close

Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)

Categories

Select One (optional)

Printable

(optional)

Show only printer-friendly patterns


Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Yarn Weight

Select One (optional)

Knitting Needle Size

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • 1 or 2.25 mm
  • 2 or 2.75 mm
  • 3 or 3.25 mm
  • 4 or 3.5 mm
  • 5 or 3.75 mm
  • 6 or 4 mm
  • 7 or 4.5 mm
  • 8 or 5 mm
  • 9 or 5.5 mm
  • 10 or 6 mm
  • 10.5 or 6.5 mm
  • 11 or 8 mm
  • 13 or 9 mm
  • 15 or 10 mm
  • 17 or 12.75 mm
  • 19 or 15 mm
  • 35 or 19 mm
  • 50 or 25 mm
  • Circular Knitting Needles
  • Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)
AllFreeKnitting.com

Menu

Free Offer
How to Knit a Sweater: 7 Free Sweater Patterns

Dress yourself for cold winter weather with this collection of stylish knit sweaters. You'll find sweaters for men and women all within the pages of this FREE eBook!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Sandhurst Sweater
Sandhurst Sweater
This image courtesy of artesanoyarns.co.uk

The Sandhurst Sweater really stands out due to its unique, yet versatile design. The neutral gray color of the yarn will work with practically anything and everything in your wardrobe. You won't be able to resist this free knitting pattern. In fact, as soon as you work it up, you'll want to wear it out and about right away. Worked from the top down, this beauty will be a great addition to your closet. One can never have too many sweaters and the cable band across the front really makes this piece stand out. Whether you make one for yourself or for a loved one, you can't go wrong with such a beautiful free knit sweater pattern.

This sweater is worked in sections starting from the cable band which is worked in a strip. Stitches are then picked up on either side of the band and the rest of the jumper is worked from there.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size4 or 3.5 mm, 6 or 4 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge22 sts and 30 rows to 10 x10cm in st st using 4mm needles. 26 st cable patt is 10cm wide.

Finished SizeTo Fit: S (M, L, XL) Finished bust approx: 90 (100, 110, 120)cm 35½ (39¼, 43¼, 47¼) in Length to shoulder: 54 (54.5, 55, 56)cm 21¼ (21½, 21¾, 22)in Neck width: 74 (82, 90, 98)cm 29 (32¼, 35½, 38½)in

Materials List

  • Alpaca Heather DK - C873 Stone - 9 (9, 10, 10) skeins
  • 1 pair of 4mm needles
  • 1 each 3.5mm and 4mm circular needle (or dpns)
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch holder
  • Stitch markers

Instructions

  1. Cable Strip
    With 4mm needle and waste yarn cast on 26 sts.
    Knit 4 rows.
    Change to main (Stone) yarn.
    Work Cable Chart working 1 edge st at beg and end of each row as folls:
    Set up row (WS): S1, k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2, k1 (edge st).
    This row sets position of cable patt.
    Rep 32 row Cable Chart 10 (11, 12, 13) times ending last rep on Row 31. 319 (351, 383, 415) rows and 123 (133, 143, 153)cm.
    Cast off on Row 32 by working 1 st from LH needle together with corresponding st from first cable patt row worked in Stone to create an invisible ‘seam’. Once sts have been cast off remove waste yarn.

  2. Body And Sleeves
    With 4mm circular needle and RS of Cable Strip facing, starting at seam point, pick up and k264 (290, 320, 346) sts around strip (approx 5 sts for every 6 rows worked). There will be 82 (89, 96, 103) sts for Back, 50 (56, 64, 70) sts for each Sleeve, 82 (89, 96, 103) for Front.

