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Moss st: First row: *K1/P1*, repeat from *-*. Second row: K over P, P over K. Repeat second row.
Garter st, back and forth on needle: K all rows
Garter st, in the round: K 1 round, P 1 round.
Buttonholes: Make buttonholes on right front piece. 1 buttonhole = Cast off 4th st from mid front and cast on 1 new st on return row.
Make buttonholes when piece measures:
Size S: 25, 31, 36, 41 and 45 cm.
Size M: 26, 31, 38, 43 and 47 cm.
Size L: 27, 33, 39, 44 and 48 cm.
Size XL: 27, 33, 39, 45 and 50 cm.
Size XXL: 28, 34, 40, 46 and 51 cm.
Size XXXL: 29, 36, 42, 48 and 53 cm.
Back and front piece: Knitted back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Cast on 224-240-260-280-304-328 sts (includes 10 front band sts each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 3.5 mm. K 1 row from WS and continue in moss st – see above. When piece measures 5 cm work 4 rows garter st – see above – continue front bands in moss st until finished measurements. Change to circular needle size 4 mm and continue as follows, first row = RS: 10 moss sts, stocking st on the next 204-220-240-260-284-308 sts, 10 moss sts. Remember the knitting tension! Insert 2 MT in piece 60-64-69-74-80-86 sts in from each side (back piece = 104-112-122-132-144-156 sts). When piece measures 6 cm fro all sizes dec 1 st on each side of both MT on every 3.5-3.5-3.5-3.5-4-4 cm a total of 6 times = 200-216-236-256-280-304 sts. Dec by K2 tog. When piece measures 25-26-27-27-28-29 cm change to circular needle size 3.5 mm and work 4 rows garter st with front bands in moss st as before. Remember buttonholes on right front band! Continue in moss st on all sts. When piece measures 32-33-34-35-36-37 cm cast off 6 sts each side for armhole (3 sts on each side of MT) = 188-204-224-244-268-292 sts. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.
Sleeve: Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 62-64-66-68-70-72 sts on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm and work moss st. When piece measures 5 cm work 4 rows garter st. Change to needle size 4 mm and continue in stocking st. When piece measures 6 cm inc 2 sts mid under arm on every 3-2.5-2.5-2-2-2 cm a total of 6-7-7-8-8-9 times = 74-78-80-84-86-90 sts. When piece measures 24-24-24-23-23-23 cm change to needle size 3.5 mm, work 4 rows garter st and then continue in moss st. When piece measures 31 cm cast off 6 sts mid under sleeve = 68-72-74-78-80-84 sts. Knit the other sleeve.
Yoke: Put sleeves in on the same circular needle size 3.5 mm as body piece where cast off for armholes = 324-348-372-400-428-460 sts. Work garter st with front bands in moss st as before, at the same time insert 22-22-24-24-26-26 MT in piece as follows: 1 MT after 15-16-14-16-14-17 sts, then the next 21-21-23-23-25-25 MT with 14-15-15-16-16-17 sts between each. Continue in garter st with front bands in moss st as before, at the same time dec 1 st alternately to the right and to the left of each MT, on every 2 cm a total of 10-11-11-12-12-13 times. At the same time when piece measures 46-48-49-51-52-54 cm put 15 sts each side towards mid front on a thread for neck. Now dec to shape the neckline each side on every other row: 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 4-4-5-5-6-6 times. After all dec are complete, piece measures approx 53-54-56-58-60-62 cm.
Neckline: Pick up 24 to 28 sts on both sides along neckline (includes sts on threads) and work 6 rows garter st with front bands in moss st as before. At the same time dec evenly to 88-88-95-95-100-100 sts on first row. Cast off loosely.
Assembly: Sew openings under arms. Sew on buttons.