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Gauge: 21 sts and 28 rows on larger needle in Pattern 5 = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"] NOTE: row gauge is very important during raglan shaping -- if your gauge is not correct your armhole sizing will not be correct.
Rib: * knit 2, purl 2 *. Repeat from * - *.
Pattern: See charts (1 chart = 1 repeat).
The chart is showing every row in pattern from the right side.
Note: On 1st row of M1, after K2, P6; make a cable over following 4 sts.
Rib: *knit 2, purl 2*. Repeat from * - *.
Numbers in () = men's sizes. Cast on 188-192-200 (200-208) sts on smaller circular needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit rib for 5-5-5 (6-6) cm [2" - 2" - 2" (2-3/8" - 2-3/8")] - on the last row inc 88-96-100 (100-108) sts evenly distributed on the row = 276-288-300 (300-316) sts. Change to larger circular needles and establish the pattern as follows (start at the marker): 26-29-32 (32-36) sts of Pattern 5, Pattern 2, Pattern 4, Pattern 2, Pattern 3, Pattern 2, Pattern 1 (this is the center front panel), Pattern 2, Pattern 3, Pattern 2, Pattern 4, Pattern 2, 26-29-32 (32-36) sts of Pattern 5, place a marker for the side, 26-29-32 (32-36) sts of Pattern 5, Pattern 2, Pattern 4, Pattern 2, Pattern 3, Pattern 2, Pattern 1, Pattern 2, Pattern 3, Pattern 2, Pattern 4, Pattern 2, 26-29-32 (32-36) sts of Pattern 5. When the work measures 34-36-37 (40-43) cm [13-3/8" - 14-1/8" - 14.5" (15.75" - 16-7/8")] bind off 2 sts on each side of each marker for armholes = 134-140-146 (146-154) sts for front and back. Put the work aside.
Sleeves: Cast on 52-52-52 (56-56) sts on smaller double pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit rib for 5-5-5 (6-6) cm [2" -2" -2" (2-3/8" -2-3/8")] - on the last row inc 22-22-22 (18-18) sts evenly distributed on the row = 74-74-74 (74-74) sts. Change to larger double-pointed needles and establish the pattern as follows: Pattern 4, Pattern 2, Pattern 3, Pattern 2, Pattern 1, Pattern 2, Pattern 3, Pattern 2, Pattern 4. Knit the pattern as established and at the same time inc 1 st each side of marker every 4th row 27-27-29 (29-29) times = 128-128-132 (132-132) sts. Knit the first 6 increases in Pattern 2 and the remaining increases in Pattern 5. When the work measures 50-49-49 (52-53) cm [19.75" - 19.25" - 19.25" (20.5 - 20-7/8")], bind off 2 sts each side of marker and put the work aside = 124-124-128 (128-128) sts.
Body: Put the sleeves in on the same circular needles as the body where 4 sts have been bind off = 516-528-548 (548-564) sts on needle. Put a marker in each transition between the sleeves and body = 4 markers. Continue pattern but knit the first stitch on either side of the markers in stockinette stitch (= 2 sts stockinette stitch in the transitions from body to sleeve). Knit 5-6-8 (8-9) rows then begin raglan shaping.
Read the next section in its entirety before knitting!
There are 8 decreases per row (1 stitch on each side of the 2 sts in stockinette stitch).
Make the decreases as follows:
Before the 2 sts stockinette stitch: Right side: K 2 tog. Wrong side: slip 2 sts, put them back on the left needle twisted (one by one), purl the 2 twisted sts together
After the 2 sts stockinette stitch:
Right side: slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over (psso). Wrong side: purl 2 tog.
Dec 1 st each side of each marker every row 51-52-53 (53-55) times. When 8 decreases remain bind off for the neck in the front at the same time with the raglan shaping as follows: Put the center 20-24-28 (28-32) sts on on a stitch holder, then knit the rest back and forth on needle. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 2 sts 1 time, 1 st 2 times.
After the last decrease row 80-80-88 (88-84) sts remain on the needle. The sweater's measurement up to the shoulder = 60-62-64 (67-70) cm [23-5/8" - 24-3/8" - 25.25" (26-3/8" - 27-5/8")]. Put the sts from the stitch holder back on the needle and pick up 10 sts on either side of the neck shaping = 120-124-136 (136-136) sts on needle. Change to smaller circular needles and knit 1 row, purl 1 row, knit 1 row and at the same time increase or decrease to 120-120-130 (130-140) sts evenly distributed on the row. Knit Pattern 6 for 9 cm [3.5"] - finish on 1st or 5th row of pattern, then 1 row *K 2 tog* across. Purl 1 row and bind off.
Assembly: Sew the 4 sts at underarm together.
put 3 sts on cable needle behind work, K3, K3 from cable needle
put 2 sts on cable needle in front of work, K2, K2 from cable needle
put 1 st on cable needle behind work, K2, P1 from cable needle
put 2 sts on cable needle in front of work, P1, K2 from cable needle
put 2 sts on cable needle behind work, K2, K2 from cable needle
cable: work over 2 sts: K 2nd st first without lifting it of the needle and then K 1st st. Then lift both sts of left needle.
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