White Knit Pullover
650 (700)g of white yarn (70% wool, 30% alpaca; 70m/50g);
Knitting needles 6;
Circular knitting needles 6.
Size: S (M).
Rib: the quantity of sts is multiple 4 + 2 selvage sts. RS rows: 1 selvage st, * 1 knit st, 2 purls, 1 knit st*; repeat from * to *, 1 selvage st; WS rows: due to the pattern; circle rows: * 2 knit sts, 2 purls*.
Rhombs pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 14 + 2 selvage sts. Work due to the scheme, on which only RS rows are stated. Make WS rows due to the pattern. Repeat 1st-20th rows between pattern repeat.
Stitches control: 17,5 sts x 21,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 74 (86) sts and make 4 cm with rib for placket, increase 12 (14) sts due to the scheme in the last WS row = 86 (100) sts. Continue work with rhombs pattern. In 46,5 cm = 100 rows (51 cm = 110 rows) from placket, bind off 1 x 3 sts from both sides for shoulder chamfer, then, bind off 6 x 2 sts (6 x 3 sts) in every 2nd row. At the same time, in 48,5 cm = 104 rows (53 cm = 114 rows) from placket, bind off the central 36 (40) sts along neck-hole and finish both sides separately. For smooth rounding, bind off 3 x 1 st in every 2nd row. In 53 cm = 114 rows (57,5 cm = 124 rows) from placket, bind off the rest 7 (6) sts of shoulder.
Make in the same way, as back, but with deeper neck-hole, bind off the central 30 (34) sts in 46,5 cm = 100 rows (51 cm = 110 rows) for placket, then, bind off 6 x 1 st in every 2nd row.
Cast on 38 sts for each sleeve and make placket in the same way, as back, increase 6 sts in the last WS row = 44 sts. Continue work with rhombs pattern. At the same time, incraese 4 x 1 st in every 16th row from both sides (10 x 1 st in every 6th and 8th row) for sleeve chamfers due to the pattern = 52 (64) sts. In 37 cm = 80 rows from placket, bind off 1 x 3 sts from both sides for sleeve cap, then, bind off 6 x 3 sts in every 2nd row. In 43,5 cm = 94 rows from placket, bind off the rest 10 (22) sts.
Make shoulder seams. For collar, cast on 84 (92) sts along neck-hole with circular knitting needles and work with rib with circle rows. In 10 cm from the beginning of work, bind off all the sts, as knit sts. Sew up the sleeves, make side and sleeve seams.