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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
DOUBLE MOSS ST:
Row 1: * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-*.
Row 2: K over K and P over P.
Row 3: P over K and K over P.
Row 4: As row 2.
Repeat row 1 to 4.
Cast off for button holes on right band. 1 button hole = K tog 2nd and 3rd st from edge and make 1 YO. Cast off for button holes when piece measures:
SIZE 1/3 MONTHS: 2, 6, 10 and 14 cm.
SIZE 6/9 MONTHS: 2, 7, 11 and 16 cm.
SIZE 12/18 MONTHS: 2, 7, 12 and 17 cm.
SIZE 2 YEARS: 2, 8, 13 and 19 cm.
SIZE 3/4 YEARS: 2, 8, 14 and 20 cm.
DEC FOR V-NECK AND ARMHOLES IN DOUBLE MOSS ST:
All dec are done from RS!
DEC AS FOLLOWS BEFORE BAND/SLEEVE EDGE:
When last st should be K: K 2 tog.
When last st should be P: P 2 tog.
DEC AS FOLLOWS AFTER BAND/SLEEVE EDGE:
When first st should be K: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
When first st should be P: P 2 twisted tog (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front).
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 148-168-184 (204-224) sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm with Baby Merino. Work first row as follows from RS: 5 sts in GARTER ST (= band) - see explanation above, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* until 7 sts remain, finish with K 2 and 5 sts in GARTER ST (= band). Continue rib like this with 5 sts in garter st in each side until piece measures 3-3-4 (4-5) cm - REMEMBER BUTTON HOLES on band - see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 3 mm and work in stocking st but continue bands in garter st as before. AT THE SAME TIME on first row after rib, dec 32-36-40 (44-52) sts evenly (do not dec over bands) = 116-132-144 (160-172) sts. Insert a marker 31-35-39 (43-45) sts in from each side (= 54-62-66 (74-82) sts between markers on back piece). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 7-7½-8 (9-10) cm, work next row as follows from RS: 5 sts in garter st, 21-21-27 (27-31) sts in stocking st, slip the last 16-16-20 (20-24) sts that were worked on a stitch holder for pocket slit, work until 10-10-12 (12-12) sts remain on needle, slip the last 16-16-20 (20-24) sts that were worked on a stitch holder for pocket slit, work 5-5-7 (7-7) sts in stocking st and finish with 5 sts in garter st. On next row cast on 16-16-20 (20-24) new sts over each of the 2 stitch holders with sts = 116-132-144 (160-172) sts. Continue in stocking st and in garter st until piece measures 13-14-16 (16-18) cm. Now K 4 rows over all sts (= 2 ridges). Then work DOUBLE MOSS ST - see explanation above (continue bands in garter st as before). READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING! When piece measures 15-17-18 (20-21) cm, work 2 rows in garter st over the first 5 sts on needle (do not work the other sts on needle), then work 1 row over all sts before working 2 rows in garter st over the first 5 sts on needle in the other side of piece (this is done so that the V-neck looks nice). Then dec for V-neck - see explanation above: Dec 1 st every other row (i.e. every row from RS) a total of 12-13-16 (16-16) times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 16-17-19 (20-22) cm, work 4 rows in garter st over the middle 18-20-20 (20-20) sts in each side (i.e. over 9-10-10 (10-10) sts on each side of both markers) – work the other sts as before. On next row, cast off the middle 8-10-10 (10-10) sts in each side for armhole and finish front and back piece separately.
= 46-52-56 (64-72) sts. Work double moss st with 5 sts in garter st in each side (= sleeve edges). AT THE SAME TIME dec for armholes - see explanation above: Dec 1 st every other row (i.e. on every row from RS) a total of 5-6-6 (6-6) times = 36-40-44 (52-60) sts. Continue in double moss st and in garter st until piece measures 24-26-29 (31-34) cm. Now work in garter st over all sts until finished measurements. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 25-27-30 (32-35) cm, cast off the middle 16-18-20 (20-24) sts for neck = 10-11-12 (16-18) sts remain on each shoulder. Now finish each shoulder separately. Continue with garter st until piece measures 26-28-31 (33-36) cm, cast off.
LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Continue with double moss st and in garter st while AT THE SAME TIME dec for armhole in the side as on back piece and continue dec for V-neck as before. After last dec, 10-11-12 (16-18) sts remain on needle. Work garter st over all sts until piece measures 26-28-31 (33-36) cm and cast off.
RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Work as left front piece but reversed.
Slip the 16-16-20 (20-24) sts from stitch holder on one front piece back on needle size 2.5 mm. Work rib K2/P2 with 1 st in garter st and K 2 in each side (seen from RS). When pocket slit measures 2½-2½-3 (3-3) cm, loosely cast off with K over K and P over P. Sew pocket slit to front piece with duplicate sts in each side. Sew pocket opening to bottom of pocket slit (where sts were put on a stitch holder) on the back of piece. Work another pocket slit the same way on the other front piece.
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew on buttons.