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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.
INCREASING TIP: Inc 1 st towards mid front from RS inside 5 garter sts by making 1 YO. Work YO into back of loop on return row to avoid a hole.
PATTERN: See diagram M.1 and M.2 – the diagrams show the pattern from the RS.
BUTTONHOLES: Make buttonholes on right front band. 1 buttonhole = K tog 2nd and 3rd st from mid front and make 1 YO.
Make buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 14, 20 and 26 cm.
SIZE M: 15, 21 and 27 cm.
SIZE L: 15, 22 and 29 cm.
SIZE XL: 16, 23 and 30 cm.
SIZE XXL: 16, 24 and 32 cm.
SIZE XXXL: 17, 25 and 33 cm.
Dec 1 st on each side of 4 garter sts.
Before 4 garter sts: K2 tog.
After 4 garter sts: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
Before 4 garter sts: P2 tog into back of loops
After 4 garter sts: P2 tog
BODY PIECE: Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Cast on 102-114-130-146-166-186 sts (includes 5 front band sts each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 5 mm with Paris. Insert a marker 22-25-29-33-38-43 sts in from each side (= 58-64-72-80-90-100 sts on back piece). Work 4 rows garter st – SEE ABOVE - (first row = RS). Continue in stocking st with 5 front band sts in garter st each side. AT THE SAME TIME on first row in stocking st inc 1 st inside the 5 front band sts each side – SEE INCREASING TIP – and repeat the inc on every other row a total of 12 times.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 4 cm inc 1 st on each side of both markers at the sides and repeat the inc on every 2-2.5-3-3-3.5-3.5 cm a total of 5 times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 14-15-15-16-16-17 cm make BUTTONHOLE on right front piece – see above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When inc mid front and at the sides are complete there are 146-158-174-190-210-230 sts on row.
When piece measures approx 15-17-19-19-21-23 cm – adjust so that next row is from WS – work 2 rows garter st on 18 sts each side (= 9 sts on each side of marker) with remaining sts as before. After these 2 rows cast off 10 sts each side (= 5 sts of each side of marker) for armhole – cast off with K sts from WS. On next row (from RS) loosely cast on 69-69-69-81-81-81 new sts for sleeves over each armhole = 264-276-292-332-352-372 sts – continue in garter st on the 4 sts on each side of sleeve.
WORK NEXT ROW AS FOLLOWS: (= WS): 5 garter sts, P 25-28-32-36-41-46 sts, K 77-77-77-89-89-89 sts, P 50-56-64-72-82-92 sts, K 77-77-77-89-89-89 sts, P 25-28-32-36-41-46 sts, 5 garter sts. Now work 2 rows stocking st on the 69-69-69-81-81-81 sleeve sts each side with remaining sts as before.
NOW READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
Continue as follows: 5 front band sts in garter st, 25-28-32-36-41-46 stocking sts, 4 garter sts, 4 stocking sts, M.1 on 60-60-60-72-72-72 sts, 5 stocking sts, 4 garter sts, 50-56-64-72-82-92 stocking sts, 4 garter sts, 4 stocking sts, M.1 on 60-60-60-72-72-72 sts, 5 stocking sts, 4 garter sts, 25-28-32-36-41-46 stocking sts and 5 front band sts in garter st.
RAGLAN DECREASES: at the same time on row 3 of M.1 dec for RAGLAN – see above – on every other row a total of 14-14-14-15-15-15 times and then on every row 3-3-3-5-5-5 times. AT THE SAME TIME after M.1 (41-41-41-49-49-49 sts left on each sleeve) work M.2 (see diagram for your size) on sleeves – AT THE SAME TIME continue dec for raglan (marked in M.2).
NECKLINE: at the same time when piece measures 27-28-30-31-33-34 cm (from cast on row) slip 7-8-9-11-11-12 sts each side towards mid front on stitch holders for neck. Dec 1 st each side towards mid front at the beg of every row until raglan dec are complete. After M.2 there are approx 68-78-92-98-116-134 sts on row.
NECK: Pick up 12 to 17 sts (incl sts on stitch holders) on each neckline on front pieces = approx 92 to 168 sts. K 1 row from WS, AT THE SAME TIME dec evenly to 90-94-96-104-108-112 sts (do not dec on front bands and raglan). K 2 rows and cast off loosely.
CROCHET BORDER: Crochet a border along cast on row on sleeves with crochet size 4 mm as follows: 1 dc in first st, *3 ch, skip approx 1 cm, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-*.
Sew on buttons.
= K from RS, P from WS
= From RS: K2 tog. From WS: P2 tog
= From RS: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso. From WS: P2 tog into back of loop
= slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso
= 1 YO between 2 sts