Looks to me like Mr. McGillicuddy is getting a bit frisky with Mrs. McGillicuddy while spinning the vinyls. Wonder what they are listening to? And could it be this free crochet pattern for a men’s cardigan that has gotten his libido in over drive? This cool free pattern is from the 1960’s and calls for heavy rug yarn to make it up.
Sizes: Small (38-40) Medium (40-42) Large (42-44)
MATERIALS: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY “AUNT LYDIA’S HEAVY RUG YARN 18 (18, 19) 70 yd skeins Cork or color of your choice.
Wooden crochet hook size 10 or ANY SIZE HOOK WHICH WILL RESULT IN STITCH GAUGE AS FOLLOWS:
GAUGE: 5 sts = 2 inches 2 rows (1 ridge = 1 inch
BACK and 2 FRONTS: Starting at lower edge ch 102 (107, 112) loosely.
1st Row: Insert hook in 3rd ch from hook, pull loop through, insert hook in next st of chain , pull loop through, yarn over and work off all loops at one time, * insert hook in same space with last st, pull loop though, insert hook in next st of ch, pull loop through, yarn over and work off all loops at one tie, repeat form * across ch ending with sc in last ch, ch 2, turn.
2nd Row: Yarn over hook, insert hook under st, bring hook up to right side, yarn over hook, pull loop through, yarn over and pull through 3 loops on hook (sdc post st), work a post st under each st across row (this forms a ch st on other side (right side of garment) ending with sdc in top of ch of last row, ch2, turn.
3rd Row: Same as 1st row but work over post st. Repeat last 2 rows for pattern until work measures 16 (17, 18) inches or desired length to underarm.
NEXT ROW: Divide sts for FRONTS and BACK in this row. Work across 23 (24, 25) sts for Right Front, ch 2, turn. Continue in pattern working 1 st less at neck edge every other row 7 times and at armhole edge 3 times. Work even on 13 (14, 15) sts until work measures 9(9 1/2, 10) inches from underarm.
NEXT ROW: Skip or slip st across 5 sts at armhole edge (all sizes), turn.
NEXT ROW: Skip or slip st across 4(5,5) sts at armhole edge.
NEXT ROW: Skip or slip st across 4(4,5) sts at armhole edge. Cut yarn.
BACK: Skip 5 sts (all sizes) for underarm. Attach yarn and work in pattern over 46(48, 50)sts, ch 2 turn. Skip 1st at beg and end of every other row 3 times for armhole shaping. Work even over 40 (42, 44)sts until armhole measures same as front. Shape shoulders same as front leaving remaining sts for back of neck.
LEFT FRONT: Skip 5 sts for underarm (all sizes), then work same as right front reversing shaping.
SLEEVES: Ch 26 (28,30), * Work in pattern for 3 inches. Inc 1 st at each end in next row. Repeat from * 2(3, 4) times. Work even until sleeve measures 16 (17,18) inches or desired length to underarm.
SHAPE SLEEVE: Sl st across 3 sts. Work across row to within last 3 sts. Continue in pattern dec 1 st at end of every row 12(13, 14) times.
FINISHING: Block and steam sections. Sew shoulder and sleeve seams. Sew sleeves in position.
BAND: With right side facing starting at lower right corner work a row of sc along edge (working about 1 sc in each row to keep work flat) and about 3sc in 2 rows at neck edge, working 1sc in each sc of back of neck. Work down left front to corner, ch2, turn.
2nd ROW: Working in back loop of sts only (to form a ch on right side), work 1sc in each sc, ch1, turn.
3 ROW: Work 1 sc in each sc working through both loops, sc working through both loops, ch1, turn.
4 ROW: Work same as 2nd working 7 evenly spaced buttonholes on left front (buttonhole: ch1, skip 1 st, sc in next st), ch1, turn.
5th Row: Work a sl st in each st all around sweater, cut yarn. Work a row of sl sts around each sleeve. Sew grosgrain ribbon across shoulder to prevent stretching.
Taken from “Aunt Lydia’s — Sweaters in Heavy Rug Yarn”