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Gauge: 16 sts x 20 rows with 1 strand of each yarn (2 strands) in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.
Note: The row gauge must be accurate in order for the pattern to work out.
Increasing tips (for fronts): All increases are made on right side rows. Inc 1 st inside 3 edge sts knit in garter st by making a yo, on the next row twist and P the yo so that there will not be a hole.
Decreasing tips (for fronts): All decs are made on right side rows. Dec 1 st inside of 3 edge sts knit in garter st as follows:
After 3 edge sts: Slip 1 st as if to knit, K 1, psso. Before 3 edge sts: K 2 tog.
Measuring-tips: Make all measurements when piece is lying flat.
Back: Cast on 63-71-79-87-95 sts with 1 strand of each yarn (2 strands). Knit 4 rows garter st, then change to stockinette st. When the piece measures 5, 7 and 9 cm dec 1 st at each side = 57-65-73-81-89 sts. When the piece measures 12 cm inc 1 st at each side every 2-2-2-2.5-2.5 cm a total of 7-7-7-6-6 times = 71-79-87-93-101 sts.
When the piece measures 27-28-29-30-31 cm bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1-2-3-4-5 times and 1 st 1-2-3-3-4 times = 59-61-63-65-67 sts. When the piece measures 43-45-47-49-51 cm knit 4 rows garter st over the center 23 sts (the remaining sts in stockinette st as before). Then bind off the center 17 sts for the neck = 21-22-23-24-25 sts remain on each shoulder. Continue with stockinette st and 3 sts in garter st at neck edges to finished measurements. Bind off when the piece measures 46-48-50-52-54 cm.
Right front: Read the entire instructions and the tips above before knitting. All instructions relating to right edge and left edge of the piece are as seen from the right side of the work.
Cast on 22-24-26-28-30 sts with 1 strand of each yarn (2 strands). Knit 4 rows garter st, then knit stockinette st, keeping 3 sts in garter st at the left edge of the piece (side-1) = this is the center front/lower edge.
After the 2nd row of garter st, begin cast on for the side edge of the sweater at the right edge of the piece (side-2) every other row: 1 st 5-6-7-8-9 times, 2 sts 4 times, 3 sts 2 times and then 4 sts 1 time = 45-48-51-54-57 sts.
The piece measures approx. 12-13-14-15-16 cm. Continue in stockinette st, keeping 3 sts in garter st at each edge – and dec 1 st at side-2 (see Decreasing tips): every 4th row 6-7-11-12-13 times and then every 6th row 4-4-2-2-2 times = 35-37-38-40-42 sts. The piece measures approx. 36-39-42-45-48 cm. Now inc 1 st at side-2 (see Increasing tips): every 4th row 6-5-4-3-1 times and then every other row 4-6-9-11-15 times.
When the piece measures 40-44-48-52-56 cm (from cast-on edge) dec 1 st at side-1 every other row 7 times (this will be the other side edge of the sweater). Bind off from edge, keeping other sts in garter st and stockinette st as before.
The piece measures approx. 47-51-55-59-63 cm. On the next row bind off 8-10-13-16-18 sts at side-1 for armhole. Then dec 1 st at armhole 20-20-20-20-21 times as follows: dec every row for 3 rows and then knit 1 row without dec.
After last inc on side-2 the piece measures approx. 51-54-58-61-65 cm from cast-on edge. Now dec 1 st from edge of side-2 every other row until all sts are bound off. The piece measures approx. 60-64-68-72-76 cm from cast-on edge to shoulder.
Left front: Cast on and knit the same as the right, reversing all shaping.
Sleeve: Cast on 36-38-40-42-42 sts with 1 strand of each yarn (2 strands). Knit 4 rows garter st, then continue as follows (first row = right side): K 1 row, * P 3 rows, K 3 rows *, repeat from * - * until the piece measures 10 cm, then knit stockinette st to finished measurements.
When the piece measures 13 cm inc 1 st at each side every 3.5-3-3-2.5-2 cm a total of 10-11-11-12-14 times = 56-60-62-66-70 sts.
When sleeve measures 48-47-45-44-42 cm bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3 times, 1 st 0-1-3-4-6 times and then 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 55 cm, then bind off 3 sts 1 time at each side. Bind off the remaining sts, the piece measures approx. 56 cm.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Lay right front over left and sew side seams (see dotted lines on diagram).
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