Auster (For Him)

Auster (For Him)

Cabled Pullover

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Auster is a handsome modified raglan with a branching cable motif layered over a tracery of diamonds. The front and back are patterned with allover texture standing proud against reverse stockinette sleeves. This straight-bodied crewneck in Shelter is designed for a classic fit with 4-5″ of ease, just right for wearing over buttondowns during the cold months. Choose a pale neutral to emphasize the cable motifs; for the guy who prefers an understated look, pick a dark shade like Artifact (shown here), Soot, or even Cast Iron.


  • 1540 (1640, 1700, 1835, 2065, 2195) yards of worsted weight yarn


  • 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 grams) 
  • Sample photographed in color Artifact

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

  • 18 stitches & 28 rows = 4” in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking 
  • 24 stitches & 27 rows = 4” in Vine Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking 
  • One 22-stitch repeat from Vine Chart measures approximately 3¾” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric) 

  • One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed 
  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Ribbing) 

  • One each 16” and 32” circular needles, two sizes smaller than Size A Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size C (optional; for Sleeve Tubular Cast On only) 

  • One 32” circular needle, one size smaller than Size B 
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished dimensions
  • 39¾ (43¼, 47¼, 50¾, 54¾, 57¾)” 101 (110, 120, 129, 139, 146.5) cm circumference at chest 
  • Intended Ease: + 4–5” (10–12.5 cm) 
  • Sample shown is size 43¼” (110 cm) with 2¼” (5.5 cm) ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern: 

  • 2×2 Tubular Cast On 
  • Sloped Bind Off 
  • Binding Off Over Cabled Fabrics 
  • 2×2 Tubular Bind Off 
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
Michele Wang
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Michele Wang

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