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Back and forth on needle: K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.
See diagrams A.1 to A.3, diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.
All dec are done in pattern A.1 on every row worked from RS (not on rows with holes), i.e. 4 rows with dec on every repetition of A.1 (= 12 rows). Dec 1 st by K 2 sts tog.
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 35-37-39 sts with Paris on circular needle size 6 mm / US 10.
Work 6 rows in GARTER ST - read explanation above - AT THE SAME TIME cast on 2 new sts at the end of every row = 47-49-51 sts (12 new sts).
Then work as follows: K the 2 new sts, then A.1A 1 time, repeat A.1B until 3 sts remain, finish with A.1C and cast on 2 new sts at the end of row. Continue with A.1 and cast on 2 new sts at the end of every row. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE!
All sizes: Work A.1 2-3-3 times vertically in total (= 24-36-36 rows A.1, 30-42-42 rows worked in total).
SIZE S/M and XXL/XXXL: Then work 1st-8th row in A.1 while at the same time casting on 2 new sts at the end of every row.
Size: L/XL: Then work 1st-2nd row in A.1 while at the same time casting on 2 new sts at the end of every row.
All sizes: = 111-125-139 sts on row (38-44-50 rows worked in total).
Piece measures approx. 17-19-22 cm / 6¾”-7½”-8¾”.
On next row from RS work A.2 as follows: 6 sts in garter st, work A.2A 1 time, repeat A.2B 5-6-7 times, then A.2C 1 time, finish with 6 sts in garter st.
Continue with A.2 and 6 sts in garter st in each side. READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING.
When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically (piece measures approx. 33-35-38 cm / 13”-13¾”-15”), work 1 ridge over all sts (= 2 rows K).
Then work A.1 with 1 edge st in garter st in each side (beg with 1st row in A.1) - AT THE SAME TIME dec 4-3-3 sts evenly on every K row from RS - READ DECREASE TIP - 7-9-11 times in total.
On next row from RS, dec 2-5-1 sts evenly = 81-93-105 sts on row, K 1 row from WS (24-30-36 rows A.1 in total after A.2).
Piece measures approx. 43-48-53 cm / 17”-19”-21”.
Continue with A.3 as follows: 1 edge st in garter st, work A.3 a total of 13-15-17 times in width, finish with 1st st in A.3 and 1 edge st in garter st.
Continue with A.3 and 1 edge st in each side.
When A.3 has been worked 1 time vertically (piece measures approx. 47-52-57 cm / 18½”-20½”-22½”), work 1 ridge over all sts (= 2 rows K).
Then work A.1 with 1 edge st in garter st in each side until finished measurements (beg with 1st row in A.1) - AT THE SAME TIME dec 5 sts evenly on every K row from RS 7-9-12 times in total.
On next row from RS, dec 7-7-0 sts evenly = 39-41-45 sts on row, K 1 row from WS (24-30-36 rows A.1 in total after A.3).
Piece measures approx. 57-65-73 cm / 22½”-25½”-28¾”.
Loosely bind off all sts.
Cast on and work as back piece.
Sew the side seams inside 1 edge st.
K on RS, P on WS
K on WS
1 yo between 2 sts
slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso.
slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
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