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Gauge: 17 sts x 22 rows = 10 x 10 cm in stockinette st.
Rib: * K 2, P 4 *, repeat from * - *.
Pattern: See chart. The pattern is seen from the right side.
Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.
Knitting tips (for armhole):
All decs are made from right side.
Without sleeve: Dec inside 3 edge sts knit as follows from edge (as seen from the right side): K 3
With sleeve: Dec inside 2 edge sts knit as follows from edge (as seen from the right side): K 2
After edge sts: Slip 1 st as if to knit, K 1, psso. Before edge sts: K 2 tog.
Body: If there are different measurements or numbers for the version with or without sleeve, instructions for the version without sleeve will come before ( ) and the version with sleeve will be inside ( ). If the instructions are the same, there will not be ( ).
Cast on 132-156-180-204 sts on circular needles; join and knit rib. Place a marker at each side in the center of a K 2 rib (there will be 66-78-90-102 sts between markers).
Read entire next section before knitting:
When the piece measures 19-21-23-25 cm knit Pattern 1 over the 20 sts at center front (knit the remaining sts the same as before). After Pattern 1 knit rib over all sts.
Without sleeve: At the same time when the piece measures 33-35-36-38 cm knit 4 rows garter st over 10 sts at each side (= 5 sts each side of marker), then bind off the center 6 sts at each side for armhole. Knit each side separately.
With sleeve: At the same time when the piece measures 34-36-37-39 cm bind off 8 sts at each side for armhole (= 4 sts each side of marker). Knit each side separately.
Front: = 60-72-84-96 (58-70-82-94) sts. Keep 2 (1) sts in garter st at each armhole edge and dec 1 st for armhole at each side every other row 0-6-6-12 times - see knitting tips = 60-60-72-72 (58-58-70-70) sts. When the piece measures 44-47-50-53 cm put the center 12 sts on a st holder for the neck. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 4 times = 16-16-22-22 (15-15-21-21) sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off in pattern when the piece measures 52-55-58-61 cm.
Back: = 60-72-84-96 (58-70-82-94) sts. Bind off for armhole as on front. When the piece measures 50-53-56-59 cm put the center 24 sts on a st holder for the neck. Then bind off 2 sts at each neck edge on the next row = 16-16-22-22 (15-15-21-21) sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off in pattern when the piece measures 52-55-58-61 cm.
Sleeve: Cast on 48-48-54-54 sts on double-pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join. Knit rib, with marker in the center of a K 2 rib. When the piece measures 5-4-3-2 cm inc 1 st each side of the K 2 with marker every 10-5-5-3 rows a total of 3-5-6-8 times - P the increased sts = 54-58-66-70 sts. When the piece measures 17-16-16-14 cm bind off 4 sts each side of marker and knit back and forth on needles. Bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 2 sts 3-2-3-3 times and 1 st 1-2-2-5 times, then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 23-24-24-25 cm, then bind off 3 sts at each side 1 time. Bind off the remaining sts, the piece measures approx. 24-25-25-26 cm.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband: Pick up 72 sts (divisible by 6, incl. sts on st holders) around the neck on double-pointed needles; join and knit rib - match up rib at center front and center back. Bind off in pattern when the collar measures approx. 8 cm.
Sew in sleeves.
= knit from RS, purl from WS
= purl from RS, knit from WS
= Put 2 sts on cable needle in back of work, K 2, P 2 from cable needle
= Put 2 sts on cable needle in front of work, P 2, K 2 from cable needle
= Put 2 sts on cable needle in back of work, K 2, K 2 from cable needle