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Row 1: * P1, K1 *, repeat from *-* and finish with P1.
Row 2: K over P and P over K
Repeat row 2.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.
GARTER ST (in the round):
K 1 round, P 1 round.
Because of the weight of the yarn all measurements should be made while the garment is hanging.
Make buttonholes on right front band. 1 buttonhole = cast off 3rd st from mid front and cast on 1 new st on return row.
Make buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 7, 16, 26, 36, 46 and 56 cm.
SIZE M: 7, 15, 23, 31, 40, 49, and 58 cm.
SIZE L: 7, 15, 24, 33, 42, 51 and 60 cm.
SIZE XL: 7, 16, 25, 34, 43, 52 and 62 cm.
SIZE XXL: 7, 15, 23, 31, 39, 47, 55 and 64 cm.
SIZE XXXL: 7, 15, 23, 31, 39, 47, 55 and 64 cm.
PATTERN: See diagram M.1 The diagram shows the pattern from the RS. See diagram for your size.
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 159-173-187-203-223-245 sts (includes 5 front band sts each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 4.5 mm with Silke Alpaca. P 1 row from WS and continue in MOSS ST – see above – with 5 front band sts each side in GARTER ST – see above. Front bands are worked in garter st throughout. When piece measures 6 cm continue in stocking st with front band sts as before. Insert 2 markers in piece, 42-45-49-53-58-63 sts in from each side (back piece = 75-83-89-97-107-119 sts.) Remember BUTTONHOLES on right front band – see above. When piece measures 10 cm dec 1 st on each side of both markers (= 4 dec per row) and repeat the dec on every 9-9.5-10-10.5-11-11.5 cm a total of 3 times = 147-161-175-191-211-233 sts. Dec by K2 tog. Continue until piece measures 33-34-35-36-37-38 cm – SEE MEASUREMENT TIP! Now cast off 8 sts each side (= 4 sts on each side of marker) = 131-145-159-175-195-217 sts left on needle. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 49-51-51-55-57-59 sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm with Silke Alpaca. Work 6 rounds garter st – see above. Insert a marker at beg of round (= mid under arm). When piece measures 10 cm inc 1 st on each side of marker and repeat the inc on every 9-4.5-2-1.5-1.5-1 cm a total of 2-3-5-6-7-8 times = 53-57-61-67-71-75 sts. When piece measures 23-23-22-22-21-21 cm (less for the larger sizes because of wider shoulder) cast off 4 sts on each side of marker for armhole = 45-49-53-59-63-67 sts. Put piece aside and knit the other sleeve
Slip sleeves on the same circular needle size 4.5 mm as body piece where cast off for armholes = 221-243-265-293-321-351 sts. K 1 row from RS (with front bands as before), AT THE SAME TIME dec 11-13-15-3-11-21 sts evenly = 210-230-250-290-310-330 sts. K 1 row from WS and now continue in M.1 from RS (see diagram for your size) with 5 garter sts each side. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1 there are 100-109-118-122-130-138 sts on row. K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME dec 8-17-20-24-24-32 sts evenly = 92-92-98-98-106-106 sts. K 5 rows on all sts and cast off loosely.
Sew openings under arms. Sew on buttons.
K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
work 2 sts in 1 st
slip 1 st as if to K, K1. psso
1 YO between 2 sts
P2 tog on RS, K2 tog on WS
work 3 sts in 1 st as follows: P1, K1, P1
slip 1 st as if to K
place thread in front of piece (= towards you) slip 1 st as if to P, place thread behind piece (= away from you).
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