Gavarnie Knit Tunic
Berroco Weekend DK yarn (75% acryl, 25% cotton), color 2977, 4(5-5-6-6-7-7) skeins;
Knitting needles 3,75 mm and 4,5 mm;
Circle knitting needles: 3,75 mm.
Stitches control: 20 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Chest circumference: 30 (34-38-42-46-50-54)"
Length: 26 (27-27-27-27-28-28)".
Cast on 98 sts on knitting needles of smaller size. Knit with 2 x 2 rib 8 cm, finish with right side row.
Make decreases in the next row (wrong side) in the following way: * 12 purls, purl2tog; repeat from * to end 6 times, knit with purls to end of row. There 92 sts on the knitting needles.
Then, knit with the knitting needles of bigger size:
1st (right side) row - knit sts;
2nd (wrong side) row - purls;
3rd row - 2 knit sts, knit2tog with left decline, double yarn over, knit2tog, knit sts to the last 6 sts, knit2tog with left decline, double yarn over, knit2tog, 2 knit sts.
4th row - purls, make each 2nd yarn over as knit st.
Repeat from 1st to 4th rows until the central part is 25 (28-28-28-28-30-30) cm long from the beginning, finish with the 4th row.
Next row: knit due to the scheme, starting with the 3rd row of scheme.
Continue knitting due to the scheme to 93rd row. Then, start forming the neck-hole of front part.
Mark 32 central sts. Knit due to the scheme to marker, attach new yarn and bind off the central 32 sts. Make both sides at the same time, bind off 4 sts from each side, then 3 sts, 2 (red line on the scheme).
Next row (right side) row is decreasing: knit until there are 3 sts left on the knitting needles, knit2tog with left decline, 1 knit st. On the other side of neck-hole: 1 knit st, knit2tog; repeat to end of row. Repeat decreases in every right side row 4 times. There 16 sts on the knitting needles for each side of neck-hole. Knit straight until the scheme is finished. Leave the rest sts on the auxilary needle.
Central part of back:
Knit in the same way, as you made central part of fron, except the neck-hole: knitting due to the scheme straight 107 rows.
Mark 36 central sts. Knit due to the scheme to marker, then bind off 36 sts. Make both sides at the same time, bind off 4 sts from each side from neck-hole 3 times. There 16 sts on the knitting needles for each side of neck-hole. Knit straight until the scheme is finished.
Sew the details of back and front with "stitch in stitch" seam or connect by means of "3 needles" method.
Right Front and Sleeve
Starting from the lower part of main cloth (skip the part knit with rib), cast on 116 (120-120-120-120-125-125) sts from shoulder to beginning of rib on the front part - totaly, 232 (240-240-240-240-250-250) sts.
Knit to the set-up edge 2,5 (5-7,5-10-12,5-15) cm straight with stockinette stitch. Bind off 54 (60-60-60-60-66-66) sts in the beginning of next 2 rows, on the knitting needles - 124 (120-120-120-120-118-118) sts.
Forming sleeve (right-side): bind off 2 sts in the beginning of next 28 (22-22-22-18-16-12) rows.
Next row (right side) is decreasing: 3 knit sts, knit2tog, knit sts to the last 5 sts, knit2tog with left decline, 3 knit sts. Repeat decreases in such a way in each right side row 4 (3-3-3-5-9-11) times, then in every 4th row 1 (3-3-3-3-0-0) times - on knitting needles 56 (62-62-62-66-66-70) sts. Knit straight to the length of sleeve is 25 (27-28-28-28-28-30) cm from the set-up edge, finish with wrong side row.
Change to knitting needles of smaller size.
Next row (right side) row is decreasing: * 3 (4-4-4-4-4-5) knit sts, knit2tog; repeat from * 10 times, 6 (2-2-2-6-6-0) knit sts - on knitting needles - 46 (52-52-52-56-56-60) sts.
Next row (wrong side) row - knit sts.
Make the next row (right side) with purls. Bind off with knit sts in wrong side row.
Left Front and Sleeve
Make the same way, as right front and sleeve.
Make side seams.
Neck-hole: cast on 124 sts with circle knitting needles from right side of neck-hole. Knit 2 rows from wrong side. Bind off with purls.
Lower Placket for Sides
Cast on 14 (22-30-38-46-54-62) sts with smaller size knitting needles along lower edge of side. Make 8 cm with 2 x 2 rib. Bind off the sts. Make the placket for other side in analogy to this one.
Fasten the ends of yarn.