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This model can vary after size. The pattern is made for a Size M, approx 92 cm. If you want to adapt the size, take the following measurements: put the start of your measuring tape at the highest place on your one shoulder, cross over your back, down your arm, over your chest, under your arm and cross over to the other highest shoulder position. This length minus 6 % = the length of the middle piece.
Needle: Circular and straight needle 3.0 – 3.5 mm, 40cm
Yarn: 3 balls Geilsk Tynd uld 288m/50g, perhaps more, if you are knitting a larger size.
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Finished length: Washed, 155 cm in size M
Gauge: 21 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm in pattern
Dr sts: Drop stitches
Yo: Yarn over
Cast on 90 sts, or add a repeat for additional 6 sts, to increase the armpit. Knit in the round in the following way:
Pattern on circular needle
Round 1: *k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, p3* repeat *,*
Round 2 - 6: *k5, p3* repeat *,*
Round 7: *k1, dr sts, k1, dr sts, k1, p1, yo, p1, yo, p1* repeat *,*
Round 8 - 12: *k3, p5* repeat *,*
Round 13: *k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, p1, dr sts, p1, dr sts, p1* repeat *,*
Round 14 - 18th: *k5, p3* repeat *,*
Round 19: *k1, dr sts, k1, dr sts, k1, p3* repeat *,*
Knit 24 rounds of 3/3 rib.
Now, you knit back and forth, and the work is divided for the middle piece.
Knit towards the end end of the round. Pick up and knit 3 sts in the first 3 garter sts’ back loops (see illustration). There are now 3 garter sts at the beginning and the end of the row, and the round should now be divided between them, so you can knit the pattern on a straight knitting needle.
Pattern on straight needle
Set up row: *k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, p3* repeat *,* end with k1, yo, k1, yo, k1.
Continue with row 2 – 12 and repeat pattern rows 1 – 12.
Row 1: *k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, p1, dr sts, p1, dr sts, p1* repeat *,* end with k1, yo, k1, yo, k1
Rows 2, 4 and 6: *p5, k3* repeat *,* end with p5
Rows 3 and 5: *k5, p3* repeat *,* end with k5
Row 7: *k1, dr sts, k1, dr sts, k1, p1, yo, p1, yo, p1* repeat *,* end with k1, dr sts, k1, dr sts, k1
Rows 8, 10 and 12: *p3, 5 r* repeat *,* end with p3
Rows 9 and 11: *k3, p5* repeat *,* end with k3
Repeat the pattern totally 25 times, or as many times as necessary to obtain the right length. End with knitting pattern row 6. On the 7th pattern row, drop the stitches, and do not cast on new sts.
Now, work in the round as follows: put the first 3 sts onto a separate needle, and work towards the last 3 sts. Put the 3 sts from the separate needle onto the last 3 sts, and knit them together 2 by 2. Work 24 rounds in 3/3 rib, and continue with pattern on circular needle. Bind off loosely. Take some time to unravel all the dropped stitches.