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Inc 1 st on each side of st with marker by making 1 YO. On return row work YO into back of st in order to avoid a hole.
Worked from side to side from sleeve towards the middle of jacket, in 2 pieces sewn tog mid back afterwards.
Worked back and forth on circular needle in garter st.
Cast on 36-38-40 (40-42) sts on circular needle size 3 mm with Fabel and work garter st.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 6-6-5 (5-6) cm inc 1 st each side and repeat the inc on every 8th row a total of 6-7-9 (11-13) times = 48-52-58 (62-68) sts. Continue until piece measures 17-19-20 (25-29) cm – adjust so that next row is from RS.
BODY PIECE: K 1 row from RS, at the end of row cast on 41-43-50 (53-58) sts (= towards back piece) = 89-95-108 (115-126) sts.
NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!
Work return row. Insert a marker from RS in the second st on row (= right side of piece) and continue in garter st, AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st on each side of st with marker on every other row a total of 38-40-46 (48-50) times – SEE INCREASING TIP. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 8½-9-10½ (11-12) cm continue on the last 60-65-74 (79-86) sts only on the left side of piece as seen from the RS (= back piece). Slip remaining sts on a stitch holder.
BACK PIECE: Continue until piece measures 13-14-16 (17-18) cm (from where sts were cast on for back piece), and cast off.
FRONT PIECE: Slip sts from stitch holder back on needle, but leave 9-10-10 (10-12) sts towards back piece on stitch holder for neckline. Continue to inc on every other row, AT THE SAME TIME cast off 1 st towards neckline on every 4th row a total of 6-7-7 (7-7) times.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 14-15-17 (18-19) cm (from where inc for front pieces beg) cast off for 3-4-4 (5-5) buttonholes as follows (from neckline, i.e. from WS): work 2 sts, cast off 2 sts, * work 12-9-11 (9-10) sts, cast off 2 sts *, repeat from *-* a total of 2-3-3 (4-4) times, and then work remaining sts on row. On return row cast on 2 new sts over the cast off sts.
After dec and inc are complete there are 90-93-109 (115-121) sts on row. Now cast off 51-52-62 (66-70) sts from WS from neckline and down along front band = 39-41-47 (49-51) sts left on row. Continue in garter st back and forth on these sts for approx 1-1-2 (2-3) cm (fold piece double by shoulder to measure front piece to back piece) and cast off.
Like right half, but without buttonholes – this half is assembled with WS out.
Place the 2 halves towards each other and sew tog mid back – edge to edge in order to avoid a chunky seam. Fold jacket double and sew under arm and side seams in outer loops of sts. Sew on buttons.
Pick up 55 to 75 sts (incl sts on stitch holders) round neckline on circular needle size 3 mm with Fabel. Work 3 rows garter st back and forth on needle and cast off.
Inc 1 st on each side of the 2 K sts mid back (marker sits between these 2 sts). Inc by working 2 sts in 1 st and incorporate inc sts in rib as you go along.
Dec 1 st on each side of marker mid front. Dec as follows before marker: K2 tog.
Dec as follows after marker: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 56-60-64 (68-72) sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm with Alpaca. Insert a marker at beg of round = inside of leg. Continue as follows: K1, * P2 / K2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with P2 and K1. When piece measures 4 cm inc 1 st on each side of marker by K 2 sts in 1 st on every 5-6-8 (9-12) round a total of 8 times = 72-76-80 (84-88) sts.
When leg measures 16-20-23 (25-33) cm divide the piece by marker and continue back and forth on needle (to make it easier to slip both legs on the same circular needle afterwards), AT THE SAME TIME cast on 1 new st each side for seam = 74-78-82 (86-90) sts. When piece measures 18-22-25 (27-35) cm cast off 5 sts each side (= 1 edge st, K1, P2 and K1) = 64-68-72 (76-80) sts.
Put piece aside and knit the other leg in the same way.
Slip both legs on the same circular needle size 3 mm = 128-136-144 (152-160) sts. Insert 1 marker mid front and 1 marker mid back (both markers should sit between 2 K sts). Continue in rib, K2 / P2, AT THE SAME TIME inc mid back and dec mid front as follows:
INC MID BACK: Inc 2 sts – SEE INCREASING TIP. Repeat the inc on every 4th round a total of 4 times.
DEC MID FRONT: Dec 2 sts – SEE DECREASING TIP. Repeat the dec on every 4th round a total of 8 times.
After all inc and dec are complete there are 120-128-136 (144-152) sts on round. Continue in rib until piece measures 38-42-47 (52-60) cm, cast off.
Sew inside of legs at the top inside 1 edge st. Sew opening between legs, front of leg towards back of leg.
= Knitting direction