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Knitting gauge: 16 sts x 34 rows garter sts = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4]
Rib: * K2, P3 *, repeat from *-*.
Garter sts: Knit all rows in garter sts back and forth on needle
Increasing tip: Inc for collar within 5 outermost edge sts. Inc by YO on needle, on next row K into back of YO sts (i.e. knit into back of sts instead of into front of sts). Knit new sts in garter sts.
Knitting tip: Slip 1st sts as if to knit loosely when turning on middle of row. Tighten thread and continue knitting like before. This is done to avoid holes in the turn.
Back piece: Remember knitting gauge! Due to sts number knit back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 99-104-109-119-129-139 sts (includes 1 edge st on each side) on circular needles size 4.5 mm [US 7] with Karisma. Knit 1 row garter st from WS. Continue as follows seen from RS: 1 edge sts, Rib over next 95-100-105-115-125-135 sts see explanation above, finish with K2 and 1 edge sts. When piece measures 10-10-11-11-12-12 cm [4-4-4 3/8-4 3/8-4 ¾-4 ¾] continue on circular needle size 5 mm [US 8] and in garter sts see explanation above. At the same time on 1st row dec evenly to 70-76-82-90-100-110 sts. When piece measures 33-34-35-36-37-38 cm [13-13 3/8-13 ¾-14 ¼-14½-15] cast on new sts for sleeve on each side on every other row (i.e. at end of each row): 1 st 7-6-7-8-10-11 times, 2 sts 8-8-7-7-6-6 times and 5 sts 5-5-5-4-3-2 times = 166-170-174-174-174-176 sts. Continue in garter sts. When piece measures 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm [22 ¾-23 5/8-24 3/8-25 ¼-26-26 ¾] bind off middle 12-14-16-16-16-18 sts for neck. Continuing bind off 1 st on next row at neckline = 76-77-78-78-78-78 sts left on each shoulder/sleeve. Bind off loosely when piece measures 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm [23 5/8-24 3/8-25 ¼-26-26 ¾-27½].
Right front piece: Knit piece back and forth. Cast on 56-56-61-66-71-76 sts (includes 1 edge st on each side and 5 sts mid front) on circular needles size 4.5 mm [US 7] with Karisma. Knit 1 row garter st from WS.
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Knit as follows from mid front: 5 sts garter sts, Rib over next 50-50-55-60-65-70 sts see explanation above and finish with 1 edge sts. When piece measures 10-10-11-11-12-12 cm [4-4-4 3/8-4 3/8-4 ¾-4 ¾] continue on circular needle size 5 mm [US 8] and in garter sts see explanation above. At the same time on 1st row dec evenly to 40-43-46-50-55-60 sts. When piece measures 33-34-35-36-37-38 cm [13-13 3/8-13 ¾-14 ¼-14½-15] cast on news sts on side for sleeves and back piece. At the same time when piece measures 34-36-36-38-38-40 cm [13 3/8-14 ¼-14 ¼-15-15-15 3/4] inc 1 st for collar - read Increasing tip: Inc 1 st on every 4th row 20-20-21-21-22-22 times = 108-110-113-113-114-115 sts. When piece measures 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm [23 5/8-24 3/8-25 ¼-26-26 ¾-27½] bind off outermost 76-77-78-78-78-78 sts loosely for shoulder/sleeve = 32-33-35-35-36-37 sts left on neck/edge. Continue with shortened rows as follows read Knitting tip: * Knit 2 rows over outermost 12 sts towards mid front, 2 rows over outermost 25 sts towards mid front, 2 rows over all sts*, repeat from *-*. Knit until neck edge measures 4.5-5-6-6-6-6.5 cm [1 ¾-2-2 3/8-2 3/8-2 3/8-2½] at shortest point. Bind off.
Left front piece: Cast on and knit like right front piece but reversed.
Assembly: Sew shoulder/sleeve seams in one with mattress sts. Sew neck edge mid back and sew onto neckline.
Cuff: Knit piece back and forth. Pick up 67 to 87 sts (dividable with 5 + 1 edge st on each side) on bottom of sleeve on circular needle size 4.5 mm [US 7]. Knit 2 rows garter sts. Then knit Rib see explanation above- until cuff measures 22-22-22-23-24-24 cm [8 ¾-8 ¾-8 ¾-9-9½-9½]. Bind off K over K and P over P. Repeat on bottom of other sleeve. Sew bottom sleeve and side seams in one within 1 edge st.
Crochet edge: Crochet edge around jacket opening with crochet hook size 6 mm [US J/10] and Eskimo as follows: 1 sc,* 2 ch, skip 1-1.5 cm [3/8-6/8], 1 sc *, repeat from *-*.
Crochet button: Crochet 2 button covers with Karisma on crochet hook size 3 mm [US D/3]. Crochet 2 ch, then crochet 6 sc in the first of the 2 ch that were crochet, 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 (= 12 sc).
3rd + 4th round: 1 ch, crochet 1 sc in each sc and finish off with 1 sl st in first sc in beginning of round (= 12 sc).
5th round: 1 ch, crochet 1 sc in every 2nd sc and finish with 1 sl st in first sc in beginning of round (= 6 sc).
Slip button inside cover, sew around opening and pull tog.
Buttonhole loop: Crochet 2 loops on crochet hook size 6 mm [US J/10] with Eskimo as follows:
1st round: * 8 ch, 1 sc in first ch (sc = middle) *, repeat from *-* 3 times in total = 3 ch loops.
2nd round: Crochet 10 sc around each ch loop, finish off with 1 sl st in middle sc.
3rd round: (only crochet this round on one of the 2 buttonhole loops): 18 ch, 1 sc in sc middle = buttonhole loop.
Sew buttonhole loops onto jacket approx 30 35 cm [11 ¾-13 ¾] from bottom edge place buttonhole loop on right front piece. Sew middle of loops on approx 8 cm [3 1/8] from mid front. Sew 1 button on in middle of each loop.