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See diagram A.1. Diagram shows pattern from RS.
Inc 1 st by working 2 sts in the same st.
Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 112-126-140-154-154 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with dark gray Nepal. K 1 round. Then work next round as follows: * K 1, P 2, K 1, P 3 *, repeat from *-* the entire round. Continue rib like this. AT THE SAME TIME when 2 rounds in rib have been worked, switch to gray and work with gray until finished measurements.
When rib measures 5 cm / 2'', dec all 3 P sts to 2 P (by P 2 tog) = 96-108-120-132-132 sts. Switch to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 and work pattern A.1.
When piece measures 6-6-7-7-7 cm / 2½"-2½"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"-2 3/4", insert 2 markers in the piece; 1 marker at beg of round and 1 marker after 48-54-60-66-66 sts.
Now inc 1 st - READ INCREASE TIP - on each side of every marker. Repeat inc every 7-7½-8-9-4½ cm / 2 3/4"-2 7/8"-3 1/8"-3½"-1 3/4", 2-2-2-2-5 more times (= a total of 3-3-3-3-6 inc) = 108-120-132-144-156 sts - NOTE: Work the inc sts in the pattern.
When piece measures 27-29-31-33-35 cm / 10½"-11½"-12 1/4"-13"-13 3/4" work next row as follows: bind off 3 sts for armhole, work 18-21-21-24-27 sts in pattern as before (= left front piece), bind off the next 12-12-18-18-18 sts for neck, work 18-21-21-24-27 sts (= right front piece), bind off 6 sts for armhole, work 48-54-60-66-72 sts (= back piece) and bind off the 3 remaining sts for armhole.
Finish each piece separately.
= 48-54-60-66-72 sts. Continue back and forth with pattern as before - AT THE SAME TIME bind off for armholes at beg of every row in each side as follows: 2 sts 1-1-1-2-2 times and 1 st 1-1-1-2-2 times = 42-48-54-54-60 sts.
Work until piece measures 38-41-44-47-50 cm / 15"-16 1/8"-17 1/4"-18½"-19 3/4". Now bind off the middle 10-10-16-16-16 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue to bind off 1 st on next row from neck = 15-18-18-18-21 sts remain on the shoulder.
Continue until piece measures 40-43-46-49-52 cm / 15 3/4"-17"-18"-19 1/4"-20½" and bind off.
RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
= 18-21-21-24-27 sts. Continue back and forth with pattern as before while AT THE SAME TIME binding off for armhole at beg of every row from the side as on back piece = 15-18-18-18-21 sts.
Continue pattern until piece measures 40-43-46-49-52 cm / 15 3/4"-17"-18"-19 1/4"-20½" and bind off - NOTE: bind off on same row in pattern as on back piece.
LEFT FRONT PIECE:
= 18-21-21-24-27 sts. Work as right front piece but reversed.
Cast on 35-35-42-42-42 sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm / US 7 with dark gray. K 1 round. Then work next round as follows: * K 1, P 2, K 1, P 3 *, repeat from *-* the entire round. Continue rib like this. AT THE SAME TIME when 2 rounds in rib have been worked, switch to gray and work with gray until finished measurements.
When rib measures 5 cm / 2'', dec all 3 P sts to 2 P sts = 30-30-36-36-36 sts. Switch to double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8 and work pattern A.1. When piece measures 6 cm / 2½'', insert a marker at the beg of round. Now inc 2 sts mid under sleeve (i.e. 1 st on each side of marker), repeat inc every 3½-4½-5-4-4½ cm / 1 1/4"-1 7/8"-2"-1½"-1 7/8 a total of 6-6-6-9-9 times = 42-42-48-54-54 sts - work the inc sts in pattern.
When piece measures 28-33-36-41-46 cm / 11"-13"-14 1/4"-16"-18", bind off 6 sts mid under sleeve (i.e. cast/bind off 3 sts on each side of marker) and work the sleeve back and forth on needle until finished measurements.
Bind off for sleeve cap at beg of every row in each side as follows: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 1 time. Then bind off 2 sts at beg of every row in each side until piece measures 32-37-41-46-52 cm / 12½"-14½"-16"-18"-20½", then bind off 3 sts at beg of the next 2 rows.
Bind off the remaining sts, piece measures approx. 33-38-42-47-53 cm / 13"-15"-16½"-18½"-21".
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves.
Start mid front on the left side of sts bound off for neck (i.e. on right front piece). Pick up on circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with gray as follows: 27 to 36 sts up to shoulder, then pick up 15 to 21 sts in the back of neck, and finally 27 to 36 sts down along left side of neck dec = 69 to 93 sts (NOTE: Do not pick up where sts were bound off at front of neck).
K 1 row from WS while AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly to 87-93-105-111-111 sts. Then work rib as follows (from RS): 1 edge st which is worked K on all rows, * K 1, P 2 *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, finish with K 1 and 1 edge st which is worked K on all rows. Continue rib like this until collar measures approx. 3-3-5-5-5 cm / 1"-1"-2"-2"-2". Now inc 1 K st in each of the middle 10-12-12-14-14 K sts seen from RS (= back of neck) = 97-105-117-125-125 sts. Work rib until collar measures 6-6-10-10-10 cm / 2½"-2½"-4"-4"-4". Switch to dark gray and work 2 rows in rib as before, then loosely bind off with K over K and P over P.
Place the collar double (right side over left side) at the bottom of neck opening and fasten neatly with stitches to neck line through both layers - outermost edge st in each side on collar are sewn edge to edge in front loop of outermost st towards bind off edge mid front.
Make one loop as follows: Twist 2 strands of 40 cm/15 3/4" in gray and fold them double. Attach the strap about 3 cm/1" up from the neckline (about 1 cm/½" from the front edge).
Pull the strands through the collar on the right front piece (right after the dark gray edge) and fasten the ends on the back.
Sew button onto the collar on the left front piece, about 3 cm/1" up from the neckline.
K from RS, P from WS
P from RS
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