Pullover in a range of sizes, with an interesting plaid effect made by slipping stitches.
Joy first knitted it 35 years ago for her husband and he liked it so much he was always asking her to redo it. It took a while but she finally managed it - see her satisfied hubby at the end....
The instructions are given in 9 sizes with smallest size given first
and the larger sizes in brackets.
1st row (right side): K1, *
p1, k1; repeat from * to end.
Change to No 8 (4mm) needles and commence pattern.
1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 9th sizes only
1st row: Purl
3rd and 7th sizes only
1st row: Purl
Continue in pattern ...
....until work measures 14 [14½; 14½; 15; 15; 15½; 15½; 16; 16] inches from the beginning , ending with a wrong side row.
Continue without further shaping until work measures 8¼ [8½; 8¾; 9; 9¼; 9½; 9¾; 10; 10¼] inches from the commencement of the armhole shaping, ending with a wrong side row.
Work as given for back from to until work measures 8 rows less than the Back to armhole shapings ending with a wrong side row.
Shape First side of neck
Return to the stitches on the spare needle on the other half of the front. Slip the centre stitch onto a safety pin.
Shape second side of neck:
Complete to match the first side, working from to .
Using a back stitch and matching yarn, join right shoulder seam. With right side of work facing, using No 10 (3¼ mm) needles and yarn B, pick up and knit 68 [70; 72; 74; 76; 78; 80; 82; 84] stitches down left side of neck, knit centre from safety pin (mark this stitch with a coloured thread or stitch marker), pick up and knit 68 [70; 72; 74; 76; 78; 80; 82; 84] stitches up right side of neck, knit across the 29 [31; 33; 33; 35; 35; 37; 39; 41] stitches of back neck, increasing into last stitch: 167 [173; 179; 183; 189; 193; 199; 205; 211] stitches.
1st row: Work in k1/p1 rib to 1 stitch
before centre stitch; slip next stitch onto right hand needle, slip next
stitch onto cable needle and leave at back of work, place stitch on right
hand needle back onto
Repeat these 2 rows twice more, then the first row once.
Using a back stitch and matching yarn, join left shoulder seam and Neckband.
With right side of work facing, using No 10 (3¼ mm) needles and yarn
B, pick up and knit 90 [94; 96;
112] stitches evenly along armhole edge.
For each armhole, with right side facing and using No 11 needles pick
up and knit 90 [96; 102;
108] stitches evenly round armhole.
Cast off ribwise.
To Make Up
Pin out to correct measurements and steam very gently, using a warm iron
over a damp cloth.
Yarn A - bouclé double knitting: 3 [3;
5] x 50g balls
A pair each No 10 (3¼mm), No 9 (3¾mm) and No 8 (4mm) needles.
22sts to 4 inches
Chest to fit: 32 [34; 36; 38; 40; 42; 44; 46; 48] inches.
Chest actual: 34 [36; 38; 40; 42; 44; 46; 48; 50] inches.
Length: 23-27 ins.
k2tog/p2tog: decrease by knitting/purling 2 sts together.
yb: yarn back
A word on the wool
You can see in the picture this is knitted in two different colours and textures of double knitting yarn.
Finding a substitute will not be impossible as DK yarns are fairly standard, though it might be trickier to find the bouclé.
The example shown, used Stylecraft double knitting yarn in just the one
texture (no bouclé). It took 125g of the maroon colour and just
under 100g of the grey (or silver).