DROPS VIVALDI UNI COLOUR (50g)
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Gauge: 14 sts x 20 rows with 1 strand of each yarn (2 strands) in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.
Knitting tips (for neck shaping):
All decs are made on right side! Dec inside of 1 edge st in garter st as follows:
After 1 edge st: Slip 1 st as if to knit, K 1, psso.
Before 1 edge st: K 2 tog.
Back: Cast on 58-64-70-76-84 sts with 1 strand each Alpaca and Vivaldi (= 2 strands). Knit 2 rows garter st and then continue in stockinette st.
When the piece measures 10 cm/4" inc 1 st at each side every 10 cm/4" a total of 3 times = 64-70-76-82-90 sts.
When the piece measures 35-36-37-38-39 cm/13 3/4"-14 1/4"-14½"-15"-15 1/4" bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1-1-2-3-4 times and 1 st 2-3-4-4-6 times = 50-54-54-56-56 sts.
When the piece measures 50-52-54-56-58 cm/19 3/4"-20½"-21 1/4"-22"-22 3/4" knit 2 rows with garter st over the center 18-20-20-22-22 sts (knit the other sts in stockinette st as before). Then bind off the center 16-18-18-20-20 sts for the neck. Keep 1 st at neck edge in garter st and dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row – see knitting tips above – 2 times = 15-16-16-16-16 sts remain on each shoulder.
Bind off when the piece measures 54-56-58-60-62 cm/21 1/4"-22"-22 3/4"-23½"-24½".
Right front: Cast on 33-36-39-42-46 sts with 1 strand each Alpaca and Vivaldi (= 2 strands). Knit 2 rows garter st and then continue in stockinette st, keeping the 4 outermost sts at the center front edge in garter st until neck shaping begins.
When the piece measures 10 cm/4" inc at the side as on back = 36-39-42-45-49 sts.
When the piece measures 35-36-37-38-39 cm/13 3/4"-14 1/4"-14½"-15"-15 1/4" bind off for armhole at the side as on back = 29-31-31-32-32 sts.
When the piece measures 45-46-48-49-51 cm/17 3/4"-18"-19"-19 1/4"-20" knit 2 rows with garter st over the outermost 10-11-11-12-12 sts at the center front edge. Then bind off 9-10-10-11-11 sts at center front edge for neck. Keep the outermost st at neck edge in garter st and dec 1 st at neck edge every other row – see knitting tips above: 5 times = 15-16-16-16-16 sts remain on shoulder. Continue until piece measures 54-56-58-60-62 cm/21 1/4"-22"-22 3/4"-23½"-24½". Bind off.
Left front: Cast on and knit the same as the right, reversing shaping.
Sleeve: Cast on 32-34-36-36-38 sts with 1 strand each Alpaca and Vivaldi (= 2 strands). Knit 2 rows garter st and then continue in stockinette st, decreasing 6 sts evenly distributed on the 1st row = 26-28-30-30-32 sts.
When the piece measures 11-10-13-10-11 cm/4½"-4"-5 1/8"-4"-4½" inc 1 st at each side every 3-3-2.5-2.5-2 cm a total of 12-13-13-15-16 times = 50-54-56-60-64 sts.
When sleeve measures 48-48-47-47-45 cm/19"-19"-18½"-18½"-17 3/4" bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2-2-2-2-3 times and 1 st 2-2-4-5-6 times, then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 55-55-56-56-57 cm/21½"-21½"-22"-22"-22½", then bind off 3 sts
1 time at each side. Bind off the remaining sts, the piece measures approx. 56-56-57-57-58 cm/22"-22"-22½"-22½"-22 3/4".
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.
Crocheted edge: Crochet loosely with Eskimo around lower edge of the sleeves and around entire edge of body (begin at center back lower edge, up along right front, around the back of the neck, down along left front and along bottom edge to center back).
Crochet as follows: 1 sc in first st, * ch 4, skip over approx. 1.5 - 2 cm/½", 1 sc in the next st *, repeat from * - * and finish with ch 4 and 1 sl st in first sc at start of row.
Sew in sleeves.
Sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance.
Sew on buttons evenly distributed (use the crocheted edge as buttonholes).
Ch 17 loosely with Eskimo. Turn piece and crochet back as follows:
in 2nd and 3rd ch: 3 sc in each ch.
in 4th through 8th ch: 3 hdc in each ch
in 9th through 13th ch: 3 dc in each ch
in 14th through 16th ch: 3 tr in each ch
in 17th ch: 5 tr.
Cut yarn and fasten.
Wrap spiral together into a blossom and fasten together with a small st.
Crochet 2 flowers and sew to left side of sweater.
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