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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.
Row 1: * K1, P1 *, repeat from *-*.
Row 2: K over P and P over K.
Repeat row 2.
INCREASING TIP: Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On return row work YO into back of loop to avoid a hole.
Make buttonholes on right front band. 1 buttonhole = cast off 3rd and 4th st from mid front and cast on 2 new sts on return row.
Make buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 24 and 32 cm.
SIZE M: 26 and 34 cm.
SIZE L: 28 and 36 cm.
SIZE XL: 30 and 38 cm.
SIZE XXL: 32 and 40 cm.
SIZE XXXL: 34 and 42 cm.
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 136-148-160-176-196-216 sts on circular needle size 5.5 mm with 1 thread in each color.
Work 6 rows garter st – SEE ABOVE - AT THE SAME TIME work 2 sts each side in 2 threads of each color(= 4 threads) for a firmer edge. Insert 2 markers in piece, 37-40-43-47-52-57 sts in from each side (back piece = 62-68-74-82-92-102 sts). Continue in moss st – SEE ABOVE – on all sts (continue to work 2 sts each side in 4 threads until finished measurements). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 8 cm dec 1 st on each side of both markers and repeat the dec when piece measures 15 cm = 128-140-152-168-188-208 sts. Continue in moss st. When piece measures 22 cm inc 1 st on each side of both markers and repeat the inc on every 4-4-4.5-5-5.5-6 cm a total of 3 times = 140-152-164-180-200-220 sts. When piece measures 35-36-37-38-39-40 cm cast off 6 sts each side for armhole (= 3 sts on each side of both markers) and now complete each piece separately.
BACK PIECE: = 58-64-70-78-88-98 sts.
Cast off to shape the armhole each side at the beg of every row: 2 sts 0-1-2-3-5-7 times and 1 st 0-0-1-2-2-2 times = 58-60-60-62-64-66 sts. When piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm cast off the middle 12-14-16-18-18-20 sts for neck and cast off 1 st on neckline on next row = 22-22-21-21-22-22 sts left on each shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm.
LEFT FRONT PIECE: = 35-38-41-45-50-55 sts. READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
Cast off for armhole at the side as described for back piece. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 37-38-39-40-41-42 cm, inc 1 st for lapel towards mid front on every 4th row – SEE INCREASING TIP – a total of 8-8-9-9-10-10 times (incorporate the inc sts in moss st as you go along) = 43-44-45-46-48-49 sts. When piece measures 47-49-51-53-55-57 cm work 2 rows garter st on 16-17-18-19-20-21 sts towards mid front with 4 threads and then cast off the same 16-17-18-19-20-21 sts on next row from RS = 27-27-27-27-28-28 sts left on row. Insert a marker. Continue in moss st, AT THE SAME TIME cast off to shape the neckline on every other row: 1 st 5-5-6-6-6-6 times = 22-22-21-21-22-22 sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm.
RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Like left front piece, but mirrored. Remember BUTTONHOLES – see above.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 34-36-36-38-40-42 sts on double pointed needles size 5.5 mm with 1 thread of each color.
Insert a marker at beg of round (= mid under sleeve). Work 6 rounds garter st – SEE ABOVE – and continue in moss st. When piece measures 5 cm inc 1 st on each side of marker and repeat the inc on every 3-3-2.5-2.5-2-2 cm a total of 13-14-16-16-17-18 times = 60-64-68-70-74-78 sts. Work inc sts in moss st. When piece measures 49-48-48-46-45-43 cm (less on the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulder) cast off 6 sts mid under arm (= 3 sts on each side of marker) and complete piece back and forth on needle. AT THE SAME TIME cast off to shape the sleeve cap each side at the beg of every row: 2 sts 3-3-3-2-1-0 times, 1 st 2-3-4-9-14-20 times, then 2 sts each side until piece measures 55-55-56-56-57-57 cm, now cast off 3 sts each side 1 time and cast off remaining sts on next row. Piece measures approx 56-56-57-57-58-58 cm.
Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves.
Pick up between 46 and 56 sts (an even number) on needle size 5.5 mm with 2 threads of each color(= 4 threads) from RS. Beg by marker on left front piece, continue round neckline on back piece and finish by marker on right front piece. Work moss st until collar measures 3 cm. Now insert a marker on each shoulder and a marker mid back and inc 1 st on each side of all 3 markers on next row, work inc sts in moss st. Continue until collar measures 14-14-15-16-16-17 cm and cast off.
Sew collar to lapel each side. Sew on buttons.