Size: 42 (46).

To fit bust: 83-86 (91-94) cm.

Materials:

  • 275 (300) g cashmere “Kashmir” by Canetta (Mani di Fata), color silver.
  • Needle size 3 and 4 mm.

Abbreviations:

  • st – stitch
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • sl 1 – slip 1 st as if to purl with yarn in front
  • yo – yarn over
  • psso – pass slip st over
  • ssk – slip 1 st , k1 and psso
  • rep – repeat
  • cn – cable needle
  • m1 – with the needle tip, lift the strand between the last stitch knit and the next stitch on the left-hand needle and knit into back of it

Tubular cast-onhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7VKvUABDMQ&feature=related

 

St st: on RS – knit, on WS – purl.

 

Rev st st: on RS – purl, on WS – knit.

 

Double knitting (even number of sts):

Row 1: *k1, sl 1*, rep from * to * across ending k1.

Row 2: *sl 1, k1*, rep from * to * across.

Rep 1-2 rows for double knitting.

 

 Double knitting (odd number of sts):

Row 1: *k1, sl 1*, rep from * to * across.

Rep row 1 for double knitting.

 

Rib 2/2:

Row 1: *k2, p2*, rep from * to *.

Row 2: *p2, k2*, rep from * to *.

Rep 1-2 rows for rib.

 

Double seed st:

Row 1: *k1, p1*, rep from * to *.

Row 2: *p1, k1*, rep from * to *.

Row 3: *p1, k1*, rep from * to *.

Row 4: *k1, p1*, rep from * to *.

Rep 1-4 rows for double seed st.

 

Cable: work over Cable chart. On WS work as see: knit knits and purl purls.

Right cable: slip 4 sts on cn, hold to back, k2, return 4th and 3rd sts from cn to left needle and wok purl its, then k2 from cn.

Rep 1-16 rows over Cable chart.

 

Pattern 1:

Row 1 and 3: p8, k10, p8.

Row 2 and 4: k8, p10, k8.

Row 5: p8, k3, k2tog, (yo) twice, ssk, k3, p8.

Row 6: k8, p4, p1 into first yo and k1 into second yo, p4, k8.

Rows 7-14: rep rows 1-2.

Row 15: *p2, p2tog, (yo) twice, p2tog, p2*, k10, rep from * to *.

Row 16: *k3, k1 into first yo and p1 indo second yo, k3*, p10, rep from * to *.

Rows 17-80: rep rows 1-16, 4 times.

Rows 81-86: rep. rows 1-2, 3 times.

Row 87: p8, slip 5 sts on cn, hold to front, k1, m1, k4, (k1, m1, k4) from cn, p8.

Row 88, 90, 92, 94: k8, p12, k8.

Row 89, 91: p8, k12, p8.

Row 93: p8, slip 6 sts on cn, hold to front, k6, k6 from cn, p8.

Row 95 and other: rep rows 89-94.

 

Lace pattern:

Row 1, 3: selvedge stitch, *p3, k1, p2*, rep from * to * across to last 2 sts, p1, selvedge stitch.

Row 2: selvedge stitch, k1, *k2, p1, k3*, rep from * to * across to last st, selvedge stitch.

Row 4: selvedge stitch, k3tog, * (p1, k1, p1, k1 and p1) all in next st, dec4 (= k2tog tbl, k3tog, pass 1st sts over 2nd st)*, (p1, k1, p1, k1 and p1) all in next st, k3tog tbl, selvedge stitch.

Row 5: selvedge stitch, *k1 tbl, p5*, k1 tbl, selvedge stitch.

Row 6: selvedge stitch, p1, *k5, p1*, selvedge stitch.

Row 7: selvedge stitch, *k1, p5*, k1, selvedge stitch.

Row 8: selvedge stitch, (p1, k1 and p1) all in next st, dec4, * (p1, k1, p1, k1 and p1) all in next st, dec4*, (p1, k1 and p1) all in next st, selvedge stitch.

Row 9: selvedge stitch, *p3, k1 tbl, p2*, p1, selvedge stitch.

Row 10 and other: rep from row 2.

 

Band pattern.

Rows 1-5: knit

Row 6: k2, *k1 wrapping yarn twice around tip of right needle*, rep from * to * across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 7: k2, *motive (= slip 4 sts from left needle to right needle dropping all (yarn over)s, return this 4 sts to left needle, insert right needle as if to work k4tog and work (k1, p1, k1 and p1) all from this sts at once)*, k2.

Rows 8-12: knit.

 

Gauge:

23 sts = 10 cm, over St st.

24 sts = 10 cm, over Double seed st.

26 sts = 9 cm, over Pattern 1.