  3. Back
    With WS facing work back across first 82 (89, 96, 103) sts for Back only as folls:
    Row 1 (WS): Purl to end, turn.
    Row 2 (inc) (RS): Cast on 2 sts, k to end, cast on 2 sts, turn. 86 (93, 100, 107) sts.
    Rep last 2 rows once more. 90 (97, 104, 111) sts.
    Row 5 (WS): Purl to end, turn.
    Row 6 (RS): Inc 1 st at each end of row, turn. 92 (99, 106, 113) sts.
    Rep last 2 rows twice more. 94 (103, 110, 117) sts.
    Purl one row.
    Leave these sts on a holder.

  4. First Sleeve
    With WS facing, rejoin yarn to rem sts and work back across next 50 (56, 64, 70) sts for first Sleeve only.
    Row 1 (WS): Purl 50 (56, 64, 70), turn.
    Row 2 (inc) (RS): Cast on 2 sts, k to end, cast on 2 sts, turn. 54 (60, 68, 74) sts.
    Rep last 2 rows once more. 58 (64, 72, 78) sts.
    Row 5 (WS): Purl to end, turn.
    Row 6 (RS): Inc 1 st at each end of row, turn. 60 (66, 74, 80) sts.
    Rep last 2 rows twice more. 64 (70, 78, 84) sts.
    Purl one row.
    Leave these sts on a holder.

  5. Front
    With WS facing, rejoin yarn and work as for Back over next 82 (89, 96, 103) sts only.

  6. Second Sleeve
    With WS facing, rejoin yarn and work as for First Sleeve over last 50 (56, 64, 70) sts only.

  7. Body
    With RS facing, knit across 94 (103, 110, 117) Front sts and 94 (103, 110, 117) Back sts only. 188 (206, 220, 234) sts. Join into a rnd placing marker to indicate start of rnd.
    Knit in rnds without shaping until work measures 31 (31.5, 32, 33)cm from join.
    Change to 3.5 mm needles.
    Rib rnd: [K1, p1] to end.
    Rep last rnd until rib measures 4cm.
    Cast off.

  8. Sleeves (both alike)
    With RS facing Rejoin yarn to Sleeve.
    Rnd 1: K64 (70, 78, 84) sleeve sts. Place marker at centre of underarm to indicate beg of rnd.
    Work 6 rnds without shaping.
    Next rnd (dec): Work to 1 st before marker, sk2po. 62 (68, 76, 82) sts.
    Work 7 rnds without shaping.
    Rep last 8 rnds 5 (5, 6, 6) more times. 52 (58, 64, 70) sts. Work in rnds without shaping until Sleeve measures 21 (22, 23, 24)cm
    Work in rib as for Body for 4cm.
    Cast off.
    Rep for second Sleeve.

