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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here.
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Knitting gauge: 19 sts x 25 rows in stockinette sts with 2 threads = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4]. 1 repeat of M.1 measures 10 cm  in the vertical height.
Pattern: See diagrams M.1 og M.2. The diagram are shown from the RS.
Garter sts: Knit back and forth on all rows.
Button hole: Bind off for button holes at the right front band. 1 button hole = bind off 1 st, on the next row cast on 1 new st at the same place.
Knit the back and front piece in 2 parts, first knit the bottom part from side to side, then pick up sts and knit the top part.
Bottom part: Knit from the right side towards the left side. Cast on 58-59-61-63-65-67 sts on needles size 4 mm [US 6] with 2 threads of Alpaca. K 1 row from the WS. Continue as follows (from the RS): P2, K2, M.1 (= 26 sts), K2, P 20-21-23-25-27-29 sts and 6 garter sts. Remember the knitting gauge! Continue until 8-9-10-11-12-13 vertical repeats of M.1 are completed. The work measures approx. 80-90-100-110-120-130 cm [31½-35½-39 3/8-43 3/8-47 ¼-51]. K 1 row from the WS. Bind off loosely.
Top part: Knit back and forth from mid front. Pick up 1 sts for each purl row inside the edge st and the bottom part on needle size 4 mm [US 6] with 2 threads of Alpaca = approx. 192-216-240-264-288-312 sts. K 1 row from the WS at the same time dec evenly distributed to 182-199-216-233-250-267 sts. Continue to measures from this point onwards. Continue as follows: 1 edge st, P3 , * M.2 (= 4 sts), P 6-7-8-9-10-11 sts *, repeat from *-* over the next 170-187-204-221-238-255 sts, M.2, P3 and 1 edge st. Insert 1 MT ( marking thread) 46-50-54-58-62-66 sts in each side (mid in M.2) = 90-99-108-117-126-135 sts in between the MT for the back piece.
When the piece measures 11 cm [4 3/8] bind off 3 sts each side of both MT =170-187-204-221-238-255 sts. Continue to knit each part seperatly.
Back piece: = 84-93-102-111-120-129 sts. Continue the pattern and bind off for armholes each side on every other row: 2 sts 1-1-2-2-3-3 times and 1 st 1-2-1-2-1-2 times = 78-85-92-99-106-113 sts. When the piece measures 28-29-30-31-32-33 cm [11-11 3/8-11 ¾-12 ¼-12½-13] bind off the mid 30-33-36-39-42-45 sts for the neck = 24-26-28-30-32-34 sts left for each shoulder. Note! Knit remaining sts over the cables towards the neck where bound off - in stockinette sts. When the piece measures 30-31-32-33-34-35 cm [11 ¾-12 ¼-12½-13-13 3/8-13 ¾] dec 1 st in each cable as follows: K the 2 mid sts in the cable tog. = 22-24-26-28-30-32 for each shoulder. Bind off loosely.
Left front: = 43-47-51-55-59-63 sts. Continue with pattern and bind off for armhole at the side as done for the back piece = 40-43-46-49-52-55 sts. When the piece measures 16-17-16-17-16-17 cm [6 ¼-6 ¾-6 ¼-6 ¾-6 ¼-6 ¾] put 10-10-10-12-12-12 sts towards the mid front on a thread or a stitch holder. Then bind off on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1-1-2-1-2-2 times and 1 st 1-2-1-2-1-2 times = 24-26-28-30-32-34 sts left for shoulder. When the piece 30-31-32-33-34-35 cm [11 ¾-12 ¼-12½-13-13 3/8-13 ¾] dec 1 st in each cable as done for the back piece = 22-24-26-28-30-32 sts for the shoulder. Bind off loosely.
Right front piece: Knit as left front piece but reverse.
Sleeves: Knit short or long sleeves. Shorter measures for bigger sizes because of the longer sleeve cap and the wider shoulders.
Short sleeves: Cast on 59-61-63-65-69-73 sts (incl. 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4 mm [US 6] with 2 threads of Alpaca. Knit 8 rows of garter sts see explanation above. Continue in reverse stockinette sts until finish. When the piece measures 4 cm [1½], inc. 1 st each side on every 4-3-2-1½-1-1 cm [1½-1 1/8-3/4-½-3/8-3/8] a total of 4-5-6-6-7-7 times = 67-71-75-77-83-87 sts. When the piece measures 20-19-18-16-15-14 cm [8-7½-7-6 ¼-6-5½] bind off for the sleeve cap each side on every other row as follows: 4 sts 1-2-2-2-3-3 times. Continue to bind off 2 sts each side until the piece measures 26-25-24-23-22-21 cm [10 ¼-9 ¾-9½-9-8 ¾-8 ¼]. Now bind off 4 sts each side. The piece measures approx. 27-26-25-24-23-22 cm [10 5/8-10 ¼-9 ¾-9½-9-8 ¾]. Bind off remeining sts.
Long sleeves: Cast on 51-53-55-57-59-61 sts on needle size 4 mm [US 6] with 2 threads of Alpaca. Knit 8 rows of garter sts see explanation above. Continue in reverse stockinette sts until finish. When the piece measures 8-8-8-7-7-6 cm [3 1/8-3 1/8-3 1/8-2 ¾-2 ¾-2 3/8] inc. 1 st each side on every 5½-4½-4-4-3-3 cm [2 1/4-1 ¾-1½-1½-1 1/8-1 1/8] a total of 8-9-10-10-12-13 times = 67-71-75-77-83-87 sts. When the piece measures 49-48-47-46-45-44 cm [19 ¼-19-18½-18-17 ¾-17 ¼] bind off for the sleeve cap each side on every other row as follows: 4 sts 1-2-2-2-3-3 times. Continue to bind off 2 sts each side until the piece measures 55-54-53-53-52-51 cm [21 5/8-21 ¼-21-21-20½-20]. Now bind off 4 sts each side. The piece measures approx. 56-55-54-54-53-52 cm [22-21 5/8-21 ¼-21 ¼-21-20½]. Bind off remaining sts.
Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams.
Neck line: Pick up 84-122 sts (incl. the sts on the threads) around the neck line with needle size 4 mm [US 6] and 2 threads of Alpaca. K 1 row from the WS and K 1 row from the RS. Continue in stockinette sts. When the neck line measures approx. 3 cm [1 1/8] knit 4 rows of garter sts and bind off loosely.
Front band: Pick up approx. 88 to 104 sts (also over the front edge) on needles size 4 mm [US 6] with 2 threads of Alpaca. Knit 12 rows of garter sts. At the same time on the 6th row bind off for 6-7-7-8-8-8 button holes evenly distributed see explanation above. The lowest button hole should be approx. 3-5 cm [1 1/8-2] from the bottom edge at the top button holes should be approx 1 cm [3/8] from the neck. Bind off loosely.
Assembly: Sew the side seams inside the edge st. Sew in the sleeves and sew the buttons on.
K from the RS, P from the WS
K from the WS, P from the RS
put 2 sts on a cable needle in front of work, K2, K2 from cable needle
put 2 sts on a cable needle in front of work, P2, K 2 from cable needle
put 2 sts on cable needle behind the work, K2, P 2 sts from cable needle.
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