Knit Pullover with Rhombs
550g of grey Extra Merino Big yarn (100% sheep wool; 80m/50g);
Straight and circular knitting needles 6.
3 x 3 rib;
2 x 2 rib;
Main pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 24 + 1 + 2 selvage sts. Work due to the scheme, on which only RS rows are stated, make WS rows due to the pattern, yarn overs – as purls. Start with 1 selvage st, pattern repeat, finish with st after pattern repeat and 1 selvage st. Repeat 1st-28th rows.
Stitches control: main pattern: 15,5 sts x 20,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Ribs A and B: 17 sts x 22 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Make 75 sts and make 14 cm of rib A between selvage sts, start and finish with 2 knit sts; then, work with the main pattern. In 47,5 cm from rib, bind off the central 19 sts for neck-hole and finish both sides separately. For smooth rounding, bind off 1 x 3 sts in the next 2nd row from inwards. In 50 cm from rib, bind off the rest 25 sts of shoulder from each side.
Make in the same way, as back, but with deeper neck-hole. For this, in 45 cm from rib, bind off the central 11 sts and 1 x 3 sts, 1 x 2 sts and 2 x 1 st in every 2nd row.
Make 41 sts and work with rib A between selvage sts, start and finish with 3 knit sts. In 15 cm from the set-up row, work in the following way: 1 selvage st, the last 7 sts of pattern repeat, pattern repeat x once, finish with the first 8 sts of pattern repeat and 1 selvage st. In 8 cm from rib, increase 1 st from both sides for sleeve chamfers, 3 x 1 st in every 4th row and 11 x 1 st in every 2nd row = 71 sts, include the increased sts in the pattern. In 28,5 cm from rib, bind off all the sts.
Make shoulder seams; for collar, cast on 64 sts with circular knitting needles and make 1 circle row of purls, then, work with rib B. At 19 cm height of collar, bind off the sts loosely. Sew up the sleeves, make side and sleeve seams.