If you’ve been hunting for men’s knitting patterns that can also work for women, you just struck gold. Jean Clement first contributed to this magazine in the Spring 2012 issue. The pattern below is her ninth design for Love of Knitting. It’s a fantastic men’s pullover that would look equally good on women. Jean does it all, from socks to shawls, lace to colorwork, babies to grown-ups. We love her versatility, color sense, and interesting textures. Most of all, we love her attention to slimming lines and flattering silhouettes in women’s garments. See more of Jean’s work at www.desertrosefiberarts.com.
Designed by Jean Clement
This comfortable unisex pullover was made for windy days. A slightly felted yarn makes subtle cables—on this pattern, a yarn with strong stitch definition will give the garment a completely different look.
Difficulty Level Intermediate
Finished Size 39 (42½, 46½, 50, 53¼, 58)” chest circumference. Pullover shown measures 42½”; modeled with 2½” of positive ease.
Yarn Rowan Felted Tweed (50% merino wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose; (191 yd [175 m]/13/4 oz [50 g]): seasalter, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) balls. Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers.
Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 6 (4 mm): 16″ and 32″ cir and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
Gauge 23 sts and 31 rows = 4″ in St st on larger needles; 31 sts and 33 rows = 4″ in Cable patt on larger needles.