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Knitting gauge: 17 sts x 22 rows on needles size 5 mm [US 8] in stockinette sts with 2 threads = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4].
19 sts x 25 rows on needle size 4 mm [US 6] in stockinette sts with 2 threads = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4]
Garter sts (knitted round on circular needles):K 1 round, P 1 round, and so on.
Garter sts: Knit back and forth on all rows.
Rib: * K4, P4 *, repeat from *-*
Decreasing tip: Beg the dec. 5 sts before the MT (marking thread). K 2 sts tog, K3, MT, K3, K2 tog.
Tunic: Remember the knitting gauge! Knit round! Cast on 214-228-240-258-278-298 sts on circular needles size 4.5 mm [US 7] with 2 threads of Alpaca. Knit 6 rounds of garter sts see explanation above. Insert 2 MT in the work 1 at the beg. of round and 1 after 107-114-120-129-139-149 sts. Change to circular needle size 5 mm [US 8] and continue in stockinette sts. When the piece measures 5-6-7-8-9-10 cm [2-2 3/8-2 ¾-3 1/8-3½-4] dec. 1 st each side of the MT (= 4 dec. each round) on every 2 cm [3/4] a toalt of 19 times = 138-152-164-182-202-222 sts read decreasingtip above! When the piece measures 47-48-49-50-51-52 cm [18½-19-19 ¼-19 ¾-20-20½] garter 2 rounds at the same time on the first round inc. 22-24-28-26-38-34 sts evenly distributed = 160-176-192-208-240-256 sts. Continue as follows on circular needle size 4 mm [US 6]:
Size S L XXXL: P2, Rib over the next 152-184-248 sts se explanation above, K4 and finish with P2.
Size M XL XXL: K2, P4, Rib over the next 168-200-232 sts see explanation above and finish with K2..
When the piece measures 55-58-61-63-66-69 cm [21 5/8-22 ¾-24-24 ¾-26-27 1/8] knit as follows:
Size S L XXXL: P2, Rib over the next 32-40-56 sts, K4, 4 garter sts (mid front), Rib over the next 112-136-184 sts, finish with K4 and P2.
Size M XL XXL: K2, P4, Rib over the next 32-40-48 sts, K4, 4 garter sts(mid front), Rib over the next 128-152-176 sts, finish with K2.
At the next row split the piece in the middle of the 4 garter sts and inc. 1 st each side towards the middle. Inc. as follows: K 2 sts in 1 st. (= 3 garter sts each side of the slit in the middle) = 162-178-194-210-242-258 sts.
Continue to knit back and forth. When the piece measures 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm [22-22 ¾-23 5/8-24 3/8-25 ¼-26] bind off 2-3-3-3-4-4 sts each side of the MT, and continue each part separately.
Back piece: = 76-82-90-98-112-120 sts. Bind off for armholes each side on every other row as follows: 3 sts 0-0-1-1-1-1 time, 2 sts 1-1-1-1-4-5 times and 1 st 1-0-1-1-2-4 times = 70-78-78-86-86-86 sts. When the piece 75-78-81-84-87-90 cm [29½-30 ¾-32-33-34 ¼-35½] bind off the mid 24-24-24-26-26-26 sts for neck. Continue to bind off 1 st on the next row towards the neck = 22-26-26-29-29-29 sts left for each shoulder. Bind off remaining sts when the piece measures 77-80-83-86-89-92 cm [30 3/8-31½-32 ¾-33 7/8-35-36 ¼].
Right front: = 39-42-46-50-57-61 sts. Bind off for armhole as done for the back piece = 36-40-40-44-44-44 sts. When the piece measures 69-72-75-77-80-83 cm [27 1/8-28 3/8-29½-30 3/8-31½-32 ¾] put 5 sts on a thread or a stitch holder at the mid front. Bind off for the neck on every other row as follows: 2 sts 3 times and 1 sts 3-3-3-4-4-4 times = 22-26-26-29-29-29 sts left for shoulder. Bind off remaining sts when the piece measures 77-80-83-86-89-92 cm [30 3/8-31½-32 ¾-33 7/8-35-36 ¼].
Left front: Knit as right front but reverse.
Sleeve: Knit back and forth. Cast on 54-54-62-68-68-76 sts (incl. 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4.5 mm [US 7] with 2 threads of Alpaca. Knit 6 rows of garter sts see explanation above, Continue in stockinette sts on needle size 5 mm [US 8]. When the piece measures 12 cm [4 ¾] knit 2 rows of garter sts, at the same time on the first row inc. 12-12-12-14-14-14 sts evenly distributed = 66-66-74-82-82-90 sts. Continue as follows on needle size 4 mm [US 6]: 1 edge st, Rib see explanation above, 1 edge st. When the piece measures 33-33-32-32-30-29 cm [13-13-12½-12½-11 ¾-11 3/8] bind off for the sleeve cap each side on every other row : 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3-3-4-4-4-4 times, 1 st 1-2-3-3-5-6 times, continue to bind off 2 sts each side until the piece measures 39-40-41-41-41-41 cm [15 ¼-15 ¾-16 1/8- 16 1/8- 16 1/8- 16 1/8], then bind off 3 sts each side 1 times and bind off remaining sts when the piece measures approx. 40-41-42-42-42-42 cm [15 ¾-16 1/8-16½-16½-16½-16½].
Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams. Sew the sleeve seam and sew in the sleeves. Pick up approx. 68-74 sts (incl. the sts on the threads or stitch holders) on needle size 4.5 mm [US 7] around the neck line. Knit 4 rows of garter sts. Bind off.