DROPS ALPACA BOUCLÉ UNI COLOUR (50g)
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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.
Worked back and forth until after vents in the sides. Cast on 102-108-116-124-132-140 sts on circular needle size 5 mm with 2 threads Alpaca Bouclé, cut one of the threads, then work piece with 1 thread. Work in GARTER ST- read explanation above - until piece measures 5 cm. Then work in stocking st with the outermost 8 sts in garter st (= band sts for vent). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 20-20-21-21-22-22 cm, put piece aside.
Cast on and work another part the same way, then slip parts tog on to same circular needle = 204-216-232-248-264-280 sts in total. READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING.
Continue in stocking st in the round until piece measures 39-40-41-42-43-44 cm. Insert a marker at beg of round and a marker after 102-108-116-124-132-140 sts (= middle of the sides). Work next round as follows: Work 41-44-47-51-54-58 sts, cast off the next 20-20-22-22-24-24 sts (= middle sts on front piece for neck opening), work the rest of row. Then the piece is worked back and forth from mid front. Continue in stocking st until neck opening measures 3 cm vertically, then dec 1 st (by working tog the 2 outermost sts from neck) in each side, repeat dec for neckline every 4½-4½-4½-5-5-5 cm 5 more times (= 6 times in total). AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 50-51-52-53-54-55 cm (last row = WS), divide the piece at the markers and finish each part separately.
= 102-108-116-124-132-140 sts. Cast on new sts in each side for sleeve as follows: At the end of the next 2 rows, cast on 19-18-15-13-10-8 sts = 140-144-146-150-152-156 sts. Then work in stocking st with the outermost 8 sts in garter st (= band sts for sleeve in each side). When piece measures 63-65-67-69-71-73 cm, cast off the middle 24-24-26-26-28-28 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Cast off 2 sts on the next 2 rows from neck = 54-56-56-58-58-60 sts remain on shoulder. When piece measures approx. 67-69-71-73-75-77 cm, work in garter st over all sts, loosely cast off when piece measures 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm. NOTE: Make sure that the cast off edge is not too tight.
RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on sts for sleeve in the side the same way as on back piece - AT THE SAME TIME continue cast off for neckline mid front. After all cast offs are done, 54-56-56-58-58-60 sts remain for shoulder. When piece measures approx. 67-69-71-73-75-77 cm, work in garter st over all sts, loosely cast off when piece measures 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm. NOTE: Make sure that the cast off edge is not too tight.
LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work as right front piece but reversed.
Sew shoulder seams in front loop of outermost sts. Sew seams under sleeves in front loop of outermost sts.
Worked back and forth with 2 threads Alpaca Bouclé. Knit up on circular needle size 8 mm with 2 threads Alpaca Bouclé along neck edge as follows: Beg at the bottom of neck opening on right front piece, knit up from RS approx. 35-40 sts up to right shoulder, approx. 30-40 sts around the neck, and approx. 35-40 sts down to neck opening on left front piece = approx. 100-120 sts. K next row - while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting no of sts to 98-98-102-108-112-112. Work back and forth in garter st until collar measures approx. 5 cm. Now insert 6 markers evenly around the neck, the 1st and last marker should be approx. 5 cm below shoulder seam. On next row make 1 YO after every marker (K YO twisted on next row) = 6 inc sts. Repeat inc when collar measures 7 cm and 9 cm = 116-116-120-126-130-130 sts. Loosely cast off all sts when collar measures 12-12-12-13-13-13 cm vertically. Place the bottom edges on collar on top of each other at the bottom of neck opening, fasten with stitches through all layers.
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