Royal Meadow Sweater
– Yarn (35% mohair, 65% acrylic) 525 m / 100 g: for the base of olive color – 7 skeins; for knitting flowers – 1 skein of light yellow, green, coral, pink, cherry, beige, blue, blue, yellow and orange
– Knitting needles number 2 and 3.5
Front surface: all the odd rows (front side) are the front loops, all the even rows (back side) are the back loops. Knitting density 23 p. X 28 p. = 10 x 10 cm. Elastic 3 x 2: front rows -3 persons., 2 out; back rows – 3 out. over the wrong loops, 2 faces. over facial loops. Knitting density: 14 stitches x 40 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Multicolor knitting (intarsia): when knitting, it is necessary to cross the threads in order to prevent the formation of holes on the knitted fabric. In this case, two-color chains are formed on the wrong side (see Fig. 1).
Description of work: Before: on knitting needles No. 2, dial 123 loops + 2 hem (yarn of the main color), knit with elastic with 40 rows (10 cm), then go to knitting needles No. 3,5 and knit: 10 rows with the front stitch with the main color; 134 rows with multi-color knitting according to scheme 1; 80 rows of front stitching in primary color.
On the 125th row, close the middle 31 loops and knit the right and left parts of the neck separately. To do this, decrease in both directions by 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 loops in each front row. Knit 4 rows without decrease and close the remaining 31 loops on the shoulder.
Back: knit as before, except for knitting the neck: with knitting needles No. 2 – 40 rows with 3×2 elastic, knitting needles No. 3,5-10 rows with front stitching in the main color; 134 rows with multi-color knitting according to scheme 1; 96 rows of front stitch primary color. On the 241st row from the elastic, close all loops.
Sleeve: On knitting needles No. 2, dial 49 loops + 2 hem (yarn of the main color), knit with elastic with 50 rows (12.5 cm). On the 51st row, add 72 loops evenly (knit two from each loop, 3 loops from each second (except for the hem). Next, go to knitting needles No. 3.5 and knit: 10 rows with the front stitch with the main color; 112 rows with multi-color knitting Scheme 1 (the scheme for the front, rotated 90 °); 8 rows with the front smooth surface in the main color. On the 131st row from the elastic, close all loops.
Collar: for the front of the collar, for knitting needles No. 3,5, dial 130 loops + 2 hem (with yarn of the main color) and knit: 4 rows with an elastic band 1 x 1 (1 person., 1 out.); 14 rows of front stitch; 70 rows of multi-color knitting according to scheme 2; 78 rows of front stitch (primary color); 4 rows with an elastic band 1 x 1. On the 171st row, remove 65 loops, knitting the front and back loops together with the front loop. Leave the remaining 66 stitches (+2 hem) open on the auxiliary spoke with fishing line. Knit the back of the collar similarly from 125 loops (+2 hem).
Assembly: Moisten the details of the sweater, squeeze it into terry towels, lay it on a flat surface and leave it to dry in a flattened form until it dries.
Run the seams of the sleeves, the side seams of the main parts of the sweater and collar with a knitted connecting seam. Sew and sew the closed edge of the collar to the wrong side of the neckline. Sweep open edge to front of neck.
> In order not to get confused with multi-color knitting with several threads, lay out the balls of thread in the order in which they will be knitted. Knit one row and turn the knit, while turning the end of the knitting needle towards you. When working with the wrong side, these crosses of threads will unravel. At the end of the wrong side, turn the part away from you. Crossings will reappear here. On all subsequent rows, constantly rotate the part alternately towards and away from you.
> To knit small colored areas, wind yarn onto small spools. They can be made of durable cardboard.
> It is more convenient to interrupt work after knitting the wrong row, then to lay out the balls of yarn in the appropriate order.
Design: Galina Shilova
Photo: Fotolinkc, Elena Rostunova
Model: Anna Bershadskaya