Knit Olive Cape
1150 (1250)g of olive-green Starwool Maxi yarn (100% merino wool; 80m/50g);
100g of olive Bouclana yarn (63% polyacryl, 27% wool, 10% polyamide; 90m/50g);
Short and long circular knitting needles 5,5;
6 buttons 25 mm.
Structured pattern, knitting needles 6: start and finish evert row with 1 selvage st.
1st row: * 1 knit st, 1 purl*; repeat from * to *, 1 knit st;
2nd row: as sts face;
3rd row: purls;
4th row: knit sts;
5th row: * 1 purl, 1 knit st*; repeat from * to *, 1 purl;
6th row: as sts face;
7th row: purl;
8th row: knit sts.
Repeat 1st-8th rows.
Pattern for placket, knitting needles 6: * 2 knit sts, 2 purls*.
1 x 1 rib, knitting needles 5,5.
Stitches control: structured pattern: 15 sts x 23 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 227 (243) sts with Starwool Maxi yarn and work with structured pattern. Outer 56 (60) sts form front, the central 115 (123) sts form back. In 21 cm = 48 rows from the set-up row, divide work for arm-holes and at first, continue work on outer 11 (13) sts of pattern, increase 1 selvage st from cross yarn = 12 (14) sts. In 23,5 cm = 54 rows from division of work, leave sts. Then, continue work on the central 205 (217) sts due to the pattern, increase 1 st from both side in the 1st row = 207 (219) sts. In 23,5 cm = 54 rows form division of work, leave sts. Draw the increased sts through previous or next st on all details, then, work on all 227 (243) sts as one-piece cloth. In 46 cm = 106 rows from the set-up row, make decreases for shoulder chamfer.
107th row: make 17 (21) x purl2tog = 210 (222) sts;
109th row: make the 9th and 10th sts x once, then, make every 11th and 12th sts as knit2tog x 16 (17) times = 193 (204) sts;
123rd row: make the 8th and 9th sts x once, then, make every 10th and 11th sts as purl2tog x once = 176 (186) sts;
125th row: make the 7th and 8th sts as knit2tog x once, then, make every 9th and 10th sts as knit2tog x 16 (17) times = 159 (168) sts;
141st row: make the 6th and 7th sts x once, then, make every 8th and 9th sts as knit2tog x 16 (17) times = 142 (150) sts;
143rd row: make 5th and 6th sts x once, then, make every 7th and 8th sts as purl2tog x 16 (17) times = 125 (132) sts;
153rd row: make 4th and 5th sts x once, then, make every 6th and 7th sts as knit2tog = 108 (114) sts;
155th row: make 3rd and 4th sts x once, then, make every 5th and 6th sts as purl2tog x 16 (17) times = 91 (96) sts;
161st row: make 4th and 5th (3rd and 4th) sts x once, then x 8 (9) times.