Crew or V Neck Textured Sweater with Dropped Shoulders
Tension: 18 sts and 24 rows to 10 cm over stst on 5 mm needles
alt = alternate; beg = begin(ning); cm = centimetres; cont = continue; dec = decrease(ing); fin = finishing; fol = follow(s)ing; Inc = increase(ing); k = knit; meas = measures; 0 = no rows/stitches/times; p = purl; patt = pattern; rem = remain(ing); rep = repeat; RS = right side; sI = slip; st(s) = stitch(es); stst = stocking stitch (RS row k, WS row p); tbl = through back of loop; tog = together; WS = wrong side.
M1 = make 1 stitch (pick up horizontal strand of yarn lying between st just worked and next st and work into back of it).
T6L- = twist 6 left (sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, work k2, p2 from left hand needle, then k2 sts from cable needle).
T6R = twist 6 right (sl next 4 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, k next 2 sts from left hand needle, then work p2, k2 from cable needle).
I knitted this jumper in red about 20 years ago and it is still wearing well. I used Patons 12 ply and being pure wool it is quite heavy and it has grown a little in width, so is now quite oversized. I knitted it again in purple about 15 years ago, again using Patons 12 ply, this one seems to have kept its shape much better. I think my knitting tension must have become tighter.