Red Knit Pullover
600 (700)g of red Cool Wool Big yarn (100% merino wool; 120m/50g);
Knitting needles 4;
Crochet hook 3,5.
Size: S (M).
Pattern of cables: the quantity of sts is multiple 22 + 12 + 2 selvage sts. Work due to the scheme 1, on which only RS rows are stated, make WS rows due to the pattern or as stated. Start with 1 selvage st, pattern repeat, finish with sts before arrow and 1 selvage st. Repeat 1st-38th rows x once, then, repeat 11th-38th rows.
Leaf: due to the scheme 2, on which both RS and WS rows are stated. Make 7 stsoutofcrossyarn (1strow). Repeat 1st-10throws. Make the rest st together with the next st as broaching in the 10th row.
Pattern of leaves: the quantity of sts is multiple 10 + 2 selvage sts. Work due to the scheme 3, on which only RS rows are stated, make WS rows as knit sts or as stated. Start with 1 selvage st and sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with sts before arrow and 1 selvage st. Repeat 1st-24th rows.
Stockinette stitch: in RS row – knit sts, in WS row – purls.
Stitches control: pattern of cables: 28 sts x 33 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Pattern of leaves: 23 sts x 33 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 124 (146) sts and work with pattern of cables. In 37 cm = 122 rows (35 cm = 116 rows) from the set-up row, bind off 11 sts from both sides for arm-holes = 102 (124) sts. In 40 cm = 132 rows from the set-up row, divide the sts for V-shape neck-hole in half and finish both sides separately. For chamfer, decrease 22 x 1 st in every 2nd row from inwards in the following way: make the 6th and 5th sts from the end of right side as purl2tog, from the left side, make 5th and 6th sts as purl2tog. In 54 cm (= 178 rows) from the set-up row, bind off the outer 24 (35) sts of shoulder from each side and leave the rest 5 sts from both sides.
Start in the same way, as front, but in 51 cm = 168 rows from the set-up row, bind off the central 24 sts for round neck-hole and make 2 x 2 sts together as knit2tog in cables and finish both sides separately. For smooth rounding, bind off 24 (35) sts of shoulder from each side at the height of front.
Cast on 52 (62) sts and work with pattern with leaves. At the same time, increase 13 x 1 st in every 12th row from both sides for sleeve chamfers = 78 (88) sts, include the increased sts in the pattern. In 51,5 cm = 170 rows from set-up row, bind off all the sts.
Make shoulder seams. For placket of back neck-hole, return the previously left 5 sts of front to work from each side and make 12 cm of stockinette stitch. Then, bind off the sts, sew the short sides of plackets and sew placket to the back neck-hole. Fasten neck-hole with 1 circle row of single crochets and 1 circle row of “shrimp stitch”. Sew up the sleeves, make side and sleeve seams.