons free patterns make great conversation starters, too. No one will believe you knit this amazing sweater yourself, and you won't believe how warm the cozy cabled texture is.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, 9 or 5.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Patons Classic Wool Worsted (3.5 oz/100g; 210 yds/192 m) Natural Mix 00229 - 8-9-10-11-13-15 balls
  • Size US 6 (4 mm) and US 8 (5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Cable needle
  • 5 stitch holders
  • Panel Pattern Chart

 

 

Gauge:

19 sts and 25 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stockinette st with larger needles.

 

 

Sizes:

To fit bust measurement
Extra-Small/Small 28-34” [71-86.5 cm]
Medium 36-38” [91.5-96.5 cm]
Large 40-42” [101.5-106.5 cm]
Extra-Large 44-46” [112-117 cm]
2/3 X-Large 48-54” [122-137 cm]
4/5 X-Large 56-62” [142-157.5 cm]

Finished bust
Extra-Small/Small 40” [101.5 cm]
Medium 44” [112 cm]
Large 47” [119.5 cm]
Extra-Large 53” [134.5 cm]
2/3 X-Large 57” [144.5 cm]
4/5 X-Large 62” [157.5 cm]

For more sizing information, see size chart.

 

 

Abbreviations:

Alt = Alternate(ing)
Beg = Beginning
C4B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle.
C4F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle.
C5F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2. P1, then K2 from cable needle.
Cont = Continue(ity)
Dec = Decrease(ing)
Inc = Increase(ing)
K = Knit
K1tbl = Knit next stitch through back of loop
K2(3)tog = Knit next 2(3) stitches together
P = Purl
P1tbl = Purl next stitch through back of loop
P2tog = Purl next 2 stitches together
P2togtbl = Purl next 2 stitches together through back loops
Pat = Pattern
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
St(s) = Stitch(es)
T3B = Slip next stitch onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then P1 from cable needle.
T3F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P1, then K2 from cable needle.
T4B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then P2 from cable needle.
T4F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P2, then K2 from cable needle.
Tw2R = Knit into front of 2nd stitch on needle, then knit into front of first stitch and slip
both stitches off needle together
WS = Wrong side

 

 

Instructions:

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

PANEL PAT A (worked over 6 sts) - see Panel Pattern Chart.

1st row: (RS). C4F. K2.
2nd row: P6.
3rd row: K2. C4B.
4th row: P6.
These 4 rows form Panel Pat A.

 

PANEL PAT B (worked over 13 sts) - see Panel Pattern Chart.

1st row: (RS). P3. T3B. K1. T3F. P3.
2nd and alt rows: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
3rd row: P2. T3B. K1. P1. K1. T3F. P2.
5th row: P1. T3B. (K1. P1) twice. K1. T3F. P1.
7th row: T3B. (K1. P1) 3 times. K1. T3F.
9th row: T3F. (P1. K1) 3 times. P1. T3B.
11th row: P1. T3F. (P1. K1) twice. P1. T3B. P1.
13th row: P2. T3F. P1. K1. P1. T3B. P2.
15th row: P3. T3F. P1. T3B. P3.
17th row: P4. C5F. P4.
18th row: As 2nd row.
These 18 rows form Panel Pat B.

 

PANEL PAT C (worked over 34 sts) - see Panel Pattern Chart.

1st row: (RS). P3. C4B. (P4. C4B) 3 times. P3.
2nd and alt rows: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
3rd row: P1. (T4B. T4F) 4 times. P1.
5th row: P1. K2. P4. (C4F. P4) 3 times. K2. P1.
7th row: P1. (T4F. T4B) 4 times. P1.
8th row: As 2nd row.
These 8 rows form Panel Pat C.

 

BACK

**With smaller needles, cast on 111 (115-121-129-141-147) sts.
1st row: (RS). *K1tbl. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1tbl.
2nd row: *P1tbl. K1. Rep from * to last st. P1tbl.

