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Tension: 10 sts x 16 rows on needle size 8 mm with 1 thread Highlander + 1 thread Vivaldi and stocking stitches = 10 x 10 cm.
Garter sts (back and forth on needles): 1st row: Knit, 2nd row: Knit.
Decreasing tip (applies to neck line): All dec are made from RS! Dec within 5 sts of front band + the inc sts for collar.
Dec like this before the sts in garter sts: K2 tog.
Dec like this after the sts in garter sts: Slip next st as if to knit, K1, psso.
Back piece: Cast on 50 (54) 58 (63) 67 sts on needle size 7 mm with 1 thread Highlander + 1 thread Vivaldi and work 4 rows in garter sts. Change to needles size 8 mm and continue with stocking sts and 3 sts in garter sts in each side (= split). Remember to check your knitting tension! When piece measures 15 cm splits stops and cast on 1 new st each side (= edge st to sew in afterwards) = 52 (56) 60 (65) 69 sts. Continue with stocking sts over all sts.
When piece measures 20 cm and then 38 cm dec 1 st each side = 48 (52) 56 (61) 65 sts.
When piece measures 56 (57) 58 (59) 60 cm dec for armholes each side on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 0 (0) 1 (2) 2 times and 1 st 2 (3) 3 (3) 4 times = 38 (40) 40 (41) 43 sts.
When piece measures 74 (76) 78 (80) 82 cm cast off center 8 (8) 8 (9) 9 sts for neck. On next row cast off additional 1 st towards neck = 14 (15) 15 (15) 16 sts rem on each shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 76 (78) 80 (82) 84 cm.
Left front piece: Cast on 30 (32) 34 (37) 39 sts (incl 5 sts as front band) on needle size 7 mm with 1 thread Highlander + 1 thread Vivaldi. Work 4 rows in garter sts - NOTE: First st towards mid front slips in beg of every row until finished measure, in the end of row knit this st. Change to needle size 8 mm and work stocking st with 5 edge sts in garter st towards mid front and 3 sts in garter st in side (= split). When piece measures 15 cm split stops and cast on 1 new st in side (= edge st to sew in afterwards) = 31 (33) 35 (38) 40 sts. Continue in stocking st and front band in garter st. When piece measures 20 cm and then 38 cm dec in side as on back piece = 29 (31) 33 (36) 38 sts.
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Armhole: When piece measures 56 (57) 58 (59) 60 cm dec for armhole in side as on back piece.
Collar: At the same time cast on 12 new sts towards mid front to collar. Now keep slipping the first st on row and work following 16 sts in garter st (the other sts in stocking st).
Neckline: At the same time when piece measures 58 (59) 60 (61) 62 cm dec 1 st towards neck line on every other row: 8 (8) 8 (9) 9 times and on every 4th row: 2 times - read Dec.tip.
After all dec for armhole and neck there are 26 (27 (27 (27) 28 sts remaining on needle.
Continue until piece measures 76 (78) 80 (82) 84 cm. Now cast off 14 (15) 15 (15) 16 sts on shoulder = 12 collar sts in garter st remaining on needle.
Collar: Continue to work in garter st over the collar as follows: * 2 rows garter st over all sts, 2 rows garter st over only the outermost 8 sts towards mid front *, repeat *-* until collar measures approx 5 (5) 5 (6) 6 cm farthest in (approx 10 (10) 10 (12) 12 cm farthest out).
Put sts on a thread or stitch holder.
Right front piece: Cast on and knit as left, but cast off for armhole and neck in opposite side. Dec for button holes along front band. 1 button hole = knit 3rd and 4th sts from mid front tog, YO. On next row K yo twisted, so that the hole doesn’t get too big.
Make button holes when piece measures:
Size S: 20, 29, 38, 47, 56 cm,
Size M: 20, 30, 39, 48, 57 cm,
Size L: 20, 28, 35, 43, 51, 58 cm,
Size XL: 20, 28, 35, 43, 51, 59 cm,
Size XXL: 20, 28, 36, 44, 52, 60 cm.
Sleeves: Cast on 26 (28) 30 (30) 32 sts (incl 1 edge st each side) on needle size 7 mm with 1 thread Highlander + 1 thread Vivaldi and work garter st for 14 cm. Change to needle size 8 mm and continue in stocking st. At the same time after garter st inc 1 st each side on every 6½ (6) 5 (4) 4 cm a total of 6 (6) 7 (8) 8 times = 38 (40) 44 (46) 48 sts.
When sleeve measures 49 (48) 47 (45) 44 cm cast off for top shaping in each side on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 2 (3) 4 (5) 6 times, then cast off 2 sts each side until piece measures 56 cm, at last cast off 3 sts 1 time in each side.
Cast off the remaining sts, piece measures approx 57 cm.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Sew collar tog mid back with small stitches and sew on the collar towards neck line back. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve- and side seams in one within 1 edge sts down to split. Sew in the buttons.
Belt: Cast on 5 sts on needle size 7 mm with 1 thread Highlander + 1 thread Vivaldi and work garter st until belt measures approx 120-150 cm, cast off.
Embroidery: Sew stitches on cuffs between garter st and stocking st and along the collar with Vienna as follows: Cuff: Sew with double thread over 6 rows in garter st in height and 2 sts in width.
Collar: Start like this to avoid to fasten threads mid front: start at one side in front of long side on the collar. Pull 1 thread Vienna through the collar in outermost garter st row, 3 sts from edge, make the thread double (= 2 threads). Then sew over 4 garter st rows in height and 3 sts in width to mid back in neck and then down along seam mid back. Repeat at the other side of the collar (there will be cross stitches mid back).
Size: S/M (M/L)
Materials: DROPS Eskimo, from Garnstudio
100 g brown (nr 03)
and use: DROPS Vienna, from Garnstudio
50 g maroon (nr 10)
Needle size 10 mm.
Tension: 8½ sts x 11 rows on needle size 10 mm with 1 thread Eskimo + 1 thread Vienna and stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.
Hat: Cast on 42 (45) sts on needle size 10 mm with 1 thread of each quality.
K1 row from WS, continue in stocking st. When piece measures 12 cm (adjust so that next row works from RS) place 6 (5) marking threads as follows: first marking thread after 1 st, place the following with 7 (9) sts between each st, after last marking thread there are 6 (8) sts. On next row K2 tog on left side of all marking threads, repeat dec on every other row a total of 6 (8) times = 6 (5) sts remaining on needle. Cut the thread and pull through the remaining sts, pull tog and fasten. Whole hat measures approx 22 (26) cm up to the top. Sew hat tog, sew in the outermost stitch loops so that seam doesn’t get bulky.
Measure: approx 39 cm x 2 meter
Materials: DROPS Vienna, from Garnstudio
150 g maroon (nr 10)
Needle size 10 mm.
Tension: 10 sts x 14 rows on needle size 10 mm and rib = 10 x 10 cm.
Rib: * K3, P3 *, repeat *-*.
Scarf: Cast on 39 sts loosely on needle size 10 mm. Work in rib with 3 sts in garter st in each side. When piece measures approx 2 meter, cast off in rib.
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