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Garter st, back and forth on needle): K all rows.
Knitting tip: If your knitting tension is too tight, the raglan will be too short and the armhole too small. You may compensate for this by working 1 extra row without dec in between dec.
Changing yarn tip: Change yarn mid back, and do not cut the threads for each change.
Jacket: Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Cast on 416-452-494-542-602-656 sts (includes 12 front band sts each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 2.5 mm with Alpaca (many sts so the rib won’t be tight-fitting). P 1 row from WS and continue in rib as follows from the RS: 12 garter sts (front band), * K2, P4 *, repeat from *-* and finish with K2 and 12 garter sts (front band). When piece measures 3 cm dec 1 st in each P-section and repeat the dec when piece measures 6 cm = 286-310-338-370-410-446 sts. Continue in rib, K2/P2. When rib measures 10 cm change to needle size 3 mm. K 1 row from the RS, at the same time dec 66-74-78-86-102-114 sts evenly = 220-236-260-284-308-332 sts. Continue in stocking st with 12 garter sts each side on front bands. Remember the knitting tension! Insert 1 Marking Thread (MT) each side, 61-65-71-77-83-89 sts in from mid front (to mark the sides), back piece = 98-106-118-130-142-154 sts. Continue until piece measures 41-42-43-44-45-46 cm and now cast off 12 sts each side (i.e. 6 sts on each side of both MT) = 196-212-236-260-284-308 sts. Put the piece aside and knit the sleeves.
Sleeves: Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 95-95-100-105-110-115 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with Alpaca. K 1 round and continue in rib as follows: * K2, P3 *, repeat from *-*. When piece measures 4 cm dec 1 st in each P-section = 76-76-80-84-88-92 sts. Continue in rib, K2/P2m. When rib measures 8 cm change to needle size 3 mm. K 1 round, at the same time dec 16-16-20-18-22-20 sts evenly = 60-60-60-66-66-72 sts. Insert a MT at beg of round = mid under arm. When piece measures 10 cm inc 1 st on each side of MT on every 3.5-3-2-2-2-2 cm a total of 11-13-16-16-17-17 times = 82-86-92-98-100-106 sts. When piece measures 48-48-47-47-47-47 cm – less on the larger sizes because of wider shoulder – cast off 12 sts mid under arm (= 6 sts on each side of MT) = 70-74-80-86-88-94 sts. Put piece aside and knit the other sleeve.
Yoke: Slip sleeves in on the same circular needle as body piece where cast off for armholes = 336-360-396-432-460-496 sts. Change to circular needle size 2.5 mm and insert 10-10-10-10-11-11 MT in piece as follows: The first MT after 33-36-36-40-40-43 sts, then the remaining 9-9-9-9-10-10 MT with 30-32-36-39-38-41 sts between each = 33-36-36-41-40-43 sts after the last MT. Work yoke as follows: See Knitting tip and Changing thread tip:* 6 rows garter st - see above – with Fabel, 2 rows garter st with Alpaca *, repeat from *-* until finished measurements. Work 5-5-2-1-4-1 rows without dec and then dec 1 st to the right and to the left alternately of each MT on every 4th row a total of 20-21-23-25-25-27 times = 136-150-166-182-185-199 sts.
Neckline: K 1 row from the RS with Alpaca, at the same time dec 6-20-32-44-43-53 sts evenly = 130-130-134-138-142-146 sts. Now continue as follows to make neckline higher mid back with Alpaca. K all rows.
Work next row as follows from WS: work 75-75-77-79-81-83 sts, turn piece and work 20 sts on return row. Turn piece and work 30 sts. Turn piece and work 40 sts. Turn piece and work 50 sts. Turn piece and work 60 sts. Turn piece and work 70 sts. Turn piece and work 80 sts. Turn piece and work 90 sts. Turn piece and work 100 sts. Turn piece and work 110 sts. Turn piece and work 120 sts. Turn piece and work all sts on row. K 6 rows on all sts and cast off.
Crochet border: Crochet a border round the opening of jacket with Alpaca on crochet hook size 3 mm as follows – beg at the bottom of right front piece, round the neck and down along left front piece: 1 dc, * 2 ch, skip approx 0.5 cm, 1 dc *, repeat from *-*.
Assembly: Sew openings under arms. Sew on buttons in transition between front band and stocking st on left front piece. Place the top button right under the neckline, and the bottom one just over the rib, and distribute the remaining buttons evenly between these. Use the crochet border as buttonhole loops.