Knit Blue Pullover
550 (600) 650g of royal-blue yarn (50% wool, 50% polyacryl; 125m/50g);
Knitting needles 5;
Circular knitting needles 5.
Size: S (M) L.
Rib: the quantity of sts is odd. Start and finish every row with 1 selvage st.
RS rows: * 1 purl, 1 knit st*, 1 purl;
WS rows: as sts face.
Half-patent pattern (pattern 2): work in straight and reversed directions. The quantity of sts is odd. Start and finish every row with 1 selvage st.
RS row: * 1 purl, 1 st from lower row (= 1 knit st, insert needle 1 row lower)*; repeat from * to *, 1 purl;
WS rows: * 1 knit st, 1 purl*; repeat from * to *, 1 knit st.
Half-patent pattern, circle rows (pattern 3): the quantity of sts is even.
1st rnd: * 1 purl, 1 knit st*;
2nd rnd: * 1 purl, 1 st from lower row*.
Repeat 1st-2nd rnds.
Stitches control: half patent pattern (straight, reversed and circle rows): 18,5 sts x 37 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 81 (89) 97 sts and make 6 cm of rib for placket. Continue work with pattern 2. In 31 cm = 116 rows from placket, bind off 1 x 8 sts from both sides for arm-holes = 65 (73) 81 sts. In 54 cm = 200 rows (56 cm = 208 rows) 58 cm = 216 rows from placket, bind off 1 x 9 (13) 17 sts of shoulder and continue work on the central 47 sts and continue work due to the pattern for collar. In 11 cm = 40 rows from the beginning of collar, bind off all sts as they face.
Make in the same way, as back.
Cast on 43 (47) 51 sts for each sleeve and make 6 cm of rib for placket. Continue work with pattern 2. At the same time, increase 6 x 1 st in every 8th row from both sides for sleeve chamfer, 9 x 1 st in every 6th row (17 x 1 st in every 6th row) 13 x 1 st in every 6th row and 6 x 1 st in every 4th row = 73 (81) 89 sts. In 32,5 cm = 120 rows from placket, bind off 1 x 8 sts from both sides of placket for sleeve caps, then, bind off 24 x 1 st in every 2nd row. In 46 cm = 170 rows from placket, bind off the rest 9 (17) 25 sts.
Make shoulder and side seams. Sew up sleeves, make side and sleeve seams. Fold the half of collar inwards.