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Measuring tip: Because of the weight of the yarn all measurements should be made whilst the garment is hanging, otherwise it will be too long when worn.
Garter st, back and forth on needle: K all rows.
Garter st, in the round: K 1 round, P 1 round.
Row 1: * K1, P1 *, repeat from *-*.
Row 2: K over P and P over K.
Repeat row 2.
Pleats: See diagram M.1 and M.2. Diagram shows the pattern repeat from the WS. Work pleats in moss st.
Decreasing tip: Dec by K 2 tog before and after P st each side.
Buttonholes: bind off for buttonholes on right front band. 1 buttonhole = bind off 4th and 5th st on front band and cast on 2 new sts on return row.
Bind off for buttonholes when piece measures:
Size S and M: 32, 37 and 42 cm [12½, 14½ and 16½]
Size L - XXXL: 30, 36 and 42 cm [11Ύ, 14Ό and 16½]
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Cast on 229-253-253-277-301-325 sts on circular needle size 7 mm [US 10½]. K 3 rows and P 1 row from WS, at the same time dec 17-19-19-21-23-25 sts evenly (P tog approx every 12th and 13th st) = 212-234-234-256-278-300 sts. Remember the knitting gauge! Work next row as follows from RS: 7 garter sts see above, then moss st - see above, until 7 sts remain and finish with 7 garter sts (the 7 garter sts each side = front bands, work in garter st throughout).Continue in moss st with front bands in garter st. When piece measures 23 cm  see Measuring tip continue with pleats from WS (see above) as follows:7 garter sts, 9-10-10-11-12-13 repeats of M.1 across the row, 9-10-10-11-12-13 repeats of M.2, and finish with 7 garter sts = 140-154-154-168-182-196 sts. Now work 10 rows garter st on all sts, at the same time dec 12-14-6-8-6-8 sts evenly on first row (do not dec on front bands) = 128-140-148-160-176-188 sts. K 1 row from RS with front bands in garter st. Work next row as follows from WS: 7 garter sts, moss st on 28-31-33-36-40-43 sts, K1 (= side), moss st on 56-62-66-72-80-86 sts, K1 (= side), moss st on 28-31-33-36-40-43 sts, finish with 7 garter sts (the 1 st each side: K from WS and P from RS, i.e. P as seen from RS). Remember buttonholes on right front band see above.
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When piece measures 34 cm [13 3/8] dec 1 st on each side of P st at sides - see Decreasing tip = 124-136-144-156-172-184 sts. Repeat the dec when piece measures 48-49-50-51-52-53 cm [19-19Ό-19Ύ-20-20½-21]. At the same time when piece measures 36 cm [14 1/4] include 1 extra st in front band (i.e. no of sts remain the same, but no of sts on front band inc and no of moss sts dec) on every 5-5-4.5-4.5-4.5-4.5 cm [2-2-1Ύ-1Ύ-1Ύ-1Ύ] a total of 7-7-8-8-9-9 times. At the same time when piece measures 43 cm  inc 1 st inside the outermost front band st each side for collar on every 6-6-6-7-7-7 cm [2 3/8- 2 3/8- 2 3/8-2Ύ-2Ύ-2Ύ] a total of 5 times, work inc sts in garter st. When piece measures 55-56-57-58-59-60 cm [21 5/8-22-22½-22 Ύ-23Ό-23 5/8] bind off 7 sts each side (the P st and 3 sts on each side of this) for armhole and complete back and front pieces separately.
= 46-52-56-62-70-76 sts. Bind off to shape the armhole each side at the beg of every row: 2 sts 0-1-2-3-4-5 times and 1 st 1-1-1-1-2-3 times = 44-46-46-48-50-50 sts. When piece measures 72-74-76-78-80-82 cm [28 3/8-29 1/8-30-30 3/4-31½-32Ό] bind off the middle 12-12-14-14-16-16 sts for neck and dec 1 st on neckline on next row = 15-16-15-16-16-16 sts left on each shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 74-76-78-80-82-84 cm [29 1/8-30-30Ύ-31½-32Ό-33].
Left front piece:
Bind off for armhole as described for back piece, at the same time continue inc for collar and incl additional sts in front band. When piece measures 74-76-78-80-82-84 cm [29 1/8-30-30Ύ-31½-32Ό-33] bind off the outermost 15-16-15-16-16-16 sts for shoulder and work 19-19-20-20-21-21 sts on row = collar. Now continue on collar sts with shortened rows as follows (row 1 = WS): * Work 2 rows garter st on the 9-10-10-10-11-11 sts towards mid front only, work 2 rows garter st on all sts *, repeat from *-* until collar measures approx 7.5-7.5-8-8-9-9 cm [2 7/8-2 7/8-3 1/8-3 1/8-3½-3½] (measured on the shorter side) from shoulder. Bind off.
Right front piece:
Like left front piece, but mirrored.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 29-29-31-31-33-33 sts on double pointed needles size 7 mm [US 10½]. Work 16 rounds garter st see above - and continue as follows: 28-28-30-30-32-32 moss sts, P1. Continue like this. When piece measures 7 cm [2 3/4] inc 1 st on each side of P1 on every 6-5-4.5-3.5-3.5-2.5 cm [2 3/8-2-1Ύ-1Ό-1Ό-7/8] a total of 7-8-9-10-10-12 times = 43-45-49-51-53-57 sts. Work the inc sts in moss st. At the same time when piece measures 33-32-31-30-28-27 cm [13-12½-12Ό-11Ύ-11-10 5/8] work 10 rounds garter st on all sts, but continue with P1 mid under sleeve. When piece measures 48-47-46-45-43-42 cm [19-18½-18-17Ύ-17-16½] less on the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulder bind off the P1 and 3-3-3-3-2-2 sts on each side of this 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 times, 1 st 0-1-2-3-5-6 times, then 2 sts each side until piece measures 55-55-55-56-56-57 cm [21 5/8-21 5/8-21 5/8-22-22-22½], now bind off 3 sts each side 1 time and bind off remaining sts. Sleeve measures approx 56-56-56-57-57-58 cm [22-22-22-22½-22½-22Ύ].
Sew shoulder seam. Sew tog collar mid back and sew to back piece. Set in sleeves. Sew on buttons.
= slip 4 sts on cable needle in front of piece, work first moss st on cable needle tog with first st on needle a total of 4 times, 3 moss sts
= 3 moss sts, slip 4 sts on cable needle behind piece, work first moss st on needle tog with first st on cable needle a total of 4 times.