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Gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows with Cotton Frisé in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.
Garter st, when knitting in the round: *Rnd 1, knit. Rnd 2, purl.* Repeat from * - *.
Seed stitch (on an even number of sts):
Row 1: * K 1, P 1 *
Row 2: * P 1, K 1 *
repeat these two rows
Seed stitch (on an odd number of sts): All rows: K 1, *P 1, K 1*
Right side: Cast on 48-50-52 sts on double pointed needles with Cotton Frisé; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 4 rows garter st. Change to stockinette st. When the work measures 10-10-10 cm, inc 1 st each side of marker as follows:
Size S: 8 times every 3 cm, then 12 times every 2 cm = 88 sts.
Size M: 23 times every 2 cm = 96 sts.
Size L: 19 times every 2 cm, then 8 times every 1 cm = 106 sts.
When the work measures 58-56-56 cm, divide it at the marker and knit the rest back and forth on the needles. Measure the work from here.
After dividing, dec on one side of the work (the front) and at the same time inc on the other side of the work (the back). Dec 2 sts every other row 22-24-26 times at the front and inc 1 st every other row 14-14-14 times at the back. After all front decreases and back increases are complete, there are 58-62-68 sts on the needles. When the work measures 15-17-17 cm, put 7 sts from the back edge on a st holder every other row 7-7-8 times = 9-13-12 sts remain on the needles.
The shrug has now been knit to the center back (halfway); now knit the other half with reversed shaping as follows: After the last 7 sts have been put on the st holder, knit 1 row, then put 7 sts from the st holder back on the needles every other row 7-7-8 times = 58-62-68 sts on the needles.
When the work measures 25-27-29 cm (from the division under the sleeve and up to the neck, where sts have not been put on a st holder), inc on one side (the front - the side where sts were bound off earlier) every other row: 2 sts 22-24-26 times. After 8-10-12 increases, dec on the other side (the back - the side where sts were increased earlier) every other row: 1 st 14-14-14 times. After all increases at the front and decreases at the back there are 88-96-106 sts on the needles.
Change to double pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join – now measure the work from here. Knit stockinette st to finished dimensions. At the same time, when the work measures 1-2-2 cm (from the marker), dec 1 st each side of marker as follows:
Size S: 12 times every 2 cm and then 8 times every 3 cm = 48 sts.
Size M: 23 times every 2 cm = 50 sts.
Size L: 8 times every cm and then 19 times for every 2 cm = 52 sts. When the work measures 57-55-55 cm, knit 4 rows of garter st then bind off.
Assembly: Pick up approx. 180-200 sts (divisible by 2) around the neck/sleeve opening on circular needles with Muskat. Knit seed st for 3 cm. Bind off loosely with double yarn.