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Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 104-110-122-134-146-158 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Muskat. Work rib, K3/P3 with 1 edge st each side.
When piece measures 6 cm / 2 3/8 K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME dec 14-12-14-16-18-20 sts evenly = 90-98-108-118-128-138 sts.
K 1 row from WS, change to needle size 4 mm / US 6 and continue in stockinette st. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE!
When piece measures 8 cm / 3 1/8 dec 1 st each side and repeat the dec en on every 2-2-2.5-2.5-3-3 cm / Ύ-Ύ-7/8-7/8-1 1/8-1 1/8 a total of 5 times = 80-88-98-108-118-128 sts.
When piece measures 19-20-21-22-23-24 cm / 7½-8-8Ό-8Ύ-9-9½ inc 1 st each side and repeat the inc on every 3 cm / 1 1/8 a total of 5 times = 90-98-108-118-128-138 sts. When piece measures 35-36-37-38-39-40 cm / 13Ύ-14Ό-14½-15-15Ό-15Ύ cast on new sts for sleeves at the end of every row each side: 1 st 2-2-3-4-5-3 times, 2 sts 1-2-2-2-0-0 times and 4 sts 3-2-1-0-0-0 times = 122-126-130-134-138-144 sts. When piece measures 45-47-49-51-53-55 cm / 17 3/4"-18½"-19 1/4"-20"-21"-21 5/8" slip the middle 20-20-22-22-24-24 sts on a stitch holder for neck and complete each shoulder separately.
Bind off to shape the neckline at the beg of every row from mid front: 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 5 times = 40-42-43-45-46-49 sts left on shoulder/sleeve.
Bind off loosely when piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm / 21Ό-22-22Ύ-23 5/8-24 3/8-25Ό.
Cast on and work like front piece. Inc for sleeves as described for front piece and continue until piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm / 20½-21Ό-22-22Ύ-23 5/8-24 3/8.
Now bind off the middle 38-38-40-40-42-42 sts for neck and complete each shoulder/sleeve separately. Bind off to shape the neckline on every row from neckline: 1 st 2 times = 40-42-43-45-46-49 sts left on shoulder/sleeve. Bind off loosely when piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm / 21Ό-22-22Ύ-23 5/8-24 3/8-25Ό.
ASSEMBLY: Sew shoulder seams.
SLEEVE EDGES: Pick up 68-74-80-86-92-98 sts along sleeve edge on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Muskat. K 1 row from WS, K 1 row from RS and continue in rib, K3/P3, with 1 edge st each side for 4 cm / 1½. Bind off in rib. Repeat on the other sleeve
NECKLINE: Pick up approx 114 to 126 sts (divisible by 6 incl sts on stitch holder at front) round neckline on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Muskat. P 1 round, K 1 round and continue in rib, K3/P3, for 4 cm / 1½. Bind off in rib.
ASSEMBLY: Sew side and under arm seams inside 1 edge st.