Milo: Man’s Cable Jumper with Roll Neck (Knitting Kit)
A stylish casual wear man’s jumper which, interestingly enough, has been made by Gaynor who saw it at one of my workshops and just loved it. Now finished, she said:
“Finally finished it . It is sooooo soooft . Thank the girlies for the start product – they are very clever. Just wish it was cold enough to wear it . I shortened the sleeve by about 50 odd rows ending on a row 3 cable cross . This takes the cuff to just above the top of my thumb joint .” Gaynor D. June 2019
The cable pattern is different on every row and there are 24 rows to be repeated. If you wish to shorten this jumper, do so just after the hem and start on a higher number of the row counts.
Various techniques are used to make this sweater including quite a complicated cable pattern, short row shaping and three needle cast off. The body is knitted in two pieces, the sleeves and neck in the round. I have also made one in black and I changed the roll neck to a smaller needle. Liking it better, I have changed the neck on the pattern too so it’s a tighter stitch than the image shown in ivory. If you prefer the looser stitch, don’t change needle size.
Photographed in Alpaca Ivory
Knitted in Purl Alpaca designs 100% pure alpaca Medium yarn.
Skill level: intermediate / advanced
Menswear UK Sizes:
Small: To fit 92cm/36″ chest (16 balls)
Medium: To fit 100cm/39″ chest (18 balls)
Large: To fit 108cm/42.5″ chest (19 balls)
X-Large: To fit 116cm/46″ chest (21 balls)
Needle size: 4 mm and 4.5 mm circular and 5 mm straight or circular (not supplied)
Tension: 18sts and 23 rows to 10cm square over Stocking Stitch using 5 mm needles
The Kit includes pattern, yarn, postcard biography and image of the alpaca the design is named after, care instructions and a recycled brown paper gift bag with rope handles. It is packed in a clear plastic resealable bag which you can use for final garment storage.
Purl’s 100% pure alpaca yarn is not dyed, all the colours are completely natural and the fibre is sourced from local breeders.