This classic Aran is the men’s version of the Cambridge pullover, with traditional cable stitches paired with varied stitch patterns. Some cables have been modified from the women’s version for a more masculine look and so they can be worked a bit faster. It has minimal shaping and is worked flat, from the bottom up. The front and back are worked the same to the neckline. All armhole shaping is done over Moss St. Cables are worked from charts and cable schematic is included. Set in sleeves are worked by repeating the center chart only with increases worked into Moss St.
Please use #CambridgeMensAran on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or your favorite social media
Thank you for considering this design and participating in the test knit.
|Pattern source (brand and/or designer)||Donna Estin Designs|
|Gauge||20 sts & 25 rows = 4”/10 cm over Stockinette on larger needles. Detailed gauges over charts listed in pattern.|
|Charted or written pattern||Charted|
|Sizes required||Men’s M (L, XL, 2X, 3X)|
Cables and working multiple cable charts at once.
Pattern calls for Tubular CO & BO which provide the best look and stretch, but test knitters do not have to use the tubular method. You are fine to use whichever CO & BO you prefer.
Pattern is written with mock turtleneck height, but can be modified by the test knitter to be shorter (crew neck height) or higher (full turtleneck), whatever you like best.
Chest at underarm 42 (46, 50, 54, 58)” / 107 (117, 127, 137, 147) cm
|Construction type||Worked flat from the bottom up and seamed.|
|Required or recommended yarn||1496 (1650, 1777, 2008, 2191) yds of worsted weight, non-superwash wool. Yarn used in the sample: Cascade Yarn, CASCADE 220 (100 grams/220 yards, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool), 7 (8, 9, 10, 10) hanks, Color #4009 Aporto|
US Size 6 (4 mm) circular 16” needles for neck
|Requirements from the tester||
Please post milestone progress reports with photos if possible. You can always email me as well.
Finish & block garment by4/30/19.
|Rewards from the designer||
One Free pattern of your choice from my Ravelry store
A Free pattern of the women's version of the Cambridge Pullover (which is similar).
The designer has created the following milestones, in order to keep track of progress during the test knit. By marking off each milestone as you complete it, you can easily keep the designer up to date with your progress.2019-03-15: Completed Back
2019-03-29: Completed Front
2019-04-12: Completed Sleeves
2019-04-30: Finished, Seamed & Blocked
If you have a question about this test you can send the designer a private message about it.