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Gauge: 16 sts x 20 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"] in stockinette st.
Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.
Row 1 (right side row): Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Knit
Repeat these 6 rows.
Knitting tips: Dec for the neck only on right side rows.
Right front: dec 1 st as follows: sl 1, K 1, psso.
Left front: dec 1 st as follows: K 2 tog.
Back: Cast on 86-92-98-106 sts. Knit garter st for 12 cm [4.75"], then continue with pattern- see instructions above. When the piece measures 47-48-50-51 cm [18.5" - 18 7/8" - 19.75" - 20"] bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 3 sts 1-2-2-2 times, 2 sts 2-2-3-4 times, 1 st 5-5-5-7 times = 62-62-64-64 sts. When the piece measures 66-68-70-72 cm [26" - 26.75" - 27 5/8" - 28.25"] bind off the center 24 sts for the neck. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge = 18-18-19-19 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off the remaining sts when the piece measures 68-70-72-74 cm [26.75" - 27 5/8" - 28.25" - 29 1/8"].
Left front: Cast on 48-51-54-58 sts. Knit garter st for 12 cm [4.75"] over all sts. Continue with pattern, but knit the 6 edge sts at the center front as follows from edge (seen from the right side): 5 sts garter st, 1 st stockinette st.
Read the entire next section before knitting.
When the piece measures 46-47-49-50 cm [18 1/8" - 18.5" - 19.25" - 19.75"] inc 2 sts inside 1 edge st at the center front for collar - knit the increased sts for collar in garter st, keeping the 1 st in stockinette st between button bands and body. On the following 2 rows knit 2 rows garter st over only the 7 button band sts (short rows). Then inc 1 st inside 1 edge st 6 times every row, then 6 times every other row and then 6 times every 4th row = 20 sts increased for collar. At the same time when the piece measures 47-48-50-51 cm [18.5" - 18 7/8" - 19.75" - 20"] bind off for armhole at the side as on back.
At the same time when the piece measures 50-51-53-54 cm [19.75" - 20" - 20 7/8" - 21.25"] dec for the neck shaping (while increasing for collar) as follows: make decs inside the 1 stockinette st + garter sts for collar. Dec 1 st 18 times every other row - see knitting tips. When the piece measures 68-70-72-74 cm [26.75" - 27 5/8" - 28.25" - 29 1/8"] bind off shoulder sts + 6 button band sts = 18-18-19-19 sts bound off. There are now 20 garter sts on the needles (collar). Continue in garter st as follows: * 2 rows garter st over all sts, 2 rows garter st over only the outermost 16 sts *, repeat from * - * until the inner edge of collar measures approx. 8 cm [3 1/8"] (the outer edge should measure 16 cm [6.25"]). Put sts on a holder.
Right front: Cast on and knit the same as the left but reverse all shaping.
Sleeve: Cast on 38-38-40-42 sts. Knit garter st for 12 cm [4.75"], then continue with pattern. When the piece measures 13-13-14-14 cm [5 1/8" - 5 1/8" - 5.5" - 5.5"] inc 1 st at each side 13-14-13-14 times every 2.5-2-2-2 cm [1" - 0.75" - 0.75" - 0.75"] = 64-66-66-70 sts. When sleeve measures approx. 46-46-44-42 cm [18 1/8" - 18 1/8" - 17.25" - 16.5"] bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 3 sts 1-1-1-0 time, 2 sts 3-3-2-2 times, 1 st 4-5-7-10 times, then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 56-57-57-57 cm [22" - 22.5" - 22.5" - 22.5"] and then bind off 3 sts each side 1 time. The piece measures approx. 57-58-58-58 cm [22.5" - 22 7/8" - 22 7/8" - 22 7/8"]. Bind off the remaining sts.
Belt: Cast on 9 sts and knit garter st to desired length or until the belt measures approx. 120-130-140-150 cm [47.25" - 51 1/8" - 55 1/8" - 59"]. Bind off.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Join the collar at center back with Kitchener stitch. Sew the collar to back neckline with seam on right side of work. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams using edge sts as a seam allowance.
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