DROPS BOMULL-LIN UNI COLOUR (50g)
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Gauge: 21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].
Buttonholes: When the work measures: 8 cm, 14.5 (15.5-16) cm, 21.5 (22.5-24) cm and 28 (30-32) cm [3-1/8", 5.75" (5-7/8" - 6.25"), 8.5" (8-7/8" - 9.5"), and 11" (11.75" - 12-5/8")], make buttonholes on the right front as follows: bind off the 4th and 5th sts and cast on 2 new sts over the bound-off sts on the next row. Make the top buttonhole in the neckband in line with the others.
Seed stitch (on an even number of sts):
Row 1: * K 1, P 1 *
Row 2: * P 1, K 1 *
Seed stitch (on an odd number of sts): All rows: K 1, *P 1, K 1*
Seed stitch (worked in the round):
Row 1: * knit 1, purl 1 *
Row 2: * knit the purl sts from the previous row and purl the knit sts from the previous row *
Back: Cast on 50 (52-54) sts and knit 9 rows seed st. Change to stockinette stitch, keeping the outer 6 sts at each side in seed st throughout. When the work measures 7 cm [2.75"] put the work aside.
Left Side piece: Cast on 54 (62-68) sts and knit 9 rows seed st. Change to stockinette stitch, keeping the outer 6 sts at each side in seed st throughout. When the work measures 7 cm [2.75"] put the work aside.
Right Side piece: Cast on and knit as for the left side piece.
Left Front piece: Cast on 29 (30-31) sts and knit 9 rows seed st. Change to stockinette stitch, keeping the outer 6 sts at the left side and the outer 8 sts at the center front (for the button band) in seed st throughout. When the work measures 7 cm [2.75"] put the work aside.
Right Front: Cast on and knit as for the left front, but reverse pattern (6 sts seed st at the right side, 8 sts seed st at the center front).
Body: Put all five parts on the same needles as follows: right front, right side piece, back, left side piece, left front - there will be 2 splits in the back and 2 in the front = 216 (236-252) sts on the needles. Place markers at each join.
Knit the next 6 rows as follows: Keep 6 sts on each side of each marker and the 8 sts at each center front (button bands) in seed st; knit the remaining sts in stockinette stitch.
Then knit stockinette stitch over all sts, but continue to work the 8 button band sts on each side in seed st throughout. Make buttonholes on the right front - see instructions above.
When the work measures 10 cm [4"] dec 1 st at each side of each marker 4 (5-6) times (see instructions below):
Sizes S+M: every 4th row
Size L: alternately every 3rd and 4th row
Make decreases as follows on the right side:
Before the marker: K 2 tog. After the marker: slip 1, K 1, pass the slipped st over (psso).
Make decreases as follows on the wrong side:
Before the marker: P 2 tog into the back of the st. After the marker: P 2 tog.
= 184 (196-204) sts on the needles.
When the work measures 17 (18-19) cm [6.75" (7" - 7.5")] inc 1 st each side of each marker (make increases 1 st in from marker) 3 (4-5) times every 5th (4th-3rd) row = 208 (228-244) sts.
Remove the markers when you are finished with the increases. Attach new markers, one at each side: fronts = 56 (61-65) sts each, back = 96 (106-114) sts.
When the work measures 27 (29-31) cm [10-5/8" (11-3/8" - 12.25")] increase for the collar at the center front edge 1 st in from the edge - measure the collar from here. Inc 1 st each side every 6th row 12 times, then every 8th row 2 times = 22 sts each collar. Knit the increased sts into seed st as you go along.
At the same time, when the work measures 29 (31-33) cm [11" (12.25" - 13")], decrease for the neck and continue to increase for the collar as instructed above. Make the decreases in the last stitch of stockinette st next to the seed stitch border. Dec 1 st every 6th row 4 times, then every 4th row 12 (13-13) times.
Make decreases as follows on the right side:
Before the seed st border: K 2 tog. After the seed st border: slip 1, K 1, pass the slipped st over (psso).
Make decreases as follows on the wrong side:
Before the seed st border: P 2 tog into the back of the st. After the seed st border: P 2 tog.
When the work measures 34 (35-37) cm [13-3/8" (13.75" - 14.5")], bind off 2 sts on each side of each marker for armholes and knit the rest of each part separately.
Front: Bind off for armholes every other row: 3 sts 1 (2-2) times, 2 sts 1 (2-3) times, 1 st 3 (2-3) times. When the collar measures 25 cm [9-7/8"], dec 1 st at each center front (make decrease 1 st in from the edge), then every 3 cm [1.25"] 2 times = 19 sts collar.
When the work measures 56 (58-60) cm [22" (22-7/8" - 23-5/8")] bind off 22 (22-23) sts for the shoulder. Now only the collar sts remain on the needles.
Continue in seed st, but every other row knit a short row on the collar follows:
Knit 1 row only over the outer 12 sts at the center front, turn the work and knit back to edge.
Knit the next row over all sts.
When the collar measures 7.5 (7.5-8) cm [3" (3" - 3-1/8")] put all sts on a stitch holder.
Back: = 92 (102-110) sts. Bind off for armholes as on the front = 76 (78-80) sts. When the work measures 54 (56-58) cm [21.25" (22" - 22-7/8")] bind off the center 28 (30-30) sts for the neck. Bind off 2 sts at each neck edge on the next row. Bind off when the work measures 56 (58-60) cm [22" (22-7/8" - 23-5/8")].
Right sleeve: Knit the sleeves back and forth on the needles for the first 16 (18-18) cm [6.25" (7" - 7")].
Cast on 62 (62-64) sts and knit 9 rows seed st. Change to stockinette stitch, but keep the outer 8 sts at each side in seed st and place a marker as follows: 40 (40-41) sts for the upper sleeve, attach a marker (underarm), 22 (22-23) sts for the lower sleeve. When the work measures 6 cm [2-3/8"], inc 1 st at each side of the marker 16 (18-17) times:
Size S: alternately every 6th and 7th row
Sizes M+L: alternately every 5th and 6th row.
When the work measures 16 (18-18) cm [6.25" (7" - 7")], bind off the outer 8 sts on the lower sleeve.
Put all sts on double pointed needles and join. Knit all sts in stockinette stitch. Continue to increase at the underarm marker until there are 86 (90-90) sts on the needles.
When the work measures 46 (45-44) cm [18-1/8" (17.75" - 17.25")], bind off 2 sts each side of underarm marker and knit the rest of the work back and forth on the needles. Bind off for sleeve caps at each side every other row: 3 sts 2 times, 2 sts 2 (3-2) times, 1 st 7 (7-12) times, 2 sts 3 times, 3 sts 3 (3-2) times, bind off. The work measures approximately 58 (58-59) cm [22-7/8" (22-7/8" - 23.25")].
Left sleeve: Knit like the right, but reverse shaping.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Weave the collar together at the center back. Sew the collar to the neck opening on the back with the seam toward the wrong side.
Lay the lower sleeve button band under the upper sleeve button band and sew.
Sew on the sleeves and the buttons. The buttons on the sleeves should be sewed through both bands.
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