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Garter st, back and forth on needle: K all rows.
Double moss st:
Row 1: *K2, P2 *, repeat from *-*.
Row 2: K over K and P over P.
Row 3: P over K, K over P.
Row 4: P over P and K over K.
Repeat row 1-4.
Pattern: See diagram M.1. The diagram shows the pattern from the RS.
Buttonhole: Make buttonholes on right front band. 1 buttonhole = cast off 5th front band st and cast on 1 new st on return row.
Cast off for buttonholes when piece measures:
Size S: 37, 44, 50, 57 and 63 cm.
Size M: 37, 44, 51, 58 and 65 cm.
Size L: 37, 45, 52, 59 and 67 cm.
Size XL: 37, 43, 50, 56, 63 and 69 cm.
Size XXL: 37, 44, 51, 58, 65 and 71 cm.
Size XXXL: 37, 44, 51, 58, 65 and 73 cm.
Back piece: Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 58-62-66-74-78-86 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 8 mm with Eskimo. Work M.1. Remember the knitting tension! After M.1 continue in stocking st, at the same time when piece measures 10 cm dec 1 st each side and repeat the dec on every 6 cm a total of 4 times = 50-54-58-66-70-78 sts. When piece measures 35 cm work 8 rows garter st – see above. Now continue in double moss st – see above – with 1 edge st each side. At the same time when piece measures 49-50-51-52-53-54 cm work 4 rows garter st on 5 sts each side, work remaining sts as before. On next row when piece measures 51-52-53-54-55-56 cm cast off 3 sts each side for armhole and continue with 2 garter sts each side. Cast off to shape the armhole each side at the beg of every row: 2 sts 1-2-2-4-4-6 times = 40-40-44-44-48-48 sts. Continue in double moss st with 2 garter sts each side. When piece measures 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm cast off the middle 12-12-14-14-16-16 sts for neck and complete each side separately. Dec 1 st on neckline on next row and cast off remaining sts when piece measures 70-72-74-76-78-80 cm.
Left front piece: Cast on 35-37-39-43-45-49 sts (includes 1 edge st at side and 10 front band sts towards mid front) on needle size 8 mm with Eskimo. Work M.1. After M.1 continue in stocking st with 10 garter sts towards mid front. At the same time when piece measures 10 cm dec at side as described for back piece = 31-33-35-39-41-45 sts. When piece measures 35 cm work 8 rows garter st on all sts. Now continue in double moss st with 1 edge st at side and 10 front band sts towards mid front in garter st. At the same time when piece measures 49-50-51-52-53-54 cm work 4 rows garter st on 5 sts at side, work remaining sts as before. On next row when piece measures 51-52-53-54-55-56 cm cast off 3 sts at side for armhole and cast off to shape the armhole as described for back piece = 26-26-28-28-30-30 sts. When piece measures 64-66-68-70-72-74 cm slip 10-10-11-11-12-12 sts towards mid front on stitch holder for neck. Cast off to shape the neckline on every other row: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 1 time = 13-13-14-14-15-15 sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 70-72-74-76-78-80 cm.
Right front piece: Like left front piece, but mirrored. Remember buttonholes! See above.
Sleeve: Cast on 30-31-31-33-33-33 sts on needle size 8 mm with Eskimo. Work M.1. After M.1 continue in stocking st. At the same time when piece measures 10 cm inc 1 st each side, and repeat the inc on every 6-6-5-4.5-4-3 cm a total of 7-7-8-8-9-10 times = 44-45-47-49-51-53 sts. When piece measures 49-48-48-45-45-42 cm - Note! Less on the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulder – cast off 3 sts each side for armhole. Cast off to shape the sleeve cap each side at beg of every row: 2 sts 1 time, 1 st 1-2-2-5-5-7 times, then cast off 2 sts each side until piece measures 55-55-55-56-56-57 cm, and now cast off 3 sts 1 time each side. Cast off remaining sts, piece measures approx 56-56-57-57-57-58 cm.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. And set in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams inside 1 edge st. Sew on buttons
Hood: Pick up approx 48 to 56 sts round neckline (incl sts on stitch holder) on needle size 8 mm with Eskimo. Note! Continue in garter st on front band sts. K 1 row from WS, at the same time inc 10 sts evenly (do not inc on front band sts). Work 4 rows garter st on all sts and now continue in double moss st with 10 garter sts each side until hood measures approx 32-32-34-34-34 cm. Cast off. Fold hood double and sew tog with duplicate sts at the top.
K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
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