This free knitting pattern has been specifically developed by Performance Yarns for use with their Cotton Passion The Knitting Wool Store does not accept responsibility for it.
Difficulty : intermediate
Yarn used: Performance Cotton Passion 350g
Designer: PERFORMANCE YARNS
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Tension: 10 x10 cm =29r x 20st flat; 10x 10 cm = 25r x 26st in repeating 2 knit stiches, 2 purl stitches
Stitches: knit stitches, purl stitches
BACK-Cast on 88 stitches. Knit the whole back by repeating 2 knit stitches and 2 purl stitches. Start forming the arm curve on row 105. To form the arm curve decrease at the beginning of every 2nd row 1 x 4st., 1 x 3 st, 1 x 1 st. Knit straight till row 154 included. Finish the back on row 155 by binding 10 stitches on each side for the shoulders and leave the middle stitches on a spare thread.
FRONT: Cast on 88 stitches. Knit 42 rows by repeating 2 knit stitches and 2 purl stitches. On row 43 knit the middle 2 purl stitches as knit stitches. Thus the middle stitches will be 6 in total. On each 5th row that follows increase the number of the knit middle stitches with 8.These knit stitches will replace the purl stitches. Continue doing this till you reach to 12 stitches - 2 p.st, 2 k.st, 2 p.st, 2 k.st,2 p.st,2 k.st - on each side of the front part. In this way a triangle shaped figure is formed.
FRONT ARM CURVE: Form the arm curve on row 105 by decreasing in the beginning of each 2nd row 1 x 4st, 1 x 3st, 1 x 2 st. Knit straight till row 154 included.
FRONT NECKLINE CURVE: Divide the knitwear in 2 parts on row 147.Then knit the two part separately. Leave the first 15 stitches of each part on a spear thread. Then decrease on every 2nd row 1 x 4 st,1 x 3 st, 1 x 2 st, 1 x 1 st. Bind off the remaining 10 stitches left for the shoulder line. Knit the second part identically
.After completing it you will have in the middle in total 30 stitches on a spare thread.
COLLAR AND FINISHING: Sew the shoulder lines from the front side. Cast on new stitches starting from the edge towards the front part. You must combine the new cast on stitches with the ones that were left on a spare thread. The total number of stitches for the front collar is 84. Knit 23 rows by repeating2 k.st and 2 p.st. Bind off with knit stitches. Do the same for the back side collar - cast on new stitches, combine them with the ones left on spare thread, knit 23 rows by repeating 2 k.st and 2 p.st. Bind off with knit stitches.Join the side lines by sewing as well.
Wash gently with lukewarm water and mild soap, dry flat.
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