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Because of the weight of the yarn make all measurements while the garment is hanging, otherwise it will be too long when worn. GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
GARTER ST (in the round): K 1 round, P 1 round.
See diagram M.1. (= 6 sts). Diagram shows the pattern from RS.
Make buttonholes on right front band. 1 buttonhole = cast off 4th front band st from mid front and cast on 1 new st on next row.
Make buttonholes when piece measures:
Size S: 46, 54 and 62 cm
Size M: 48, 56 and 64 cm
Size L: 49, 57 and 65 cm
Size XL: 50, 58 and 66 cm
Size XXL: 51, 57, 63 and 69 cm
Size XXXL: 50, 57, 64 and 71 cm
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 372-396-420-468-516-564 sts (includes 6 front band sts each side) on circular needle size 6 mm with 1 thread Symphony (as pictured) or 1 thread Melody or 1 thread Merino Extra Fine + 1 thread Kid-Silk (= 2 threads) or 1 thread Alpca + 1 thread Vivaldi (= 2 threads). K 4 rows and continue in stocking st. SEE MEASUREMENT TIP! REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 9 cm work next row from RS as follows: 6 GARTER STS – see above - M.1 on all sts until 6 sts remain and work these in 6 garter st. The 6 garter sts each side = front bands, work these in garter st throughout. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1 there are 192-204-216-240-264-288 sts on needle. P 1 row from WS, K 8 rows and continue in stocking st.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
When piece measures 45-46-47-48-49-50 cm work next row from RS as follows: 6 garter sts, 7-7-8-8-11-14 stocking sts, M.1 a total of 5-5-5-6-6-6 times, 16-22-26-26-33-40 stocking sts, M.1 a total of 5-5-5-6-6-6 times, 14-14-16-16-20-24 stocking sts, M.1 a total of 5-5-5-6-6-6 times, 16-22-26-26-33-40 stocking sts, M.1 a total of 5-5-5-6-6-6 times, 7-7-8-8-11-14 stocking sts, 6 garter sts. After 1 vertical repeat of M.1 like this there are 132-144-156-168-192-216 sts on needle. P 1 row from WS. Change to circular needle size 5.5 mm. Insert 2 markers in piece, 36-39-42-45-51-57 sts in from each side (back piece = 60-66-72-78-90-102 sts). Continue in garter st on all sts. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 46-48-49-50-51-50 cm make BUTTONHOLES on right front band – see above! When piece measures 52-53-54-55-56-57 cm cast off 6 sts each side (= 3 sts each side of marker) and complete front and back pieces separately.
= 54-60-66-72-84-96 sts. Cast off to shape the armhole each side at the beg of every row: 2 sts 1-1-2-3-4-6 times and 1 st 0-2-2-2-5-6 times = 50-52-54-56-58-60 sts. Continue in garter st. When piece measures 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm cast off the middle 20-22-22-24-24-26 sts for neck and complete each shoulder separately. Cast off 1 st on neckline on next row = 14-14-15-15-16-16 sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 70-72-74-76-78-80 cm.
LEFT FRONT PIECE:
= 33-36-39-42-48-54 sts. Cast off for armhole at the side as described for back piece = 31-32-33-34-35-36 sts. When piece measures 63-65-67-68-70-72 cm slip 11 sts towards mid front on a stitch holder. Cast off to shape the neckline at the beg of every row from mid front: 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 0-1-1-2-2-3 times = 14-14-15-15-16-16 sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 70-72-74-76-78-80 cm.
RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Like left front piece, but mirrored. NOTE! Remember BUTTONHOLES!
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 34-34-36-36-38-40 sts on double pointed needles size 5.5 mm with 1 thread Symphony or 1 thread Melody or 1 thread Merino Extra Fine + 1 thread Kid-Silk (= 2 threads) or 1 thread Alpaca + 1 thread Vivaldi (= 2 threads). Work GARTER ST – see above! Insert a marker at beg of round. When piece measures 12 cm change to double pointed needles size 6 mm and continue in stocking st on all sts. When piece measures 13 cm inc 1 st each side of marker and repeat the inc on every 6-4-3.5-3-2.5-2 cm a total of 6-8-9-11-12-12 times = 46-50-54-58-62-64 sts. When piece measures 47-47-47-46-45-43 cm - NOTE! Less for the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulder – cast off 6 sts mid under sleeve (= 3 sts each side of marker) and complete piece back and forth on needle. Cast off for sleeve cap each side at the beg of every row: 2 sts 1-2-2-2-2-1 times, 1 st 5-3-4-6-7-12 times, then 2 sts each side until piece measures 55-55-56-57-57-58 cm, now cast off 3 sts 1 time each side and cast off remaining sts. Piece measures approx 56-56-57-58-58-59 cm.
Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves. Sew on buttons.
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Pick up 70-74-74-78-78-84 sts round neckline (includes sts on stitch holders) on circular needle size 5.5 mm with 1 thread Symphony or 1 thread Melody or 1 thread Merino Extra Fine + 1 thread Kid-Silk (= 2 threads) or 1 thread Alpaca + 1 thread Vivaldi (2 threads). K 3 rows, then K 1 row, AT THE SAME TIME inc 14-14-14-16-16-18 sts evenly (do not inc on 6 sts each side over front bands) = 84-88-88-94-94-102 sts. Continue in garter st and cast off when hood measures 36-36-37-37-38-38 cm. Fold hood double and sew tog at the top.
= K from RS, P from WS
= K2 tog