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Knitting gauge: 21 sts x 28 rows on needle size 4 mm / US 6 in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''
Pattern: See diagram M.1.
Note! First row in diagram is worked from WS (read chart from left to right on WS rows). The pattern in diagram is seen from the RS.
Garter st, back and forth on needle: Knit all rows.
Increasing tip (apply to P sections): Inc in the last st before the next K section (to make the inc less noticeable).
Diagonal pattern on front pieces:
Insert a marker in the last K st on front piece before left sleeve and 1 marker in the first K st on front piece after right sleeve.
Dec and inc to create the diagonal pattern on every other row a total of 24-30-36-36 times as follows:
Left side: Beg 2 sts before st with marker : P2 tog, K1 (= st with marker ), K 2 sts in next st.
Right side: Beg 1 st before st with marker : K 2 sts in this st, K1 (= st with marker ), P2 tog.
Incorporate new sts in Rib K1/P5 as you go along.
Buttonholes: Make buttonholes on right front band from RS.
1 buttonhole: K 2nd and 3rd front band st tog and make a yo.
Make buttonholes when piece measures:
Size S: 1, 9, 17, 25, 33 and 41 cm / 3/8",3½",6 3/4",9 3/4",13" and 16 1/8"
Size M: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 36 and 43 cm / 3/8",6",8 3/4",11 3/8",14 1/4" and 17"
Size L and XL/XXL: 1, 9, 17, 25, 33, 41 and 49 cm / 3/8",3½",6 3/4",9 3/4",13",16 1/8" and 19 1/4"
Note! The pattern at the bottom of yoke on front piece will differ slightly from the pictured version. If you would like the pattern to be like the pictured (i.e. identical on both sides of the front bands), then work M.1 mirrored from mid back and work the pattern diagram from left to right until 11 sts remain. This will create two identical pattern repeats next to each other on back piece.
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front, and from top down.
Cast on 139-155-171-203 sts (includes 5 front band sts each side) on needle size 4 mm / US 6.
Insert 4 markers in piece as follows:
Marker-1 after 21-25-29-33 sts,
Marker-2 after 52-56-60-72 sts,
Marker-3 after 87-99-111-131 sts,
Marker-4 after 118-130-142-170 sts.
The sts between Marker-1 and Marker-2 and between Marker-3 and Marker-4 mark the sleeves = 31-31-31-39 sts.
Knit 8 rows garter st – remember to bind off for buttonholes – see above.
At the same time on the last row inc evenly as follows: 5 sts on left front piece, 10 sts on back piece and 5 sts on right front piece = 159-175-191-223 sts (do not inc on sleeve sts).
Work a further 2 rows in garter st and work next row as follows (from RS):
5 garter sts (= front band), *K1, P3*, repeat from *-* and finish with K1 and 5 garter sts (= front band). Work the front band in garter st throughout.
Continue like this until piece measures 4 cm / 1½''.
Now inc 1 st in every other P section – see Increasing tip – (= K1, P4, K1, P3).
When piece measures 6-6-6-7 cm / 2 3/8"-2 3/8"-2 3/8"-2 3/4" inc 1 st in the other P sections (= K1, P4) = 196-216-236-276 sts.
Continue until piece measures 8-8-8-10 cm / 3 1/8"-3 1/8"-3 1/8"-4" and now inc 1 st in every other P section (= K1, P5, K1, P4).
When piece measures 10-10-11-13 cm / 4"-4"-4"-5 1/8" inc 1 st in the other P sections (= K1, P5) = 233-257-281-329 sts.
When piece measures 11-12-13-15 cm / 4 3/8"-4 3/4"-5 1/8"-6" work 6 rows garter st on 47-47-47-59 sts each side between markers (= sleeves).
Now bind off 47-47-47-59 sts each side in Rib, K1/P1, (= sleeves) = 139-163-187-211 sts left on back and front pieces.
On next row cast on 17-19-19-21 sts each side over the bind off sts (= armholes) = 173-201-225-253 sts.
Work next row as follows from RS:
Size S + M + L: 5 garter sts, *K1, P5*, repeat from *-* on 30-36-42 sts, K1, P 8-9-9, K1 (insert a marker in this st = mid side), P 8-9-9, *K1, P5*, repeat from *-* on 66-78-90 sts, K1, P 8-8-9, K1 (insert a marker in this st = mid side), P 8-8-9, *K1, P5*, repeat from *-* on 30-36-42 sts, 5 garter sts.
Size XL/XXL: 5 garter sts, *K1, P5*, repeat from *-* on 48 sts, K1, P 5, K1, P9 (insert a marker in the 5th P st = mid side), K1, P5, *K1, P5*, repeat from *-* on 102 sts, K1, P5, K1, P9 (insert a marker in the 5th P st = mid side), K1, P5, *K1, P5*, repeat from *-* on 48 sts, 5 garter sts.
Continue with K over K and P over P.
Read all of the following section before knitting it!
At the same time when piece measures 6-4-2-3 cm / 2 3/8"-1½"-3/4"-1 1/8" from markers at sides beg inc and dec for diagonal pattern on front pieces – see above.
At the same time when piece measures 4 cm / 1½'' for all sizes from markers at sides dec 1 st (by P 2 tog) on both sides of each marker on every 7-6-6-13 cm / 2 3/4"-2 3/8"-2 3/8"-5 1/8" a total of 3-4-4-2 times = 161-185-209-245 sts.
Continue with K over K and P over P until piece measures 27-28-29-31 cm / 10 5/8"-11"-11 3/8"-12 1/4" from markers at sides.
Where the diagonal pattern is now completed there is an extra st (the one that has been moved from the side). Dec this st. At the side (where the st was moved from) cast on 1 new st in order that the pattern fits.
Now work next row as follows (from WS): 5 garter sts, P1, M.1A until 11 sts left on row. Work these 11 sts as follows: K5, P1, 5 garter sts.
After 1 vertical repeat of M.1A continue in M1.B.
Work 3 vertical repeats of M.1B and work 1 vertical repeat of M.1C.
Piece now measures approx 38-39-40-42 cm / 15"-15 1/4"-15 3/4"-16½" from markers at sides.
Work 1 cm / 3/8'' with K over K and P over P and then bind off.
Piece measures approx 52-54-56-60 cm / 20½"-21 1/4"-22"-23½".
Assembly: Sew on buttons.
K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
slip 1 st as if to knit, K2 tog, psso
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