Unite is a timeless piece that you’ll be wearing for many years to come. Decked with classic details – crew neck, set-in sleeves, crowd-pleasing cables – you will treasure this knit as much as you’ll enjoy knitting it. Unite’s secret is the abundance of plain knit rows, which conspire to create a textured cable sweater that’s also a relaxing project.
And if you’d prefer to make a cardigan, you’re covered: hop over to the Reunite cardigan to see what you’ll get!
Starting at the hem with a rib, this basket weave and cable sweater features a classic set-in sleeve construction. Next, the Front, Back and Sleeves are knitted separately – making this a really portable project – before being seamed together. Full photo and video tutorials are included to walk you through the finishing process for this sweater. Lastly, the neckband stitches are then picked up and a simple garter stitch band is knitted on.
The sample was knitted with Something to Knit with Aran. Unfortunately this yarn is now discontinued. However, any Aran yarn with a stocking stitch/stockingette tension of 18 sts x 24 rows to 10cm will be an excellent substitute. Please visit YarnSub for more guidance, and make sure you knit a test swatch!
This textured cable sweater pattern is also part of the Something to Knit Together Winter Edition. Other pieces in this collection include the:
This five-piece collection was produced in collaboration with A-C Techniques. You can buy single patterns here, but the complete collection is also available from A-C Techniques’ Ravelry shop.
There are also several finished projects on Ravelry to inspire you – knitters have put their own twist on Unite!
- Joining shoulder seams with backstitch (photo and video tutorial)
- Setting in the sleevehead (photo and video tutorial)
- Right crossing cables
- Left crossing cables (optional)
- Picking up stitches
You can also visit AC Techniques’ YouTube channel for more video tutorials, which also include help with finishing techniques.
In section 6 of the pattern, it should say:
You now need to work straight until the Front is 18 (18, 18, 20, 20, 22, 22, 24, 24, 26) rows shorter than the Back, to the point where your back neck and shoulder shaping started.