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Garter st, back and forth on needle: K all rows.
Decreasing tip (applies to armhole):
All dec done from RS. Dec inside 3 garter sts.
Dec as follows after 3 sts: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
Dec as follows before 3 sts: K2 tog
Back piece: Knitted back and forth. Cast on 84-90-98-106-116-126 sts (incl 1 edge st each side) on needle size 5 mm and work 6 rows garter sts. Continue in stocking st. When piece measures 6 cm dec 1 st each side on every 5-5-5.5-5.5-6-6 cm a total of 7 times = 70-76-84-92-102-112 sts. Remember the knitting tension. When piece measures 42-43-44-45-46-47 cm work 4 rows garter st on 7-7-9-10-12-15 sts each side (work remaining sts as before). On next row cast off 4-4-6-7-9-12 sts each side for armhole and dec to shape the armhole on every other row – see Decreasing tip: 1 st 2-3-4-5-6-7 times = 58-62-64-68-72-74 sts. Continue until piece measures 47-49-50-51-53-54 cm and now put all sts on a thread.
Front piece: Cast on and work like back piece until piece measures 47-49-50-51-53-54 cm. Now put the first 46-50-50-54-56-58 sts to the right on a thread and the remaining 12-12-14-14-16-16 sts on another thread.
Yoke: Put the 12-12-14-14-16-16 sts from thread to the left on front piece on circular needle size 5 mm. Cast on 30-32-33-34-34-36 new sts over armhole, put sts from back piece on needle (= 58-62-64-68-72-74 sts), cast on 30-32-33-34-34-36 new sts over armhole and put the 46-50-50-54-56-58 sts from thread to the right on front piece on needle and now pick up 1 st at the back of the first 4 sts that was put on needle (i.e. 4 sts overlapping on front piece) = 180-192-198-208-216-224 sts in total. Work garter st back and forth on needle, at the same time after 6 rows insert 10-10-11-11-12-12 Marking Threads (MT) in piece as follows: 1 MT after 4-6-4-4-4-2 sts, *next MT after 18-19-18-19-18-19 sts*, repeat from *-* a total of 9-9-10-10-11-11 times = 14-15-14-14-14-13 sts after the last MT. On next row (from RS) dec 1 st to the left of all MT by K2 tog. Repeat the dec on every 8th row a total of 6 times = 120-132-132-142-144-152 sts. Work 1 row, at the same time dec 0-6-0-2-0-0 sts evenly = 120-126-132-140-144-152 sts. Continue until yoke measures 15-15-16-17-17-18 cm and cast off loosely.
Assembly: Sew side seam inside 1 edge st. Place the 4 overlapping sts on yoke on top of each other and sew on buttons through both layers, evenly distributed.