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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K 2 rows.
GARTER ST (in the round on double pointed needles):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*. 1 ridge = 2 rounds.
DECREASE TIP (applies to the body):
Dec as follows before marker: K 2 tog.
Dec as follows after marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec on each side of markers.
Dec as follows BEFORE marker: K 2 tog.
Dec as follows AFTER marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
bind off for buttonholes on right band. 1 button hole = bind off 4th st from mid front. On next row cast on 1 new st over the bind off st. Bind off for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48 and 56, cm /
3 1/8, 6 Ό, 9½, 12½, 15 Ύ, 19 and 22
SIZE M: 10, 18, 26, 34, 42, 50 and 58 cm /
4, 7, 10Ό, 13 3/8, 16½, 19Ύ and 22Ύ
SIZE L: 12, 20, 28, 36, 44, 52 and 60 cm /
4Ύ, 8, 11, 14Ό, 17Ό, 20½ and 23 5/8
SIZE XL: 13, 20, 27, 34, 41, 48, 55 and 62 cm /
5 1/8, 8, 10 5/8, 13 3/8, 16 1/8, 19, 21 5/8 and 24 3/8
SIZE XXL: 15, 22, 29, 36, 43, 50, 57 and 64 cm /
6, 8Ύ, 11 3/8, 14 Ό 17, 19 Ύ and 22½
SIZE XXXL: 10, 18, 26, 34, 42, 50, 58 and 66 cm /
4, 7, 10Ό, 13 3/8, 16½, 19Ύ, 22Ύ and 26
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 153-171-183-201-219-231 sts on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with Nepal. Insert 2 markers in the piece; 41-46-48-53-58-61 sts in from each side (back piece = 71-79-87-95-103-109 sts).
Work 3 RIDGES in garter st - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 and continue in stockinette st with 6 sts in garter st in each side (= bands) REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 7 cm / 2Ύ, dec 1 st on each side of both markers - READ DECREASE TIP! Repeat dec every 2½ cm / 7/8 5 more times (= 6 times in total) = 129-147-159-177-195-207 sts.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 8-10-12-13-15-10 cm / 3 1/8-4-4Ύ-5 1/8-6-4, beg to bind off for BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above! When piece measures 25 cm / 9 3/4, inc 1 st on each side of both markers by K 2 sts in the st before and after the markers.
Repeat inc every 2-2½-2½-3-3½-3½ cm / Ύ-7/8-7/8-1 1/8-1Ό-1Ό 4 more times (= 5 times in total) = 149-167-179-197-215-227 sts.
When piece measures 37-38-40-42-43-44 cm / 14½-15-15Ύ-16½-17-17Ό, bind off the middle 8 sts each side for armholes from RS (i.e. bind off 4 sts on each side of each marker) = 133-151-163-181-199-211 sts remain on needle.
Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 38-40-42-44-46-48 sts on double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 with Nepal. Work 3 RIDGES in garter st - see explanation above! Switch to double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8. Insert 1 marker at beg of round (= mid under sleeve).
Continue in stockinette st. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 8 cm / 3, inc 1 st on each side of marker by K 2 sts in the st before and after the marker.
Repeat inc every 3½-3-3-3-2½-2½ cm / 1 Ό-1 1/8-1 1/8-1 1/8-7/8-7/8 7-8-9-9-10-11 more times (= 8-9-10-10-11-12 times in total) = 54-58-62-64-68-72 sts.
When piece measures 39-39-40-40-40-40 cm / 15Ό-15Ό-15Ύ-15Ύ-15Ύ-15Ύ, bind off 8 sts mid under sleeve (i.e. bind off 4 sts on each side of marker) = 46-50-54-56-60-64 sts remain on needle. Put piece aside and make another sleeve.
Slip sleeves on to same circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 as body = 225-251-271-293-319-339 sts. Insert 1 marker in all transitions between sleeves and body (= 4 markers). 1st row = from WS:
Continue in stockinette st with 6 sts in garter st in each side towards mid front, AT THE SAME TIME on next row from RS dec for RAGLAN (= 8 dec per dec row) - see explanation above! Repeat dec on every row from RS 1-2-2-2-3-4 more times (= 2-3-3-3-4-5 times in total) = 209-227-247-269-287-299 sts.
Switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and work in garter st for 6 cm / 2 3/8 AT THE SAME TIME on last row from WS dec 28-32-36-44-52-52 sts evenly (do not dec over bands) = 181-195-211-225-235-247 sts. Work in garter st for 6 cm / 2 3/8 AT THE SAME TIME on last row from WS dec 32-32-32-36-40-40 sts evenly (do not dec over bands) = 149-163-179-189-195-207 sts. Work in garter st for 5 cm / 2.
On next row from RS, dec 45-54-70-72-76-88 sts evenly = 104-109-109-117-119-119 sts. K 1 row from WS.
Continue to work an elevation in the neck with short rows as follows (1st row = from RS): K until 25-27-27-29-30-30 sts remain on needle, turn and K back until 25-27-27-29-30-30 sts remain in the other side.
Turn and K until 32-34-34-36-37-37 sts remain on needle, turn and K back until 32-34-34-36-37-37 sts remain in the other side.
Turn and K until 39-41-41-43-44-44 sts remain on needle, turn and K back until 39-41-41-43-44-44 sts remain in the other side.
Turn and K until 45-47-47-50-52-52 sts remain on needle, turn and K back until 45-47-47-50-52-52 sts remain in the other side.
Turn piece and K the rest of row, then P 1 row (= from WS) and K 1 row (= from RS).
K 2 rows over all sts.
Bind off from WS.
Piece measures approx. 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm / 22Ύ-23 5/8-24 3/8-25Ό-26-26Ύ.
Sew the openings under the sleeves tog. Sew the buttons on to left front piece.
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