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Knitting tension: 14 sts x 18 rows with 1 thread of each quality in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm
Garter sts: Knit back and forth on all rows.
Decreasing tips: All dec. are done from the RS. Dec. Inside 2 garter sts each side.
Dec as follows after 2 garter sts: K2 twisted tog. (twist sts as follows: knit into the back part of st instead of front part)
Dec as follows before 2 garter sts: K2 tog.
Increasing tips: Inc inside 2 garter sts each side. All inc. are done from the RS as follows: Make a yo, on the returning P the yo in the back loop to avoid a hole.
Front piece: Cast on 64-70-76-82-90 sts loosely on needle size 7 mm with 1 thread of each quality. Knit in garter sts for 12 cm. Continue in stocking sts, but knit the outer most 2 sts each side in garter sts throughout. When the piece measures 18-19-20-21-22 cm dec. 1 st each side on every 5 cm a total of 5 time– see decreasing tips = 54-60-66-72-80 sts. When the piece measures 45-46-47-48-49 cm inc. 1 st each side on every 4 cm a total of 4 times - see increasing tips = 62-68-74-80-88 sts. When the piece measures 61-62-63-64-65 cm cast of for the armholes each side on every other row as follows: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 0-1-2-3-4 times and 1 sts 3-3-3-3-4 times = 50-52-54-56-58 sts. Continue in stocking sts over all sts until the piece measures 72-74-76-78-80 cm. Now put the mid 12-12-14-14-16 sts on a thread or a stitch holder for the neck. Continue to cast off at neck side on every other row: 2 sts1 time and 1 sts 2 times = 15-16-16-17-17 sts left for each shoulder. Cast off when the piece measures 80-82-84-86-88 cm.
Back piece: Cast on and knit as front piece
Cast off for armholes as done for the front piece and continue until the piece measures 77-79-81-83-85 cm. Now cast off the mid 18-18-20-20-22 sts for the neck. Then cast off 1 st towards the neck = 15-16-16-17-17 sts left for each shoulder. Cast off when the piece measures 80-82-84-86-88 cm.
Sleeve: Cast on 32-34-36-38-40 sts on needle size 7 mm with 1 thread of each quality. Knit in garter sts for 10 cm and continue in stocking sts with 2 garter sts each side, When the piece measures 13 cm inc. 1 st each side on every 4.5-4.5-4-3.5-3 cm a total of 8-8-9-10-11 times – see Increasing tips = 48-50-54-58-62 sts. When the piece measures 50-49-48-47-45 cm (Shorter measures for bigger sizes due to the longer sleeve cap) cast off for the sleeve cap each side on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 2-3-4-5-7 times, continue to cast off 2 sts each side until the piece measures 58 cm, then cast off 3 sts each side 1 time. The piece measures approx. 59 cm. Cast off remaining sts.
Assembly: Sew the right shoulderseam.
Neck: Pick up approx 50 to 60 around the neck (incl. the sts on the thread or stitch holder) on needle size 7 mm with 1 thread of each quality. Knit in garter sts back and forth from the shoulder not yet sewn tog. When the neck measures 5 cm inc evenly distributed to 70-74-78-82-86 sts. Continue in garter sts until the neck measures 20 cm, cast off loosely.
More assembly: Sew the left shoulder seam and continue the seam up along the neck - Sew in the outer part of the most outer sts to get an ”invisible” seam.
Sew the sleeves and the side seams. Sew in the most outer part of the most outer sts so there will be 4 garter sts next to each other each side and underneath the sleeves.
Materials: DROPS Alpaca
100 g col. no. 7238, green
A remainder of col. no. 542, green mix
DROPS needles size 5 mm – or the size needed to obtain the correct knitting tension .
Knitting tension: 17 sts x 33 rows in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Garter sts: Knit back and forth on all rows.
Moss sts: 1st row: * K1, P1 *, repeat from *-*. 2nd row: K over P and P over K. Repeat the 2nd row.
Hat: Knit back and forth!
Cast on 86 sts on needle size 5 mm with 2 threads of Alpaca. P one row from the WS and K 1 row from the RS. Continue in garter sts - see explanation above. When the piece measures 14 and 18 cm dec 5 sts evenly = 76 sts. When the piece measures 20 cm dec 10 sts evenly distributed on every other cm a total of 4 times = 36 sts. When the piece measures 27 cm knit all sts tog. 2 by 2 = 18 m. On the next row K all sts tog. 2 by 2 = 9 sts left on row. Pull the thread through the remaining sts and sew tight. Sew the hat tog at the mid back in the outer edge of the most outer st.
Bow: Cast on 12 sts with 1 thread of Alpaca and 1 thread of Fabel on needle size 5mm. Knit in moss sts – see explanation above - for 8 cm. Cast off in moss sts. Sew a few sts in the middle of the bow. Pull the thread tight to make a bow. Sew the bow to the hat.