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Knitting gauge: 17 sts x 22 rows on needles size 4.5 mm / US 7 in pattern sts and 18 sts x 23 rows on needles size 4 mm / US 6 in stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''. Note! Make sure not to knit too loose.
1st row: Knit 3 sts into 1 st, turn. Now knit a total of 6 rows over these 3 sts - do not knit the other sts – as follows:
2nd row: P2, 1 yo, P1.
3rd row: Purl.
th row: Knit.
5th row: Purl.
6th row: Knit the sts tog. 2 by 2 and pass the first st over the second sts (1 st left).
The diagrams are seen from the RS.
Garter sts back and forth: Knit on all rows.
Rib: *K3, P3*, repeat from *-*.
Measurement tip: Because of the weight of the yarn, all measurements should be made whilst the garment is hanging.
Button holes: bind off for button holes at the right front band: 1 button hole = bind off the 3rd st from the mid front edge. On the returning row cast on a new st over the bind off st.
bind off for button holes when the piece measures:
Size S: 4, 12, 19, 26, 33 and 41 cm
Size M: 4, 12 19, 26, 33 and 41 cm
Size L: 4, 11, 18, 25, 32, 39 and 46 cm
Size XL: 4, 12, 20, 28, 36, 44 and 52 cm
Size XXL: : 4, 12, 20, 28, 36, 44 and 52 cm
Read measurement tip! Cast on 42-42-48-48-54 sts (includes 1 edge st at the side and 5 front band sts) on needles size 4 mm / US 6 with Silke-Alpaca.
Knit as follows from the mid front (1st row = RS): 5 front band sts knitted in garter sts through out, *K3, P3*, repeat from *-* and finish with an edge st.
When the piece measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'' change to needles size 4.5 mm / US 7.
Knit 4 rows of garter sts - on the first row adjust the number of sts to 40-44-47-51-56 sts. Then knit as follows (seen from the RS)
Size S: 5 garter sts (front band), M.1A, M.2, M.3A, P1, 1 edge st
Size M: 5 garter sts (front band), M.1A, M.2, M.3A, P5, 1 edge st
Size L: 5 garter sts (front band), M.1A, M.2, M.4A, P2, 1 edge st
Size XL: 5 garter sts (front band), M.1A, M.2, M.4A, P6, 1 edge st
Size XXL: 5 garter sts (front band), M.1A, M.2, M.4A, P11, 1 edge st
Continue this pattern – remember to bind off for button holes – see explanation above.
At the same time when the piece measures 10, 15 and 20 cm inc. 1 st at the side (P new sts) = 43-47-50-54-59 sts.
When the piece measures 41-40-45-49-48 cm – remember the measurement tips! bind off for the armhole at the side on every other row as follows: 3 sts 1-1-1-2-2 times , 2 sts 2-2-3-3-4 times and 1 st 1-1-2-1-4 times.
At the same time when the piece measures approx. 42-42-47-53-53 cm (adjust to a full repeat) put 6 sts at the mid front on a stitch holder.
At the same time knit only pattern sts over the last half part of M.2 (i.e. purl the first 13 sts of M.2 and the remaining 3 sts of M.1A from the RS).
Bind off for neck on every other row 3-4-4-5-5 sts 1 time and 1 st 10 times = 16-19-19-20-20 sts left for the shoulder.
Bind off when the piece measures approx. 58-58-64-69-69 cm (adjust to a full repeat)
Cast on and knit as right front but reverse, i.e. knit the pattern as follows– seen from the RS:
Size S: 1 edge st, P1, M.3B, M.2, M.1B, 5 garter sts (front edge)
Size M: 1 edge st, P5, M.3B, M.2, M.1B, 5 garter sts (front edge)
Size L: 1 edge st, P2, M.4B, M.2, M.1B, 5 garter sts (front edge)
Size XL: 1 edge st, P6, M.4B, M.2, M.1B, 5 garter sts (front edge)
Size XXL: 1 edge st, P11, M.4B, M.2, M.1B, 5 garter sts (front edge)
Cast on 71-77-83-95-101 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4 mm / US 6.
Knit as follows (1st row = RS): 1 edge st, K3, *P3, K3*, repeat from *-*, 1 edge st (begin and finish with 3 purl sts so the Rib agrees with the front pieces).
When the piece measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'' change to needle size 4.5 mm / US 7.
Knit 4 rows of garter sts – on the first row adjust the number of sts to 71-79-85-93-103 sts. Knit as follows( 1st row = RS): 1 edge st, P1-5-2-6-11, *M.3A, P13-13-16-16-16*, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times, M.3A, P1-5-2-6-11, 1 edge st.
When the piece measures 10, 15 and 20 cm inc. 1 st each side (purl new sts) = 77-85-91-99-109 sts.
When the piece measures 41-40-45-49-48 cm bind off for the armholes as done for the front pieces = 61-69-69-73-73 sts.
When the piece measures 56-56-62-67-67 cm bind off the mid 27-29-29-31-31 sts for the neck. Continue to bind off 1 sts each neck side on the following row = 16-19-19-20-20 sts left for the shoulders. Bind off when the piece measures approx. 58-58-64-69-69 cm (adjust to the front pieces)
Remember the measurement tip! Cast on 38-44-44-44-50 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4 mm / US 6.
Knit Rib with 1 edge st each side for 3 cm / 1 1/8'' – see explanation above.
Change to needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 and knit as follows: ( 1st row = RS): 1 edge st, P 10-12-12-12-14 sts, M.3A, P 10-12-12-12-14 sts, M.3A, P10-12-12-12-14 sts, 1 edge st. When the piece measures 15 cm / 6'' inc. 1 st each side on every 5-6-4-3-3.5 cm a total of 7-6-8-10-9 times (purl new sts) = 52-56-60-64-68 sts.
When the piece measures 48-47-46-45-44 cm bind off for the sleeve cap each side on every other row as follows: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2-3-3-3-3 times and 1 st 3-3-4-5-5 times. Continue to bind off 2 sts each side until the piece measures 55 cm, then bind off 3 sts each side.
Bind off remaining sts when the piece measures 56 cm / 22''.
Sew the shoulder seams.
Sew the side and the sleeve seams inside 1 edge st. Sew on the buttons.
Neck: Pick up approx. 90-108 sts on needle size 4 mm / US 6 around the neck (including the sts from the stitch holder). Knit 4 rows of garter sts, bind off.
K from the RS, P from the WS
P form the RS, K from the WS
Bobble: See explanation above
Double yo, on returning row knit only 1 yo and drop the other
Slip a st as if to knit, K1, psso
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