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GARTER ST (back and forth):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.
See diagrams A.1 to A.6. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.
Dec for buttonholes on right band. P tog fourth and fifth st from edge and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 2, 8, 14, 20, 26, 32, 38 and 43 cm
SIZE M: 2, 8, 14, 20, 26, 32, 38 and 44 cm
SIZE L: 2, 8, 14, 20, 26, 32, 38 and 44 cm
SIZE XL: 2, 8, 15, 21, 28, 34, 41 and 47 cm
SIZE XXL: 2, 8, 15, 21, 28, 34, 41 and 47 cm
SIZE XXXL: 2, 9, 15, 22, 28, 35, 41 and 48 cm
NOTE: Dec the last buttonhole on neck edge.
Beg 3 sts before marker in the side, make 1 YO, work 6 sts in stocking st (marker is in the middle of these 6 sts), make 1 YO (= 2 sts inc). On next row work YOs twisted to avoid holes. Work inc sts in stocking st.
Dec for raglan on each side of A.6.
DEC AS FOLLOWS FROM RS:
Beg 2 sts before A.6, K 2 tog, work A.6 (= 6 sts), slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso (= 2 sts dec).
DEC AS FOLLOWS FROM WS:
Beg 2 sts before A.6, P 2 twisted tog, work A.6 (= 6 sts), P 2 tog (= 2 sts dec).
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 231-251-281-311-341-381 sts (incl 9 band sts each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 2.5 mm with Alpaca. P 1 row from WS.
Work next row as follows from RS: Work A.1 (= 9 band sts), work rib with cables according to diagram A.2 until 12 sts remain on needle, finish P 3 and A.3 (= 9 band sts). Continue rib like this until piece measures 5 cm. Remember BUTTONHOLES on right band - see explanation above.
Work next row as follows from RS: Work A.1 as before over band, work A.4A (= 28-28-33-38-38-43 sts), work the last 2 sts in A.2 (= cable), work A.2 as before over the next 50-60-65-70-85-95 sts AT THE SAME TIME dec all 3 P (in A.2) to 2 P by P 2 tog in every P-section, work A.4B (= 28-28-33-38-38-43 sts – see beg in diagram for correct size), work A.4C (= 25-25-30-35-35-40 sts), work the last 2 sts in A.2 (= cable), work A.2 as before over the next 50-60-65-70-85-95 sts AT THE SAME TIME DEC all 3 P (in A.2) to 2 P, work A.4D (= 28-28-33-38-38-43 sts – see beg in diagram for correct size) and finish with A.3 as before over band.
When next row from WS has been worked with K over K and P over P as shown in diagram there are 193-209-233-257-281-313 sts on needle.
Switch to circular needle size 3 mm and work next row from RS as follows: Work A.1 as before over band, A.5A (= 23-23-27-31-31-35 sts), stocking st over the next 42-50-54-58-70-78 sts, A.5B (= 26-26-30-34-34-38 sts – see beg in diagram for correct size), A.5C (= 19-19-23-27-27-31 sts), stocking st over the next 42-50-54-58-70-78 sts, A.5D (= 23-23-27-31-31-35 sts – see beg in diagram for correct size) and finish with A.3 as before over band.
Insert 1 marker 53-57-63-69-75-83 sts in from each side (= 87-95-107-119-131-147 sts between markers on back piece). Continue pattern like this. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION When piece measures 10 cm, inc 1 st on each side of markers in the sides - READ INCREASE TIP (= 4 sts inc). Repeat inc every 4½-4½-6-6-6-6 cm a total of 5-5-4-4-4-4 times = 213-229-249-273-297-329 sts.
When piece measures 33-34-35-36-37-38 cm, work next row from WS as follows: Work 54-58-62-68-73-81 sts as before (= left front piece), cast off 8-8-10-10-12-12 sts for armhole, work 89-97-105-117-127-143 sts as before (= back piece), cast off 8-8-10-10-12-12 sts for armhole, work the remaining 54-58-62-68-73-81 sts as before (= right front piece). Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 60-60-65-65-70-70 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with Alpaca. K 1 round. Then continue rib in the round according to diagram A.2. When piece measures 16 cm, switch to double pointed needles size 3 mm. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME inc 12-12-13-13-12-12 sts evenly = 72-72-78-78-82-82 sts. Work in stocking st in the round. When piece measures 20 cm, inc 2 sts mid under sleeve. Repeat inc every 9-5-8½-4-5-3½ cm a total of 4-6-4-7-6-8 times = 80-84-86-92-94-98 sts. When piece measures 49-49-48-48-47-47 cm, cast off the middle 8-8-10-10-12-12 sts mid under sleeve = 72-76-76-82-82-86 sts remain on needle. Put piece aside and knit another sleeve.
Slip sleeves on to same circular needle as body where armholes were cast off (without working them first) = 341-365-381-417-437-477 sts. Insert 1 marker in every transition between sleeves and body = 4 markers.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
Continue back and forth with stocking st, A.1/A.3 over bands, A.5A/A.5D in each side towards mid front and A.5B/A.5C mid back. AT THE SAME TIME work A.6 in every transition between body and sleeve (marker is in the middle of A.6) and on 1st row from RS beg dec for RAGLAN – see explanation above (= 8 sts dec). Repeat dec for raglan on every other row (i.e. every row from RS) 24-25-28-28-32-33 times in total and then every row (i.e. both from RS and WS) 4-5-2-5-1-2 times in total.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 46-48-50-51-53-54 cm, slip the outermost 13-15-19-21-24-29 sts in each side towards mid front on 1 stitch holder for neck on the next 2 rows (work them before slipping them on stitch holder to avoid cutting the yarn).
Continue back and forth as before while AT THE SAME TIME cast off for neck at beg of every row in each side as follows: Cast off 3 sts 1 time and 2 sts 2-2-2-2-3-3 times. Continue to cast off 1 st in each side at beg of every row until dec for raglan are finished. After all dec for raglan and neck, approx. 73-77-85-91-101-113 sts remain on needle.
Pick up from RS approx. 117-125-141-153-173-197 sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm with Alpaca. K 1 row from WS. Then K 1 row from RS while at the same time adjust to 138-138-146-150-158-162 sts. Then work from WS as follows: 2 edge sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above, work rib (= P 2/K 2) ending rib with P 2 and 2 edge sts in garter st. After 1 cm dec for 1 buttonhole over the other holes on band. When rib measures 3 cm, cast off with K over K and P over P and K over sts in garter st on band.
Sew the openings under the sleeves. Sew on buttons.
= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= no stitch, skip this square
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= slip 1 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 1, K 1 from cable needle
= P 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso