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Moby Sweater Man
Moby Sweater Man
Moby Sweater Man
Moby Sweater Man

Moby Sweater Man

Regular price 50,00 DKK

This knitting pattern is in English.

The Moby Sweater Man is worked from the top down in a texture and cable pattern. First the back yoke is worked and shaped using short rows to form the slope of the shoulders. After this, stitches are picked up and knitted for each shoulder, which are then joined to form the front yoke. The front and back yoke are joined to form the body, which is worked straight down in the round. The sleeves are worked in the round on double-pointed needles or on a circular needle using the Magic Loop technique. Finally, stitches are picked up at the neckline to work a ribbed edge, which is then folded over towards the inside to form a double neckband, which is closed by knitting the stitches together with the pick-up edge. 

Knit a swatch to determine which needle size you need to achieve the correct gauge – note that this can vary from yarn to yarn. Take care to wash the swatch before measuring, as the texture pattern can grow with wash.

Size guide

The Moby Sweater Man is designed to have approx. 10-15 cm [4-6 inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be 10-15 cm [4-6 inches] larger in circumference than your bust measurement. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL are designed to fit a bust circumference of 86-91 (91-96) 96-101 (101-107) 107-113 (113-119) 119-124 (124-132) 132-144 cm [33¾-35¾ (35¾-37¾) 37¾-39¾ (39¾-42¼) 42¼-44½ (44½-46¾) 46¾-48¾ (48¾-52) 52-56¾ inches]. 

The measurements for the finished garment are on the front page of the pattern. Before beginning your project, measure yourself to determine which size to knit. For example, if you measures 103 cm [40½ inches] around your bust (or around the widest part of your upper body) you should knit a size L. A size L sweater has a bust circumference of 118 cm [46½ inches] which in the given example would give you 15 cm [6 inches] of positive ease.

Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL 

Bust circumference: 102 (106) 110 (118) 122 (130) 134 (142) 154 cm [40¼ (41¾) 43¼ (46½) 48 (51¼) 52¾ (56) 60¾ inches]

Length: 69 (70) 71 (72) 74 (75) 77 (78) 79 cm [27¼ (27½) 28 (28¼) 29¼ (29½) 30¼ (30¾) 31 inches] measured mid back excl. neck edge

Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in texture pattern on 4 mm [US6] needles (or the required needles to obtain gauge) after wash and blocking 

Needles: Circular needles: 4 mm [US6] / 40, 60, 80 and/or 100 cm [16, 24, 32 and/or 40 inches], 3.5 mm [US4] 80 and/or 100 cm [32 and/or 40 inches], and 3 mm [US2½] / 40 cm [16 inches], a cable needle; Double-pointed needles: 4 mm [US6] and 3.5 mm [US4]

Materials: 650 (700) 750 (800) 850 (900) 950 (1000) 1050 g Peer Gynt by Sandnes Garn (50 g = 91 m [98 yds]) or Peruvian Highland Wool by Filcolana (50 g =100 m [109 yds])

Difficulty★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (5 out of 5)

See the classification of difficulty here.

This pattern is digital and will be sent as a pdf-file to your e-mail.

The grey Moby Sweater Man is knitted in Peer Gynt by Sandnes Garn in the color Koksmelert [1088].

In this pattern the following techniques are used:




Mock cables:


German Short Rows: 

Picking up stitches for shoulder: 

Backwards Loop Method: 

Italian bind-off: 

Picking up stitches for sleeves: 

Picking up stitches for neck edge: 

Double knitting in the neck edge:

Knit down the neck edge:

Elastic thread in folded neck edge: