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DOUBLE SEED ST:
Row 1 (= from RS): * K 1, P 1 *, repeat from *-*.
Row 2 (= from WS): K over K and P over P.
Row 3 (= from RS): * P 1, K 1 *, repeat from *-*.
Row 4 (= from WS): P over P and K over K.
Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 213-234-255-288-318-351 sts on circular needle 3.5 mm with Lima.
Work rib K1 /P2. When piece measures 4 cm / 1½'' work 1 round stockinette st, AT THE SAME TIME dec 53-58-63-72-78-87 sts evenly (dec by K tog approx every 3rd and 4th st) = 160-176-192-216-240-264 sts.
Insert two markers in piece, at the beg of round and after 80-88-96-108-120-132 sts (to mark the sides).
Change to circular needle 4 mm. Continue in the round in stockinette st. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 15 cm / 6'' inc 1 st on each side of both markers with YO. On next row knit yo twisted (i.e. knit in the back of the loop instead of in the front, to avoid a hole).
Repeat the inc when piece measures 25 cm / 9 3/4'' = 168-184-200-224-248-272 sts.
When piece measures 47-48-49-50-51-52 cm / 18½''-19''-19¼''-19¾''-20''-20½'' work DOUBLE SEED ST - see explanation above - AT THE SAME TIME bind off 6 sts at each side for armholes (i.e. Bind off 3 sts each side of each marker).
Now complete each piece separately.
= 78-86-94-106-118-130 sts (1st row = WS). Continue in double seed st AT THE SAME TIME bind off for armhole at beg of each row each side as follows: 2 sts 0-1-2-4-6-8 times and 1 st 1-2-3-4-5-6 times = 76-78-80-82-84-86 sts.
When piece measures 64-66-68-70-72-74 cm / 25¼''-26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8'' bind off center 24-26-28-30-32-34 sts for neck and work each shoulder separately. Dec 1 st from neck on next row (i.e K2 tog) = 25 sts left on shoulder in all sizes.
Bind off when piece measures 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm / 26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''.
= 78-86-94-106-118-130 sts (1st row = WS). Continue in double seed st and bind off for armholes as described on back piece, AT THE SAME TIME after 5 cm / 2'' in seed st on next row from RS bind off middle 2 sts for neck and complete each shoulder separately. Now bind off by knitting first 2 sts towards neck tog (work them to fit seed st pattern) at beg on every row from the neck a total of 12-13-14-15-16-17 times. When all dec are complete there are 25 sts left on shoulder in all sizes. Bind off when piece measures 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm / 26''-26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''.
Work in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 63-66-69-72-75-78 sts on double pointed needles 3.5 mm with Lima. Work rib K1/P2. When piece measures 4 cm / 1½'' K 1 round AT THE SAME TIME dec 15-16-17-18-19-20 sts evenly (dec by K tog approx every 3rd and 4th sts) = 48-50-52-54-56-58 sts.
Change to double pointed needles 4 mm. Insert a marker at beg of round. Continue in stockinette st.
When piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8'' inc 1 st on each side of marker. Repeat inc on every 5-4½-3½-3-2½-2½ cm / 2"-1 3/4"-1 1/4"-1 1/8"-7/8"-7/8" a total of 10-11-13-15-17-18 times = 68-72-78-84-90-94 sts. When piece measures 57-57-56-56-54-53 cm / 22½"-22½"-22"-22"-21 1/4"-21" (less for the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulder) continue in double seed st over all sts AT THE SAME TIME bind off 6 sts mid under sleeve (bind off 3 sts on each side of marker). Continue back and forth on circular needle and continue to bind off for sleeve cap at beg of each row each side as follows: 2 sts 3-3-4-4-4-3 times and then 1 st 3-4-4-5-8-13 times.
Then bind off 2 sts each side until piece measures 64-65-65-66-66-67 cm / 25 1/4"-25½"-25½"-26"-26"-26 3/8".
Now bind off 3 sts 1 time each side. Bind off.
Piece measures 65-66-66-67-67-68 cm / 25½"-26"-26"-26 3/8"-26 3/8"-26 3/4".
Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves.
Work back and forth on circular needle from mid front in neck opening. Pick up 92-98-104-110-118-124 sts around neckline on circular needle 3.5 mm starting from mid front. K 1 row on WS and AT THE SAME TIME inc 37-37-40-43-47-50 sts evenly (inc with 1 YO between approx every 3rd and 4th st and a few more times). On next row from RS work yo twisted at the same time work rib as follows: 1 garter st, * K1, P2 *, repeat *-* until 2 sts remain, ending with K1 and 1 garter st. Continue like this and bind off loosely with K over K and P over P when rib measures 3.5 cm / 1 1/4''.
Place right piece of neckband over left and fasten both edges with a couple of small stitches to the edge.
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