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Knitting tension: 17 sts x 22 rows on needle size 4.5 mm with Silke-Alpaca in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm
Garter st back and forth: Knit all rows.
Buttonhole: Cast off for buttonhole on right front band. 1 buttonhole = Cast off 3rd and 4th front band sts from edge and cast on 2 new sts over the cast off sts on next row.
Cast off for buttonhole when piece measures:
Size S: 10, 19, 28, 37, 46 and 55 cm.
Size M: 10, 18, 26, 34, 42, 50 and 57 cm.
Size L: 11, 19, 27, 35, 43, 51 and 59 cm.
Size XL: 12, 19, 26, 33, 40, 47 and 61 cm.
Size XXL: 12, 19, 26, 33, 41, 48, 56 and 63 cm.
Increasing tip (applies to collar):
Inc within the 6 front band sts. YO, on next row K into back of YO (knit into back of sts by knitting into the back part in stead of the front part).
Measuring tip: Due to weight of yarn measure piece when held up or it will be too long at completion.
Back and front pieces: Knit piece back and forth on circular needles. Cast on 147-159-171-189-213 sts (incl 6 front band sts on each side) on needles size 4 mm with Silke-Alpaca. Knit 4 rows garter sts. Change to needle size 4.5 mm. Knit next row from RS as follows: 6 sts garter sts (= front band), 9 sts stocking sts, P3, K3, P3, 99-111-123-141-165 sts stocking sts, P3, K3, P3, 9 sts stocking sts and 6 sts garter sts (= front band). Continue pattern at the same time as casting off for buttonholes on right front band – see explanation above. When piece measures 15-16-17-18-19 cm change to needle size 4 mm and knit next row as follows from RS: 6 sts garter st (= front band), * K3, P3 * repeat from *-* and finish with K3 and 6 sts garter sts (= front band). Repeat this until piece measures 31-32-33-34-35 cm. Change to needle size 4.5 mm and continue in stocking sts with 6 sts garter sts (= front band) on each side. When piece measures 44-45-46-47-48 cm knit next row as follows: 37-40-43-47-53 sts (= right front piece) cast off 6 sts for armhole, 61-67-73-83-95 sts (= back piece) cast off 6 sts for armhole, 37-40-43-47-53 (= left front piece). Complete pieces separately.
Back Piece: = 61-67-73-83-95 sts. Cast off for armhole on each side on every other row: 2 sts 0-1-1-2-5 times and 1 st 1-1-2-3-3 times = 59-61-65-67-69 sts. When piece measures 60-62-64-66-68 cm cast off middle 21-23-23-25-25 sts for neckline. Continuing cast off 1 sts on next row at neckline = 18-18-20-20-21 sts left on each shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 62-64-66-68-70 cm.
Right front piece: = 37-40-43-47-53 sts. Cast off for armhole like back piece. At the same time when piece measures 46-47-48-49-50 cm inc 1 st within 6 front band sts at mid front – read Increasing tip - on every 3 -3.5 -4 -4.5 -5 cm 3 times in total = 39-40-42-43-43 sts – knit new sts and front band in garter sts. NOTE: Remember to cast off for buttonhole. When piece measures 57-59-61-63-65 cm cast off 15-16-16-17-16 outermost sts mid front for neck and cast off 2 sts to shape neckline on every other row 3 times = 18-18-20-20-21 sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 62-64-66-68-70 cm.
Left front piece: Knit like right piece but reversed. Do not cast off for buttonholes.
Sleeve: Cast on 38-44-44-50-50 sts (incl 1 edge sts on each side) on needles size 4 mm with Silke-Alpaca. Knit 4 rows garter sts. Change to needle size 4.5 mm and continue in stocking sts until piece measures 7 cm. Change to needle size 4 mm and knit next row as follows: 1 edge st, * K3, P3 * repeat from *-* and finish with 1 edge st. Continue until rib measures 17 cm. Change to needle size 4.5 mm and knit stocking sts throughout. At the same time when piece measures 18-18-18-18-20 cm inc 1 st on each side on every 4 -4.5 -3.5 -3 -2 cm 8-7-9-10-12 times in total = 54-58-62-70-74 sts. When piece measures 49-49-48-47-46 cm cast off 3 sts on each side to shape sleeve cap. Continuing cast off on every other row as follows: 2 sts 2-2-2-2-2 times, 1 st 2-2-3-5-7 times. Now cast off 2 sts on each side until piece measures 54-54-54-55-56 cm, then cast off 3 sts 1 time on each side. Cast off when piece measures approx 56-56-56-57-58 cm.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams, sleeve seams and then sew in the sleeves. Pick up approx 56-66 sts on needle size 4 mm around neckline and knit 4 rows garter st, cast off. Sew buttons on left front piece.
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