Jacket with Cables
Yarn: 600 g (49% Wool, 51% Acrylic, yardage = 228 m/100 g); one pair quick knit needles size 3.5 mm (US 4), one circular needle size 4 mm (US 6), markers, and 9 buttons of 2.5 cm in diameter.
Garter st (gst): RS and WS rows K.
Work according to charts 1-4. Only RS rows are shown.
On WS rows work all sts as they appear, purl yos.
Stockinette stitch (St st): Work RS rows K and WS rows P.
Cast on 100 sts and work 4 rows in garter st.
Then work in patt acc to chart 1 over center 34 sts. Work rem sts in St st.
Dec 1 st at each end on Rows 20, 24, and 28.
On Rows 47 and 51, inc 1 st at each end from central pattern.
Armhole Shaping: After 42 cm from cast on, bind off 6 sts at each end. Then work even for 20 cm and bind off sts.
Cast on 56 sts and work 4 rows in garter st.
Then cont as foll: selv st, 15 sts in St st, 30 sts in pat acc to chart 2, 9 sts in St st, selv st.
Armhole Shaping: After 42 cm from cast on, bind off 6 sts at left end. Then work even for 10 cm.
Neckline Shaping: When armhole measures 10 cm from beg, bind off 4 sts on every 2nd row 5 times at inner edge.
When armhole measures 20 cm, bind off rem 30 sts for shoulder.
Left Front: Work in reverse.
Cast on 48 sts and work 4 rows in garter st.
Then cont as foll: selv st, 8 sts in St st, 30 sts in pat acc to chart 3, 8 sts in St st, selv st.
Sleeve Slants: Inc 1 stitch at each end every 3 cm = 70 sts.
Cap Shaping: When piece measures 43 cm from beg, at each end bind off 6 sts once, 5 sts once, 4 sts once, 3 sts once, 2 sts twice, 3 sts once, 4 sts once and rem 6 sts once on every 2nd row.
Sew shoulder seams.
With circular needle, pick up 110 sts evenly around neck edge from WS and work 3 rnds in St st. Work 4th rnd (for fold) K, then work 4 more rnds in St st and bind off all sts.
Fold neckband towards inside and sew in place.
With RS facing and circular needle, pick up 110 sts evenly along neckband fold line.
Then work as follows: selv st, 2 sts in gst, marker (for collar shaping, work 1 yo after marker on every even-numbered row), 47 sts in gst, 12 sts in pat acc to chart 4, 47 sts in gst, marker, 2 sts in gst, selv st.
In this way, on every even-numbered row, there are 4 sts increased: 1 st on each side edge and 1 st on each side of central cable.
Work in pats as established until 40 rows are complete.
Then work 2 rows in gst and bind off sts.
Band for fronts:
Pick up 110 sts evenly around left front edge from WS and work band as for neck.
With RS facing, pick up 110 sts evenly along band fold line from RS and work 12 rows in gst. Bind off sts.
Work right front band in reverse. Work 6 buttonholes evenly across 6th row (K2tog, yo).
Sew side and sleeve seams. Set in sleeves.
Sew on buttons.