Knit Dark-Blue Jacket
600 (650) 700g of dark-blue Lana Grossa Marina yarn (60% cotton, 20% viscose, 20% polyamide; 70m/50g);
Knitting needles 6;
Crochet hook 5;
Size: S (M) L.
Garter stitch: knit sts.
Relief pattern: work due to the scheme, make WS rows as sts face, yarn overs as purls. Start with 11 sts. Increase 8 sts in the 1st row = 19 sts. Decrease 8 sts in the 11th row = 11 sts. Make 1st-12th rows x once, then, repeat 12th row.
Special decreases: in the beginning of row, make the 4th and 5th sts together as broaching, in the end of row, make the 4th and 5th sts from the end of row as knit2tog.
Stitches control: garter stitch: 14 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Relief pattern: 11 – 19 sts = 8,5 cm wide.
Cast on 66 (72) 78 sts with knitting needles 6 and work with garter stitch, start with 1 WS row of knit sts. For better fitting, make special decreases – 1 st in the 14th (16th) 18th row and 2 x 1 st in every 14th row = 60 (66) 72 sts. In 15 (16) 17 cm from the set-up row, make marks from both sides. In the 17th row from marks, increase 1 st from both sides for chamfers and 3 x 1 st in in every 10th row = 68 (74) 80 sts. In 20 cm from marks, start making arm-holes. In 17 (18) 19 cm from the beginning of arm-holes, bind off 4 sts from both sides for sleeve chamfers, then, 3(4) 1 x 4 sts and 2 (1) 4 x 3 (5) 5 sts in every 2nd row. At the same time with the 4th decrease, bind off the central 18 sts for neck-hole and finish your work separately, bind off 1 x 2 sts and 1 x 1 st in every 2nd row.
Cast on 37 (40) 43 sts and work with garter stitch, start with 1 WS row of knit sts. Make decrease and side chamfer from the right side in the same way, as for back = 38 (41) 44 sts. In 11 (12) 13 cm from the beginning of arm-hole, bind off 6 sts from the left side for neck-hole, 1 x 3 sts, 1 x 2 sts and 3 x 1 st in every 2nd row, 2 x 1 st in every 4th row.
Make in symmetry to left front with 2 button-holes. For the first button-hole, bind off the 5th and 6th st from the eight side in 19 (20) 21 cm from the set-up row. Cast on 2 sts again in the next row.
Cast on 41 (43) 45 sts and make 1 WS row of knit sts. Then, work in the following way: 1 selvage st, 14 (15) 16 sts of garter stitch, 11 sts of relief pattern, 14 (15) 16 sts of garter stitch, 1 selvage st. Increase 1 st in the 17th row from the set-up row, then, 3 x 1 st in every 16th row. In 30 cm from the set-up row, bind off 49 (51) 53 sts.
Make seams. Fasten vertical edge of right front with 1 row of slip sts, neck-hole edge with 1 row of single crochets and vertical edge of left front with 1 rows of slip sts. Sew up the sleeves. Sew buttons.