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GARTER ST (back and forth):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.
DECREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To calculate how to dec evenly, use the total no of sts on row (e.g. 210 sts) and divide sts by no of dec to be done (e.g. 40) = 5.3. I.e. in this example work approx. every 4th and 5th st tog.
INCREASE TIP (front and back piece):
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next row P YO twisted to avoid holes.
INCREASE TIP (sleeves):
Inc on each side of marker as follows: Work until 4 sts remains before marker, 1 YO, work 8 sts (marker is between these sts), 1 YO. On next round K YOs twisted to avoid holes.
Work piece in the round on circular needle up to armholes, then finish front and back piece separately. Rounds start mid back.
Cast on 204-216-234-252-276-300 sts with 1 strand Fabel and 1 strand Delight (= 2 strands) on circular needle size 4.5 mm. K 1 round, then work rib = K 3/P 3 for 5 cm. K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME dec 40-40-42-44-52-56 sts evenly - READ DECREASE TIP (evenly spaced) = 164-176-192-208-224-244 sts. Switch to circular needle size 5 mm and continue in the round in stocking st. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 42-43-44-45-46-47 cm, insert 2 markers in the piece; first marker at after 41-44-48-52-56-61 sts and second marker after 123-132-144-156-168-183 sts. Now divide the piece at the markers and finish each part separately.
Work back and forth.
= 82-88-96-104-112-122 sts. On next row from RS work as follows: Cast on 1 edge st (worked in garter st until finished measurements), * K 1, P 1 *, repeat from *-* a total of 3-3-3-3-4-4 times, K 1 (= 7-7-7-7-9-9 sts in rib), work in stocking st until 7-7-7-7-9-9 sts remain, repeat from *-* a total of 3-3-3-3-4-4 times, K 1 (= 7-7-7-7-9-9 sts in rib), cast on 1 edge st (worked in garter st until finished measurements) = 84-90-98-106-114-124 sts. On next row from RS, inc 1 st in each side of section with stocking st - Read INCREASE TIP (front and back piece). Inc like this every 3rd-4th-5th-7th-9th-12th row 10-9-7-6-5-4 times in total = 104-108-112-118-124-132 sts. Work the new sts in stocking st. Continue in stocking st and rib until piece measures 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm, then cast off the middle 28-30-32-34-36-36 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Cast off 2 st on next row from neck = 36-37-38-40-42-46 sts remain on each shoulder. Loosely cast off all sts when piece measures 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm.
Work as on back piece. When piece measures 52-54-55-57-58-60 cm, slip the middle 16-18-18-18-20-20 sts on a stitch holder for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Then cast off sts on every row from neck as follows: Cast off 4 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times, and 1 st 0-0-1-2-2-2 times = 36-37-38-40-42-46 sts remain on each shoulder. Loosely cast off when piece measures 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 48-48-54-54-54-60 sts with 1 strand Fabel and 1 strand Delight (= 2 strands) on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm. K 1 round, then work rib = K 3/P 3. Continue rib until piece measures 7 cm. On next round, dec 8-6-10-8-8-12 sts evenly = 40-42-44-46-46-48 sts. Switch to double pointed needles size 5 mm. Then work in stocking st. When piece measures 8-8-8-8-11-11 cm, insert a marker at beg of round (= mid under sleeve). Move the marker upwards when working. On next round inc 1 st in each side of marker mid under sleeve - Read INCREASE TIP (sleeves)! Inc like this approx. every 10th-9th-9th-8th-6th-5th round 10-11-11-12-14-16 times in total = 60-64-66-70-74-80 sts. Continue until piece measures 52-52-51-51-50-49 cm (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders). Then loosely cast off all sts. Knit another sleeve.
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves inside 1 edge st.
Pick up from RS on circular needle size 4.5 mm approx. 96-114 sts (incl sts from stitch holder mid front) with 1 strand Fabel and 1 strand Delight (= 2 strands). Work rib * K 3, P 3 * in the round until rib measures 3 cm. Loosely cast off sts with K over K and P over P. Fasten off.