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Gauge: 13 sts x 18 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.
Knitting tips (for raglan shaping):
Dec 1 st in each transition between sleeve, front and back (start 3 sts before the marker) as follows: K 2 tog, K 2 (the marker sits between these 2 sts), slip 1 st as if to knit, K 1, psso.
Rib: * K 4, P 4 *, repeat * - *.
Body: Loosely cast on 98-108-118-132-144 sts on circular needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit stockinette st.
When the piece measures 5-5-6-6-6 cm knit the next row as follows: * K 2 tog, yo*, repeat * - * around the entire row (= folding edge), then continue in stockinette st.
When the piece measures 5-5-6-6-6 cm from folding edge (both sides of stockinette st should be the same length), fold the bottom 5-5-6-6-6 cm to wrong side. On the next row, knit through both layers, that is, K the 1st st on needle together with the 1st st of cast-on edge, K the 2nd st on needle together with the next st of cast-on edge, etc. Then knit stockinette st as before. Put a marker at each side (49-52-59-66-72 sts on front and back).
When the piece measures 12 cm inc 1 st at each side of each marker every 8 cm a total of 3 times = 110-120-130-144-156 sts.
When the piece measures 36-37-38-39-40 cm bind off 4 sts at each side of each marker for armhole = 47-52-57-64-70 sts remain on front and back.
Lay piece aside and knit the sleeves.
Sleeve: Loosely cast on 30-30-32-34-36 sts on double-pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit stockinette st.
When the piece measures 8 cm knit the next row as follows: * K 2 tog, yo *, repeat * - * rows (= folding edge), then continue in stockinette st.
When the piece measures 8 cm from folding edge, fold the bottom 8 cm to wrong side and knit together in the same manner as on Body. Continue in stockinette st as before.
When the piece measures 10 cm inc 1 st each side of marker every 2.5-1.5-1.5-1.5-1 cm a total of 7-9-9-9-10 times = 44-48-50-52-56 sts.
When the piece measures 28-26-25-24-23 cm bind off 8 sts each side of marker = 36-40-42-44-48 sts. Lay piece aside and knit second sleeve.
Yoke: Put the sleeves in on the same circular needles as Body where you bound off for armholes = 166-184-198-216-236 sts. Put a marker in each transition between front, back and the sleeve (= 4 markers). Knit 1 row before beginning shaping.
Raglan shaping: Dec 1 st at each side of each marker = 8 decs per row. Dec every other row: 5-5-6-6-7 times – see knitting tips above. After last dec 126-144-150-168-180 sts remain on needles.
Neckband: P 1 row, then K 1 row, adjusting to 24-24-32-32-32 sts over each sleeve and 32-40-40-48-56 sts over front and back = 112-128-144-160-176 sts. Continue in rib – be sure that the K 4 at each raglan transition continues up into neckband.
When the rib measures 4-5-5-6-6 cm dec all K 4 to K 3 by K 2 tog the center 2 sts = 98-112-126-140-154 sts.
When the rib measures 8-9-9-10-10 cm dec all P 4 to P 3 = 84-96-108-120-132 sts.
When the rib measures 12-13-13-14-14 cm dec all P 3 to P 2 = 70-80-90-100-110 sts.
On the next row bind off all sts in rib.
Assembly: Sew opening under the sleeve. Sew a thin ribbon at the top of neck edge so that the edge holds its shape.