  9. Round Yoke
    With 4mm circular needles and RS of Cable Strip facing, starting at seam point, pick up and k264 (290, 320, 344) sts around top side of strip (approx 5 sts for every 6 rows worked)
    Knit 2 rnds.
    Shape Neck
    Sizes 1 & 4 only
    Next Rnd: K81 (101), k2tog, k48 (68), k2tog, k80 (100), k2tog, k48 (68), k last st tog with first st of next rnd. 260 (340) sts
    Next rnd: Knit.
    Sizes 2 & 3 only
    Knit 2 rnds.
    All sizes
    Rnd 1: [K24 (27, 30, 32), k2tog] x 10. 250 (280, 310, 330) sts.
    Next and every alt rnd: Knit.
    Rnd 3: [K23 (26, 29, 31), k2tog] x 10. 240 (270, 300, 320) sts.
    Rnd 5: [K22 (25, 28, 30), k2tog] x 10. 230 (260, 290, 310) sts.
    Rnd 7: [K21 (24, 27, 29), k2tog] x 10. 220 (250, 280, 300) sts.
    Rnd 9: [K20 (23, 26, 28), k2tog] x 10. 210 (240, 270, 290) sts.
    Rnd 11: [K19 (22, 25, 27), k2tog] x 10. 200 (230, 260, 280) sts.
    Rnd 13: [K18 (21, 24, 26), k2tog] x 10. 190 (220, 250, 270) sts.
    Rnd 15: [K17 (20, 23, 25), k2tog] x 10. 180 (210, 230, 260) sts.
    Rnd 17: [K16 (19, 22, 24), k2tog] x 10. 170 (200, 220, 250) sts.
    Rnd 19: [K15 (18, 21, 23) , k2tog] x 10. 160 (190, 210, 230) sts.
    Rnd 21: [K14 (17, 20, 22), k2tog] x 10. 150 (180, 200, 220) sts.
    Rnd 22: Knit.
    Sizes 2, 3 & 4 Only
    Next rnd: [K16 (19, 21), k2tog] x 10. 170 (190, 210)sts. Next rnd: Knit.
    Sizes 3 & 4 only
    Next rnd: [K18 (20), k2tog] x 10, 180 (200) sts.
    Next rnd: Knit.
    Size 4 only
    Next rnd: [K19, k2tog] x 10. 200 sts.
    Next rnd: Knit.
    All sizes
    Next rnd: [K2tog, yo] to end.
    Next rnd: [K13 (15, 17, 18), k2tog] x 10. 140 (160, 180, 190) sts.
    Sizes 2, 3 & 4 Only
    Next rnd: [K14 (16, 17), k2tog] x 10. 150 (170, 180) sts. Next rnd: Knit.
    Sizes 3 & 4 only
    Next rnd: [K15 (16), k2tog] x 10. 160 (170) sts.
    Next rnd: Knit.
    All Sizes
    Change to 3.5mm needles.
    Knit 6 rnds.
    Change to 4mm needles.
    Knit 6 rnds.
    Cast off.

  10. To Finish
    Block pieces to measurements.
    Sew armholes.
    Darn in loose ends.

Abbreviations

cn
cable needle
4RC
cable 4 right: sl next 2 sts onto cn and hold at back, k2 then k2 from cn
4LC
cable 4 left: sl next 2 sts onto cn and hold at front, k2 then k2 from cn
3RC
cable 3 right: sl next st onto cn and hold at back, k2 then k1 from cn
3LC
cable 3 left: sl next 2 sts onto cn and hold at front, k1 then k2 from cn
sk2po
slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped st over (decrease by 2 sts)

Your Recently Viewed Projects

Free recipes, giveaways, exclusive, partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

Hello. Can someone help me with the Sandhurst sweater instructions? I have already completed the cable pattern. The instructions then say Cast off on Row 32 by working 1 st from LH needle together with corresponding st from first cable patt row worked in Stone to create an invisible seam. Once sts have been cast off remove waste yarn. I do not know how to do this and have looked online and am unable to find help. Please advise. Thanks.

Hi naynago 4405752, you asked about the cast off on row 32. I am not sure but I think the designer is referring to using kitchener bind off, where you seam two rows together to get a seamless look. You can google this, there are lots of instructional videos online to help you with it.

I think this is a really classy sweater. I am surprised it's seamed the way it is, but it makes sense. I like that the pieces are at least knit in the round because I hate seaming!

I would love to knit this sweater but cannot see the chart. I've tried enlarging but it gets all fuzzy. Please advise what can be done.

Hello cguterres 6988834! If you click on the image, the chart will enlarge. Once enlarged, you can also use your browser's zoom feature to read it easier. Hope this helps! - Editors of AllFreeKnitting

Thank you. Is there a trick to print it that way? If not I can try and use it this way.

Beautiful! tailored enough to wear with skirt or dress pants yet could be casual attire - the cable band reminds one of the Gaelic knots seen on jewellery in Scotland... and the list gets longer!!

Close

Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Camel Seed Stitch Slouchy Hat

This Camel Seed Stitch Slouchy Hat is a stylish yet easy knitting pattern. This hat knitting pattern uses simple seed stitch knitting… See more

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite patterns
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your patterns

 

Connect With Us

Facebook Google Plus Twitter Pinterest
Twitter Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----

close

Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.