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Knitting Tension: 16 stitches x 20 rows using 5.5mm needle and 1 thread of each wool type in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm
Increasing: (applies when referred to in pattern). All increases are done form the right side of the jumper within 3 garter sts as follows: yarn round needle, on next row, purl yarn round needle in order not to create a hole.
Decreasing: (applies when referred to in pattern). All decreases are done from the right side of the jumper within 3 garter sts as follows: after 3 garter sts: slip st as if to knit, knit 1, psso, before 3 garter sts: knit 2 together.
Back: Cast on 63-71-79-87-95 sts (incl 1 edge st each side) using 1 thread Silke-tweed + 1 thread Cotton Viscose and 5.5mm needle. Knit 4 rows garter stitch and continue in stocking stitch. When back measures 5, 7 and 9 cm, decrease 1 st each side = 57-65-73-81-89 sts. When back measures 12 cm, increase 1 st 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 back measures 27-28-29-30-31 cm, decrease for armhole each side on every other row as follows: 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 back measures 43-45-47-49-51 cm knit 4 rows garter stitch over the middle 23 sts. Then cast off the middle 17 sts for neck = 21-22-23-24-25 sts left on each shoulder. Finish each shoulder separately, knitting the 3 sts on neck in garter on all rows. Cast off when back measures 46-48-50-52-54 cm.
Right Front: Knitted diagonally! Read all of the following before knitting it:
Cast on 22-24-26-28-30 using 1 thread Silke-tweed + 1 thread Cotton Viscose and 5.5mm needle. Knit 4 rows garter stitch and continue in stocking stitch, but 3 sts in garter on left side (= 1st side = mid front/bottom edge). At the same time, after 2 rows garter stitch, cast on, on right side (= 2nd side = side seam) on every other row as follows: 1 st 5-6-7-8-9 times, 2 sts 4 times, 3 sts 2 times and 4 sts 1 time = 45-48-51-54-57 sts. Right front measures approx 12-13-14-15-16 cm. Continue with 3 garter sts each side and decrease on 2nd side - see Decreasing – 1 st on every 4th row 6-7-11-12-13 times and 1 st on every 6th row 4-4-2-2-2 times = 35-37-38-40-42 sts. The front piece measures approx 36-39-42-45-48 cm. Now increase on 2nd side – see Increasing - 1 st on every 4th row 6-5-4-3-1 times and 1 st on every other row 4-6-9-11-15 times. At the same time, when front piece measures 40-44-48-52-56 cm, decrease on 1st side on every other row: 1 st 7 times (decrease at the edge, after the 3 garter sts have been decreased, knit stocking stitch over all sts). The front piece measures approx 47-51-55-59-63 cm. On next row, cast off 8-10-13-16-18 sts for armhole on 1st side and then 1 st x 20-20-20-20-21 as follows: *decrease on every row 3 times, knit one row without decreasing*, repeat from *-* (decrease from edge). After the last increase on 2nd side, the front piece measures approx 51-54-58-61-65 cm. Now decrease on 2nd side, 1 st (from the edge) on every other row until all sts have been decreased. The front piece measures approx 60-64-68-72-76 cm from casting on edge to outer shoulder.
Left Front: Cast on and knit as right front, but mirrored.
Sleeves: Cast on 36-38-40-42-42 sts (incl 1edge st each side) using 1 thread Silke-tweed + 1 thread Cotton Viscose and 5.5mm needle. Knit 4 rows garter stitch and continue as follows: *2 rows stocking stitch, purl 1 row l*. Repeat from *-* until sleeve measures 10 cm. Now continue in stocking stitch. When sleeve measures 13 cm, increase 1 st 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, decrease for armhole each side on every other row as follows: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3 times, 1 0-1-3-4-6 times and thereafter 2 sts each side until sleeve measures 55 cm. Cast off 3 sts each side, knit 1 row and cast off remaining sts. Sleeve measures approx 56 cm.
To make up: Join shoulders and set in sleeves. Place right front piece over the left front piece and stitch both layers to back piece.