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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. Diagram shows the pattern from the RS.
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: 26, 29 and 32 cm [10Ό, 11 3/8 and 12½].
Size M: 26, 30 and 34 cm [10Ό, 11Ύ and 13 3/8]
Size L: 26, 31 and 36 cm [10Ό, 12Ό and 14Ό].
Size XL: 26, 32 and 38 cm [10Ό, 12½ and 15].
Size XXL: 26, 33 and 40 cm [10Ό, 13 and 15Ύ].
Size XXXL: 26, 34 and 42 cm [10Ό, 13 3/8 and 16½].
Cast on 111-117-123-131-141-151 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 5.5 mm [US 9] with 1 thread of each quality. Work 4 rows garter st see above. Continue in stockinette st with 1 edge st each side. Remember the knitting gauge! When piece measures 23 cm  work next row as follows from RS: 1 edge st, 17-20-23-27-32-37 stockinette sts, M.1 on the next 75 sts, 17-20-23-27-32-37 stockinette sts, and finish with 1 edge st. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1 there are 66-72-78-86-96-106 sts on row. Now work 10 rows garter st on the middle 30 sts (on M.1), work remaining sts in stockinette st. When piece measures 30 cm [11 3/4] inc 1 st each side and repeat the inc on every 4-4-5-5-6-6 cm [1½-1½-2-2-2 3/8-2 3/8] a total of 3 times = 72-78-84-92-102-112 sts. When piece measures 41-42-43-44-45-46 cm [16 1/8-16½-17-17Ό-17Ύ-18] bind off each side for armhole at the beg of every row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1-2-2-3-5-7 times and 1 st 1-1-3-4-4-5 times = 60-62-64-66-68-68 sts. When piece measures 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm [22Ύ-23 5/8-24 3/8-25Ό-26-26Ύ] bind off the middle 12-14-16-16-18-18 sts for neck and dec 1 st on neckline on next row = 23-23-23-24-24-24 sts left on each shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm [23 5/8-24 3/8-25Ό-26-26Ύ-27½].
RIGHT FRONT PIECE
Cast on 65-68-71-75-80-85 sts (includes 8 front band sts towards mid front and 1 edge st at side) on needle size 5.5 mm [US 9] with 1 thread of each quality. Work 4 rows garter st and continue in stockinette st with 1 edge st at side and 8 garter sts towards mid front (front band). When piece measures 23 cm  work next row as follows from the RS: 8 garter sts, 8-9-11-13-15-18 stockinette sts, M.1 on the next 40 sts, 8-10-11-13-16-18 stockinette sts and finish with 1 edge st. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1 there are 41-44-47-51-56-61 sts on row. Remember buttonholes see above. Now work 10 rows garter st on the middle 16 sts (on M.1), work remaining sts as before.
Read all of the following section before continuing! When piece measures 30 cm [11 3/4] inc at side as described for back piece. At the same time when piece measures 32-34-36-38-40-42 cm [12½-13 3/8-14Ό-15-15Ύ-16½] inc 1 st in the outermost st towards mid front on every 8 cm [3 1/8] a total of 4 times. Work inc sts in garter st. At the same time when piece measures 34-36-38-40-42-44 cm [13 3/8-14Ό-15-15Ύ-16½-17 Ό] incl 1 extra st in front band (i.e. no of sts remain the same, but no of garter sts inc and no of stockinette sts dec) on every 3.5-3.5-3-2.5-2.5-2 cm [1Ό-1Ό-1 1/8-7/8-7/8-3/4] a total of 7-8-9-9-10-10 times. At the same time when piece measures 41-42-43-44-45-46 cm [16 1/8-16½-17-17Ό-17Ύ-18] bind off for armhole at side as described for back piece. When all inc and dec are complete there are 42-43-44-45-46-46 sts on row (19-20-21-21-22-22 garter sts for front band and collar and 23-23-23-24-24-24 stockinette sts on shoulder). When piece measures 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm [23 5/8-24 3/8-25Ό-26-26Ύ-27½] bind off 23-23-23-24-24-24 sts for shoulder and work remaining 19-20-21-21-22-22 garter sts on row for collar. Now work shortened rows on collar sts from RS as follows * work 2 rows garter st back and forth on 10 sts, work 2 rows garter st back and forth on all sts *, repeat from *-* until collar measures 7-7-8-8-9-9 cm [2Ύ-2Ύ-3 1/8-3 1/8-3½-3½] (measured where shortest) from shoulder. Bind off loosely.
LEFT FRONT PIECE
Like right front piece, but mirrored.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 51-53-55-57-59-61 sts on double pointed needles size 5.5 mm [US 9] with 1 thread of each quality. Work 4 rows garter st see above. Insert a Marking Thread (MT) at beg of round. Continue in stockinette st. When piece measures 15 cm  work next round as follows: K 13-14-15-16-17-18 sts, M.1 on the next 25 sts, K 13-14-15-16-17-18 sts. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1 there are 36-38-40-42-44-46 sts on round. Now work 10 rounds garter st on the middle 10 sts (on M.1), work remaining st as before. At the same time when piece measures 18 cm  inc 1 st on both sides of MT on every 3.5-3-2.5-2.5-2-1.5 cm [1Ό-1 1/8-7/8-7/8-3/4-½] a total of 8-9-10-11-13-13 times = 52-56-60-64-70-72 sts. When piece measures 48-48-47-47-45-43 cm [19-19-18½-18½-17Ύ-17] less for the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulder bind off 3 sts on both sides of MT for armhole and complete piece back and forth on needle. Bind off to shape the sleeve cap each side at the beg of every row: 2 sts 2-2-2-2-3-3 times, 1 st 2-3-4-5-5-8 times, then 2 sts each side until piece measures 55-56-56-57-57-58 cm [21 5/8-22-22-22½-22½-22Ύ], now bind off 3 sts each side 1 time and bind off remaining sts. Sleeve measures approx 56-57-57-58-58-59 cm [22-22½-22½-22Ύ-22Ύ-23Ό].
Sew shoulder seams. Sew side seams inside 1 edge st. Set in sleeves. Sew tog collar and sew to neckline. Sew on buttons.
K from RS, P from WS
K 2 tog
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