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Knitting gauge: 16 sts x 24 rows with needle size 5.5 mm / US 9 in seed sts with 1 strand in each quality =10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''
1st row: * K1, P1 *, repeat from *-*.
2nd row: K over P and P over K.
Repeat 2nd row.
Cast on 24-30-36-46-56 sts on needle size 5.5 mm / US 9 with 1 strand black Safran + 1 strand black Alpaca. Work seed sts over all sts – see explanation above – at the same time cast on new sts at the end of every row, each side: 6 sts 1 time, 5 sts 1 time, 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 1 time and 2 sts 1 time = 64-70-76-86-96 sts – work new sts in seed sts.
When piece measures 8 and 12 cm / 3" and 4¾'' (from cast on edge) bind off 1 st on each side. When piece measures 15 cm / 6'' inc 1 st on each side, repeat every 4 cm / 1½'' 4 times in total = 68-74-80-90-100 sts.
When piece measures 31-32-33-34-35 cm / 12 1/4"-12½"-13"-13 3/8"-13 3/4" insert 1 marker in each side, these marks where sleeves should be sewn in.
When piece measures 48-50-52-54-56 cm / 19''-19¾''-20½''-21¼''-22'' bind off middle 26-26-28-28-30 sts for neck. Continue each side separately, and at the same time bind off from shoulder towards neckline on every other row: 7-8-9-10-11 sts 2 times, then bind off remaining 7-8-8-11-13 sts.
Piece measures approx 50-52-54-56-58 cm / 19¾''-20½''-21¼''-22''-22¾'' at longest point.
Right front piece:
Cast on 12-15-18-23-28 sts with 1 strand black Safran + 1 strand black Alpaca.
Work seed sts on all sts – at the same time cast on new sts at the end of every row at side: 6 sts 1 time, 5 sts 1 time, 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 1 time and 2 sts 1 time = 32-35-38-43-48 sts – work new sts in seed sts.
Bind off and inc. on side like back piece = 34-37-40-45-50 sts.
Insert 1 marker in side of piece when piece measures 31-32-33-34-35 cm / 12 1/4"-12½"-13"-13 3/8"-13 3/4" (marks sleeve).
When piece measures 36-37-38-39-40 cm / 14 1/4"-14½"-15"-15 1/4"-15 3/4" bind off for neck in beg of every row that starts at neck: 9-9-10-10-11 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 2 times = 21-24-26-31-35 sts left on shoulder.
When piece measures 48-50-52-54-56 cm / 19''-19¾''-20½''-21¼''-22'' bind off sts from shoulders in wards like back piece.
When all sts are bind off piece measures approx 50-52-54-56-58 cm / 19¾''-20½''-21¼''-22''-22¾''.
Left front piece:
Cast on and work like right but reversed.
Work bottom part of sleeve in 2 parts to make split in bottom edge.
Sizes S, XL and XXL begin with the one part in K and the other in P so it matches when pieces are put tog.
Sizes M and L both begin with K.
Cast on 21-22-22-23-23 sts with 1 strand black Safran + 1 strand black Alpaca.
Work 8 cm / 3 1/8'' in seed sts, leave piece to side.
Work 1 more part in the same way.
Slip the 2 parts onto same needle = 42-44-44-46-46 sts.
Continue in seed stitch. At the same time when piece measures 10 cm / 4'' inc 1 sts on each side on every 4–4–3–2.5–2.5 cm / 1½"-1½"-1 1/8"-7/8''-7/8" a total of 8-8-10-11-12 times = 58-60-64-68-70 sts.
When piece measures 41-41-41-40-39 cm / 16 1/8"-16 1/8"-16 1/8"-15 3/4"-15 1/4" bind off for sleeve cap 3 sts in beg of every row until piece measures 44-44-44-43-42 cm / 17 1/4"-17 1/4"-17 1/4"-17"-16½", bind off remaining sts.
Crochet around all edges of front and back pieces except for around neckline.
Start crochet along shoulder edge on front piece, down along side, along bottom edge and up along front edge.
On back piece start on one shoulder and work down along side, along bottom edge, up along other side and top of other shoulder.
Crochet on hook size 5 mm / H/8 as follows: 1 row sc with 2 strands black Alpaca + 1 strand black Safran, turn and change to 2 strands off white Alpaca + 1 strand black Safran, crochet 1 row sc, turn and crochet 1 row sl st back.
By crocheting like this outer edge will be extra thick and fine. Crochet in same way on top of sleeve and bottom as well as spilt on sleeves.
Sew sleeve seams in outer edge of outer sts. Sew shoulder seams with crochet edge towards each other; sew in last row of sc so sl st is on outside of seam.
Sew side seams in same way, leave 3 cm / 1 1/8'' split at bottom of each side, sew up to marker for sleeve. Sew sleeves on in same way with crochet edges towards each other.
Crochet round neckline in same way as crochet around jacket.
Button hole loop:
Crochet 5 button hole loops with 2 strands off white Alpaca + 1 strand black Safran on hook size 5mm/H as follows: Ch 20, turn and crochet 1 sl st in each ch.
Fold loops double and sew on right front piece with loop approx 2 cm / 3/4'' outside edge for buttonhole - place uppermost loop just under neckline and bottom most loop approx 10 cm / 4'' from bottom edge. Sew in buttons.
Crochet with 1 strand black Alpaca + 1 strand black Safran on hook size 5 mm /US H/8 as follows: ch 4, make circle with 1 sl st in first ch.
1st round: 8 sc round circle, end with 1 sl st in first sc.
2nd round: * 3 ch, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* 4 times in total, end with 1 sl st in first ch.
3rd round: Crochet as follows in each ch loop: 1 sc, 1 dc, 3 tr, 1 dc and 1 sc, finish round with 1 sl st in first sc.
4th round: Fold leaves towards you and crochet 2 dc in each of sc from 1st round = 16 dc, finish with 1 sl st in first dc.
5th round: * ch 3, skip 1 dc, 1 sc in next dc *, repeat from *-* 8 times in total, end with 1 sl st in first ch.
6th round: Crochet as follows in each ch loop: 1 sc, 1 dc, 4 tr, 1 dc and 1 sc, finish round with 1 sl st in first sc, cut thread and fasten.
Sew flower onto jacket.
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