Classic menswear with a retro flavor, Foster by Meghan Babin features flowing cables and interlocking medallions for a unique twist on the classic cabled pullover. The V-shape of the medallion placement aligns with a menswear aesthetic, emphasizing the shoulders and narrowing at the hips for a flattering silhouette.
The modified drop shoulder construction of this sweater allows for an unbroken flow of cables on the body and sleeves. Made in Forge using our NEW for fall color Bourbon, this sweater is constructed from the bottom up in pieces, the shoulders are joined with a three-needle bind off, while the sleeves, underarms, and sides are seamed after blocking. The classic foldover neckband is picked up and worked in the round.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Meghan Babin
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds [214 m]; 3.5 oz. [100g]): bourbon (warm yellow-brown), 8 (10, 12, 13, 15, 16) skeins.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6); 39.5 (44.25, 51.25, 55.75, 62.75, 67.5)” [100.5 (112.5, 130, 141.5, 159.5, 171.5) cm] finished chest circumference. Pullover shown measures 39.5” [100.5 cm] finished chest, worn with 2”[5 cm] of positive ease. Recommended ease: 2-4” [5-10 cm] of positive ease.
Size A (for body and sleeves): US 7 [4.5 mm]: 32” [80 cm] circ.
Size B (for ribbing): US 5 [3.75 mm]: 32” [80 cm] circ.
Size C (for tubular cast on and neckband): US 4 [3.5 mm]: 32” [80 cm] circ and 16” [40 cm] circ.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; stitch markers (m); waste yarn or stitch holders; spare Size A needle for three-needle bind off.
27.5 sts and 29 rows = 4” [10 cm] over Chart A on Size A needle, after blocking.
Increasing; decreasing; cabling with or without a cable needle; circular knitting; picking up stitches; seaming; three-needle bind off; (optional) tubular cast on.
About the Designer
Meghan Babin (she/her) is the co-founder of Hudson + West Co. She’s the former editor of Interweave Knits, knit.wear, and creator and editor of Wool Studio. She hails from the lower Hudson Valley region of New York where she currently lives, designs, and runs H+W HQ East. Her designs and creative work are largely inspired by the dichotomy between New York City and the wilds of the Hudson Valley. Follow her on Instagram @meggospurls. Find all her designs on Ravelry.