How to knit a men's sweater

We like this men's sweater because it is somewhat tight-fitting, with wide ribbed sleeves that also double-up as cuffs and with an unusually generous collar for a male garment. These features make it a classic sweater, but with a modern touch. We like to see men wearing out-of-the-ordinary clothing. To add yet another curious, but very cute detail, we have chosen the Cyrcus yarn in the colour of Horizon. This yarn has a blue base with light flames in bright colours, including yellow and pink. For us it is an amazing contrast! On the store, however, you will find other variants of our Cyrcus in alpaca and merino.

And now let's pick up those needles and get working!

How to knit the men's sweater

MATERIALS
Cyrcus yarn col. Horizon100 g / 3.5 oz
Needles n° 5 EU / 8 US
Needles n° 7 EU

Clover Bamboo Knitting Needle - 40 cm - 4-6.5 mm
5.00 mm
1 pc. € 9,64
Cyrcus - 100 g
Underbrush
1 pc. € 6,09
€ 12,18
Cyrcus - 100 g
Horizon
1 pc. € 6,09
€ 12,18
Cyrcus - 100 g
Sapphire
1 pc. € 6,09
€ 12,18

GAUGE
10 cm x 10 cm / 4" x 4"
14 stitches x 18 rounds

STITCHES USED

Rib 2/2:
knit 2 and purl 2. On the next round, the stitches are worked as they appear
Stockinette stitch:
knit 1 row and purl 1 row
Raglan decrease:
at the beginning of the round knit 2, 1 simple stitch passed over left, at the end of the round knit on the last 4 stitches, 1 simple stitch passed over right and 2 knit stitches.

SIZE
M

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Easy


METHOD

The front and back are worked the same way.

With n° 5 EU / 8 US needles cast on 60 stitches and knit 2/2 rib for 6 cm / 2.4 ".

Change needle size to 7 EU and continue in stockinette stitch, effectuating 8 increases on the first row.

At 45 cm / 17.7" in total height for raglan sleaves base decrease 3 stitches per side.

Knit 4 rounds and decrease one stitch on each side for the raglan sleaves decrease.

Knit 4 more rounds and decrease again for the raglan sleaves .

Continue doing the raglan sleaves decreases 8 more times.

Knit 2 more rounds and then close the stitches.

Knit 2 equal pieces.


How to knit the sleeves of the men's sweater

Cast on 36 stitches with size 5 EU / 8 US needles and knit 2/2 rib for 8 cm / 3.1 ".

Change needles to n° 7 EU and continue as always with 2/2 rib. Knit 1 increase on each side every 6 rounds 8 times.

At 52 cm / 20.5" begin decreases for the raglan sleaves .

At 45 cm / 17.7" in total height for raglan sleaves base decrease 3 stitches per side.

Knit 4 rounds and decrease one stitch on each side for raglan sleaves decrease.

Knit 4 more rounds and decrease again for the raglan sleaves.

Continue Knitting the raglan sleaves decreases 8 more times.

Knit 2 more rounds and then close the stitches.


How to assemble the men's sweater

First sew the sides, then the sleeves.

Attach a sleeve to the body of the sweater. The other sleeve is to be sewn on one side. One side is left open so that you can easily pick up all the stitches to knit the edge of the neckline. The stitches picked up are knitted with needles No. 5 EU / 8 US and in 2/2 rib for 2.5 cm / 1 ".

Close all the stitches and sew the side previously left open.

If you enjoyed knitting the men's sweater and want to continue experimenting with this technique, we suggest reading our section dedicated to knitting tutorials.


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