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Gauge: 18 sts x 24 rows on larger needles in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm
Pattern: See chart. The pattern is seen from the right side.
Knitting tips (for raglan shaping):
Dec 1 st as follows in each transition between sleeve and body (begin 3 sts before the marker): Slip 1 st as if to knit, K 1, psso, K 2 (the marker sits between these 2 sts), K 2 tog.
Front: Cast on 71-78-85-94-101 sts on larger needles and knit 4 rows garter st, then knit 2 rows stockinette st, keeping 4 sts in garter st at each side (= edge of split). Knit the next row as follows (right side row): K 4 (edge sts in garter st), K 1, Pattern 1 (= 6 sts), stockinette st over the following 50-57-64-73-80 sts, Pattern 1 (= 6 sts) and K 4 (edge sts in garter st). Continue in pattern as established until Pattern 1 is complete. Then knit stockinette st over all sts, keeping the 4 outermost sts at each side in garter st. When the piece measures 5 cm end split, lay piece aside.
Back: Cast on and knit the same as the front.
Body: Put front and back sts in on same needle = 142-156-170-188-202 sts. Put a marker at each side, join and knit stockinette st.
When the piece measures 8 cm inc 1 st at each side of each marker every 6-6-7-7-8 cm a total of 4 times = 158-172-186-204-218 sts.
When the piece measures 33-34-35-36-38 cm bind off 8 sts at each side for armhole (4 sts at each side of each marker) = 71-78-85-94-101 sts on front and back. Lay piece aside and knit the sleeves.
Sleeve: Cast on 54-54-54-60-60 sts on larger double-pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 2 rows garter st, then knit Pattern 1 over all sts. When Pattern 1 is complete, knit stockinette st over all sts to finished measurements.
When the piece measures 10 cm dec 7-6-5-6-4 sts evenly distributed on the row. Repeat dec when the piece measures 20 cm = 40-42-44-48-52 sts.
When the piece measures 23-23-23-25-25 cm inc 1 st at each side of marker every 2-2-2-1.5-1.5 cm a total of 13-13-14-14-13 times = 66-68-72-76-78 sts.
When the piece measures 52-52-51-50-50 cm bind off 4 sts each side of marker = 58-60-64-68-70 sts. Put sts on a st holder and knit second sleeve.
Yoke: Put the sleeves in on the same circular needles as Body where you bound off for armholes = 258-276-298-324-342 sts. Put a marker in each transition between sleeves and body. Join and knit 1 row before starting raglan shaping.
Read the entire next section before knitting:
Raglan shaping: Dec 1 st inside 1 st each side of each marker – see knitting tips: every other row 18-19-19-20-20 times and every row 4-4-6-7-8 times.
Neckband: When the piece measures 46-48-50-52-54 cm put the center front 11-14-15-16-17 sts on a st holder for the neck, then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2 times.
After all shaping is complete 59-66-71-80-89 sts remain.
Neckband: Pick up approx. 25-33 sts (incl. sts from st holder) on front neck and put all sts on smaller short circular needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 6 rows stockinette st, decreasing evenly distributed to 84-84-96-96-104 sts on the first row. Bind off loosely. The neckline should be approx. 20-20-22-22-24 cm wide.
Assembly: Sew opening under the sleeve.
= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= Slip 1 as if to knit, K 2 tog, psso.