Honeycomb Knit Pullover
750 (800) 850g of light-blue yarn (100% wool; 80m/50g);
Knitting needles 5 and 5,5;
Circular knitting needles 5.
Size: S (M) L.
Stockinette stitch: in RS row – knit sts, in WS row – purls;
Honeycombs with cables: the quantity of sts is multiple 28 + 16. Work due to the scheme 1, on which only RS rows are stated, make WS rows as sts face. Start with sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat.
Repeat 1st-52nd rows.
Honeycomb pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 4. Work due to the scheme 2, on which only RS rows are stated, make WS rows as purls. Repeat 1st-4th rows.
Honeycomb pattern with circle rows: the quantity of sts is multiple 4. Work due to the scheme 2, on which odd circle rows are stated. Make even circle rows with knit sts. Repeat 1st-4th circle rows.
Stitches control: 21,5 sts x 23,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 78 (86) 94 sts with knitting needles 5 and make 3 cm with stockinette stitch for twisted placket, increase 24 sts in the last WS row = 102 (110) 118 sts. Continue work with knitting needles 5,5 in the following way: 1 selvage st, 0 (4) 8 sts with honeycomb pattern, 100 sts with honeycomb with cables pattern, 0 (4) 8 sts with honeycomb pattern. In 53,5 cm = 126 rows from twisted placket, bind off 1 x 6 (8) 8 sts from both sides for shoulder chamfer, then, bind off 2 x 4 sts (1 x 6 sts and 1 x 4 sts) 2 x 6 sts in every 2nd row. In 56 cm = 132 rows from twisted placket, bind off the rest 74 sts, the central 66 sts form neck-hole, outer 4 (4) 6 sts – shoulders.
Make in the same way, as back, but for neck-hole, bind off the central 26 sts in 47,5 cm = 112 rows from twisted placket and finish both sides separately. For smooth rounding, bind off 4 x 4 sts and 2 x 2 sts in every 2nd row from inwards. In 56 cm = 132 rows from twisted placket, bind off the rest 4 (6) 6 sts.
Cast on 54 sts for each sleeve and make twisted placket in the same way, as for back, increase 16 sts in the last WS row = 70 sts. Continue work with honeycomb pattern with cables with knitting needles 5,5, start with 1 selvage st and sts before arrow A, pattern repeat x twice, finish with sts before arrow B and 1 selvage st. In 34 cm = 80 rows from twisted placket, increase 1 x 1 st from both sides for sleeve chamfer, then, 1 x 1 st in the next 20th row (5 x 1 st in every 6th row) 6 x 1 st in every 4th row and 3 x 1 st in every 2nd row = 74 (82) 90 sts. In 49,5 cm = 116 rows from twisted placket, bind off all the sts.
Make shoulder seams. For placket, cast on 120 sts along neck-hole and work with honeycomb pattern with circle rows. Bind off all the sts at 9 cm width of placket. Sew up the sleeves, make side and sleeve seams.