• 14 • Soft Periwinkle Pullover in "Kid Mohair" yarn, with small rib pattern, long sleeves and slightly raised neck

YARN

ADRIAFIL YARNS

MATERIALS

150 g. of Kid Mohair yarn, colour periwinkle No. 10. Knitting needles nos. 4 and 41/2. Spare knitting needle No. 41/2. Tapestry Needle with rounded tip.

PATTERN SIZE: 46

WORKABLE SIZES: (44-48)

PATTERN STITCHES

Elastic rib

Rib stitch and plaits: work over 12 sts. + 2.

Row 1: * 2 knitted sts., 3 purled sts. , 4 knitted sts., 3 purled sts. *. Repeat from * to *, 2 knitted sts.

Row 2 and all succ. even rows: work the sts. as they are.

Row 3: * 2 knitted st., 3 purled sts. , 4 crossed sts. leftwise (= stand off 2 sts on the spare knitting needle in front of work, 2 knitted sts., pick up the stitches cast off previously, on right side), 3 purled sts. * Repeat from * to *, 2 knitted st.

Row 5: pick up from Row 1

SAMPLE

10 x 10 cm. with knitting needles No. 41/2 in ribbed st. and plaits = 27 sts. and 27 rows

WORKING INSTRUCTIONS

Back: Cast on 150 (144-156) sts. with knitting needles No. 4 and work 12 rows in elastic rib, equivalent to 2 cm. Cont. with knitting needles No. 41/2 in ribbed st. and plaits, dec. 6 sts evenly spaced in row 1, working at the sides 5 (2-2) purled sts. When work measures 46 (44-48) cm. from the elastic rib, equivalent to 124 (120-130) rows, to shape the sleeve holes cross off at the sides 4 sts., then, dec. 1 st. every 2 rows 4 (3-5) times When work measures 20 (19-21) cm. from beg. of sleeve holes, equivalent to 54 (52-56) rows, to slant shoulders cross off at the sides, every 2 rows, 10 sts. twice., 11 sts. (10 sts. 3 times - 10 sts. twice., 12 sts.). At the end of the plaits, to round off the side edges of the neck, dec. at the sides 1 st. every 2 rows 3 times, then, cont. on the 60 (58-62) remaining sts. for another 10 rows. Cont. with knitting needles No. 4 and work 10 rows in elastic rib, then, bind off all the sts. in one time.

Front: Work as described for back.

Sleeves: Cast on 66 (64-68) sts. with knitting needles No. 4 and work the cable as described for the back. Cont. with knitting needles No. 41/2 in ribbed st. and plaits working at the sides 2 (1-3) purled sts. At the same time inc. at the sides 1 st. every 6 rows 12 times, 1 st. every 4 rows 10 times. and work these new sts., as the work progresses, in ribbed st. and plaits following the pattern below. When work measures 44 (43-45) cm. from the elastic rib, equivalent to 118 (116-122) rows, to shape the sleeve holes cross off at the sides 4 sts., then, every 2 rows, 2 sts. 6 (5-7) times, 3 sts. 10 times., then, cross off in one time the 22 (20-24) remaining sts..

MAKING UP AND FINISH

Sew the shoulders and the sides of the neck. Sew in the sleeves. Sew the seams from the cuff to the side.