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Knitting Tension: 19 sts x 25 rows with 1 thread of each quality knitted in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Decreasing tip (apply for the legs): dec each side of the MT (marking thread).
Dec as follows before the MT: K2 tog.
Dec as follows after the MT: Slip a st as if to K, K1, psso.
Increasing tip: Size S, L og XXL: Inc. each side of 3 K sts mid front and mid back.
Sie M and XL: Inc. each side of 2 K sts mid front and mid back.
Inc. sts as follows: Pick up 1 st from previous round. K st.
Tights: Knit round on circular needles from the top and down. Cast on 140-154-168-182-196 sts on circular needles size 4 mm with 1 thread of each quality.
Knit in Rib for 10 cm as follows:
Size S, L og XXL: P3 – insert 1 MT in the first st = mid back, *K2, P5*, repeat from *-* and finish with P2 – insert 1 MT in the 71-85-99 sts on round (middle of 5 P sts) = mid front.
Size M og XL: Insert 1 MT at beg. of round = mid back, K1, *P5, K2*, repeat from *-*, finish with P5 and K1 – insert 1 MT after 77-91 sts (in the middle of 2 K sts) = mid front.
Continue as follows: 19-22-26-29-33 sts of stocking sts, 33 sts of Rib as before, 37-44-51-58-65 sts of stocking sts, 33 sts of Rib as before and 18-22-25-29-32 sts of stocking sts.
When the piece measures 11 cm knit the trousers so they will become longer at the back than on the front.
This is done as follows:
Knit 10 sts past the MT at the back, turn and knit back as follows: slip the first st (to avoid a hole) and knit 10 sts past the other side of the MT, turn *slip the first st, past the MT and knit 10 sts more than previous turn*, repeat from *-* until 20-14-28-22-16 left mid front. Turn a last time so the work begins from the RS. Continue to knit over all sts. When the piece measures 13-14-14-15-15 cm mid front (approx 18-20-20-21-22 cm mid back) inc. at the front and at the back – see inc. tip above: Inc. 2 sts at the front and at the back on every 5-5-6-6-7 round a total of 7 times = 168-182-196-210-224 sts.
When the piece measures 27-29-31-33-35 cm mid front cast off the first 6-6-7-7-8 sts, put 73-79-85-91-97 sts on a thread or a stitch holder (= 1 leg). Leave the following 11-12-13-14-15 sts on the needle (gusset), put the next 73-79-85-91-97 sts on a thread or a stitch holder (= 1 leg) and cast off the remaining 5-6-6-7-7 sts. Then knit 9 cm of stocking sts over the 11-12-13-14-15 sts for the gusset. Cast off and sew the gusset tight to the 11-12-13-14-15 sts cast off mid back.
Leg: Put 73-79-85-91-97 sts from one of the threads or stitch holders onto a small circular needle (40 cm long), and in addition pick up 18-20-20-22-24 sts along one side of the gusset = 91-99-105-113-121 sts. Continue with Rib over the 33 sts at the side and stocking sts over the remaining 58-66-72-80-88 sts. Insert 1 MT at the inner side of the leg (in the sts picked up along the gusset). When the leg measures 8 cm dec. 1 st each side of the MT - see decreasing tip above: Dec on every 4-3.5-3-2.5-2.5 cm a total of 17-20-22-25-28 times = 57-59-61-63-65 sts – change to double pointed needles when there are to few sts for the circular needle. Continue to knit until the leg measures approx 78-79- 80-81-82 cm – Try the trousers for the length.
Cast off with K over K and P over P. Put the sts from the other thread or stitch holder on the 4 mm circular needle and knit another leg.