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Knitting Tension: 23sts x 30 rows on needle size 3.5mm in stocking st = 10x10cm.
Moss st: 1st row: K1, P1. 2nd row: Work K over P and P over K. Repeat rows 1 and 2.
Pattern: See diagram (1 diagram = 1 repeat). Pattern is seen from RS.
Short version: Body: Cast on 16 sts less and inc 16 sts more after the moss st. Measurement for arm hole, neck and casting off edge is reduced by 15 (16-18) cm, finished length = 57 (58-58) cm. Yarn requirement is reduced by 100 g.
Body: Jacket is worked back and forth on circ needle. Cast on 256 (260-264) sts on long circ needle size 3mm with blue and work 3 cm in moss st. Change to circ needle size 3.5mm and inc 36 (44-56) sts evenly on 1st row= 292 (304-320) sts. Work next row as follows: Work 3 sts in moss st (=front band), M.1, 13 sts in M.2, M.1,172 (184-200) sts in M.2, M.1,13 sts in M.2, M.1, 3 sts in moss st (=front band). Remember to check knitting tension. Continue in pattern until body measures 44 (45-47) cm. Next row: Work 78 (81-85) sts across front, cast off 6 sts for arm hole, work 124 (130-138) sts across back, cast off 6 sts for arm hole, work 78 (81-85) sts across front. Finish each piece separately.
Right front: = 78 (81-85) sts. Dec for arm hole on every other row as follows: 1 sts 1 (2-6) times = 77 (79-79) sts. Continue until piece measures 52 (54-56) cm. Cast off for neck inside the 3 sts worked in moss st on every other row as follows: 1 st 33 (33-33) times. Continue until piece measures 72 (74-76) cm. Cast off remaining 44 (46-46) sts.
Left front: Work as right front.
Back: = 124 (130-138) sts. Dec for arm hole as front = 122 (126-126) sts. Continue until piece measures 69 (71-73) cm. Work 3 rows in moss st across the centre 52 (52-52) sts on needle size 3mm. Cast off centre 46 (46-46) sts for neck. Continue working 3 sts in moss st each side of neck until piece measures 72 (74-76) cm. Cast off remaining 38 (40-40) sts.
Sleeve: Cast on 50 (54-58) sts on double pointed needles size 3mm with blue. Work 3 cm in moss st. Change to double pointed needles size 3.5mm and inc 16 (14-12) sts evenly on 1st round = 66 (68-70) sts. Work next round as follows: Work 22 (23-24) sts in M.2, M.1, 22 (23-24) sts in M.2. Continue in pattern and at the same time inc underneath sleeve for S+M: every 3rd round, for L: alternatively on every 3rd and 4th round as follows: 2 sts 35 (36-35) times =136 (140-140) sts. Continue until piece measures 44 (44-46) cm. Cast off centre 8 sts under arm and finish working back and forth on needle. Dec each side on every other row as follows: 5 sts 6 times. Work measures 49 (49-51) cm. Cast off.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seam and sew the sleeves to the body. Sew the zipper (about 50 cm long) in the outermost 3 moss sts at the front band.
= put 3 sts on a cable needle behind work, K3, K3 from cable needle