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Gauge: 15 sts x 19 rows on larger needles in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.
Rib: * K 1, P 2 *, repeat from * - *.
Knitting tips (for neck):
All decs are made from right side. Dec 1 st inside of the increased collar sts as follows:
Before collar sts: K 2 tog.
After collar sts: Slip 1 st as if to knit, K 1, psso.
Front: Cast on 62-68-74-80-86 sts on smaller needles. Knit rib as follows (row 1 = right side): K 1 (edge st), P 1, * K 1, P 2 *, repeat from * - * until 3 sts remain, then K 1, P 1 and K 1 (edge st). When the rib measures 3 cm change to larger needles and stockinette st.
Read the rest of the Front section before knitting:
Side inc: When the piece measures 10 cm inc 1 st at each side every 8-9-9-6.5-5 cm a total of 3-3-3-4-5 times = 68-74-80-88-96 sts.
Pattern: When the piece measures 28-29-30-31-32 cm knit rib over all sts for 15 cm - see that a P 2 is at center front. Then (the piece measures approx. 43-44-45-46-47 cm) knit stockinette st to finished measurements.
Armhole: When the piece measures 37-38-39-40-41 cm bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 0-0-1-1-2 times, 2 sts 1-1-1-2-2 times and 1 st 1-3-2-3-3 times = 54-56-58-60-62 sts.
V-neck: When the piece measures 44-46-47-49-50 cm put a marker at center front. Knit the next row as follows (right side row): knit until 3 sts remain before the marker, K 2 tog, slip the 2 following sts (1 st at each side of the marker) off needle and put them back on the left needle reversed (twisted) (= a small cable), then knit 2 sts in the next st (in the 1st st of the 2 twisted sts), put the remaining sts on left needle onto a st holder and knit each side separately.
1st side: = 27-28-29-30-31 sts. Knit the next row as follows (wrong side): K 1, in the next st: K 1, yo, K 1 (these 4 sts = collar sts knit in reverse stockinette st), P the remaining sts (stockinette st). Then dec 1 st for the neck every other row - see knitting tips: 7-7-7-8-8 times. At the same time inc for collar by knitting 2 sts in the outermost st every other row 4 times (= 8 collar sts in reverse stockinette st). After all shaping is complete 26-27-28-28-29 sts remain. When the piece measures 56-58-60-62-64 cm bind off the 18-19-20-20-21 shoulder sts. The 8 collar sts remain on needles. Continue in reverse stockinette st ob these sts until the collar measures 6-6-6-7-7 cm, put sts on a st holder.
2nd side: Put sts from st holder on the other side back on needles and knit the same as the 1st side, reversing all shaping - begin row 1 from center front, from right side as follows: P 1, in the next st: P 1, yo, P 1 (= 4 collar sts), slip 1 st as if to knit, K 1, psso, K the remaining sts.
Back: Cast on and knit the same as the front. Bind off for armholes as on front and continue until the piece measures 54-56-58-60-62 cm. Now bind off the center 16-16-16-18-18 sts for the neck. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge = 18-19-20-20-21 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 56-58-60-62-64 cm.
Sleeve: Cast on 41-44-44-47-47 sts on smaller needles. Knit rib (keeping 1 edge st at each side) for 12 cm, then continue with stockinette st.
When the piece measures 14 cm inc 1 st at each side every 6.5-5.5-4.5-4-3 cm a total of 6-7-8-8-10 times = 53-58-60-63-67 sts. When sleeve measures 50-49-48-46-45 cm bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 4 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2-3-3-3-3 times and 1 st 2-2-3-4-5 times, then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 57 cm, then bind off 3 sts at each side 1 time. Bind off the remaining sts, the piece measures approx. 58 cm.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Sew the collar at center back. Sew the collar to back neckband. The collar will roll.
Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance.