Pattern: English translations for the wording in the diagram are given at the bottom of this pattern, and they are given in the vertical order in which they appear in the diagram. See diagram1 + See diagram2 (1 diagram = 1 repeat). Diagram is showing pattern from RS. Whole pattern is knitted in stocking stitches.
Front- and Back piece: The sweater knits in the round on circular needle and cuts up for armholes afterwards. Cast on 240 (264) sts on circular needle size 3,5 mm with rust and work 4 cm in stocking sts, P1 round (= fold – measure piece from here). Change to circular needle size 4 mm and work according to diagram M.1. Check your tension. When piece measures 30 (34) cm inc 5 new sts in each side (these sts is to cut up in afterwards and should not be knitted into the pattern) = 120 (132) sts = front piece = back piece. Make sure to get a repeat mid front. After M.1 knit for S/M: M.2 to finished measure, for L/XL: M.3 to finished measure. When piece measures 50 (55) cm cast off center 24 (26) sts front of for neck. Work piece back and forth on needle. Continue cast off towards neck on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 2 times. At the same time when piece measures 53 (58) cm cast of center 38 (40) sts back for neck and cast off additional 2 sts each side on next row towards neck bak. Cast off rem sts when piece measures approx 55 (60) cm.
Sleeve: Cast on 52 (56) sts on double pointed needles size 3,5 mm with rust and work 4 cm in stocking sts, P1 round (= fold – measure piece from here). Change to double pointed needles size 4 mm and work M.4 and then M.5 to finished measure - make sure to get a repeat mid upon sleeve. At the same time when piece measures 5 cm inc 2 sts mid under sleeve 27 (27) times alternately on every 3rd and 4th row = 106 (110) sts. When piece measures 45 (43) cm slip 8 sts on a thread or stitch holder mid under sleeve. Continue to slip sts on the thread for top shaping in each side on every other row: 10 sts 3 times. Piece measures approx 48 (46) cm, put sts on the thread back on needle and work 2 cm reversed stocking sts with rust as for edge over the cutting edge on front- and back piece, cast off.
Assembly: Sew in a marking thread down the middle of inc sts in each side. Sew two seams on sewing machine round marking threads, 1st seam = 1/2 st from the thread, 2nd seam = 1/2 sts from 1st seam. Cut up for armhole. Sew shoulder seams. Pick up approx 95-105 sts round the neckline on double pointed needles size 3,5 mm with rust and work 1,5 cm stocking sts, P1 round (= fold), 1,5 cm stocking sts, cast off. Fold edges double towards WS and sew by hand. Sew in sleeves to front- and back piece from RS as follows: Sew alternately one stitch in last K round on sleeve before edge and one stitch on body piece after machine seam. ´Turn sweater inside out and sew edge from sleeve over cutting edge on body piece by hand.
English translations to diagram
= light green
= Dark pink