Ultra Wide Mock Cable Pullover by Frank H. Jernigan

Ultra Wide Mock Cable Pullover

May 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1612 - 1860 yards (1474 - 1701 m)
Man’s S (M, L, 1X, 2X)
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When people speak of knitting a seamless set-in sleeve from the top down, they usually mean to create the body with open armholes, then pick up stitches around the armhole, and knit the sleeve from the top with multiple short rows for shaping. This method of course requires the body to be worked flat from the underarms to the top of the shoulder. Because it is harder to work Alpine style flat, and because it usually involves crossovers on every row, not just every other row as is the case for most Aran cables, I have been seeking a way to knit the entire sweater, except the neck area, in the round and still have set-in sleeves. In other words, the sleeve caps are knitted in the round along with the body, so more of the body is worked in the round, not just the section from the waist to the underarms. The last issue of Cast On included my Physicians Sweater worked entirely in the round up to the neck from the bottom up. Here is a better solution, in my opinion, working from the top down. The sweater is again entirely seamless. There are only a couple of short rows at the top of the sleeve caps. The rest of the sleeve cap is shaped by increases on each side. The bell shape of the cap is formed by increasing at different rates, whether every other row, every third row, or finally on every row at the bottom of the sleeve cap. Because this is a V-neck sweater, more of the body is worked flat than, say, for a crew neck, but none of this design requires crossovers on the wrong side in that section. Crossovers start occurring on every row immediately after completing the neck and only while working in the round.