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Starting from RS: * K 4 rows, P 2 rows *, repeat from *-*.
Note! Left front i.e the sts that are picked up behind the right front = pick up row counts as the first K row of the K 4 rows.
Worked in the round. Cast on 96-104-116-128-140-152 sts on needle size 8 mm with Eskimo. P 1 round and continue in rib, K2/P2. When piece measures 10 cm continue in stocking st. Insert 1 Marking Thread (MT) at beg of round and 1 MT after 48-52-58-64-70-76 sts (= the sides). Remember the knitting tension! When piece measures 15-16-17-18-19-20 cm dec 1 st on each side of both MT (= 4 dec per round). Repeat the dec when piece measures 30-31-32-33-34-35 cm = 88-96-108-120-132-144 sts (= 44-48-54-60-66-72 sts on back and front piece). When piece measures 33-34-35-36-37-38 cm, cut the thread. Now continue as follows: Beg after the 15-17-20-23-26-29 st from the first MT. Work 14 sts front band – see above – and stocking st on the next 74-82-94-106-118-130 sts. Now pick up 14 new sts behind the front band = 102-110-122-134-146-158 sts. Continue back and forth on needle with 14 front band sts each side. At the same time when piece measures 36-37-38-39-40-41 cm inc 1 st on both sides of each MT (= 4 inc per round). Repeat the inc when piece measures 46-47-48-49-50-51 cm = 110-118-130-142-154-166 sts. When piece measures 50-51-52-53-54-55 cm cast off 6 sts each side (i.e. 3 sts on each side of MT) for armhole = 98-106-118-130-142-154 sts. Now complete back and front pieces separately.
Back piece: = 42-46-52-58-64-70 sts. Cast off to shape the armhole each side at the beg of every row: 2 sts 0-0-1-2-3-4 times and 1 st 1-2-2-3-3-4 times = 40-42-44-44-46-46 sts. When piece measures 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm cast off the middle 12-12-14-14-16-16 sts for neck and dec 1 st on neckline on next row = 13-14-14-14-14-14 sts left on each shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 70-72-74-76-78-80 cm.
Right front piece: = 28-30-33-36-39-42 sts. Cast off to shape the armhole as described for back piece = 27-28-29-29-30-30 sts. When piece measures 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm slip 14 sts towards mid front on a stitch holder and now dec to shape the neckline on every other row as follows: 1 st 0-0-1-1-2-2 times = 13-14-14-14-14-14 sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 70-72-74-76-78-80 cm.
Left front piece: Like right front piece, but mirrored.
Sleeve: Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 28-28-28-32-32-32 sts on needle size 8 mm. Insert 1 MT at beg of round. P 1 round and continue in rib, K2/P2. When piece measures 8 cm continue in stocking st, at the same time dec 2-2-0-4-2-2 sts evenly on first round = 26-26-28-28-30-30 sts. When piece measures 10 cm inc 1 st on both sides of MT on every 6-5-5-3.5-3.5-2.5 cm a total of 7-8-8-10-10-12 times = 40-42-44-48-50-54 sts. When piece measures 49-48-48-46-45-44 cm - Note! Less on the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulder – cast off 3 sts on both sides of MT for armhole, and now complete piece back and forth on needle. Cast off to shape the sleeve cap each side at the beg of every row: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 2-3-4-5-6-7 times, then 2 sts each side until piece measures 56-56-57-57-57-58 cm, cast off 3 sts each side 1 time and cast off remaining sts. Piece measures approx 57-57-58-58-58-59 cm.
Hood: Pick up approx 60 to 65 sts round neckline (incl sts on stitch holder) on needle size 8 mm with Eskimo. Work 4 rows garter st with front bands as before. At the same time inc 5 sts evenly (do not inc on front band sts) on the last row = 65 to 70 sts. Continue in stocking st with 14 front band sts each side as before until hood measures 35-35-36-36-37-37 cm. Cast off. Fold hood double and sew tog at top from RS.
Assembly: Set in sleeves.