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Replace first sc on every sc row with 1 ch.
Replace first dc on every dc row with 3 ch.
See diagrams A.1 and A.2.
Inc by working 2 sts in 1 st, first on the one side of all markers on row, next time on the other side of all markers on row, continue inc like this alternately before and after markers.
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 thread 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.
The piece is worked top down.
Worked back and forth from mid front.
Ch 77-85-85-92-100 (includes 1 ch to turn with) on hook size 4 mm / G/6 with Karisma. Work next row as follows: 1 sc in 2nd ch, 1 sc in each of the next 5-3-3-5-3 ch, * skip ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 63-69-69-75-81 sc (ch at beg of row = 1 sc) – READ CROCHET INFO! Insert 14-15-16-17-18 markers in the piece as follows:
First marker after 5-6-4-5-6 sts, then insert 13-14-15-16-17 markers 4 sts apart, after last marker there are 6-7-5-6-7 sts.
Work back and forth according to diagram A.1 - AT THE SAME TIME on next row inc 1 st at all markers – READ INCREASE TIP!
Repeat inc every other row 5-5-3-3-2 more times and then every 4th row 0-0-2-2-3 times = 147-159-165-177-189 sts. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
Continue to work A.2 as follows: 1 dc in each of the first 4 sc (= band), a over the next 7 sc, then b until 10 sc remain, c over the next 6 sc and 1 dc in each of the last 4 sc (= band). Work diagram 1 time vertically – NOTE: On the first 2 rows work the four first and the last 4 sts in each side in dc, then work the pattern as before - inc at the markers as before on 4th row in diagram. On 7th row in diagram inc 16-13-16-15-12 sts evenly (do not inc over the first and last 4 band sts) = 177-187-197-209-219 sts.
Work last row in A.2 as follows: 28-30-31-33-34 sc (= front piece), 6 ch (= under sleeve), skip 36-38-40-43-45 sc (to be used for sleeve later), work 49-51-55-57-61 sc (= back piece), 6 ch (= under sleeve), skip 36-38-40-43-45 sc (to be used for sleeve later) and work 28-30-31-33-34 sc (= front piece).
There are now 117-123-129-135-141 sts on body. Remove all markers on yoke and insert a new marker in the middle of the 6 ch under each sleeve.
Beg on 1st row in A.2 again and work a, b and c the same way as last time (every ch under sleeve = 1 sc) - the first and last 4 sts in each side = bands, only work these in dc on the first 2 rows.
Continue A.2 until repetition has been worked 4-4-4-5-5 times in total after yoke, piece measures now approx. 24-24-24-30-30 cm / 9½"-9½"-9½"-11 3/4"-11 3/4" from armhole and down. The smallest size is now done.
Continue with diagram A.1 for 0-4-6-4-6 cm / 0-1½"-2½"-1½"-2½", i.e. piece measures 24-28-30-34-36 cm / 9½"-11"-11 3/4"-13½"-14 1/4" from armhole and down.
To get the same texture as on body, work back and forth. There are now 42-44-46-49-51 sts in total on sleeve.
Beg to work mid under sleeve in 3rd ch worked for armhole on body – work first row from WS.
Work 1 row with 1 sc in every ch/sc, AT THE SAME TIME dec 6 sc evenly = 36-38-40-43-45 sc. Work next row as follows – from RS: Work 1 dc in each of the first 3-1-2-0-1 sc, then work diagram A.2 as follows: a over 7 sts, then b until 8-6-7-6-7 sts remain, c over 6 sts and finish with 1 dc in each of the last 2-0-1-0-1 sc.
Turn and work as follows: On 4th row first time diagram is worked, dec 5-1-3-0-2 sts evenly – SEE DECREASE TIP = 31-37-37-43-43 sts. No of sts will now fit the repetition so next time you start A.2, no dc are worked mid under sleeve in any size.
Continue with A.2 downwards 3-4-4-5-5 more times – AT THE SAME TIME, third time repetition is worked, dec 0-6-6-6-6 sts evenly = 31-31-31-37-37 sts.
When A.2 are worked a total of 4-5-5-6-6 times on sleeve (piece measures approx. 24-30-30-36-36 cm / 9½"-11 3/4"-11 3/4"-14 1/4"-14 1/4"), continue with diagram A.1 until sleeve measures 26-30-32-38-40 cm / 10 1/4"-11 3/4"-12½"15"-15 3/4".
Cut the yarn – make it long and use it to sew tog sleeve mid under. Work the other sleeve the same way.
Sew sleeve seams edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam. Sew on buttons evenly down on left band – top button should be 1 cm / ½'' from the top.
Button through sts on right band.