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Gauge: 10 sts x 14 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.
Rib: * K 4, P 4 *, repeat from * - *.
Knitting tips (for raglan shaping):
All decs are made on right side. Dec 1 st as follows:
3 sts before the marker, K 2 tog, K 1
After the marker: K 1, slip 1 as if to knit, K 1, psso.
Body: Cast on 80-88-96-104-112 sts with 2 strands rust Paris. K 1 row (wrong side), then knit rib keeping 2 sts in garter st at each edge and beginning rib with K 4. After 1 row rib change to 1 strand Ice. Continue the rib. When the piece measures 6 cm change to stockinette st, still keeping 2 sts in garter st at each edge. Place a marker 20-22-24-26-28 sts in from beginning and end of row to mark sides. When the piece measures 12 cm inc 1 st at each side of each marker every 10-10-10-10-6 cm 2-2-2-2-3 times = 88-96-104-112-124 sts.
When the piece measures 33-33-34-35-35 cm bind off 4-4-6-6-6 sts at each side for armhole (2-2-3-3-3 sts at each side of each marker). Lay piece aside and knit the sleeves.
Sleeve: Cast on 24-24-24-32-32 sts on double-pointed needles with 2 strands Paris; join and place a marker at the join. K 1 row, then 1 row rib, then change to 1 strand Ice and continue in rib.
When the piece measures 6 cm change to stockinette st. When the piece measures 10 cm inc 1 st each side of marker every 7-6-4.5-7-6 cm a total of 6-7-9-6-7 times = 36-38-42-44-46 sts.
When the piece measures 49 cm bind off 2-2-3-3-3 sts each side of marker = 32-34-36-38-40 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 armhole = 144-156-164-176-192 sts. Place a marker in each transition between the sleeves, front and back.
Read the entire next section before knitting:
Raglan shaping: P 1 row (wrong side row) before beginning raglan shaping. Dec at each side of all markers – see knitting tips: every other row 12-13-14-15-16 times.
Neckband: When the piece measures 48-50-52-54-56 cm at center front put 4-4-4-5-6 sts at each edge on st holders for the neck. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge.
After all shaping is complete 38-42-42-44-50 sts remain.
Hood: Pick up 6-8 sts each side at neck edge (incl. sts on st holders). K 1 row (right side row), decreasing evenly distributed to 42-44-46-48-50 sts. Then K 1 row (wrong side) then continue in stockinette st, keeping 2 sts in garter st at each side until hood measures approx. 30-32 cm. Fold hood in half to front and weave top together.
Assembly: Sew opening under the sleeve. Sew in zipper – start at the top.
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