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Garter st back and forth on needle: K all rows.
Garter st in the round: K 1 round, P 1 round.
Pattern: See diagram M.1 and M.2. Diagram shows the pattern from the RS.
Knitting tip: If your knitting gauge is too tight, the raglan will be too short and the armhole to small. You may compensate for this by working 1 extra row without dec at regular intervals between dec.
Decreasing tip, applies to raglan: Make all dec from the RS as follows: Beg 2 sts before Marking Thread (MT), K2 tog, MT, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
Buttonholes: Bind off for buttonholes on right front piece. 1 buttonhole = bind off 4th st from mid front and cast on 1 new st on return row. Bind off for buttonholes when piece measures:
Size S: 16, 23, 30, 37, 44 and 52 cm [6Ό, 9, 11Ύ, 14½, 17Ό and 20½].
Size M: 16, 23, 30, 38, 46 and 54 cm [6Ό, 9, 11Ύ, 15, 18 and 21Ό]
Size L: 16, 24, 32, 40, 48 and 56 cm [6Ό, 9½, 12½, 15 Ύ, 19 and 22].
Size XL: 16, 23, 30, 37, 44, 51 and 58 cm [6Ό, 9, 11Ύ, 14½, 17Ό, 20 and 22Ύ].
Size XXL: 16, 23, 30, 37, 44, 52 and 59 cm [6Ό, 9, 11Ύ, 14½, 17Ό, 20½ and 23Ό].
Size XXXL: 16, 23, 30, 37, 45, 53 and 61 cm [6Ό, 9, 11Ύ, 14½, 17Ύ, 21 and 24].
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Cast on 220-228-244-260-276-292 sts (includes 8 front band sts each side) on circular needle size 5 mm [US 8] with Alaska. P 1 row from WS and continue as follows: 8 garter sts (front band), rib, K4/P4, on the next 200-208-224-240-256-272 sts, finish with K4 and 8 garter sts (front band). When piece measures 4 cm [1½] change to circular needle size 5.5 mm [US 9] and continue as follows from RS: 8 garter sts, 6-6-6-6-14-14 sts in reverse stockinette st, M.1 (= 24 sts), 40-40-48-56-56-64 sts in reverse stockinette st, M.1, 16-24-24-24-24-24 sts in reverse stockinette st, M.1, 40-40-48-56-56-64 sts in reverse stockinette st, M.1, 6-6-6-6-14-14 sts in reverse stockinette st, and finish with 8 garter sts. Note: 4 K sts in M.1 should sit over K4 from rib. Insert 2 Marking Threads (MT) in piece, 59-61-65-69-73-77 sts in from each side (back piece = 102-106-114-122-130-138 sts). Continue in pattern. Remember the knitting gauge! When piece measures 8 cm [3 1/8] dec 1 st on each side of both MT (= 4 dec per row) on every 2 cm [3/4] a total of 11 times = 176-184-200-216-232-248 sts. Remember to bind off for buttonholes see above. After 4 vertical repeats of M.1 (piece measures approx 36 cm [14 Ό]), work 1 vertical repeat of M.2 over M.1, continue in reverse stockinette st on remaining sts = 152-160-176-192-208-224 sts. On next row change to needle size 5 mm [US 8] and now complete piece in garter st see above. When piece measures 42-43-44-45-46-47 cm [16½-17-17Ό-17Ύ-18-18½] bind off 8 sts each side for armhole (i.e. 4 sts on each side of both MT) = 136-144-160-176-192-208 sts. Put piece aside.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 40-40-40-48-48-48 sts on double pointed needles size 5 mm [US 8] with Alaska. Work 4 cm [1½] rib, P4/K4. Change to double pointed needles size 5.5 mm [US 9] and work next round as follows: 10-10-10-18-18-18 sts in reverse stockinette st, M.1 (= 24 sts) and finish with 6-6-6-6-6-6 sts in reverse stockinette st. Note: 4 K sts in M.1 should sit over K4 from rib. On next round inc 2-4-6-0-2-4 sts evenly = 42-44-46-48-50-52 sts, do not inc on M.1. Insert 1 MT in piece 9-10-11-12-13-14 sts after M.1 = mid under sleeve. Continue in M.1 and reverse stockinette st. When piece measures 8 cm [3 1/8] inc 1 st on each side of MT on every 9.5-7.5-7.5-6-5-5 cm [3Ύ-2 7/8-2 7/8-2 3/8-2-2] a total of 5-6-6-7-8-8 times. After 5 vertical repeats of M.1 (piece measures approx 44 cm [17 1/4]), work 1 vertical repeat of M.2 over M.1, continue in reverse stockinette st on remaining sts. Change to needle size 5 mm [US 8] and complete piece in garter st. After all dec and inc are complete there are 46-50-52-56-60-62 sts on round. When piece measures 50-50-49-49-48-48 cm [19Ύ-19Ύ-19Ό-19Ό-19-19] less on the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulders - bind off 4 sts on each side of MT for armhole = 38-42-44-48-52-54 sts. Put piece aside and knit the other sleeve.
See Knitting tip! Slip sleeves in on the same circular needle size 5 mm [US 8] as body piece where bind off for armholes = 212-228-248-272-296-316 sts. Insert 1 MT in all transitions between body piece and sleeves = 4 MT. Work yoke in garter st, back and forth on needle. Work 2-1-0-1-0-1 rows and now dec for raglan see Decreasing tip!
Dec on every 4th row: 13-13-14-13-13-13 times and then on every other row: 0-2-2-5-7-8 times. At the same time when piece measures 53-55-57-59-60-62 cm [21-21 5/8-22½-23Ό-23 5/8-24 3/8] slip 10 sts each side on separate stitch holders towards mid front. Bind off to shape the neckline at the beg of every row: 2 sts 3-3-6-8-9-9 times and 1 st 5-5-2-0-0-0 times. After all dec are complete there are 66-66-72-76-80-86 sts on row. K 1 row dec 8-8-12-16-16-22 sts evenly = 58-58-60-60-64-64 sts.
Pick up 25-25-28-28-30-30 sts on each front piece (incl sts from stitch holders) = 108-108-116-116-124-124 sts. Change to needle size 5.5 mm [US 9] and work 4 rows garter st, at the same time dec 18 sts evenly on first row = 90-90-98-98-106-106 sts. Insert 1 MT mid back (after 45-45-49-49-53-53 sts). Continue in reverse stockinette st with 8 garter sts each side. At the same time inc 1 st on each side on MT on every 8th row a total of 4 times = 98-98-106-106-114-114 sts. Bind off when hood measures 38-38-39-39-40-40 cm [15-15-15Ό-15Ό-15Ύ-15Ύ].
Sew openings under arms. Sew on buttons. Fold hood double and sew tog at top from the RS.
K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
slip 2 sts on cable needle behind piece, K2, K2 from cable needle
slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K2, K2 from cable needle
slip 1 st on cable needle behind piece, K2, P1 from cable needle
slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, P1, K2 from cable needle
slip 2 sts on cable needle behind piece, K2, P2 from cable needle
slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, P2, K2 from cable needle
slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso
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