• 18 • Grey Cardigan in "Virtual" yarn with vertical rib patter and shirt collar neck

YARN

ADRIAFIL YARNS

MATERIALS

450 g. of Virtual yarn in grey No. 38. Knitting needles No. 5. 5 buttons. Tapestry Needle with rounded tip.

PATTERN SIZE: 42

WORKABLE SIZES: (40-44)

PATTERN STITCHES

Rib stitch: work over an odd number of stitches.

Row 1: work in knitted st. .

Row 2: 1 purled st. , * 1 double st (= work 1 knitted st. working the right knitting needle in the stitch to work but in the row below, slipping the yarn of the stitch on the row you are working), 1 purled st. *. Repeat from * to *.

Row 3: repeat from Row 1

Knitted stitch

SAMPLE

10 x 10 cm. with knitting needles No. 5 in ribbed st. = 16 sts and 31 rows

WORKING INSTRUCTIONS

Back and sleeve halves: Work in a single piece starting from the cuff of the right hand sleeve.

Cast on 25 (23-27) sts. with knitting needles No. 5 work in ribbed st. increasing, on the right, 1 st. every 20 rows 5 times and, on the left, 1 st. every 20 rows 4 times., 1 st. every 16 rows twice., 1 st. every 12 rows twice. When work measures 48 (47-49) cm., equivalent to 150 (146-154) rows, for the right side cast on again, on the left, 85 (82-88) sts. and cont. over all the sts. in ribbed st. and work the last stitch of the border (on the left) in knitted st. When work measures 50 (48-52) cm. from beg. of the side, equivalent to 156 (150-162) rows, for the side bind off, on the left, 85 (82-88) sts. Cont. on the remaining sts. and, after 4 (3-5) cm. from the side seam, equivalent to 12 (10-16) rows, dec. , on the left, 1 st. every 12 rows twice., 1 st. every 16 rows twice., 1 st. every 20 rows 4 times. At the same time, when work measures 16 (15-17) cm. from the side seam, equivalent to 50 (46-54) rows, dec. on the right, 1 st. every 20 rows 5 times When work measures 48 (47-49) cm. from the side, equivalent to 150 (146-154) rows, bind off in one time the remaining 23 sts.

Right-hand front and right hand sleeve half: Work in a single piece starting from the cuff of the right hand sleeve.

Cast on 23 sts. with knitting needles No. 5 and work in ribbed st. increasing, on the right, 1 st. every 20 rows 4 times., 1 st. every 16 rows twice., 1 st. every 12 rows twice, on the left, 1 st. every 20 rows 5 times When work measures 48 (47-49) cm., equivalent to 150 (146-154) rows, for the right side cast on again, on the right, 85 (82-88) sts. and cont. over all the sts. in ribbed st. and work the first stitch of the border (on the right) in knitted st. When work measures 67 (65-68) cm., equivalent to 208 (202-212) rows, to shape the neckline bind off, on the left, every 2 rows, 4 sts., 3 sts., 2 sts. twice., 1 st. 4 (3-5) times When work measures 6 cm. from beg. of the neckline, equivalent to 18 rows, make 5 buttonholes of 3 sts.: 1 inside the first 30 sts (from the bottom of the front), the last inside the last 4 sts. (of the neckline) and the remaining buttons spaced evenly. Cont. over all the sts. for another 3 rows, then, bind off in one time the remaining 106 (103-109) sts.

Left front and left hand sleeve half: Work in a single piece starting from the cuff of the left hand sleeve.

Work to match the right hand front without making the buttonholes.

Neck: Cast on 23 (21-25) sts. with knitting needles No. 5 work in ribbed st. for a length of 41 (40-42) cm., equivalent to 128 (124-130) rows. Bind off the stitches.

MAKING UP AND FINISH

Sew the shoulders and the top of the sleeve with invisible stitches. Sew the neck. Sew the undersleeves and the sides. Sew on the buttons opposite buttonholes.