Knit Long Jacket
550 (550) 600g of mint yarn (98% wool, 2% polyamide; 60m/50g);
Knitting needles 7 and 9;
Circular knitting needles 7.
Size: S (M) L.
Big pearl pattern: the quantity of sts is even. Start and finish every row with 1 selvage st.
1st row: * 1 knit st, 1 purl*;
2nd and 4th rows: as sts face;
3rd row: * 1 purl, 1 knit st*.
Repeat 1st-4th rows.
1 x 1 rib.
Stitches control: big pearl pattern: 11 sts x 16,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Rib: 13 sts x 18,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Make 74 (80) 86 sts and make 2 cm = 3 rows of big pearl pattern for placket, start with 1 WS row. Continue work due to the colors order. In 49,5 cm = 84 rows from placket, bind off 1 x 2 (2) 3 sts from both sides for shoulder chamfers, then, bind off 3 x 2 sts, 5 x 3 sts (8 x 3 sts) 8 x 3 sts in every 2nd row. In 60 cm = 102 rows from placket, bind off the rest 28 (28) 32 sts, the central 24 sts form neck-hole, outer 2 (2) 4 sts – shoulders.
Make in the same way, as back, but for neck-hole, bind off the central 16 sts for neck-hole in 54 cm = 92 rows from placket and finish both sides separately. For smooth rounding, bind off 4 x 1 st in every 2nd row from inwards. Bind off the rest 2 (2) 4 sts of shoulder at the height of back.
Cast on 42 (48) 54 sts for each sleeve and make placket in the same way, as for back. Continue work due to the patterns and colors. In 34 cm = 58 rows from placket, bind off all sts.
Make shoulder seams. For collar, cast on 70 sts with circular knitting needles with pink/dust-pink yarn and make 2 circle rows of knit sts. Continue work with main pattern. In 19 cm from the beginning of collar, make 1 circle row of purls, then, bind off all sts, as purls, sew up the sleeves, make side and sleeve seams.