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Gauge: 24 sts x 32 rows on larger in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm
Pattern: See the chart. The pattern is seen from the right side. Midt foran/fram = center front.
Knitting tips (for armhole): All decs are made on right side rows. Dec 1 st inside of 2 edge sts knit in garter st as follows:
After 2 edge sts: Slip 1 st as if to knit, K 1, psso. Before 2 edge sts: K 2 tog.
Front: The front is knit in 3 pieces until after the splits, then joined.
Left side: Cast on 25-28-33-37-42 sts on smaller needles and knit 4 rows garter st. Change to larger needles and stockinette st, keeping the 2 outermost sts at the split edge in garter st. When the piece measures 5 cm put sts on a st holder.
Center front: Cast on 39-41-43-49-51 sts on smaller needles and knit 4 rows garter st. Change to larger needles and knit stockinette st, keeping 2 sts in garter st at each edge. When the piece measures 5 cm put sts on a st holder.
Right side: Knit the same as the left, reversing shaping.
Put the 3 sides in on the same larger needle so that the split edges meet = 89-97-109-123-135 sts. Continue in stockinette st, but for the first 4 rows continue to knit garter st over the 8 sts in garter st at each split, then knit stockinette st over all sts.
Read the entire section before continuing.
Pattern: When the piece measures 8-8-9-10-10 cm knit Pattern 1 over the center 35 sts. Repeat Pattern 1 a total of 5 times, then knit half a repeat of Pattern 1 again (9 rows).
After Pattern 1 continue in stockinette st to finished measurements.
Side incs: When the piece measures 10 cm inc 1 st at each side every 3.5-3.5-4.5-5-5 cm a total of 6-6-5-5-5 times = 101-109-119-133-145 sts.
Armhole: When the piece measures 31-32-33-34-35 cm knit 4 rows with garter st over the outermost 5-7-9-10-12 sts at each side, then bind off the outermost 3-5-7-8-10 sts at each side for armhole.
Continue to dec 1 st for armhole at each side every other row – see knitting tips above: 4-5-7-11-14 times = 87-89-91-95-97 sts.
Continue to keep 2 sts in garter st at armhole edge to finished measurements.
Neckband: When the piece measures 42-44-45-46-48 cm bind off the center 39-41-41-43-43 sts for the neck. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 4 times = 18-18-19-20-21 sts remain on each shoulder.
When the piece measures 48-50-52-54-56 cm bind off for sloped shoulder from side edge every other row: 6 sts 2 times and then the last 6-6-7-8-9 sts. The piece measures approx. 50-52-54-56-58 cm.
Back: Cast on and knit the same as the front but do not knit Pattern 1, knit in stockinette st. Bind off for armhole as on front and continue until the piece measures 48-50-52-54-56 cm. Now bind off the center 47-49-49-51-51 sts for the neck. Continue to dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 2 times = 18-18-19-20-21 sts remain on each shoulder.
When the piece measures 48-50-52-54-56 cm bind off for shoulder as on front. The piece measures approx. 50-52-54-56-58 cm.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband: Pick up approx. 125-140 sts around the neck on smaller short circular needles. Join and P 1 row, K 1 row, P 1 row, then K and bind off all sts.
Sew side seams using edge sts as seam allowance.
= P from RS, K from WS
= K from RS, P from WS