Summer cardigan for women by Mani di Fata, 2010, Milan, Italy. Cardigan is made of cotton yarn “Samos”.

Size: 88 (96, 104) cm bust circumference.
Yarn: 600 (650) [750] g of cotton yarn “SAMOS” blue (50g/ 140 m)
Needles:  size 3 mm.

Stitch guide:
• St st
• Rev st st

• Garter st

• Lace cable: see chart A. Completed row 8, rep rows 1-8 for pattern. In even rows are not shown in the chart, work all sts purl. For 5-st RC: sl 2 sts on cable needle and hold to back, k3, then k2 from cable needle.
• Pattern B: see chart B. Rep rows 1-4 for pattern. In even rows are not shown in the chart, work all sts purl.
• Pattern C: see chart C. Rep between ** to end. In the even rows are not shown in the chart, work as see: knit over knit, purl over purl, working purl over yo. Rep rows 1-10 for pattern.
Gauge:
28 sts. = 10 cm in width.

 



RIGHT FRONT.
Cast on 43 (49) [55] sts and work in garter st 10 rows, then work next  2 rows as folls: 2 sts in rev St st, * 5 st in St st, 4 sts in rev St st, 7 sts in St st, 4 sts in rev St st *, rep between  ** once time more, 1 sts in rev St st (2 sts in rev St st, rep between ** 2 times, 5 sts in St st, 2 sts in rev St st) [2 sts in rev St st, rep between ** 2 times, 5 sts in St st, 8 sts in rev St st].
Continue to work as folls: 2 sts in rev St st, * 5 sts of Lace cable, 4 sts in rev St st, 7 sts in pattern B, 4 sts in rev St st *, rep between ** once time more, 1 sts in rev St st (2 sts in rev St st, rep between ** 2 times, 5 sts of Lace cable, 2 sts in rev St st) [2 sts in rev St st, rep between ** 2 times, 5 sts of Lace cable, 8 sts in rev St st].
For shaping side seam, in 2.5 cm from the start of work at the distance of the last 2 sts from the edge, dec 1 st  at each end of 6 foll 20th rows. For dec 1 st  work p2tog.

After 27 (28) [29] cm from the start of work at a distance of the first 27 sts from the edge to work 1 vertical hole.
To work a vertical hole to divide the work into 2 parts and continue each side separately for 20 rows. And then return to the work all sts and work as before.

After 35 (36) [37] cm from the start of work at a distance from the edge of the last sts, begin to inc 1 sts at end of every 6 folls 10th rows. For inc 1 sts: with the needle tip, lift the strand between the last st  knit and the next st on the left needle and knit into the back of it, working inc sts into rev St st.

After 41 (43) [45] cm from the start of work for the neckline, a distance of the first 2 sts from the edge, to start dec 1 st alternately at beg of the 2nd and 4th rows  26 (14) [15] times and one time at next 6th row. For dec 1 st work k2tog or p2tog.

After 46 (48) [50] cm from the start of work for the left sleeve cast on 54 (50) [46] sts; working new sts in rev St st, Lace cable or pattern, as given between ** after band in garter st.

After 69 (72) [75] cm from the start of work for the shoulder cast off remaining 70 sts as folls: every other row cast off 18 sts 2 time and 17 sts 2 time.

LEFT FRONT.

Work as right front, but reversing all shaping.

For side and neck dec to work ssk on RS, p2tog on WS.

BACK.
Cast on 122 (133) [142] sts as given for right front and work 10 rows in garter st.

Dec evenly 3 sts at 1st row, work 2 rows as folls: 6 sts in rev St st, * 7 sts in St st, 4 sts in rev St st, 5 sts in St st, 4 sts in rev St st *, rep between ** 4 times more, 7 sts in St st, 6 sts in rev St st (6 sts in rev St st, 5 sts in St st, 4 sts in rev St st, rep between ** 6 times, 2 sts in rev St st) [6 sts in rev St st, rep between ** 6 times, 7 sts in St st, 6 sts in rev St st]. Continue to work as folls: 6 sts in rev St st, * 7 sts in pattern, 4 sts in rev St st, 5 sts of Lace cable, 4 sts in rev St st *, rep between ** 4 more times, 7 sts in pattern, 6 sts in rev St st (6 sts in rev St st, 5 sts of Lace cable, 4 sts in rev St st, rep between ** 6 times, 2 sts in rev St st) [6 sts in rev St st, rep between ** 6 times, 7 sts in pattern, 6 sts in rev St st].
For shaping side seams,  in 2.5 cm from the beg of work on distance first and the last 2 sts from the edges, dec 1 st at each ends of 6 folls 20th rows.
After 27 (28) [29] cm from beg, to work 4 vertical holes at equal distance from each other, namely 4 and 13 cm from each side, in the panels rev St st.
After 35 (36) [37] cm from beg,  at the distance of the first and last sts on the edges begin to dec 1 st at 6 folls  10th rows.
After 46 (48) [50] cm from beg, for the sleeves on both sides cast on 54 (50) [46] sts; working new sts in rev St st, Lace cable and pattern as given between the ** after the band of the garter st.
After 63 (66) [69] cm from beg, for the neckline cast off 27 930) [31] central sts and continue to both sides separately, cast off from neck edge at every other rows 3 sts 10 times.
After 69 (72) [75] cm from beg, for shoulder cast off remaining 70 sts as folls: 18 sts 2 times and 17 sts 2 times.

BANDS.
For neck back band cast on 79 sts and work in patterns C, keeping edge sts in garter st. Completed 20 rows, work 1 purl row and cast off all sts.
For each front bands cast on 212 (221) [231] sts and work as given for back band.

FINISHING.
Sew shoulder seams.
Pick up and knit 87 (90) [91] sts around neck back and work 3 rows in garter st, then cast off all sts. For the right front edging pick up and knit across front edge 212 (221) [231] sts and work 3 rows in garter st, then cast off all sts. Work edging left front in the same way as edging right front.
Join side right front band by pattern C with correspondent side back band by pattern C, then join side back band with left front band.
Sew band by pattern C around edge in garter st at fronts and back.

Sew side and sleeve seams.
For belt cast on 12 sts and work in garter st. After 135 cm from beg cast off all sts.

Thread belt through the holes.

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