Light Relief Sweater
225 (250)g of silver-grey Gedifra Kid Royal yarn (60% mohair, 34% polyamide, 6% wool; 100m/25g);
Knitting needles 8;
Crochet hook 5.
Size: S (M).
Festoon fastening (crochet hook): 1st row: 1 single crochet in every 4th st of the detail, 5 chain sts between them;
2nd row: 7 single crochets in every arch of chain sts, 1 single crochet in single crochet of the 1st row, insert the crochet hook in base st of the 1st row.
Main pattern: due to the scheme. Start with sts before the 1st arrow in width, pattern repeat between arrows, finish with sts after the 2nd arrow. Repeat 1st-4th rows.
Stitches control: 16 sts x 16 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Make 77 (85) sts and work with the main pattern. In 31 cm = 50 rows from the set-up row, bind off 5 sts from both sides for arm-holes, then, 3 x 1 st in every 2nd row = 61 (69) sts. In 17 cm = 26 rows from the beginning of arm-holes, bind off the central 23 sts for the neck-hole and finish both sides separately. For smooth rounding, bind off 2 x 3 sts in every 2nd row from inwards. In 3 cm = 6 sts from the beginning of neck-hole, bind off the rest 13 (17) sts of shoulder.
Make in the same way, as back, but with deeper neck-hole. For this, in 11 cm = 16 rows from the beginning of arm-holes, bind off the central 15 sts and finish both sides separately. Bind off 1 x 4 sts and 6 x 1 st in every 2nd row from inwards for smooth rounding. Bind off the sts of shoulders at the same height, as back.
Make 41 sts and work with the main pattern. For chamfers, increase 1 st in every 8th row from both sides and 7 x 1 st in every 8th row = 57 sts, include the increased sts in the main pattern. In 46 cm = 74 rows from the set-up row, bind off 5 sts from both sides for sleeve caps, 8 x 1 st and 2 x 4 sts in every 2nd row. Bind off the rest 15 sts in the next row.
Make all the seams. Fasten neck-hole with 1 row of single crochets. Make festoon fastening along the edges of sleeves and bottom part of work. Sew the sleeves.