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Kate Oates is the designer for Tot Toppers & When I Grow Up. She enjoys designing hats and garments for babies and children in particular, these projects often reflect a whimsical spirit. Kate's When ...

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Professor Charles

from Tot Toppers
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Professor Charles
Professor Charles
Professor Charles
Professor Charles
Professor Charles
Professor Charles

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cabling
  • basic increasing & decreasing
  • picking up stitches
  • working in the round
  • seaming

Pattern Description:

Preceded by the Master Charles Sweater (babies & children) and the Master Charles Hat (all ages), here comes the Prof. Charles sweater for the manly crowd!

This refined aran sweater design is worked in the round from the bottom up with set-in sleeves. It's perfect for men of all ages. The stitch pattern is surprisingly simple and you'll delight in watching your progress. Basketweave cabling adorns the front with crossover cable panels on each side and on the back. Sweater shown in size S and finished with leather elbow patches.


18 sts and 27 rows per 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles, 26 sts per 4 inches in basketweave cabling

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Chest: 33.25(37.25, 41.25, 45.25, 49.25, 53.25) inches
  • Size: XS(S, M, L, XL, 2X)


  • 900(1000, 1150, 1350, 1450, 1600) yards worsted weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 7(4.5 mm) circular needles and set of 5 DPNs, size 8(5 mm) circular needles and set of 5 DPNs, cable needle, stitch markers
  • Other: Leather elbow patches and leather cord for sewing