Men’s Irish Knit Cardigan
Related Needle Sizes: 4.5
Required materials: Patons Classic Wool Worsted or 35038 by Nako Yarns(7 Balls) / 5 buttons
Cast on 228 stitches and rib 1×1 for 7 cm. Work the stitches as follows: apply diagram no.1 for 26 stitches; diagram no.2 for 18 stitches; diagram no.1 for 26 stitches. Knit body for 48 cm and cast off 3+2+1 stitches at both sides for the armhole. When the body measures 68 cm, cast off remaining 216 stitches together and bind off.
Cast on 68 stitches and rib 1×1 for 7 cm. Work the stitches as follows beginning from the front middle part: 1×1 ribbing on 10 stitches, diagram no.1 on 26 stitches, diagram no.2 on 18 stitches, diagram no.1 on 14 stitches. Knit body for 48 cm and cast off 3+2+1 stitches at one side for the armhole. When the body measures 52 cm, cast off 1 stitch 32 times in every row in the front middle part for the neck. Knit body for 68 cm. Cast off 20 stitches together for the shoulder while ribbing 1×1 on 10 stitches remaining in the front middle part for further 10 cm and bind off. Knit the other front piece in the same way. 10-cm ribs which are knitted in the front middle parts are sewn to the back neck. Open 5 buttonholes spacing 10 cm on the left side.
Cast on 52 stitches and rib 1×1 for 7 cm. Work the stitches as follows: knit 6 double moss stitches, purl 1, knit 6, apply diagram no.1 on 26 stitches, knit 6, purl 1, knit 6 double moss stitches. Twist 6 knit stitches as 3+3 to the same direction spacing 6 rows. Increase 1 at both sides 14 times spacing 2 cm and reach to 80 stitches. When the sleeve measures 40 cm, cast off 1 stitch at both sides 29 times for the armhole, spacing 3+2+1+2 rows, respectively. When the sleeve measures 66 cm, bind off with remaining 10 stitches. Knit the other sleeve in the same way.
Cast on 33 stitches and apply the model in diagram no.1. When the pocket measures 12 cm, rib 1×1 for 5 cm and then cast off all stitches together, and bind off. Knit 2 pieces and sew on the front pieces.