Relief Lavender Cardigan
450 (550)g of lavender color yarn (80% cotton, 20% polyester; 85m/50g);
Knitting needles 10;
Long circular knitting needles 10;
Crochet hook 10.
Size: S (L).
Stockinette stitch: in RS row – knit sts, in WS row – purls.
Rhombs crochet pattern: work due to the scheme. Start with sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat, turn rows, as stated.
Make 1st-7th rows x once, then, repeat 2nd-7th rows.
Stitches control: rhombs crochet pattern: 8 sts x 3 rows = 10 x 8 cm;
Stockinette stitch: 11 sts x 14 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Back and Front
Make 63 (75) chain sts + 3 chain sts increase and work with rhombs crochet pattern, for size S, make 3 treble crochets from both sides. In 32 (33) cm, divide your work for arm-holes and continue making back and front separately. For front, work on outer 14 (17) sts, for back – on central 35 (41) sts. In 52 (55) cm from the set-up row, work on all sts. In 60 (63) cm from the set-up row, finish your work.
Cast on 24 (26) sts for each sleeve and work with stockinette stitch between selvage sts. For sleeve chamfer, increase 11 (12) x 1 st in every 5th row from both sides. In 45 cm from the set-up row, bind off all sts.
Fasten bound off edge and neck-hole placket with 1 row of single crochets. Cast on 215 (241) sts on outer parts of single crochets with circular knitting needles and make 10 cm with rhombs crochet pattern, make 5 sts from corner sts in the 1st row, place markers. Increase 3 sts in the 3rd row inside marked sts, increase 5 sts in the 5th row. Bind off sts loosely. Sew up sleeves . Make sleeve seams.