Knit Red Cardigan
500 (600)g of red yarn (75% polyacryl, 25% sheep wool; 162m/50g);
Knitting needles 4,5.
Size: S (L).
Garter stitch: knit;
Relief pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 6 + 5. Work due to the scheme, on which RS rows and 2 WS rows are stated, make in the rest WS rows as sts face. Start with sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat. Repeat 1st-12th rows.
Stitches control: garter stitch: 17,5 sts x 30,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Relief pattern: 17,5 sts x 25,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 102 (114) sts and work with garter stitch. In 62,5 cm = 190 rows (66,5 cm = 202 rows) from the set-up toe, bind off all the sts.
Cast on 53 (59) sts and make 0,5 cm = 2 rows of garter stitch for placket. Then, work in the following way: 1 selvage st, 35 (41) sts of relief pattern, 16 sts of garter stitch, 1 selvage st. Make relief pattern with shorten rows, for this, in 3,5 cm = 9 rows from placket, make the first 17 sts of placket in the next WS row due to the pattern (1 selvage st + 16 sts of garter stitch), turn your work, 1 yarn over and work in reversed order. Make the next WS row due to the pattern on all 53 (59) sts, make yarn over together with the next st as knit2tog. In 62,5 cm = 190 rows (66,5 cm = 202 rows) from the set-up row, bind off 36 (42) sts from right side. Make 10 cm due to the pattern on the rest 17 sts for neck-hole and leave sts.
Make in symmetry, but work with short rows in 8 rows of placket, start with the next RS row.
Cast on 67 (73) sts and make 0,5 cm of garter stitch. Then, work with relief pattern between selvage sts. In 10 cm = 26 rows from set-up row, work with garter stitch. In 45 cm from the set-up row, bind off all the sts as knit sts.
Make shoulder seams, sew plackets with kitchener’s stitch and sew to neck-hole. Sew up the sleeves, make side and sleeve seams. For belt, cast on 12 sts and work with garter stitch. In 130 (140) cm from the set-up row, bind off the sts as knit sts.