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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.
PATTERN: See diagram M.1. Diagram shows the pattern from the RS.
Make buttonholes on right front band. 1 buttonhole = cast off 4th st from mid front and cast on 1 new st on return row.
Make buttonholes when piece measures: SIZE S: 12, 21, 30, 40, 50 and 60 cm.
SIZE M: 12, 22, 32, 42, 52 and 62 cm.
SIZE L: 10, 19, 28, 37, 46, 55 and 64 cm.
SIZE XL: 10, 20, 30, 39, 48, 57 and 66 cm.
SIZE XXL: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 59 and 68 cm.
SIZE XXXL: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70 cm.
RAGLAN: If your knitting tension is too tight the raglan will be too short and the armhole too small. You may compensate for this by working an extra row without dec at regular intervals between rows with dec.
DECREASING TIP (applies to raglan):
Dec as follows from RS: beg 2 sts before marker, K2 tog, marker, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
Dec as follows from WS: beg 2 sts before marker, P2 tog into back of loop, marker, P2 tog.
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 217-241-257-281-305-337 sts (includes 8 front band sts each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 4 mm with Classic Alpaca or Puna. P 1 row from WS and continue as follows from RS: 8 garter sts (front band), * rib, K1/P3 *, repeat from *-* on the next 200-224-240-264-288-320 sts and finish with K1 and 8 garter sts (front band). GARTER ST – see above. When piece measures 10 cm continue as follows from RS: 8 garter sts, M.1 on the next 200-224-240-264-288-320 sts and finish with K1 and 8 garter sts. NOTE: 1 K st in M.1 sits over 1 K st from rib. Continue in pattern like this. Remember BUTTONHOLE – see above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Insert 2 markers in piece, 1 marker 58-64-68-74-80-88 sts in from the right side of piece and 1 marker 59-65-69-75-81-89 sts in from the left side (back piece = 100-112-120-132-144-160 sts). When piece measures 52-53-54-55-56-57 cm cast off 8 sts each side for armhole (= 4 sts on each side of marker) = 201-225-241-265-289-321 sts. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 52-56-56-60-60-64 sts on double pointed needles size 4 mm with Classic Alpaca or Puna. Work rib, K1/P3, for 6 cm and continue in M.1. NOTE: 1 K st in M.1 sits over 1 K st from rib. Insert a marker at beg of round (mid under arm). When piece measures 8 cm inc 1 st on each side of marker on every 3.5-3.5-3-2.5-2-2 cm a total of 12-12-14-14-18-18 times = 76-80-84-88-96-100 sts. Incorporate inc sts in M.1 as you go along. When piece measures 51-51-51-50-50-50 cm (less for the larger sizes because of wider shoulders) cast off 4 sts on each side of marker = 68-72-76-80-88-92 sts. Put piece aside and knit the other sleeve.
Slip sleeves on the same circular needle as body piece where cast off for armhole = 337-369-393-425-465-505 sts. Insert a marker in all transitions between sleeves and body piece (= 4 markers). Continue in M.1 AT THE SAME TIME dec for RAGLAN – see above. NOTE! Make the first 2 dec on body piece only, not on the sleeves. Dec on every other row 17-17-19-19-19-19 times and then on every row 10-12-12-14-18-20 times. NOTE: On rows with no dec K 1 st on each side of marker from RS. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 61-63-65-67-69-71 cm slip 11-13-17-19-25 sts each side on stitch holders towards mid front for neck. Cast off to shape the neckline at the beg of every row: 2 sts 8 times. When all dec are complete there are 83-91-95-103-107-119 sts left on row.
Pick up 20-24-26-30-32-38 sts on each front piece (incl sts on stitch holders) from RS on needle size 4 mm = 123-139-147-163-171-195 sts. K 1 row from WS, AT THE SAME TIME dec 14-26-34-46-54-74 sts evenly = 109-113-113-117-117-121 sts. Continue as follows from RS: 8 garter sts, M.1 on the next 92-96-96-100-100-104 sts, finish with K1 and 8 garter sts. Cast off when hood measures 36-36-37-37-38-38 cm.
ASSEMBLY: Sew openings under arms. Sew on buttons. Fold hood double and sew tog at the top from the RS.
= K from RS, P from WS
= K from WS, P from RS