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GARTER ST (back and forth):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.
GARTER ST (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. * K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.
To calculate how often dec should be done, use the total no of sts on row (e.g. 148 sts) and divide by no of dec to be done (e.g. 34) = 4.3. I.e. in this example K approx. every 3rd and 4th st tog.
INCREASE TIP (applies to sleeve):
Inc on each side of marker as follows:
Beg 1 sts before marker and make 1 YO, K 2 sts (marker is in the middle of these 2 sts), make 1 YO (= 2 sts inc). On next round K YOs twisted to avoid holes.
See diagrams A.1 to A.2. Work entire pattern in stocking st.
To avoid the knitting tension to tighten when working pattern, it is important not to tighten the strands on back side of piece. Switch to a higher needle no when working pattern if the pattern is somewhat tight.
First work back and forth on circular needle in 2 parts, then put piece tog and work in the round on circular needle.
Cast on 92-100-112-124-132-148 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm with off white. P 1 row from WS, then work as follows from RS: 3 sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above, K 2, rib (= P 2/K 2) until 3 sts remain, finish with 3 sts in garter st. When rib measures 8 cm, switch to circular needle size 5.5 mm, K 1 row while dec 20-22-28-28-30-34 sts evenly = 72-78-84-96-102-114 sts - READ DECREASE TIP. Continue in stocking st with 3 sts in garter st in each side until piece measures 18 cm. Put piece aside and knit front piece the same way.
Slip the 2 parts tog on to same circular needle size 5,5 then work in the round over all sts = 144-156-168-192-204-228 sts. Continue in stocking st. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION When piece measures 21-22-23-24-25-26 cm, work A.1 over all sts (= 12-13-14-16-17-19 repetitions in width) - READ KNITTING TIP. When 1 round remains in A.1 (piece measures approx. 40-41-42-43-44-45 cm), work next round as follows (= last round in A.1): Cast off 3-3-4-4-5-5 sts for armhole, work 66-72-76-88-92-104 sts (= front piece), cast off 6-6-8-8-10-10 sts for armhole, work 66-72-76-88-92-104 sts (= back piece) and cast off the last 3-3-4-4-5-5 sts for armhole. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Switch to a short circular needle when enough sts have been inc. Cast on 52-52-52-56-56-56 sts on double pointed needle size 4.5 mm with off white. K 1 round. Then work rib = K 2/P 2 for 6 cm. K 1 round while dec 12 sts evenly in all sizes = 40-40-40-44-44-44 sts. Insert 1 marker at the beg of round. Switch to double pointed needles size 5.5 mm and work in stocking st with off white. When piece measures 11-11-13-13-10-12 cm, inc 2 sts mid under sleeve - READ INCREASE TIP. Inc like this every 3½-3-2½-2½-2½-2 cm 10-11-12-12-13-15 times in total = 60-62-64-68-70-74 sts. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 24-24-23-23-23-22 cm, work A.1, arrow in A.1 shows middle of sleeve, count outwards from arrow and work so that pattern is the same in both sides, work the inc sts in pattern, NOTE: Pattern will not fit one whole repetition. On last round in A.1 (piece measures 43-43-42-42-42-41 cm, NOTE: Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders), cast off the middle 6-6-8-8-10-10 sts mid under sleeve = 54-56-56-60-60-64 sts remain on needle. Put piece aside and knit another sleeve.
Slip sleeves on to same circular needle size 5.5 mm as body where armholes were cast off = 240-256-264-296-304-336 sts. Work first round in A.2 AT THE SAME TIME adjust no of sts to 234-252-270-288-306-324. Continue pattern and dec as shown in A.2 (= 13-14-15-16-17-18 repetitions). READ KNITTING TIP! When A.2 has been worked - see arrow for your size, there are 130-140-150-160-153-162 sts on round. K 1 round while at the same time dec 34-44-50-56-49-54 sts evenly = 96-96-100-104-104-108 sts.
ELEVATION AT THE BACK:
Insert 1 marker mid front. Beg mid back and work an elevation at the back on circular needle size 5.5 mm with off white as follows: K until 10-10-12-12-14-16 sts remain before marker at the front, turn and P until 10-10-12-12-14-16 sts remain before marker in the other side. Turn and K until 20-20-22-22-24-26 sts remain before marker at the front, turn and P until 20-20-22-22-24-26 sts remain before marker in the other side. Turn and K until 30-30-32-32-34-36 sts remain before marker, turn and P until 30-30-32-32-34-36 sts remain before marker in the other side. Turn and K until mid back. Piece measures 66-68-70-73-75-77 cm from bottom edge to shoulder.
= 96-96-100-104-104-108 sts. Work 1 ridge in GARTER ST – see explanation above, switch to a short circular needle size 6 mm, then work rib in the round (K 2/P 2). Continue with rib until piece measures 22-22-22-24-24-24 cm. Cast off sts with K over K and P over P.
Sew the openings under the sleeves.
= off white
= dark grey
= K 2 tog