Melange Knit Cardigan
400 (450) 500g of white-red-yellow shades mélange yarn (65% cotton, 15% silk, 12% linen, 8% polyamide; 150m/50g);
Knitting needles 3,5;
Circular knitting needles 3,5;
Silver snaps 15 mm diameter.
Size: S (M) L.
Relief pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 4 + 2 selvage sts. Work due to the scheme, on which both RS and WS rows are stated. Start with 1 selvage st, pattern repeat, finish with 1 selvage st. Repeat 1st-4th rows.
Stockinette stitch: work in 2 threads of yarn. In RS row – knit sts, in WS row – purls.
Stitches control: relief pattern: 22,5 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Stockinette stitch: 26 rows = 10 cm.
Cast on 102 (110) 118 sts and make 1 WS row with purls. Don’t take this row into account. Continue work with relief pattern. In 35 cm = 112 rows from the set-up row, leave all the sts.
Cast on 50 (54) 58 sts and make 1 WS row with purls. Continue work with relief pattern. In 35 cm = 112 rows from the set-up row, leave all the sts.
Make in symmetry to the left front.
Cast on 74 (82) 90 sts for each sleeve and make 1 WS row with purls. Continue work with relief pattern. In 20 cm = 64 rows from the set-up row, leave all the sts.
Transfer the previously left sts of right front, right sleeve, back, left sleeve and left front = 350 (382) 414 sts. Then, make 18 cm = 58 rows (20,5 cm = 66 rows) 23 cm = 74 rows of relief pattern, decrease selvage sts of back, sleeves, front and further side seams in the 1st row (= knit selvage sts together with the neighboring sts) = 8 decreases = 342 (374) 406 sts. Decrease 1 (0) 2 sts in the last WS row = 341 (374) 404 sts. Then, leave all the sts.
For trim, include the previously left sts of yoke in work and work with stockinette stitch. At the same time, decrease 109 (120) 130 sts in the 1st row of trim in the following way: 1 selvage st, 6 knit sts, * knit2tog to the left, 1 knit st*; repeat from * to * x 108 (119) 129 times, finish with 6 knit sts, 1 selvage st = 232 (254) 274 sts. In 4 rows from the beginning of trim, decrease 1 x 55 (60) 65 sts in the following way: 1 selvage st, 5 (6) 6 knit sts, * knit2tog to the left, 2 knit sts*; repeat from * to * x 54 (59) 64 times, 5 (6) 6 knit sts, 1 selvage st = 177 (194) 209 sts. In 17 rows from the beginning of trim, make 1 WS row of knit sts, then, bind off the sts as knit sts. The width of trim = 6,5 cm. For sleeve plackets, cast on 56 (62) 68 sts along the set-up row of each sleeve win 2 threads of yarn for sleeve plackets and make 13 rows of stockinette stitch, make 1 WS row with knit sts. Then, bind off all the sts, as knit sts. The width of each placket = 5 cm. Make side and sleeve seams, include the ends of plackets. Sew lower parts of snaps to the placket of the right front. Sew upper parts of snaps to the left front from inwards.