Knit Purple Jacket
400g of purple Mondial Armonia yarn (100% merino wool; 175m/50g);
Knitting needles 4;
Double rib: cast on the half of the needed quantity of sts with contrast yarn.
1st row: with working yarn: * 1 knit st, 1 yarn over*; repeat from * to *;
3rd and all the following rows: * 1 knit st, slip 1 purl, yarn in front of work*; repeat from * to*, take off contrast yarn in ready-made detail.
Stockinette stitch: in RS row – knit sts, in WS row – purls.
Wrong-side pattern: in RS row – purls, in WS row – knit sts.
2 x 2 rib.
Stitches control: stockinette stitch: 19 sts x 25 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 91 sts and make 4 rows of double rib and 50 row with 2 x 2 rib (totally, 20 cm). Then, work with stockinette stitch, increase 1 x 40 sts from both sides and knit the edge 3 sts from both sides with double rib and 2 sts behind these sts with wrong-side pattern. In 34 cm, bind off 1 x 5 sts from both sides, then, decrease 36 x 1 st and 9 x 2 sts in every row after the first 3 sts and before the last 3 sts. In 52 cm, bind off the rest sts.
Cast on 22 sts and work with rib in the same way, as for back. After that, work with stockinette stitch, increase 1 x 40 sts from the left side in the end of row and make the first 3 sts as double rib and the next 2 sts as wrong-side pattern. At the same time, decrease 10 x 1 st in every 6th row after the first 3 sts from the right side for neck-hole. In 34 cm, bind off 1 x 5 sts from the left side and 44 x 1 st in every row. Bind off the rest 3 sts.
Make in symmetry to the right front.
Placket and Collar
Cast on 344 sts along the central edge of right front, back neck-hole and central edge of left front, make 40 rows of 2 x 2 rib and 4 rows of double rib (totally, 17 cm) and bind off all sts with kitchener’s stitch.
Make shoulder and side seams. Make 8 straps: for one strap, cast on 4 sts and make 40 rows with double rib, bind off sts. Sew straps to the edge of right front and in the center of left front.