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CROCHET INFO: Replace first tr on every round/row with 3 ch.
Finish every round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Finish every row with 1 tr in first tr from beg of previous row.
INCREASE TIP: Inc by working 2 tr in 1 tr, first on one side of all markers on row, next time on the other side of all markers on row, continue inc like this.
DECREASE TIP: Work 1 tr but wait with last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), then work next tr but on last pull through, pull thread through all sts on hook = 1 st dec.
The piece is worked top down. Worked back and forth from mid front. Work 111-116-121-131-136-146 ch (incl 3 ch to turn with) on hook size 4 mm with Karisma.
Work next row as follows:
1 tr in 4th ch (= 2 tr), 1 tr in each of the next 2 ch, * skip 1 ch, 1 tr in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* = 88-92-96-104-108-116 tr - read CROCHET INFO. Insert 19-20-21-23-24-26 markers in the piece as follows: Insert 1st marker after 8th tr, then insert 18-19-20-22-23-25 markers 4 tr apart, 8 tr remain after last marker.
Work back and forth with tr while AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 tr at all markers as follows: On every other row 5-6-6-5-5-6 times and then on every 4th row 2-2-2-3-3-3 times – READ INCREASE TIP = 221-252-264-288-300-350 tr.
Work 1 row while at the same time inc 14-7-7-7-19-5 tr evenly (do not inc over the first and last 6 tr = band) = 235-259-271-295-319-355 tr.
Work next row as follows: 36-40-43-47-51-58 tr (front piece), 8 ch (= under sleeve), skip 52-56-56-60-64-68 tr from previous row (used for sleeve later), 59-67-73-81-89-103 tr (back piece), 8 ch (under sleeve), skip 52-56-56-60-64-68 tr from previous row (used for sleeve later) and 36-40-43-47-51-58 tr (front piece). Insert a marker and measure the piece from here. Work 1 tr in every tr/ch = 147-163-175-191-207-235 tr.
Continue to work as follows: 1 tr in each of the first 6 tr (= band), * 1 ch, skip 3 tr, work 3 tr in next tr *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 ch, skip 3 tr and work 1 tr in each of the last 6 tr (= 33-37-40-44-48-55 tr-groups with 6 tr in each side).
Continue to work as follows:
ROW 1: 1 tr in each of the first 6 tr, 3 tr in first ch, 1 ch, * skip 3 tr, 3 tr in next ch, 1 ch *, repeat from *-* until 1 ch and 6 tr remain, finish with 3 tr in last ch and 1 tr in each of the last 6 tr.
ROW 2: 1 tr in each of the first 6 tr, * 1 ch, skip 3 tr, 3 tr in next ch *, repeat from *-* until 6 tr remain, finish with 1 ch and 1 tr in each of the last 6 tr.
Repeat 1st and 2nd row upwards. When piece measures 10 cm from marker, inc 1 tr-group in the right side as follows: Work 3 tr + 1 ch in the first 8-9-10-11-12-13 ch, in next ch work as follows: 3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr, 1 ch. When piece measures 17 cm, inc the same way in the left side – inc when 9-10-11-12-13-14 ch remain.
When piece measures 24 cm, inc 1 tr-group in the right side, inc in the 10-11-12-13-14-15 ch the same way as before.
When piece measures 31 cm, inc in the left side – inc when 10-11-12-13-14-15 ch remain. After all inc are done there are 37-41-44-48-52-59 tr-groups on row. Cut and fasten the thread when piece measures 37-37-39-39-41-42 cm from marker, piece measures 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm in total.
Worked in the round, top down. Beg by working mid under sleeve as follows: Work 1 dc in the 5th ch of the 8 ch worked for armhole on body. Work 3 ch (= 1 tr). Then work 1 tr in each of the next 3 ch. Then work 1 tr in every tr over sleeve, before working 1 tr in each of the remaining 4 ch under sleeve = 60-64-64-68-72-76 tr. Insert a marker mid under sleeve. Continue to work as follows: 1 tr in each of the first 10-10-10-12-12-14 tr, * 1 ch, skip 3 tr, work 3 tr in next tr *, repeat from *-* and work 1 tr in each of the last 10-10-10-12-12-14 tr. Continue with 1 tr in each of the 20-20-20-24-24-28 tr mid under sleeve, in every ch work 3 tr + 1 ch. Continue this pattern AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 4 cm, dec 1 tr on each side of marker - READ DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec every 3½-3½-3½-3-3-2½ cm 9-9-9-11-11-13 more times = 40-44-44-44-48-48 tr. After all dec, work 3 tr + 1 ch in every ch. Cut and fasten the thread when sleeve measures 47-46-46-44-44-43 cm from marker – NOTE – shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of larger neck and broader shoulder width.
Sew buttons on to left front piece – the top button 1 cm from neck edge, the last in the transition between tr and tr-groups. Button the buttons between 2 tr on right front piece.