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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here.
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Knitting gauge: 10 sts x 14 rows on needles size 9 mm / US 13 in stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
Garter sts (back and forth on row): Knit all rows.
Decreasing tips (apply for the armhole):
Dec inside the 3 edge sts in garter sts. All dec. are done from the RS.
Dec as follows after 3 sts: Slip a st as if to knit, K1, psso.
Dec as follows before 3 sts: K 2 tog.
Button hole: bind off for button holes at the right front piece and from the RS.
1 button hole = bind off the 3rd st from the edge. On the following row cast on 1 new st at the same place.
Bind off for buttonholes when the piece measures:
Size S: 13 and 23 cm / 5 1/8" and 9"
Size M: 15 and 25 cm / 6"and 9 3/4"
Size L: 16 and 27 cm / 6 1/4" and 10 5/8"
Size XL: 16 and 27 cm / 6 1/4" and 10 5/8"
Size XXL: 18 and 20 cm / 7" and 8"
Cast on 40-44-48-52-58 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 9 mm / US 13 in Eskimo.
Knit 2 rows of garter sts. Continue in stockinette sts.
When the piece measure 10 cm / 4'' inc 1 st each side = 42-46-50-54-60 sts.
When the piece measures 17-18-19-20-21 cm / 6 3/4"-7"-7½"-8"-8 1/4" K2 rows of garter sts over the outermost 6-6-7-7-8 sts each side (continue to work the other sts in stockinette sts).
On the following row bind off 3-3-4-4-5 sts each side for the armhole.
Continue to dec 1 st each side on every other row – see decreasing tips: 1-2-3-4-5 times = 34-36-36-38-40 sts. Continue to knit the outermost 3 sts in garter sts throughout.
When the piece measures 32-34-36-38-40 cm / 12½"-13 3/8"-14 1/4"-15"-15 3/4" bind off the mid 10-10-10-12-12 sts for the neck and continue each shoulder separately.
Continue and dec 1 st towards the neckline on next row = 11-12-12-12-13 sts left on shoulder.
Bind off remaining sts when the piece measures 34-36-38-40-42 cm / 13 3/8"-14 1/4"-15"-15 3/4"-16½".
Left front piece:
Cast on 14-15-17-19-22 sts (includes 1 edge st at the side) on needles size 9 mm / US 13 in Eskimo. Knit 2 rows of garter sts.
Then continue in stockinette sts- but knit the 2 outermost front band sts in garter sts until the neck dec.
At the same time after 2 rows inc for the rounded edge towards the front edge as follows:
Cast on sts loosely on every other row (this means at the end of each row towards the mid front): 2 sts 4 times and 1 st 2-3-3-3-3 times – remember to knit the outermost 2 sts in garter sts.
At the same time when the piece measure 5 cm / 2'' (instead of 10 cm / 4'') inc 1 st at side. When all increases are completed = 25-27-29-31-34 sts on needle.
Please read all of the following section before continuing!
Armhole: When the piece measures 17-18-19-20-21 cm / 6 3/4"-7"-7½"-8"-8 1/4" knit 2 rows of garter sts over the outermost 6-6-7-7-8 sts at the side (work the other sts as before). Then bind off for the armhole at the side as done for the back.
Neckline: When the piece measures 24-26-28-28-31 cm / 9½"-10 1/4"-11"-11"-12 1/4" bind off for the neckline at beg of every row from front edge: 2 sts 4 times and then 1 st 2-2-2-3-3 times.
When all dec for the armhole are completed =11-12-12-12-13 sts left on the shoulder. Bind off remaining sts when the piece measures 34-36-38-40-42 cm / 13 3/8"-14 1/4"-15"-15 3/4"-16½".
Right front piece:
Work as the left but reverse.
I addition bind off for 2 buttonholes on front band – see explanation above.
Sew the shoulder seams and sew the side seams inside 1 edge st.
Sew in the buttons.
Collar: Pick up 42 to 50 sts (divisible with 4 + 2) from the RS. – Note: make sure to pick up enough sts so the Rib doesn’t get to tight.
K 1 row from the WS and P 1 row from the RS – then work in Rib as follows:
(1st row = WS) 2 sts of garter sts, *P2, K2* repeat from *-*, finish with P2 and 2 sts of garter sts.
Continue to knit K over K and P over P.
When the collar measures 14 cm / 5½'' K 1 row from the RS and P 1 row from the WS before binding off loosely.
Crochet around the edge with hook size 8 mm/L/11 (this means from the top of the side of the collar, down along the front piece, along the bottom edge and up along the other front piece towards the top of the side of the collar).
Crochet in the outermost garter st.
1st row in dark lilac mix: 1 sc in the first st, *1 ch, skip 1 cm / 3/8'', 1 sc in the following st*, repeat from *-*. Do not turn work.
2nd row with beige: Crochet 1 row of reverse crochet – this means 1 row of sc, but crochet in the opposite directions, i.e. from left to right. Crochet in each sc from previous row.
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