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Knitting Tension: 11 sts x 15 rows on needle size 9mm needle in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm
Garter sts (back and forth): Knit all rows
Front band: = 3 sts towards the middle on front pieces. Garter sts throughout.
Button holes: Make buttonholes on right front from the RS. 1 buttonhole = K2 tog, yarn over needle, knit 1. Knit yarn over needle into back of st on the return row. Make button holes when front measures:
1/3 mths: 6, 12, 18 and 24 cm
6/9 mths: 6, 13, 19 and 26 cm
12/18 mths: 6, 12, 18, 24 and 29 cm
24 mths: 6, 13, 19, 26 and 34 cm
Decreasing: applies to raglan decreases. Decrease within 1 st as follows:
From the RS: after 1 st: K2 tog; before 1 st: slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso.
From the WS: before 1 st: P2 tog; after 1 st: P2 tog into back of st.
Cast on 30-34-38-42 sts on needle size 9mm needle with Eskimo. Work 4 rows garter sts and continue in stocking sts. When back measures 12-13-15-18 cm, purl one row from the RS, and continue in stocking sts. When back measures 18-19-22-25 cm, cast off 3 sts each side for armhole = 24-28-32-36 sts. Work 3 rows and dec for raglan each side (see Decreasing above) on every other row as follows: 1 st 6-6-7-7 times and on every row 1 st 0-2-2-4 times. Cast off remaining 12-12-14-14 sts. Piece measures approx 28-30-34-39 cm.
Cast on 18-20-22-24 sts (includes 3 front band sts) on needle size 9 mm. Work 4 rows garter sts and continue in stocking sts (see Front band above). When front piece measures 12-13-15-18 cm purl one row from the RS, and continue in stocking sts. When front measures 18-19-22-25 cm, cast off 3 sts at side for armhole = 15-17-19-21 sts and dec for raglan as described for back piece. At the same time: when front measures 25-27-30-35 cm, put 5-5-6-6 sts (incl the 3 band sts) on a thread or stitch holder for neck. Cast off to shape the neckline on every row starting from neckline as follows: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 2 times = no sts left. Front measures approx 28-30-34-39 cm.
As left front, but mirrored (remember buttonholes!).
Cast on 20-22-22-24 sts using 9mm needle. Work 4 rows garter sts and continue in stocking sts. When sleeve measures 5 cm, purl 1 row from the RS, and continue in stocking sts. When sleeve measures 6 cm, inc 1 st each side on every 4 – 4.5 – 4 - 4 cm a total of 3-3-4-5 times = 26-28-30-34 sts. When sleeve measures 18-20-22-25 cm cast off 3 sts each side for sleeve cap. Dec for raglan (see Decreasing) on every other row: 1 st 7-8-9-10 times and on every row 1 st 0-0-0-1 times. Cast off remaining 6 sts. The sleeve measures approx 28-31-34-39 cm.
Cast on 9-10-10-11 sts using 9mm needle and knit garter sts for 6-7-8-9 cm, cast off. Knit two and sew the pockets to the RS of cardigan approx 3-3-4-5 cm from bottom front edge.
Join sleeve and body raglan seams from the RS within ½ edge st in order the seams don’t become to thick/bulky.
Pick up approx 32-38 sts (including sts on thread or stitch holder on front pieces) using 9mm needle and work stocking sts (continue in garter sts over the 3 front band sts each side). When hood measures 1 cm, increase to 38-40-42-44 sts evenly on row. Continue in stocking sts and cast off when hood measures 21-23-25-27 cm. Sew hood together at the top from the RS.
Sew side and sleeve seams from the RS within ½ edge st. Sew on buttons.