20 sts = 10 cm, over Lace st.

16 sts = 5 cm, over Cable.

 

Right front.

With waste yarn and 3 mm needles Tubular cast on 55 (60) sts, knit 1 row (at the end of this piece, delete this waste yarn); continue with main yarn, purl 1 row and 6 rows in Double knitting, then continue in rib 2/2, beginning row 1 with k3, until right front meas 4.5 cm

Change to 4 mm needles.

Work 2 rows in St st and continue as foll:

16 sts over Cable, 26 sts in Pattern 1, 1 sts in St st, 10 (15) sts in Double seed st, 2 sts in St st.

Work as set sts until Right front meas 6.5 (7.5) cm.

 

Shape side.

Dec 1 st at end every 8th row 5 times by working k2tog.

Work in pattern until right front meas 18.5 (20) cm.

Inc 1 st at end every 10th row 5 times by working to last 2 sts, m1, 2 sts in pattern and work inc sts in Double seed st.

Work until right front meas 35 (37.5) cm.

 

Shape neck slope.

After 1 st from begin, dec 1 st (by ssk) every other row 31 (33) times.

 

Shape armhole.

When right front meas 36 (38.5) cm for armhole cast off 3 (4) sts and continue dec 1 st at end every other row 4 times (by working to last 4 sts, dec 1, 2 sts in St st).

Work until right front meas 53 (57) cm.

 

Shape shoulder.

Cast off rem 19 (21) sts at 3 times: 6 (7) sts once and 7 sts 2 times.

 

Left front.

Work as given for right front, reversing all shapings.

 

Back.

Cast on 98 (108) sts as given for right front until back meas 4.5 cm.

Change to 4 mm needles and work in St st, dec 8 sts evenly on 1st row.

Work in St st until back meas 6.5 (7.5) cm.

 

Shape sides.

Dec 1 st at each ends every 8th row 5 time (by dec 1 st at distance 1 st from edges).

Work until back meas 18.5 (20) cm.

Inc 1 st at each ends every 10th row 5 times (by inc 1 st at distance 2 sts from edges).

Work until back meas 36 (38.5) cm.

 

Shape armholes.

Cast off 3 (4) sts and continue dec 1 st at each ends every other row 4 times.

Work until back meas 53 (57) cm.

 

Shape shoulders and neck.

Cast off rem 18 (20) sts at 3 times: 6 sts, 3 times (6 st once and 7 sts 2 times).

At same time, cast off 30 (34) central sts and work each side of neck separately.

At neck edge dec 5 sts on next other row.

Complete to match first side, reversing all shapings.

 

Sleeves.

Make 2.

Cast on 50 (54) sts as given for right front and work in Rib 2/2 to 5 cm from beg.

Change to 4 mm needles and work 2 rows in St st inc evenly 1 (3) st (s) on 1st row.

Work in Lace pattern until sleeve meas 8.5 cm.

Inc 1 st at each ends every 6th row 13 (14) times (by working inc 1 st at distance 2 sts from edges).

Work until sleeve meas 16 cm and 59 (65) sts total.

Work 2 rows in St st, inc 5 sts evenly on 1st row.

Now work as foll:

2 sts in St st, 16 (19) sts in Double seed st, 28 sts in Lace pattern beginning from row 91, 16 (19) sts in Double seed st, 2 sts in St st.

Work as set sts until sleeve meas 45 (47) cm.

 

Shape top.

Cast off 3 (4) sts at each ends and continue dec 1 st at each ehns every other row 22 (24) times(by working first and last 2 sts in St st and dec 1 st after first 2 sts and dec 1 before last 2 sts). Working last 93rd row of Pattern 1 to dec 6sts evenly as foll: slip 6 sts on cn and holding it at front of left needle, k2tog (1 st from cn and 1 st from left needle) 6 times.

Cast off rem 26 (28) sts.

 

Finishing.

Cord.

With 3 mm needle cast on 4 sts and work in Double knitting for 70 cm, cast off sts.

Make other cord in same way.

Thread each cord through Pattern 1 of each Fronts as shown on photo, ending at Rib 2/2 and secure ends on WS.

Join both shoulders.

Neck band.

With 4 mm needles pick up and knit evenly 104 (111) sts across each front opening edges, 55 (58) sts across each front neck slopes and 38 (42) sts across back neck. Work 3 rows in Band pattern. On next, 4th row, work 5 button hole (by casting off 3 sts): first after 9th st, and rem 20 (22) sts spaced from each other. On next row, cast on again 3 sts over casting off  sts.

Working all Band Pattern (after row 12) cast off all sts.

Join sides and sleeves seam and insert each sleeve into armhole.

Sew buttons.

 

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