Sweater With Leaf Pattern
Yarn: 500 g (50% mohair, 50% Acrilic, yardage = 450 m/100 g); 1 pair quick knit needles and 1 circular needle, both size 2.5 mm.
Stocking stitch: Work RS rows K and WS rows P.
Garter stitch in rnds: All 1 rnd K, 1 rnd P.
Leaf Pattern: Work acc to chart.
Gauge: 24 sts and 31 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 129 sts.
Work in patt as folls:
Rows 1, 2, 3: Knit.
Rows 4, 5, 6: Purl.
Rows 7, 8, 9: Knit.
Row 10: Purl.
Row 11: * K2tog, yo, rep from * to end.
Row 12: Purl.
Cont in St st until piece measures 36 cm from beg.
At the same time, for side slants, at both ends dec 1st on 4 foll 12th rows, then at both ends inc 1st on 4 foll 12th rows.
Shape armholes: At both ends cast off 4 sts, then on every foll alt row 3 sts once, 2 sts once and 1 st 3 times.
Shape neck: When work meas 57 cm from beg, cast off centre 13 sts and complete both sides separately.
Cast off 6 sts on 1 foll alt row, 7 sts on 1 foll alt row at neck edge for inner rounding.
Work as given for back, only after lower border has been completed, beg to work in leaf patt as folls: selv st, k19, 89 sts Leaf Pattern, k19, selv st.
Shape neck: When work meas 52 cm from beg, cast off centre 11 sts and finish both sides separately.
Shape inside edge of neck: On foll alt rows cast off 4 sts once, 3 sts once, 2 sts twice and 1 st 3 times.
Work 6 rows even.
Cast on 55 sts, work 12 rows for the border, as given for back, cont to work in St st.
Shape sleeve slant: At both ends inc 1st on 15 foll 8th rows.
Shape sleeve cap: When work meas 45 cm, cast off 4 sts at each end, then on every alt row 2 sts 3 times, 1 st 14 times, 2 sts 3 times and 4 sts once.
Cast off rem sts.
Join shoulder seams.
Join side and sleeve seams.
Using circular needle pick up 84 sts from neckline and work in garter st, beg with 1 rnd purl.
When neckband meas 3 cm, cast off all sts.