Darren and Samantha are spinning records while staying fashionable in their 60’s rug yarn creations. O.K. they remind me of Darren and Samantha from the very old tv show Bewitched. And, even though I never saw Darren dress down this much I bet he and Sam kicked up their heels once in awhile, and he would have worn this now vintage fashion with style. This is a free knitted pattern 1960’s.
This free knitting pattern is for Darren’s cable knit sweater.
Sizes: Small, Medium, and Large.
Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY ” AUNT LYDIA’S” HEAVY RUG YARN. 11 (12, 12 ) 70 yd skeins, steel gray or color of your choice.
Stitch holder and double pointed needles (dpn)
Aluminum knitting needles No. 8 and No. 11, or any size needles which will result in stitch gauge below.
1 Double pointed knitting needles, 1 stitch holder
GAUGE: 3 sts = 1 inch
Directions are given for Small size (32-34). Changes for Medium (36-38) and Large (40-42) are given in parentheses.
BACK: Cast on 60 (64, 68) sts, K 2 rows,
3rd Row: K5 (5, 7), * P1, K8, P1 (all sizes), K10, (12, 12), repeat from * once (all sizes), P1, K8, P1, K5 (5, 7).
4th Row: P5 (5, 7), * K1, P8, K1, P10, (12, 12), repeat from * once, K1, P8, K1, P5 (5,7).
5th Row: K5 (5, 7), * P1, slip next 2 sts on dpn, hold in back of work, K next 2 sts, K the 2 sts from dpn (cable twist to back), slip next 2 sts on dpn, hold in front of work, K next 2 sts, K the sts from the dpn (cable twist to the front), P1, K10 (12, 12), repeat from * once, P1, cable twist to the back, cable twist to the front, P1, K5 (5, 7).
Next Two Rows: Repeat the 4th and 3rd rows once.
8th Row: Repeat 4th row. Repeat from the 5th to the 8th row until work measures 15(15 1/2 , 16) inches from beg or length desired to underarm. Place marker on both edges for beg of armholes. Continue in pattern for 9 (9 1/2, 10) inches ending with 2nd row after cable twist row.
SHAPE SHOULDERS AND NECKLINE Work across 20(21, 22) sts, place next 20(22, 24) sts on st holder for neck, attach another skein of yarn, work across next 20(21, 24) sts.
Next 2 Rows: Working both sides at same time bind off 7 (8, 9) sts at shoulder edge, then dec 1 st at neck edge on both sides. Bind off remaining sts.
Neck Facing: With right side of work toward you,pick up 4 sts on side of neck edge, place sts from holder onto needle and K these sts, pick up 4 sts on opposite side of neck edge.
Next Row: K across, then work in stockinette st for 4 rows inc 1 st at beg and end of each row. Bind off.
FRONT: Same as back.
SLEEVES: With No. 8 needles cast on 30 (34,38) sts, K2 rows. Change to No. 11 needles.
3rd Row: K10, (12, 14), P1, K8, P1, K10 (12, 14).
4th Row: P10 (12, 14), K1, P8, K1, P10(12, 14).
5th Row: K10 (12, 14), P1, work next 4 sts with cable twist to the front, P1, K10 (12, 14). Continue in pattern as established inc 1 st at beg and end of every 8th row until there are 48 (52, 56) sts on needles. Start new cables in end panels when possible. Work even until sleeve measure 18 (18, 18 1/2) inches from beg or length desired. Bind off.
FINISHING: Sew sleeve, shoulder and side seams. Tack neck facing in position to wrong side of sweater. Sew sleeves in position.
Pattern from “Aunt Lydia’s Instruction book No. 177 ‘Sweaters’ with Heavy Rug Yarn”