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Back and forth on needle: Inc 1 st from RS by making 1 YO, on next row P YO twisted.
In the round on needle: Inc 1 st by making 1 YO, on next round K YO twisted.
Dec 1 st on each side of marker as follows: Work until 3 sts remain before marker, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, K 2 (marker is in the middle of these), K tog the next 2 sts.
The piece is worked from the neck down.
First work back and forth until sts have been cast on for front piece, then work in the round.
Cast on 48-50-52-52-52-58 sts on circular needle size 5.5 mm / US 9 with orange.
Row 1 (= WS): P all sts. Insert 1 marker 8-8-8-8-6-6 sts in from each side (= 8-8-8-8-6-6 sts on sleeve in each side, 32-34-36-36-40-46 sts on back piece between markers). Move the markers upwards when working.
Row 2 (= RS): K 2, * inc 1 st - READ INCREASE TIP, K until 2 sts remain before next marker, inc 1 st, K 4 (marker is in the middle of these sts), inc 1 st, K until 2 sts remain before next marker, inc 1 st, K 4 (marker is in the middle of these sts), inc 1 st *, K until 2 sts remain on needle, inc 1 st, K 2 = 6 inc sts. Now cast on 4 sts on needle for front piece = 58-60-62-62-62-68 sts on needle.
Row 3: P all sts, at the end of row cast on 4 sts = 62-64-66-66-66-72 sts. Insert 1 new marker 4 sts in from each side (= 4 sts on front piece in each side, 4 markers in total in piece).
Row 4: K 6, (1st marker is after the first 4 sts), repeat from *-* from 2nd row, K until 2 sts remain before last marker, inc 1 st, K 6 (last marker is before the last 4 sts) = 6 inc sts. Cast on 4 sts = 72-74-76-76-76-82 sts on needle.
Row 5: P all sts, at the end of row cast on 4 sts = 76-78-80-80-80-86 sts (= 8 sts on front piece in each side).
Row 6: K 10, (1st marker is after the first 8 sts), repeat from *-* from 2nd row, K until 2 sts remain before last marker, inc 1 st, K 10 = 6 inc sts (last marker is before the last 8 sts). Cast on 11-12-13-13-15-18 sts = 93-96-99-99-101-110 sts on needle.
Row 7: P all sts, at the end of row cast on 11-12-13-13-15-18 sts = 104-108-112-112-116-128 sts on needle (= 19-20-21-21-23-26 sts on front piece in each side, 38-40-42-42-46-52 sts on back piece and 14-14-14-14-12-12 sts on each sleeve).
REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
Then work piece in the round on needle as follows:
ROUND 1: * K until 2 sts remain before next marker, inc 1 st, K 4 (marker is between these sts), inc 1 st *, repeat from *-* 3 more times (= 4 times in total), K the rest of round = 8 inc sts.
ROUND 2: K all sts.
Then inc 8 sts on round the same way - i.e. inc 1 st on each side of every marker - every other round 10-11-12-17-20-21 more times (11-12-13-18-21-22 inc in total on front piece), then every 4th round 3-3-3-1-0-0 times. When all inc are done, there are 216-228-240-264-284-304 sts on needle (= 66-70-74-80-88-96 sts on front and back piece, 42-44-46-52-54-56 sts on each sleeve). NOTE! Insert 1 marker in the mid on front piece (marks front piece which has shorter raglan).
Worked in the round.
Work next round as follows: Work 66-70-74-80-88-96 sts on front piece, * slip the next 42-44-46-52-54-56 sts (= sleeve) on 1 stitch holder, cast on 6-8-10-12-14-16 sts for armhole *, work the next 66-70-74-80-88-96 sts on back piece, repeat from *-* 1 more time = 144-156-168-184-204-224 sts on needle.
Then work in stockinette st over all sts.
When piece measures 57-59-60-62-64-66 cm / 22½”-23 ¼”-23½”-24½”-25 ¼”-26” in total vertically (measured on the back), switch to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8.
P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round and bind off with K on next round.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles size 5.5 mm / US 9.
Cast on 3-4-5-6-7-8 sts on double pointed needles with orange, pick up 42-44-46-52-54-56 sts on stitch holder from one sleeve, cast on 3-4-5-6-7-8 sts on double pointed needles = 48-52-56-64-68-72 sts in total (= 6-8-10-12-14-16 sts for armhole). Insert 1 marker at beg of round (= mid under sleeve). NOTE: Now measure the piece from here.
Continue to work in stockinette st in the round for 3 cm / 1’’.
On next round dec 1 st - READ DECREASE TIP - on each side of marker.
Repeat dec every 5½-5-4-2½-2½-2 cm / 2 1/4"-2"-1½"-7/8"-7/8"-3/4", 6-7-8-12-13-14 more times (7-8-9-13-14-15 times in total) = 34-36-38-38-40-42 sts.
Continue in stockinette st until piece measures 41-40-40-39-39-38 cm / 16”-15¾”-15¾”-15¼”-15¼”-15”.
On next round switch to double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8, K while AT THE SAME TIME inc 10-8-10-10-12-10 sts evenly on round = 44-44-48-48-52-52 sts.
Continue to work rib as follows: * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* the entire round.
When rib measures 5 cm / 2’’, loosely bind off all sts with K over K and P over P, sleeve measures approx. 46-45-45-44-44-43 cm / 18"-17 3/4"-17 3/4"-17 1/4"-17 1/4"-17" (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders).
Sew tog opening under sleeves.
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Beg mid front and pick up from RS approx. 90 to 110 sts on circular needle size 5.5 mm / US 9 around the neck.
Pick in addition up 1 more st in each of the first 2 sts picked up. This way the neck edge will overlap somewhat and give a nice opening mid front. Turn piece and K 1 row from WS.
Turn piece, K tog the first 2 sts from RS, K the rest of row. Turn piece, P tog the first 2 sts, P the rest of row. Turn piece and K tog the first 2 sts, K 1, * K 2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with K 3. Turn and work all sts and K YOs from WS.
Bind off with K from RS. Neck edge measures approx. 3 cm / 1’’.
Cut 2 lengths of 3 meters/3.2 yds each. Twine the strands tog until they resist, fold the string double so that it twines again. Make a knot at each end. Thread the string through round with eyelet holes.
= knitting direction