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GARTER ST (back and forth on circular needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 K rows.
See diagram A.1. Diagram shows all rows in pattern seen from RS.
NOTE: On 3rd and 11th row in diagram (rows with dropped sts) make 2 YOs on needle after edge st to beg and end with 2 YOs inside edge st in each side (slip all YOs off the needle on next row).
On back piece beg pattern on row marked with arrow in diagram.
DECREASE TIP (applies to neckline):
Dec inside 4 sts in garter st. All dec are done from RS!
Dec after 4 sts in garter st as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec as follows before 4 sts in garter st: K 2 tog.
The piece is worked back and forth on circular needle because of no of sts.
LOOSELY cast on 62-66-70-76-80-86 sts on circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 with Verdi and work 2 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above (1st row = RS).
Switch to circular needle size 8 mm / US 11 and work next row from RS as follows: 3 edge sts in garter st, PATTERN according to diagram A.1 (- see explanation above, on back piece beg pattern on row marked with arrow in diagram) until 3 sts remain and finish with 3 edge sts in garter st.
Continue the pattern like this. When piece measures 12-12-13-13-14-14 cm / 4 3/4"-4 3/4"-5"-5"-5½"-5½", insert 1 marker in each side (marks height of vent).
Continue the pattern with 1 edge st in garter st in each side. When piece measures 50-51-52-53-54-55 cm / 19¾''-20''-20½''-21''-21¼''-21½'', work in stockinette st until finished measurements BUT on 1st row from RS inc 14-14-16-16-18-18 sts evenly = 76-80-86-92-98-104 sts.
When piece measures 62-63-64-65-66-67 cm / 24½"-24 3/4"-25 1/4"-25½"-26"-26½", bind off 1 st in each side for armhole = 74-78-84-90-96-102 sts.
When piece measures 74-76-78-80-82-84 cm / 29 1/8''-30''-30¾''-31½''-32¼''-33'', work 2 ridges over the middle 18-18-20-20-22-22 sts (work the other sts as before).
On next row after the 2 ridges, bind off the middle 10-10-12-12-14-14 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue to dec 1 st on the next row from neck - READ DECREASE TIP = 31-33-35-38-40-43 sts remain on the shoulder.
Work in stockinette st with 4 sts in garter st towards the neck until piece measures 78-80-82-84-86-88 cm / 30¾''-31½''-32¼''-33''-34''-34½'' and loosely bind off.
Repeat on the other shoulder.
Cast on and work as back piece but beg A.1 on 1st row in diagram (not on row marked with arrow in diagram).
When piece measures approx. 6-6-7-7-8-8 cm / 2½"-2½"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"-3"-3", insert 1 marker in each side – make sure that markers are inserted on same row in pattern as on back piece (marker marks height of vent, front piece is shorter than back piece). Continue pattern with 1 edge st in garter st in each side.
When piece measures approx. 44-45-46-47-48-49 cm / 17 1/4''-17 3/4''-18''-18½''-19''-19 1/4'' - adjust to finish on same row in pattern as on back piece, work in stockinette st until finished measurements BUT on 1st row from RS inc 14-14-16-16-18-18 sts evenly = 76-80-86-92-98-104 sts.
Work in stockinette st until piece measures 49-51-51-53-53-55 cm / 19 1/4"-20"-20"-21"-21"-21½".
On next row from RS work in garter st over the middle 8 sts (work the other sts as before).
Repeat this on the next 3 rows (= 4 times in total), piece measures approx. 52-54-54-56-56-58 cm / 20½"-21 1/4"-21 1/4"-22"-22"-22 3/4".
Now divide for v-neck by slipping the first 38-40-43-46-49-52 sts on a stitch holder.
= 38-40-43-46-49-52 sts.
Continue in stockinette st but work the outermost 4 sts towards mid front + edge st in the side in garter st. AT THE SAME TIME on next row from RS beg dec for v-neck and dec as follows – READ DECREASE TIP: Dec 1 st every 4th row (i.e. every other row from RS) a total of 6-6-7-7-8-8 times.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 56-57-58-59-60-61 cm / 22"-22½"-22 3/4"-23 1/4"-23½"-24", bind off 1 st in the side for armhole.
After all dec for armhole and neck, 31-33-35-38-40-43 sts remain on needle for shoulder.
Work in stockinette st with 4 sts in garter st towards the neck until piece measures 72-74-76-78-80-82 cm / 28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''-30 3/4''-31½''-32¼'' and loosely bind off.
Slip the stitches on the stitch holder back on circular needle size 8 mm / US 11 and work as right side but reversed.
Cast on 38-40-44-46-48-50 sts on circular needle size 8 mm / US 11 with Verdi and work in garter st back and forth until piece measures 21-20-19-18-17-16 cm / 8 1/4"-8"-7½"-7"-6 3/4"-6 1/4" (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders), loosely bind off. Knit another sleeve.
Sew the shoulder seams.
Sew in the sleeves inside 1 edge st.
Sew side and underarm seams in one, sew in the outermost sts so that the seam is flat, sew down to marker at the vent.
K from RS, P from WS
K from WS
2 YOs, on next row slip YOs off the needle (= dropped sts)
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