NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here.
There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
For this pattern in American English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.
Inc 1 st on each side of every marker as follows: Work until 1 st remains before marker, make 1 YO, K 2 (marker is between these sts), make 1 YO. On next row K YOs twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front) to avoid holes.
Worked in garter st - See explanation above - back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Cast on 168-184-204-224-252-280 sts on circular needle size 3 mm with 2 threads Kid-Silk (to avoid a tight cast on edge). Then work back and forth with 1 thread Kid-Silk (1st row = RS). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 6-6-6-6-7-7 cm, insert 2 markers in the piece; 42-46-51-56-63-70 sts in from each side (= 84-92-102-112-126-140 sts between markers on back piece). Move the markers upwards when working. On next row, inc 1 st on each side of each marker - Read INCREASE TIP above = 4 new sts. Repeat inc every 8-8-8-9-9-9 cm a total of 4 times = 184-200-220-240-268-296 sts.
Continue to work until piece measures 37-38-39-40-41-42 cm. On next row cast off 2-3-4-5-6-7 sts for armholes on each side of every marker = 4-6-8-10-12-14 cast off sts in each side. Now divide the piece and finish each part separately.
= 88-94-102-110-122-134 sts. Remove the markers in the sides and insert new markers at beg and end of row (where to knit up sleeves later). Continue in garter st until piece measures 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm. On next row from RS, cast off the middle 32-36-38-40-42-42 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue to cast off 2 sts on next row from neck = 26-27-30-33-38-44 sts remain on the shoulder. Loosely cast off all sts when piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm.
RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
= 44-47-51-55-61-67 sts. Insert a marker at end of row (where to knit up sleeves later). Continue in garter st until piece measures 44-46-47-49-50-52 cm. Then cast off for neck at the beg of every row from RS (= every other row) as follows: Cast off 8-10-12-12-14-14 sts 1 time, 3 sts 1 time, and 2 sts 2 times. Then cast off 1 st every other row from RS (= every 4th row) 3-3-2-3-2-2 times = 26-27-30-33-38-44 sts remain on shoulder. Loosely cast off all sts when piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm.
LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work as right front piece but reversed.
Sew the shoulder seams tog.
Worked back and forth on needle as follows: Knit up from RS approx. 70 to 100 sts between markers along one armhole (NOTE: Do not knit up sts over the cast off sts for armhole). On next row adjust no of sts to 68-74-78-82-86-92. Then work in garter st. When piece measures 3-3-3-3-4-4 cm, dec 1 st (by K 2 sts tog) in each side of piece. Repeat dec every 4-3½-3-3-2½-2 cm a total of 12-14-15-16-17-19 times = 44-46-48-50-52-54 sts. Continue in garter st until piece measures 54-53-53-53-51-50 cm (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of broader shoulder width), loosely cast off all sts. Sew sleeve seam inside 1 edge st, NOTE: The top part of the sleeve should be sewn to the cast off edge on each side of back and front piece. Knit up another sleeve in the other side of piece.
Worked back and forth on needle as follows: Knit up from RS approx. 100 to 120 sts inside 1 edge st along mid front on right front piece. K 1 row from WS while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting no of sts to 104-109-109-118-118-118. On next row from RS, cast off for 5-5-5-6-6-6 button holes as follows: K 4, * K tog the next 2 sts, make 1 YO, K 18-19-19-17-17-17 *, repeat from *-* a total of 5-5-5-6-6-6 times. On next row K the YOs. Continue in garter st until band measures 2-2-2-3-3-3 cm, loosely cast off all sts.
Work as right band but without button holes.
Worked back and forth on needle as follows: Knit up from RS approx. 90 to 110 sts around the neck (also over bands). K 1 row from WS while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting no of sts to 92-96-100-104-108-112. On next row from RS, cast off for the last button hole as follows: K 3-3-3-4-4-4, K tog the next 2 sts, make 1 YO, K the rest of row. On next row K the YO. Continue in garter st until neck edge measures 2 cm, loosely cast off all sts. Sew the buttons on to the left band.