Green Leaves Knit Pattern
400 (450) 500g of green mélange Violena Colors yarn (50% cotton, 50% viscose; 100m/50g);
Straight and circular knitting needles 4.
Size: S (M) L.
Leaves pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 14 + 2 + 2 selvage sts. Work due to the scheme, on which only RS and 2 WS rows are stated. Make sts in the rest WS rows due to the pattern, yarn overs – as purls. Start with 1 selvage st, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat, 1 selvage st. Repeat 1st-16th rows.
Wrong-side pattern: in RS row – purls, in WS row – knit sts.
Stitches control: 21 sts x 30,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 88 (102) 116 sts and make 0,5 cm = 1 WS row of knit sts, 1 RS row of purls and 1 WS row of purls for placket. Then, work with leaves pattern. In 50 cm = 152 rows (52,5 cm = 160 rows) 55 cm = 168 rows from placket, bind off the central 54 sts for neck-hole and finish both sides separately. In 52,5 cm = 60 rows (55 cm = 168 rows) 57,5 cm = 176 rows from placket, bind off the rest 17 (42) 31 sts of shoulder.
Make in the same way, as back, but with deeper neck-hole. For this, in 47,5 cm = 144 rows (50 cm = 152 rows) 52,5 cm = 160 rows from placket, bind off the central 54 sts.
Cast on 60 (74) 88 sts and make placket in the same way, as for back. Then, work with leaves pattern. In 16 cm = 50 rows, increase 1 x 1 st from both sides of placket, then, bond off 1 x 1 st of wrong-side pattern in the next 8th row = 64 (78) 92 sts. In 21 cm = 64 rows from placket, bind off all the sts.
Make shoulder seams. Cast on 138 sts along neck-hole with circular knitting needles and make 2 circle rows of purls. Then, bind off the sts as purls. Sew up the sleeves. Make side and sleeve seams.