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20 sts x 26 rows stocking st with 4.5 mm ndls
= 10 x 10 cm
Rib: *K 3, p 3*, repeat *to*. Work k above k and p above p.
Back: With grey/green mix Karisma and 4.5 mm ndls cast on 36-44-52-64-74 sts [includes 1 edge st at each side].
Work st st and at the same time cast on at each side on alt rows 5 sts once, 4 sts once, 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 3 times = 72-80-88-100-110 sts. When the back meas 8-8-8-9-9 cm in the middle inc 1 st at each side every 2 - 2 - 2.5 - 3 - 3 cm a total of 6-6-6-5-5 times = 8492-100-110-120 sts. When the back in the middle meas 21-22-23-24-25 cm, shape armholes: Bind off at each side on alt rows 3 sts once, 2 sts 0-1-2-4-6 times and 1 st 2-3-4-4-5 times = 74-76-78-80-80 sts rem. When the back in the middle meas 36-38-40-42-44 cm bind off the middle 34-34-34-36-38 sts for neckline. Bind off further 1 st at each side of the neckline sts on the next row = 19-20-21-21-20 shoulder sts rem at each side. Bind off when the back in the middle meas 38-40-42-44-46 cm.
Left front: With grey/green mix Karisma and 4.5 mm ndls cast on 18-22-26-32-37 sts [includes 1 edge st at each side]. Before
continuing, read the next 2 paragraphs.
Shaping the edge mid front: Work st st and at the same time cast on toward mid front on alt rows 3 sts once, 2 sts twice and 1 st twice. Thereafter inc 1 st every 4 rows 3 times.
Shaping the side edge: At the same time, when the front meas 2-2-2-3-3 cm inc 1 st toward the side every 2 - 2 - 2.5 - 3 - 3 cm 6-6-6-5-5 times. After all inc there will be 36-40-44-49-54 sts on the ndl.
When the front meas 15-16-17-18-19 cm shape the armhole at the side as described for the back = 31-32-33-34-34 sts on the ndl. When the front meas 25-27-29-30-32 cm bind off 1 st toward mid front for neckline on alt rows 6-6-6-7-6 times, then bind off 2 sts on alt rows 3-3-3-3-4 times = 19-20-21-21-20 shoulder sts rem. Bind off when the front meas 32-34-36-38-40 cm.
Right front: Cast on and work a s mirror image of the left front.
Sleeves: With brown Karisma and 4.5 mm ndls cast on 65-65-72-72-79 sts [includes 1 edge st at each side]. P 1 row [= wrong side]. Thereafter work 2 rows Rib (k 3, p 4). Change to grey/green mix Karisma and continue working Rib. When the sleeve meas 2 cm dec all p-4 sections to p-3 = 56-56-62-62-68 sts. When the sleeve meas 14 cm k all sts on the next right side row. K the next row white dec evenly spaced to 52-52-56-56-60 sts. Work st st. When the sleeve meas 21-191-9-18-19 cm inc 1 st inside the edge st at each side every 5.5 - 3.5 - 3.5 - 2.5 - 2 cm a total of 6-9-9-12-13 times = 64-70-74-80-86 sts on the ndl. When the sleeve meas 52-51-50-49-47 cm shape sleeve cap: Bind off at each side on alt rows 3 sts once, 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 0-1-2-4-6 times. Bind off further 2 sts at beg of each row until the sleeve meas 57 cm in the middle. Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Bind off rem sts when the sleeve meas 58 cm.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeves on. Sew side seams and sleeve seams inside edge sts.
Bands: Start mid back from the right side of the garment. With 4.5 circular ndls and grey/green mix Karisma, pick up and knit a total of 348-384-414-456-492 sts evenly spaced along the neckline edge + left front edge + along the back + up the right front edge to mid back. The number of sts must be in multiples of 6. Note! Take care to pick up enough sts along the two sides [below armholes] so the ribbing is not tight here.
Work in a circular manner as follows: P 1 row around and k 1 row around. Thereafter work Rib. When the Rib meas 3 cm inc 1 st in each p-3 section to p-4. Note! To make these inc knit into the front and into the back of the last k-st before each p-3 section. The "knot" will then place itself toward the p-sts. When the Rib meas 7 cm inc all p-4 sts to p-5 = approx. 464-512552-608-656 sts around. When the Rib meas 11 cm change to brown Karisma and on this next row inc all p-5 sections to p-6, except do not inc sts along the back's middle 60-65 neckline sts. There are approx. 512-566-611-674-728 sts around. Work 1 row k above k and p above p. Bind off loosely rib-wise.
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