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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, M.2, and M.3. Diagram shows the pattern from the RS.
Decreasing tip-1, applies to yoke:
Dec 1 st in each P-section by P2 tog at the right and at the left side alternately in P-section.
Decreasing tip-2, applies to neckline:
Dec from the RS inside 10 front band sts.
Dec as follows after 10 sts: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
Dec as follows before 10 sts: K2 tog. Increasing tip, applies to collar:
Inc 1 st inside 2 sts by making 1 YO. Work YO into back of loop on return row to avoid a hole.
Buttonholes: Cast off for buttonholes on right front piece. 1 buttonhole = cast off 5th and 6th st from mid front and cast on 2 new sts on return row.
Cast off for buttonholes when piece measures:
Size S: 18, 28 and 38 cm
Size M: 19, 29 and 39 cm
Size L: 20, 30 and 40 cm
Size XL: 21, 31 and 41 cm
Size XXL: 22, 32 and 42 cm
Size XXXL: 23, 33 and 43 cm
Body piece: Worked back and forth on needle from mid front. Cast on 203-223-239-259-279-299 sts (includes 10 front band sts each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 4.5 mm with Merino. K 1 row from WS and continue in garter st – see above. When piece measures 4 cm work next row as follows from the RS: 10 garter sts (front band), M.1 on the next 183-203-219-239-259-279 sts, 10 garter sts (front band). Remember the knitting tension! Insert 2 MT (= marking threads) in piece, 54-59-63-68-73-78 sts in from each side (= 95-105-113-123-133-143 sts between MT on back piece).
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Decreases: Continue in M.1 – at the same time when piece measures 8 cm dec 1 st on each side of both MT and repeat the dec on every 5 cm another 5 times = 179-199-215-235-255-275 sts.
Pattern: At the same time When piece measures approx 15 cm (adjust to after a full repeat of M.1) continue in M.2 on all sts (with front bands in garter st as before). After 2 vertical repeats of M.2, continue in M.3 (= moss st).
Buttonholes: When piece measures 18-19-20-21-22-23 cm cast off for buttonholes on right front piece – see above!
When piece measures 38-39-40-41-42-43 cm cast off 6 sts each side for armhole (= 3 sts on each side of both MT) = 167-187-203-223-243-263 sts. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.
Sleeve: Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 68-72-76-80-84-88 sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm with Merino. Work 6 cm garter st and continue in M.3. When piece measures 22 cm cast off 6 sts mid under arm = 62-66-70-74-78-82 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 = 291-319-343-371-399-427 sts. K 4 rows (first row = RS) on all sts, at the same time on the last row adjust no of sts to 293-317-341-373-397-429 sts (do not dec on front band sts).
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Pattern: Work next row from RS as follows: 10 garter sts, * K1, P7 *, repeat from *-* until 11 sts remain, K1, 10 garter sts.
Continue in rib, K1 / P7.
Neckline and collar: When piece measures 41-42-43-44-45-46 cm dec 1 st each side to shape the V-neck– see Decreasing tip-2 – on every other row 12 times and then on every 4th row 5 times. At the same time inc for collar – see Increasing tip – on every other row 10 times and then on every 4th row 7 times = a total of 27 garter sts incl front band.
Raglan: When piece measures 42-43-44-45-46-47 cm dec 1 st in each P-section – see Decreasing tip-1. Repeat the dec on every 8-8-10-10-12-12 row another 4 times (= K1/P2).
When all dec and inc are complete piece measures approx 54-55-60-61-64-65 cm and there are approx 135-144-153-165-174-186 sts on row. When piece measures 57-59-61-63-65-67 cm K 1 row from the RS, at the same time dec evenly to 96-100-104-108-112-116 sts – Note: Do not dec on the 27 garter sts.
On next row cast off the middle 42-46-50-54-58-62 sts on back piece for neck. Slip the 27 garter sts on the left side of piece on a stitch holder and continue on the 27 sts on the right side of piece for collar as follows * work 2 rows garter st on all sts, work 2 rows garter st on the 14 sts towards mid front only *, repeat from *-* until collar measure 8-8-9-9-10-10 cm on the shorter side from where sts were cast off for neckline on back piece. Cast off. Slip sts from stitch holder back on needle and work these in the same way
Assembly: Sew collar tog mid back and sew to neckline. Sew openings under arms. Sew on buttons.
= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS