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Gauge: 17 sts x 22 rows on larger needles with 1 strand Muskat + 4 strands Glitter in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.
Knitting tips (for armhole):
All decs are made on right side rows. Dec 1 st inside of 2 edge sts 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: Cast on 58-65-72-79-87-96 sts on smaller needles with 1 strand Muskat and 1 strand of each color Glitter (= 5 strands). Knit 4 rows garter st, change to larger needles and stockinette st, keeping the 2 outermost sts at each side in garter st for side split edge. When the piece measures 6 cm end side split and cast on 1 new st at each side for seam allowance = 60-67-74-81-89-98 sts.
Continue in stockinette st keeping 3 sts in garter st at each side for 4 rows, then knit stockinette st over all sts.
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Side incs: When the piece measures 10 cm inc 1 st at each side. Repeat inc when the piece measures 18 and 24 cm = 66-73-80-87-95-104 sts.
Pattern: When the piece measures 25 cm K 2 rows (first row wrong side row), then P 2 rows, then K 1 row, then knit reverse stockinette st (as seen from the right side) until piece measures 38-39-40-41-42-43 cm. Then K 2 rows (first row on right side), then P 2 rows, K 2 rows, then continue in stockinette st to finished dimensions.
Armhole: When the piece measures 34-35-36-37-38-39 cm knit 4 rows with garter st over the outermost 5-5-5-6-7-9 sts at each side. Then bind off the outermost 3-3-3-4-5-7 sts at each side for armhole. Continue to dec 1 st for armhole at each side every other row – see knitting tips above: 2-4-6-8-9-11 times = 56-59-62-63-67-68 sts.
Continue with the 2 sts in garter st at each side to finished measurements.
Neck: When the piece measures 44-46-47-48-50-51 cm bind off the center 14-15-16-17-19-20 sts for the neck. Then bind off at each neck edge every other row: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 4 times = 13-14-15-15-16-16 sts remain on each shoulder. When the piece measures 51-53-55-57-59-61 cm bind off for sloped shoulder as follows: bind off the outermost 6-7-8-8-8-8 sts from side edge, continue over the remaining 7 sts, knit 1 row back and then bind off. The piece measures approx. 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm.
Back: Cast on and knit the same as the front. Bind off for armhole as on front. Continue until piece measures 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm. Now bind off the center 28-29-30-31-33-34 sts for the neck. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge = 13-14-15-15-16-16 sts remain on each shoulder. When the piece measures 51-53-55-57-59-61 cm bind off for sloped shoulder as on front, the piece measures approx. 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband: Pick up approx. 82-100 sts around the neck on smaller short circular needles with 1 strand Muskat and 1 strand of each color Glitter (= 5 strands); join and knit as follows: P 1 row, K 1 row, P 1 row, and then K and bind off all sts.
Sew side seams using edge sts as seam allowance, leaving bottom 4 rows open for side split.