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Gauge: 12 sts x 22 rows with Alaska in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.
Rib: * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from * - *.
Front: Cast on 48-53-58-64-70 sts with 2 strands Alaska. Take away 1 strand and knit garter st. When the piece measures 10 cm inc 1 st at each side every 8-8-9-9-10 cm a total of 3 times = 54-59-64-70-76 sts. When the piece measures 34-35-37-38-39 cm bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 3 sts 1-1-1-1-2 times, 2 sts 0-1-2-3-3 times and 1 st 2 times = 44-45-46-48-48 sts. When the piece measures 49-51-53-55-57 cm bind off the center 8-9-10-12-12 sts for the neck. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 3 times = 13 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 55-57-59-61-63 cm.
Back: Cast on and knit the same as the front. Bind off for armhole as on front and when the piece measures 53-55-57-59-61 cm bind off the center 16-17-18-20-20 sts for the neck. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge = 13 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 55-57-59-61-63 cm.
Sleeve: Cast on 32-32-36-36-36 sts with 2 strands Vienna. Knit rib for 16 cm with 2 strands of yarn. Change to 1 strand of Alaska and knit garter st to finished measurements. After the rib inc 1 st at each side every 5-4.5-5.5-4-3 cm a total of 7-8-6-8-9 times = 46-48-48-52-54 sts. When sleeve measures 50-49-47-46-44 cm bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2-2-1-1-1 times, dec 1 st 2-5-9-10-12 times, then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 57-58-58-58-59 cm. Bind off remaining sts.
Assembly: Sew right shoulder.
Collar: Pick up approx. 52 to 60 sts (divisible by 4) around the neck with 1 strand Alaska. If you pick up less than 52 sts you must inc evenly distributed on the 1st row to 52 sts. K 1 row (wrong side row), then K 1 row (right side row). Then knit rib. When the collar measures 11 cm change to 2 strands Vienna, knit 3 rows rib, bind off. Sew left shoulder and up collar edge. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams in one. Leave the lower 7 cm at each side open for slit.
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