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See diagram A.1. Work entire pattern in stockinette st.
DECREASE TIP 1 (applies to dec in V-neck):
Dec inside of 1 edge st which is worked K on all rows. All dec are done from RS.
Dec after 1 edge st as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec before 1 edge st as follows: K 2 tog.
DECREASE TIP 2 (applies to rib in V-neck):
Beg 1 st before st with marker, slip 2 sts as if to K tog, K 1, pass the slipped sts over.
Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 188-204-232-244-260 sts on circular needle size 2 mm/ US 0 with dark gray eco Alpaca. K 1 round, then work rib = K 2/P 2. When rib measures 5 cm / 2'', switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 and light gray eco.
K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME dec 32-36-40-40-44 sts evenly = 156-168-192-204-216 sts. Then work in stockinette st and PATTERN - see explanation above.
When piece measures 27-29-32-33-34 cm / 10 5/8"-11 3/8"-12½"-13"-13 3/8", work next round as follows: bind off 4 sts for armhole, work 39-42-48-51-54 sts pattern as before (= left front piece), slip the last 7 sts worked on a stitch holder for V-neck at the front, work 32-35-41-44-47 sts pattern as before (= right front piece), bind off 7 sts for armhole, work 71-77-89-95-101 sts pattern as before (= back piece) and bind off the last 3 sts for armhole, cut the thread.
Finish each part separately.
= 71-77-89-95-101 sts. Continue pattern as before. AT THE SAME TIME bind off for armholes at beg of every row, in each side as follows: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2-2-3-4-4 times and 1 st 3-3-4-3-3 times = 51-57-63-67-73 sts.
When piece measures 38-41-45-47-49 cm / 15"-16 1/8"-17 3/4"-18½"-19 1/4", bind off the middle 21-23-27-29-31 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Then bind off 1 st on next row from neck = 14-16-17-18-20 sts remain on shoulder.
Work pattern until piece measures 40-43-47-49-51 cm / 15 3/4"-17"-18½"-19 1/4"-20" and then loosely bind off.
RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
= 32-35-41-44-47 sts. Continue pattern as before while AT THE SAME TIME dec for armhole in the side as on back piece. AT THE SAME TIME dec for V-neck towards mid front - READ DECREASE TIP 1: Dec 1 st every 4 rows a total of 8-9-11-12-13 times. After all bind offs, 14-16-17-18-20 sts remain on shoulder. Work pattern until piece measures 40-43-47-49-51 cm / 15 3/4"-17"-18½"-19 1/4"-20" and then loosely bind off (bind off on same row in pattern as on back piece).
LEFT FRONT PIECE:
= 32-35-41-44-47 sts. Work as right front piece but reversed.
Sew the shoulder seams.
Pick up approx. 72 to 94 sts around one armhole on double pointed needles size 2 mm/ US 0 with dark gray. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting the no of sts to 88-92-100-108-112. Then work rib = K 2/P 2.
When armhole edge measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'', LOOSELY bind off with K over K and P over P. Repeat around the other armhole.
Beg mid back and pick up approx. 96 to 128 sts around the neck (including the 7 sts from stitch holder at the front) on circular needle size 2 mm/ US 0 with dark gray eco.
K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly to 123-127-139-147-159 sts (do not inc over the middle 7 sts at the front). Place a marker in the middle st in front. Then work rib (= K 2/P 2) but K the middle sts at the front with 2 P sts on each side (count outwards from mid front to find out how the rib starts mid back).
AT THE SAME TIME on 2nd round in rib, dec 2 sts mid front - READ DECREASE TIP 2. Repeat dec every other round 3 more times. When neck edge measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'', LOOSELY bind off with K over K and P over P.
light gray eco
dark gray eco
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