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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.
Work pattern as follows:
10 rows Bomull Lin or Paris
4 rows Lace
Repeat these 14 rows, carry along the yarn not worked with at the side when working the other yarn.
NOTE! Lace must be worked loosely so that the knitting gauge is the same as with Bomull-Lin/Paris.
The vest is worked in 4 parts. Arrows on chart show the knitting direction. The entire vest is worked in GARTER ST - see explanation above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE - Incorrect gauge will affect the shape of the garment!
RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the sts. Cast on 3-3-4-4-4-4 sts on circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 with Bomull-Lin or Paris.
Work in GARTER ST and PATTERN - see explanation above (1st row = RS).
AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st at beg of every row by working 2 sts in first st on all rows until there are 47-51-56-62-66-72 sts on needle.
Then dec 1 st at beg of row from mid front (= from RS) by K tog the first 2 sts. Repeat dec at beg of every row from RS until finished measurements.
AT THE SAME TIME continue inc towards the side as before by working 2 sts in first st at beg of every row from WS (no of sts will thus not vary) until piece measures 35-36-37-38-39-40 cm / 13¾''-14¼''-14½''-15''-15¼''-15¾'' - measured straight up along the side of the vest (not in knitting direction) - see chart.
Insert 1 marker in the side. Now cast on new sts at the end of every row from RS (i.e. towards the side) for sleeve as follows: Cast on 6 new sts towards the side 4 times in total (= 24 sts inc). Insert another marker in the side. NOTE: Remember to continue dec mid front as before the entire way until finished measurements = 67-71-76-82-86-92 sts in total on needle.
After last inc for sleeve, continue inc towards the side as before (i.e. work 2 sts in first st on every row from WS).
When piece measures 20-21-22-23-24-25 cm / 8''-8¼''-8¾''-9''-9½''-9¾'' from the last marker (measured straight up along the side), dec for shoulder as follows: K tog the last 2 sts at end of every row from RS until 29-31-32-34-36-38 sts remain on needle (i.e. dec both at the beg and end of every row from RS, there are no more inc on WS).
LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on and work as right piece but reversed. All dec/inc explained at the beg of row are now done at the end of row and vice verse.
The back piece is worked in 2 parts and sewn tog mid back.
RIGHT BACK PIECE:
Cast on and work as on left front piece. When 35-35-36-36-36-36 sts remain, finish knitting the piece with Bomull-Lin or Paris. Continue dec until all sts have been dec.
Insert 1 marker on the shoulder 13.5-15-15-16.5-17-17.5 cm / 5 1/4"-6"-6"-6½"-6 3/4"-6 7/8" in from mid back (marks the neck line).
LEFT BACK PIECE:
Cast on and work as right front piece. When 35-35-36-36-36-36 sts remain, finish knitting the piece with Bomull-Lin or Paris. Continue dec until all sts have been dec. Insert 1 marker on the shoulder 13.5-15-15-16.5-17-17.5 cm / 5 1/4"-6"-6"-6½"-6 3/4"-6 7/8" in from mid back (marks the neck line).
Place back piece edge to edge and sew tog mid back in front loop of outermost sts. Sew shoulder seams edge to edge from outer edge on sleeve until marker at the neck in each side.
Pick up 60-63-66-69-72-75 sts along the edge on sleeve (from both front and back piece). Work in garter st back and forth with Bomull-Lin or Paris for 4 cm / 1½''. Bind off. Repeat on the edge of the other sleeve.
Sew underarm seam and side seam in one in front loop of outermost st to avoid a chunky seam.
Pick up 132-144-156-174-186-204 sts along bottom edge on jacket (front pieces and back pieces). Work in garter st with Bomull-Lin or Paris for 4 cm / 1½''. Bind off.
Work an edge with Bomull-Lin or Paris on hook size 5 mm / H/8 around the opening on jacket as follows:
Work sc's up right front piece, around the neck and down along left front piece. Turn and work back as follows: ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, * ch 1, 1 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-*. Fasten off.
Sew the buttons on left front piece, the upper button 1 cm / ½'' below the neck, the bottom button approx. 30 cm / 11 3/4'' from bottom edge. Sew on the remaining buttons evenly between bottom and upper button. Button the jacket in the crochet edge.
= knitting direction