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Inc 1 st in each side of marker by making 1 YO. Work YO twisted on next row (i.e. knit in back loop of st instead of front loop) to avoid holes.
Work the piece sideways. Work 2 pieces and finish by sewing pieces tog in the back. Work the pieces from the sleeve towards the mid of jacket.
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 36-38-40 (40-42-44) sts on circular needle size 3 mm with Delight. K back and forth on all rows until completed (= garter st).
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 6-6-5 (5-6-6) cm, inc 1 st in each side, repeat the inc on every 8th row a total of 6-7-9 (11-13-14) times = 48-52-58 (62-68-72) sts. Work until piece measures 17-19-20 (25-29-33) cm – adjust so that the last row is worked from WS.
K 1 row (= RS), at end of row cast on 41-43-50 (53-58-60) sts (= towards the back) = 89-95-108 (115-126-132) sts.
NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!
K 1 row, turn, insert a marker in the 2nd st on needle from RS (= in right side). Continue – AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st on each side of the st with marker every other row a total of 38-40-46 (48-50-52) times – SEE INCREASE TIP. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 8.5 - 9 - 10.5 (11 - 12 - 13) cm work only over the last 60-65-74 (79-86-91) sts in the left side seen from RS (= back piece), slip the remaining sts on a stitch holder.
Work until piece measures 13-14-16 (17-18-19) cm (from where back piece sts was cast on), cast off.
Put sts from stitch holder back on needle but leave 9-10-10 (10-12-12) sts towards the back on the stitch holder for neckline. Continue inc on every other row – AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st towards the neck (= towards sts on stitch holder) on every 4th row a total of 6-7-7 (7-7-7) times.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 14-15-17 (18-19-20 cm (from where inc on front piece started and towards mid front) cast off for 3-4-4 (5-5-5) button holes as follows (from neck, i.e. from WS): K 2, cast off 2 sts, * K 12-9-11 (9-10-10) sts, cast off 2 sts *, repeat from *-* a total of 2-3-3 (4-4-4) times, K rest of row. On next row cast on 2 new sts over the cast off sts.
After all inc and dec there are 90-93-109 (115-121-126) sts on the needle. When finished with inc on right side, cast off 51-52-62 (66-70-74) sts from the neckline and down the front band of jacket (cast off from WS) = 39-41-47 (49-51-52) sts left on needle. K back and forth over these sts for approx. 1-1-2 (2-3-3) cm (fold piece at the shoulder and check that the front piece is the same length as back piece). Cast off.
Work as right half but without button holes – this piece is assembled with wrong side out.
Put the 2 pieces towards each other and sew tog mid back – sew edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam. Fold the jacket and sew underarm and side seams in front loop of outermost sts. Sew on buttons.
Knit up 55 to 80 sts (including sts on stitch holder) around the neck on circular needle size 3 mm with Delight.
K 3 rows back and forth, cast off.
= knitting direction