Shawl Collar Pullover Knitting Pattern

A combination of updated styling and interesting texture are combined for this comfortable man’s knit pullover. The shawl collar is a nice fashion detail that makes wearing a shirt optional.

Ann Regis
  • Intermediate
  • Knitting
  • Apparel

Red Heart® Detroit: 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) balls 08195 Petrol

Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8]

Circular Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8] 60 cm [24”] long

Stitch markers, yarn needle

Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium, Large, 1X, and 2X are in parentheses.

Finished Chest Measurement: 106.5 (115.5, 127, 137, 147.5) cm [42 (45½, 50, 54, 58)”]
Finished Length: 68 (69, 70.5, 73, 73) cm [26¾ (27¼, 27¾, 28¾, 28¾)”]

TENSION/GAUGE: 18 sts = 10 cm (4”); 24 rows = 10 cm (4”) in Corrugated Boxes for Body. CHECK YOUR TENSION/GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the tension/gauge given.

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lottiepanda's picture

I was wondering if anyone

I was wondering if anyone could answer a question for me? I’ve just noticed the front and back of the sweater are identical on my version of the pattern (with the deep insert space for the collar). Is this correct? It doesn’t seem to make any sense and I don’t want to do it wrong after so much knitting!! I’m worried that the collar won’t lie correctly at the back of the sweater, or won't be high up on the back of the neck like in the picture. I've read the rest of the pattern and there doesn't appear to be any compensation for this in the instructions for the collar.

redheart's picture

shaping question

Hello, The front and back of the sweater begin the same way, since they are both worked from the bottom up and the bottom section does not contain any shaping. If you compare the two sections, however, you can see that right before the Divide for Neck section the front and the back have different instructions in how you shape the armholes and how you shape the neck. If you look at the collar instructions the collar is shaped so that it is higher in the back to achieve the stand-up effect.