Rep last 2 rows for twisted ribbing for 3" [7.5 cm], ending on a 2nd row and inc
23 (29-33-39-41-45) sts evenly across last row. 134 (144-154-168-182-192) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:

1st row: (RS). (P1. Work 1st row Panel Pat A) 0 (1-0-1-0-1) time. P4 (2-2-2-4-
2). Tw2R. P2. (Work 1st row Panel Pat A. P2. Tw2R. P2) 2 (2-3-3-4-4) times.
Work 1st row Panel Pat B. P2. Tw2R. P1.
Work 1st row Panel Pat C. P1. Tw2R. P2.
Work 1st row Panel Pat B. (P2. Tw2R. P2.
Work 1st row Panel Pat A) 2 (2-3-3-4-4) times. P2. Tw2R. P4 (2-2-2-4-2).
(Work 1st row Panel Pat A. P1) 0 (1-0-1-0-1) time.

2nd row: (K1. Work 2nd row Panel Pat A) 0 (1-0-1-0-1) time. K4 (2-2-2-4-2). P2. K2.
(Work 2nd row Panel Pat A. K2. P2. K2) 2 (2-3-3-4-4) times.
Work 2nd row Panel Pat B. K2. P2. K1.
Work 2nd row Panel Pat C. K1. P2. K2.
Work 2nd row Panel Pat B. (K2. P2. K2.
Work 2nd row Panel Pat A) 2 (2-3-3-4-4) times. K2. P2. K4 (2-2-2-4-2).
(Work 2nd row Panel Pat A. K1) 0 (1-0-1-0-1) time.

These 2 rows form pat. Panel pats are now in position.

Cont in established pat, until work from beg measures 17½ (17½-17-17-16½-16½)" [44.5 (44.5-43-43-42-42) cm], ending on a WS row.

 

Shape raglans:

Keeping cont of pat, cast off 2 (2-3-3-4-6) sts beg next 2 rows. 130 (140-148-162-174-180) sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.**

Rep last 2 rows 12 (16-14-27-29-30) times more. 78 (72-88-50-54-56) sts.


Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL and 4/5XL only:
1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P2. Pat to last 2 sts. P2. 76 (70-86-48-54) sts.


Sizes XS/S, M and L only:
1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: P2. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.

Rep last 4 rows 4 (3-5) times more, then rep 3rd and 4th rows once. 44 (44-48) sts.


All sizes:
Leave rem 44 (44-48-48-54-54) sts on a st holder.

 

FRONT

Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Rep last 2 rows 12 (16-14-19-20-21) times more. 78 (72-88-82-90-92) sts.


Sizes XS/S and L only:
1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P2. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: P1. P2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
5th row: As 3rd row.
6th row: As 2nd row.

Rep 3rd to 6th rows 0 (1) time more. 70 (74) sts.


Size M only:
1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 70 sts.
2nd row: P2. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.


Sizes XS/S, M and L only: Shape neck:
1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat across 18 sts. K2tog (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts
on a spare needle.
2nd row: Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
3rd row: K1. ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
4th row: Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
5th row: As 3rd row.

Rep 2nd to 5th rows twice more. 6 sts.

Next row: (WS). Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1. 5 sts.
Next row: K1. K3tog. K1. 3 sts.
Next row: P3.
Next row: K1. ssk. 2 sts.
Next row: P2.
Next row: ssk. Fasten off.

With RS facing, slip next 24 (24-28) sts onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and
proceed as follows:
1st row: ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
3rd row: ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
4th row: P2. Pat to end of row.
5th row: As 3rd row.

Rep 2nd to 5th rows twice more. 6 sts.

Next row: (WS). P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row. 5 sts.
Next row: K1. K3tog. K1. 3 sts.
Next row: P3.
Next row: K2tog. K1. 2 sts.
Next row: P2.
Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.


Sizes XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: Shape neck:
1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat across (22-24-25) sts. K2tog (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
2nd row: Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
3rd row: K1. ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.

Rep last 2 rows (5-6-6) more. 7 sts.

Next row: (WS). Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1. 6 sts.


Sizes XL and 4/5XL only:
Next row: K1. ssk. K1. K2tog. 4 sts.
Next row: P1. P2togtbl. P1. 3 sts.
Next row: K1. ssk. 2 sts.
Next row: P2.
Next row: ssk. Fasten off.
 

