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GARTER ST (in the round): K 1 round, P 1 round.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
PATTERN: See diagram M.1 and M.2 the diagrams show the pattern from the RS.
Dec as follows before marker: K2 tog.
Dec as follows after marker: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso. NOTE! Make sure not to shift P sts in M.1 when decreasing.
Make all dec from RS inside 9 pattern sts and 3 garter sts = 12 sts.
Dec as follows before 12 sts: K2 tog.
Dec as follows after 12 sts: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
INCREASING TIP: Inc 1 st on each side of st with marker by making 1 YO. Work YO into back of loop on return row to avoid a hole.
DRESS: Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 204-216-240-252-276-288 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with Muskat. P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round and continue in M.1.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE!
When piece measures 18-18-18-20-22-26 cm / 7-7-7-8-8Ύ-10Ό insert 6 markers in piece as follows: Work 32-34-38-40-44-46 sts, insert Marker-1, work 37-39-43-45-49-51 sts, insert Marker-2, work 33-35-39-41-45-47 sts, insert Marker-3 in the last of these sts (= the side), work 32-34-38-40-44-46 sts, insert Marker-4, work 37-39-43-45-49-51 sts, insert Marker-5, work 33-35-39-41-45-47 sts, insert Marker-6 in the last of these sts (= the other side). On next round dec 1 st on each side of Marker-3 and -6 (i.e. at the sides) SEE DECREASING TIP-1 and repeat the dec on every 6th round a total of 13-12-14-13-11-10 times.
AT THE SAME TIME when doing the 8-7-9-8-6-5 dec, also dec 1 st by the other markers as follows: AFTER Marker-1 and Marker-4 and BEFORE Marker-2 and Marker-5 SEE DECREASING TIP-1. Repeat these dec on every 6th round (i.e. on the same rounds as dec at the sides) a total of 6 times.
When all dec are complete there are 128-144-160-176-208-224 sts on round. Continue in M.1 until piece measures approx 47-48-49-50-51-52 cm / 18½-19-19Ό-19Ύ-20-20½ adjust to after at least 2 rounds stockinette st. Now remove Marker-1, -2, -4 and -5.
Continue in M.2 beg by arrow for your size at bottom of diagram so that st mid front = arrow at top of diagram.
After 1 vertical repeat of M.2 work next round as follows:
19-23-27-31-39-43 stockinette sts, M.2 (continue from row 7 in chart and repeat from row 7-22)on 25 sts mid front and stockinette st on remaining sts on round. AT THE SAME TIME on round 4 inc 1 st on each side of the markers at sides SEE INCREASING TIP and repeat the inc on every 4 round a total of 7 times = 156-172-188-204-236-252 sts. When piece measures approx 67-68-69-70-71-72 cm / 26 3/8-26Ύ-27 1/8-27½-28-28 3/8 (adjust so that next round is a round with YO) work 4 rounds garter st see above on 7 sts mid front, with remaining sts as before. On next round bind off the middle st at front for split and on the same round bind off 7 sts each side for armhole (= st with marker + 3 sts on each side of this).
Now complete each piece separately.
LEFT FRONT PIECE: = 35-39-43-47-55-59 sts. Continue with 3 garter sts towards neckline, 9 sts of M.2 and stockinette st on remaining sts. AT THE SAME TIME dec for neckline and armhole as follows:
NECKLINE: Dec 1 st on neckline inside 12 sts SEE DECREASING TIP-2 - and repeat the dec on every other row a total of 9-10-10-10-10-11 times and then on every 4th row 5-5-5-6-6-6 times.
ARMHOLE: bind off for armhole at the beg of every row from the side: 3 sts 0-0-1-1-2-2 times, 2 sts 0-1-1-2-3-4 times and 1 st 1-2-2-3-3-4 times. When all dec are complete there are 20-20-21-21-24-24 sts left on shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 86-88-90-92-94-96 cm / 33 7/8-34 5/8-35½-36Ό-37-37Ύ.
RIGHT FRONT PIECE: Like left front piece, but mirrored.
BACK PIECE: = 71-79-87-95-111-119 sts. Continue in stockinette at and bind off for armhole each side as described for front piece = 69-71-73-75-81-83 sts. When piece measures 83-85-87-89-91-93 cm / 32Ύ-33½-34Ό-35-35Ύ-36 5/8 work 4 rows garter st on the middle 35-37-37-39-39-41 sts, with remaining sts in stockinette st. Now bind off the middle 29-31-31-33-33-35 sts for neck and complete each shoulder separately. Continue in stockinette st with 3 garter sts towards neckline and bind off when piece measures 86-88-90-92-94-96 cm / 33 7/8-34 5/8-35½-36Ό-37-37Ύ.
SLEEVE: Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 62-62-68-68-74-80 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with Muskat. Work 4 rows garter st and continue in M.1 with 1 edge st each side. When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4 inc 1 st each side, and repeat the inc on every other row a total of 2-4-3-5-5-4 times, work inc sts in stockinette st = 66-70-74-78-84-88 sts. When piece measures 6 cm / 2 3/8 bind off for sleeve cap each side at the beg of every row: 4 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 1-2-4-5-6-8 times, then 2 sts each side until piece measures 12-13-14-15-16-17 cm /
4Ύ-5 1/8-5½-6-6Ό-6Ύ, now bind off 4 sts each side 1 time and bind off remaining sts, piece measures approx 13-14-15-16-17-18 cm / 5 1/8-5½-6-6Ό-6Ύ-7.
ASSEMBLY: Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeve seams inside 1 edge st and set in sleeves.
CROCHET BORDERS: Crochet a border with crochet hook size 4 mm / G/6 and Muskat round sleeve edges and along bottom edge of dress as follows:
ROUND 1: 1 sc in first st, * 4 ch, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
ROUND 2: Work sl sts to the middle of the first ch-loop, 1 sc round ch-loop, * 2 ch, 1 sc round next ch-loop, 5 ch, 1 sc round next ch-loop *, repeat from *-* but fasten the last loop with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
ROUND 3: Crochet 1 sc in each of the small ch-loops and crochet 1 sc, 5 dc and 1 sc in each of the large ch-loops, finish round with 1 sl st in first sc.
Crochet a border round neckline with crochet hook size 4 mm / G/6 and Muskat as follows beg mid back: 1 sc in first st, * 1 picot (= 4 ch, 1 st in first ch), skip approx 1.5 cm / ½, 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-* and finish round with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= K2 tog, 1 YO
= 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
= 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso, 1 YO