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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K sts on all rows.
Row 1 (= RS): * K 1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* until 1 st remains and finish with K 1.
Row 2 (= WS): K while slipping the YOs from previous row off the needle (= dropped sts).
Row 3 (= RS): * K 1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* until 1 st remains and finish with K 1.
Row 4 (= WS): K while slipping the YOs from previous row off the needle (= dropped sts).
Row 5 (= RS): K all sts.
Row 6 (= WS): K all sts.
Repeat these 6 rows upwards.
Inc by making a YO, K YOs on next row to make holes.
Cast on 5 sts on needle size 7 mm / US 10.75 with 1 strand Vivaldi and 1 strand Big Delight.
Work in garter st back and forth until piece measures 5 cm / 2'', then inc 2 sts by K 2 sts in the first and last st on row = 7 sts.
Continue in garter st until piece measures 20-22-24 cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9½" (= tie).
Then inc - READ INCREASE TIP. Inc 1 st in each side by making a YO after first st on every row a total of 10-12-14 times (i.e. 5-6-7 times in each side) = 17-19-21 sts.
On next row inc with 1 YO between every st on row = 33-37-41 sts.
K 1 row, piece measures approx. 27-30-33 cm / 10½"-11 3/4"-13", insert 1 marker – now measure piece from here.
Then work according to PATTERN – read explanation above, until piece measures approx. 78-94-108 cm / 30 3/4"-37"-42½" from marker, make sure that last row worked is 4th row in pattern.
On next row, work as follows: K 1, * K 2 and pass the first of the 2 sts over the last st *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 17-19-21 sts.
Continue in garter st while AT THE SAME TIME K tog the first 2 sts on every row until only 7 sts remain on row.
Insert 1 new marker and continue in garter st to make a tie, when piece measures 15-17-19 cm / 6"-6 3/4"-7½" from the new marker, K the first 2 and last 2 sts tog = 5 sts.
Continue to work in garter st until piece measures 20-22-24 cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9½" from the new marker.
Bind off, cut and weave in the tails.
Piece measures 132-154-174 cm / 52"-60½"-68½" in total.
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