Size 2/3XL only:
Next row: K1. ssk. K3. 5 sts.
Next row: P2. P2togtbl. P1. 4 sts.
Next row: K1. ssk. K1. 3 sts.
Next row: P2togtbl. P1. 2 sts.
Next row: ssk. Fasten off.


Sizes XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only:
With RS facing, slip next (28-30-32) sts onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and proceed
as follows:
1st row: ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
3rd row: ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.

Rep last 2 rows (5-6-6) more. 7 sts.

Next row: (WS). P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row. 6 sts.


Sizes XL and 4/5XL only:
Next row: ssk. K1. K2tog. K1. 4 sts.
Next row: P1. P2tog. P1. 3 sts.
Next row: K2tog. K1. 2 sts.
Next row: P2.
Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.


Size 2/3XL only:
Next row: K3. K2tog. K1. 5 sts.
Next row: P1. P2tog. P2. 4 sts.
Next row: K1. K2tog. K1. 3 sts.
Next row: P2tog. P1. 2 sts.
Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.

 

SLEEVES

With smaller needles, cast on 41 (41-43-47-47-47) sts.
Work 2” [5 cm] in twisted ribbing as given for Back inc 8 (8-6-18-18-18) sts evenly
across last row. 49 (49-49-65-65-65) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:

1st row: (RS). (P2. Work 1st row Panel Pat A) 0 (0-0-1-1-1) time. P2. Tw2R. P2.
Work 1st row Panel Pat A. P2. Tw2R. P2.
Work 1st row Panel Pat B. P2. Tw2R. P2.
Work 1st row Panel Pat A. P2. Tw2R. P2.
(Work 1st row Panel Pat A. P2) 0 (0-0-1-1-1) time.

2nd row: (K2. Work 2nd row Panel Pat A)
0 (0-0-1-1-1) time. K2. P2. K2.
Work 2nd row Panel Pat A. K2. P2. K2.
Work 2nd row Panel Pat B. K2. P2. K2.
Work 2nd row Panel Pat A. K2. P2. K2.
(Work 2nd row Panel Pat A. K2) 0 (0-0-1-1-1) time.

These 2 rows form pat. Panel pats are now in position.

Cont in established pat, inc 1 st each end of needle on next and following alt rows
until there are 55 (59-63-71-71-81) sts, then on following 4th rows until there are
95 (99-103-107-107-115) sts, taking inc sts into repeats of (Panel Pat A. P2. Tw2R. P2).

Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 18 (18-17½-17-17-16½)” [45.5 (45.5-44.5-43-43-42) cm], ending on a WS row.

 

Shape raglans:

Keeping cont of pat, cast off 2 (2-3-3-4-6) sts beg next 2 rows. 91 (95-97-101-99-103) sts.


Sizes XS/S and M only:
1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.

Rep last 2 rows 4 (2) times more. 71 (83) sts.
Next row: K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: P2. Pat to last 2 sts. P2. 69 (81) sts.


All sizes:
1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: P2. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.

Rep last 4 rows 8 (10-11-13-11-11) times more. 15 (15-25-17-27-31) sts.

1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P2. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.

Rep last 2 rows 0 (0-5-0-5-7) times more.
Leave rem 13 (13-13-15-15-15) sts on a st holder.

 

FINISHING

Pin pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Sew raglan seams leaving left back raglan seam open.

Neckband:

With RS facing and smaller needles, K13 (13-13-15-15-15) from left sleeve st holder, dec 2 sts evenly across.
Pick up and knit 14 (14-14-14-14-16) sts down left front neck edge.
K24 (24-28-28-30-32) from Front st holder, dec 4 (4-4-4-6-6) sts evenly across.
Pick up and knit 14 (14-14-14-14-16) sts up right front neck edge.
K13 (13-13-15-15-15) from Right Sleeve st holder, dec 2 sts evenly across.
K44 (44-48-48-54-54) from Back st holder, dec 5 (5-5-5-7-7) sts evenly across. 109 (109-117-121-125-131) sts.

Beg and ending on a 2nd row, work 3½” [9 cm] in twisted ribbing as given for Back. Cast off loosely in ribbing.
Sew left back raglan and neckband seam.
Fold neckband in half to WS and sew in position.
Sew side and sleeve seams.

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