Round Yoke Sweater
Sizes: 12/14 (US 8/10)
Yarn: 500 g (40% mohair, 60% acrylic, yardage = 500 m/100 g); 1 pair quick knit needles and one circular needle, both size 3.5 mm (US 4).
The sweater is worked with double strand.
Drop Stitches Pattern: Foll Chart 1.
Cable Pattern: Foll Chart 2.
Gauge: 13 sts and 17 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 63 sts and work in Drop Stitches Pattern (rep 1-8 sts 7 times, rep 1-5 sts once + 2 selv sts).
After 13 cm cont as foll: selv st, K13, P3, 8 sts in Drop Stitches Pattern, inc 11 sts evenly over foll 13 sts on Row 1 (= 24 sts) and work in Cable Pattern, P3, 8 sts in Drop Stitches Pattern, K13, selv st.
For slants, when piece measures 37 cm from beg, at each end on every 2nd row bind off 2 sts 3 times and rem 62 sts once.
Work like back, but after 13 cm cont in St st.
Cast on 29 sts and work in Drop Stitches Pattern: selv st, P3, rep 1-8 sts 3 times, selv st.
After 20 cm cont as foll: selv st, K8, P3, 8 sts in Drop Stitches Pattern, K8, selv st.
Sleeve Slants: Inc 1 stitch on every 4th row 7 times at each end (= 43 sts).
For sleeve cap, when piece measures 43 cm from beg, at each end on every 2nd row bind off 2 sts 3 times and rem 33 sts once.
Work cross stripe.
With waste yarn, cast on 48.
Cont with primary yarn as foll: selv st, P3, 8 sts in Drop Stitches Pattern, 24 sts in Cable Pattern, P3, 8 sts in Drop Stitches Pattern, selv st.
Work in short rows with 3 turns on RS row: selv st, 11 sts, turn, work WS row, on foll RS row turn in the middle of stripe, work WS row, 38 sts, turn, work WS row, then work 4 rows on all sts.
Work stripe of required length (go by the long edge of yoke), remove waste yarn and graft ends tog.
With circular needle, cast on 80 sts and work in Drop Stitches Pattern (= 10 reps).
After 10 cm cont in Rib Patt and after 10 cm set aside.
Sew collar to upper edge of yoke (or bind off sts of collar and sew it up).
Sew side seams, sleeve seams and sew them in.
Sew yoke on upper edge: sew stitch of last row and selv st of yoke tog.