Knit Violet Vest
320g of violet yarn (50% wool, 50% acryl; 250m/100g);
Knitting needles 3.
Stockinette stitch: in RS row – knit sts, in WS row – purls.
2 x 2 rib;
Relief pattern: work due to the scheme, on which only RS rows are stated. Make WS rows as sts face.
Stitches control: 22 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 96 sts and make 30 rows of rib. Then, make 80 rows of stockinette stitch. After that, increase 15 x 1 st in every 5th row from both sides. After making 70 rows, bind off the central 12 sts for neck-hole and finish both sides separately. For smooth rounding, bind off 1 x 6 sts, 1 x 5 sts in every 2nd row from inwards.
Cast on 96 sts and make 30 rows of rib. Then, transfer 26 sts to the auxiliary needle (right front). Make the next 70 sts with stockinette stitch, decrease 39 x 1 st in every 4th row from the right side for neck-hole chamfer. Increase sts in every 5th row after making 80 rows from the opposite side. Transfer sts to the auxiliary needle after knitting to the level of back.
Add 41 sts to 26 sts on the auxiliary needle = 67 sts. Make 1 row of purls. Then, work with relief pattern due to the scheme, decrease sts in the same way, as for the right front. Transfer sts to the auxiliary needle after knitting to the level of back.
Make shoulder seams “stitch in stitch”. Make side seams. Cast on 90 sts along the arm-holes and make 8 rows of stockinette stitch. Bind off the sts. Cast on 280 sts along neck-hole from the beginning of right front to the beginning of left front and make 5 cm of 2 x 2 rib. Make 5 rows of stoclinette stitch and bind off the sts.