Corrections made to this pattern (after publication)
SLEEVE: Cut the yarn and work as follows: ...and finish with 1 dc in each of the 4 ch at the end of row = 46-48-50-54-56 dc on row. ... +
Continue with PATTERN SLEEVE in stripes as before....= 34-34-36-38-38 sts on row. AT THE SAME TIME when sleeve measures ...
Updated online: 03.03.2014 (Printed catalogues do not include these corrections)
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On every sc row replace first sc with 1 ch.
On every dc row replace first dc with 3 ch.
PATTERN ON BODY:
ROW 1: 1 dc in every sc in light greyish green.
ROW 2: 1 sc in every dc in light greyish green.
ROW 3: 1 dc in every sc in gray blue.
ROW 4: 1 sc in every dc gray blue.
Repeat rows 1 to 4.
ROW 1: 1 sc in every dc gray blue.
ROW 2: 1 dc in every sc in gray blue.
ROW 3: 1 sc in every dc gray blue.
ROW 4: 1 dc in every sc in gray blue.
ROW 5: 1 sc in every dc gray blue.
ROW 6: 1 dc in every sc in gray blue.
ROW 7: 1 sc in every dc in light greyish green.
ROW 8: 1 dc in every sc in light greyish green.
Repeat rows 1 to 8.
Dec 1 st by working 2 sts tog.
Work 2 sc tog as follows: Insert hook in first st and pull thread through, insert hook in next st and pull yarn through, make 1 YO and pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook.
Work 2 dc tog as follows: Work 1 dc in first st but wait with last pull through, work 1 dc in next st but on last pull through, pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook.
To make the texture the same on the piece work all parts back and forth and sew tog when finished.
Chain 67-71-76-81-85 with gray blue on hook size 4 mm / G/6. Continue with 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, then 1 sc in each of the next 2-6-4-2-6 ch, * skip ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 6 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 58-62-66-70-74 sc (first ch = 1 sc). READ CROCHET INFO!
Turn and work 4 rows with 1 sc in every sc. Then work PATTERN BODY until finished measurements - see explanation above. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
When piece measures 10-11-12-13-14 cm / 4"-4½"-4 3/4"-5"-5½", inc 1 st in each side by working 2 sts in the second and next to last st.
Repeat inc when piece measures 20-21-22-23-24 cm / 8"-8 1/4"-8 3/4"-9"-9½" = 62-66-70-74-78 sts.
When piece measures approx. 27-30-33-36-39 cm / 10½"-11 3/4"-13"-14 1/4"-15 1/4" (make sure that next row is a row with sc), dec for armholes as follows: Work sl sts over the first 4 dc, then work sc until 4 dc remain, turn. * Ch 3 (= 1 dc), then work the next 2 dc tog – SEE DECREASE TIP, then work dc until 3 sc remain, work the next 2 dc tog, then 1 dc in last sc.
Turn and work 1 row with sc over all sts, turn *. Repeat from *-* 3 more times = 46-50-54-58-62 sts on row.
Continue to work until piece measures approx. 39-43-47-51-55 cm / 15 1/4"-17"-18½"-20"-21½". Now work 2 rows with pattern as before only over the 12-13-14-16-17 sts in each side (the middle 22-24-26-26-28 sts = neck). Fasten off.
Work as back piece until piece measures approx. 27-30-33-36-39 cm / 10½"-11 3/4"-13"-14 1/4"-15 1/4" (make sure that next row is a row with sc) = 62-66-70-74-78 dc. Now beg armhole dec - at the same time divide mid front for vent.
Work sl sts over the first 4 dc, then work sc over the next 29-31-33-35-37 dc. * Turn and work dc until 3 sc remain, work the next 2 dc tog – SEE DECREASE TIP, then work 1 dc in last sc. Turn and work sc over all dc *, repeat from *-* 3 more times. 8 sts have been dec in total for armhole and 25-27-29-31-33 sts remain on row.
Continue as before. When piece measures approx. 35-38-42-45-49 cm / 13 3/4"-15"-16½"-17 3/4"-19 1/4" (make sure that next row beg from the side), beg neck dec.
Now only work over the first 17-18-19-21-22 sts. Turn and work back - at the same time work the first 4 sts towards neck tog 2 by 2 – SEE DECREASE TIP!
On next row work the 2 outermost sts towards neck tog, repeat this dec on every row 2 more times = 12-13-14-16-17 sts remain on shoulder.
Continue to work until piece measures 40-44-48-52-56 cm / 15 3/4"-17 1/4"-19"-20½"-22", fasten off.
Beg mid front and work 1 sc at the back of each of the outermost 4 sts from 1st side (so that the button bands overlap at the bottom). Then work sc until 4 dc remain, turn and work back. Then work this side as 1st side.
Worked top down.
Chain 32-35-38-43-46 on hook size 4 mm / G/6 with gray blue.
Work first row as follows: Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc in each of the next 2-1-0-1-0 ch, * skip ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 3 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 24-26-28-32-34 sc on row (this is 1st row in PATTERN SLEEVE - see explanation above). Then continue stripes as explained in PATTERN SLEEVE. AT THE SAME TIME inc in each side on every row with dc as follows:
Inc on every dc-row by working 2 dc in st inside outermost st in each side (= 1 dc inc in each side – NOTE: on rows with sc work 1 sc in every dc without inc).
Continue inc like this until there are 38-40-42-46-48 sts on row (adjust so that next row is a row with sc).
Cut the yarn and work as follows: ch 4 loosely, work 1 sc in each of the 38-40-42-46-48 dc on row and then work 6 loose ch, turn piece and work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of the next ch 2, work 1 dc in each of the 38-40-42-46-48 sc on row and finish with 1 dc in each of the 4 ch at the end of row = 46-48-50-54-56 dc on row. Insert 1 marker at the end in one side of piece. Sleeve cap is now done. Continue down the sleeve as follows:
Continue with PATTERN SLEEVE in stripes as before. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'' from marker, dec 1 dc/sc in each side by working the second and third dc/sc and the 2 next to last dc/sc tog – SEE DECREASE TIP! Repeat dec every 4th-4th-5th-5th-5th row 5-6-6-7-8 more times (= 6-7-7-8-9 dec in total) = 34-34-36-38-38 sts on row.
AT THE SAME TIME when sleeve measures approx. 30-34-39-43-47 cm / 11 3/4"-13½"-15 1/4"-17"-18½" – stop after 1 stripe with light greyish green, work with gray blue until finished measurements.
When piece measures 35-39-43-47-51 cm / 13 3/4"-15 1/4"-17"-18½"-20", fasten off. Work another sleeve.
Sew shoulder seams, side seams and sleeve seams edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam. Sew in the sleeves in body. Sew the buttons on right side of mid front and button through sts.
Work an edge up along the vent mid front, around the neck and down along the other vent at the front.
Beg from RS and work with gray blue on hook size 4 mm / G/6 as follows:
Work 1 sc in 1st st, * ch 1, 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-* - make sure that the edge is nice and even. Fasten off.
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