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Back piece: Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 66-72-78-84-90-100 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on circular needle size 6 mm. Work stocking st. When piece measures 7 cm dec 1 st each side on every 12-9-9-9-9-7 cm a total of 3-4-4-4-4-5 times = 60-64-70-76-82-90 sts. Remember the knitting tension! When piece measures 36-37-38-39-40-41 cm cast off for armhole each side at the beg of every row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1-1-2-3-4-5 times and 1 st 0-1-2-2-2-3 times = 50-52-52-54-56-58 sts. When piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm cast off the middle 20-22-22-22-22-24 sts for neck and complete each shoulder separately. Dec 1 st on neckline on next row = 14-14-14-15-16-16 sts left on each shoulder. Cast off, piece measures approx 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm.
Right front piece: Worked from side to side, back and forth on circular needle in stocking st.
Cast on 18-18-19-19-19-19 sts on needle size 6 mm.
K 1 row from RS and P 1 row from WS. On next row from RS cast on 16-17-17-18-19-19 new sts at the end of row = 34-35-36-37-38-38 sts.
P 1 row from WS. On next row from RS cast on 16-17-17-18-18-19 new sts at the end of row = 50-52-53-55-56-57 sts. P 1 row from WS.
Now cast on new sts for armhole on the left side of piece (as seen from the RS) on every row from RS as follows:
Size S - M: 3-4 sts 1 time, 25 sts 1 time.
Size L: 4 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time, 25 sts 1 time.
Size XL - XXL: 4 sts 1 time, 2-3 sts 2 times, 24 sts 1 time.
Size XXXL: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 3 times, 22 sts 1 time
= 78-81-84-87-90-92 sts on row.
Continue in stocking st until shoulder measures 10-10-10-11-11-11 cm (measured on the left side of piece). Now dec for neck on the left side (as seen from the RS): 1 st at the beg of every other row a total of 5-5-5-6-6-6 times = 73-76-79-81-84-86 sts.
When piece measures 20-20-21-22-23-24 cm (measured on the right side of piece), cast off 2 sts on the right side of piece (as seen from the RS) at the beg of every other row a total of 9-9-10-10-11-11 times = 55-58-59-61-62-64 sts. When piece measures 33-34-35-36-37-38 cm (measured on the right side of piece) cast off 1 st each side at the beg of every row on every 3.5 cm a total of 14-14-14-15-15-15 times = 27-30-31-31-32-34 sts. Cast off, piece measures approx 78-80-82-84-86-88 cm.
Left front piece: Like right front piece, but mirrored.
Sleeve: Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 36-36-38-38-40-40 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on circular needle size 6 mm. Work stocking st back and forth on needle. When piece measures 6 cm inc 1 st each side on every 6-4.5-4-3.5-3-2.5 cm a total of 7-9-10-11-12-14 times = 50-54-58-60-64-68 sts. When piece measures 48-48-48-47-46-45 cm (less on the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulders) cast off for sleeve cap each side at the beg of every row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2-2-3-3-3-3 times, 1 st 2-4-2-2-4-4 times, then 2 sts each side until piece measures 55-55-57-57-57-58 cm, now cast off 3 sts each side and cast off remaining sts. Sleeve measures approx 56-56-58-58-58-59 cm.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seam inside 1 edge st.
Crochet border: Crochet a border along bottom edge, up along front pieces and round the neck with crochet hook size 5 mm as follows: *1 dc , 2 ch, skip 1 cm *, repeat from *-*. Crochet a similar border round sleeve edges. Sew on a button to left shoulder towards neckline and use the crochet border as buttonhole loop.
Tie-strings: Crochet 2 tie-strings. Place 1 string on the inside of right front piece in side seam, approx 18-20-22-24-26-28 cm from the bottom edge of jacket. Place the other string in the crochet border on left front piece, approx 32-34-36-38-40-42 cm from the narrow end of piece. Crochet the strings on crochet hook size 5 mm as follows: 1 dc in jacket, then work ch until string measures approx 20 cm. Cut the thread and fasten.