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Knitting gauge: 17 sts x 22 rows with 2 threads = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4].
Garter sts (on circular needles as follows): K1 round, P1 round and so on.
Pleat: See diagram M.1 and M.2. Diagrams are seen from RS. English Translations for wording in diagrams are given at the bottom of pattern and they are given in the vertical order in which they appear in diagram.
Rib: * K3, P3 *, repeat from *-*.
Tunic: Remember knitting gauge! Knit piece in the round. Cast on 174-210-222-258-302-322 sts on circular needles size 5 mm [US 8] with with 2 threads Alpaca. Knit 4 rounds garter sts see explanation above. Continue in stockinette sts. When piece measures 47-48-49-50-51-52 cm [18½-19-19 Ό-19 Ύ-20-20½] knit next row as follows: K 8-6-9-7-7-12, M.1. 3-4-4-5-6-6 times in total (= 33-44-44-55-66-66 sts), K5, M.2. 3-4-4-5-6-6 times in total, K16-12-18-14-14-24, M.1. 3-4-4-5-6-6 times in total, K5, M.2. 3-4-4-5-6-6 times in total, K 8-6-9-7-7-12 = 114-130-142-158-182-202 sts. Insert 2 marking threads or stitch markers into piece, 1 in beg of round and 1 after 57-65-71-79-91-101 sts. Change to circular needles size 4 mm [US 6] and knit 10 rounds garter sts. Continue in stockinette sts on circular needle size 5 mm [US 8]. At the same time inc 1 sts on each side of marking thread or stitch marker (= 4 inc per round) on every 2nd -2nd -2nd -2nd -3rd -3rd rounds 7 times on total = 142-158-170-186-210-230 sts. When piece measures 57-59-61-63-65-67 cm [22½-23 Ό-24-24 Ύ-25½-26 3/8] bind off 3 sts on each side of each marking thread or stitch marker and complete each part separately.
Back piece: = 65-73-79-87-99-109 sts. Bind off for armhole on each side on every other row as follows: 2 sts 0-0-1-2-4-6 times and 1 sts 1-3-3-4-5-5 times = 63-67-69-71-73-75 sts. When piece measures 75-78-81-84-87-90 cm [29½-30 Ύ-32-33-34 Ό-35½] bind off middle 21-23-23-25-27-27 sts for neckline. Continuing bind off 1 sts on next row at neckline = 20-21-22-22-22-23 sts left on each shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 77-80-83-86-89-92 cm [30 3/8-31½-32 Ύ-33 7/8-35-36 Ό].
Front piece: = 65-73-79-87-99-109 sts. Bind off for armhole like back piece = 63-67-69-71-73-75 sts. At the same time when piece measures 58-61-62-64-65-68 cm [22 Ύ-24-24 3/8-25 Ό-25½-26 Ύ] purl seen from RS over middle 9-9-11-11-13-13 sts until completed measurement. When piece measures 71-74-77-79-82-85 cm [28-29 1/8-30 3/8-31-32 Ό-33½] slip middle 9-11-11-13-15-15 sts onto 1 thread or stitch holder. Then cast of to shape neckline on every other row as follows: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 3 times = 20-21-22-22-22-23 sts left on shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 77-80-83-86-89-92 cm [30 3/8-31½-32 Ύ-33 7/8-35-36 Ό].
Sleeve: Knit piece in round on circular needles. Cast on 42-42-48-48-54-54 sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm [US 7] with 2 threads Alpaca. Knit Rib see explanation above. When piece measures 12 cm [4 3/4] knit 2 rounds garter sts at the same time on last round dec evenly to 38-40-42-44-46-48 sts. Change to double pointed needles size 5 mm [US 8] and continue in stockinette sts at the same time when piece measures 13 cm [5 1/8] inc 2 sts mid under arm on every 3 -3 -2.5 -2.5 -2 -2 cm [1 1/8-1 1/8-7/8-7/8-3/4-3/4] 12-12-13-14-15-16 times in total = 62-64-68-72-76-80 sts. When piece measures 49-48-48-47-47-45 cm [19 Ό-19-19-18½-18½-17 Ύ] bind off 6 sts mid under arm and complete piece knitting back and forth on needle. Then bind off to shape sleeve top on each side on every other row: 2 sts 3 times and 1 sts 0-1-2-3-4-5 times, then bind off 2 sts on each side until piece measures 55-55-56-56-57-57 cm [21 5/8-21 5/8-22-22-22½-22½], bind off 3 sts 1 time on each side and bind off remaining sts. Sleeve measures approx 56-56-57-57-58-58 cm [22-22-22½-22½-22 Ύ].
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Pick up approx 72-84 sts incl sts on thread or stitch holder (dividable by 6) on circular needle size 4.5 mm [US 7] around neck and knit 4 rounds garter sts. Then knit Rib see explanation above. Bind off K over K and P over P when piece measures 14-14-15-15-16-16 cm [5½-5½-6-6-6 Ό-6 Ό].
Button cover: Crochet 3 button covers on crochet hook size 3 mm [US C/2] with 1 thread Alpaca. Crochet each button cover in stripes of 4 different colors. Change color as follows:
Button 1: Off white, light gray, off white, dark gray, finish with middle gray until button is completed.
Button 2: Dark gray, dark gray, middle gray, off white, dark gray, finish with middle gray until button is completed.
Button 3: Middle gray, middle gray, off white, light gray, middle gray, finish with dark gray until button is completed.
Crochet button cover as follows: Crochet 2 ch, then crochet 7 sc in the first of the 2 ch, finish off with 1 sl st in first sc (=1st round).
2nd round: 1 ch, crochet 2 sc in each sc and finish off with 1 sl st in first sc in beginning of round (= 14 sc).
2nd round: 1 ch, * 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat from *-* = 21 sc.
4th round: *1 sc in each of 2 first sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat from *-* = 28 sc.
5th 8th round: Crochet 1 sc in each sc = 28 sc.
9th 10th round: Crochet all sc tog 2 by 2. Crochet 2 sc tog as follows: Crochet 1 sc, but wait pulling through last sts (= 2 sts on crochet hook), crochet next sc but when last pull through is made, pull yarn through all sts on crochet hook. After 2 rounds = 7 sc left.
Slip button inside cover, sew around opening and pull tog. Sew buttons on front edge.
= K from RS
= Slip 5 sts onto cable needle to front of piece, K sts from cable needle first tog with first sts from needle, 5 times in total.
= Slip 5 sts onto cable needle to back of piece, K sts from needle first
tog with first sts from cable needle, 5 times in total.
K on RS
Slip 5 sts onto cable needle to front of piece, knit first sts on cable needle tog with first sts from needle, 5 times in total
Slip 5 sts onto cable needle to back of piece, knit first sts from needle tog with first needle from cable needle 5 times in total
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