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Back piece: Cast on 14 (18) 18 (22) sts on needle size 9 mm.
1st row (= WS): Work rib *P2, K2*, start and end with P2. Work rib in a total of 3 rows. Next row from RS as follows: K2, P2, inc 5 sts evenly distributed at the same time as work stocking sts over sts until there are 4 sts rem on needle, these are worked P2, K2 = 19 (23) 23 (27) sts. Continue like this with stocking sts over the center sts and 4 edge sts in rib each side, at the same time inc 1 st each side within 4 edge sts: first on every row 3 times, and then on every other row until there is are total of 33 (37) 39 (43) sts on needle.
At the same time when piece measures 12 (12) 14 (14) cm inc 1 st each side for side seam.
When piece measures 27 (29) 34 (40) cm work all sts in stocking sts at the same time as cast off for armholes each side on every other row: 5 sts 1 time, 1 st 2 (2) 3 (3) times, then inc 1 st each side on every other row 2 times.
There are now 25 (29) 29 (33) sts on needle and piece measures approx 34 (38) 44 (50) cm. Put piece a side.
Stomach piece: Cast on 8 (8) 16 (16) sts (incl 1 edge st each side that not are worked into the rib) on needle size 9 mm.
1st row (= WS): Work rib *K2, P2*, start and end with K2. Work rib until piece measures 20 (24) 28 (35) cm. Now inc 1 st each side within 1 edge st on every other row 2 times = 12 (12) 20 (20) sts, knit these 2 new sts each side, seen from RS.
Neck: Divide sts from pices on four double pointed needles size 9 mm as follows: stomach sts on one needle (= needle no 1), back sts evenly distributed on three needles. Work rib over sts on needle.no 1 and stocking sts over back sts at the same time as on first row pick up 1 new st each side of needle.no1 (inbetween back and stomach pieces). Work next row as follows: *work the 14 (14) 22 (22) sts on needle.no 1, turn piece and work back in rib, turn piece again and continue around the whole round*. Repeat *-* on every 3rd round a total of 2 (2) 3 (4) times. Then work rib over all sts at the same time as on first round dec over sts on back so there is total of 36 (40) 44 (48) sts on needle.
Continue for approx 5 (7) 8 (10) cm. Cast off loosely.
Assembly: Sew side seams, start from behind at the inc edge sts and end by leaving an opening for armhole. Pick up approx 24 (28) 28 (32) sts around armhole with double pointed needles size 9 mm. Work rib K2, P2 for approx 5 (6) 7 (8) cm. Cast off loosely.