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Us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and yarn A, cast on 74 ( 82: 86) sts. Row 1 (RS): K2, *P2, K2; rep from * to end. Row 2: P2, *K2, P2; rep from * to end. These 2 rows form rib. Cont in rib for a fur­ther 12 rows, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. Change to 4mm nee­dles. Beg with a K row, work in st st un­til Back meas 26 ( 29: 31 ) cm, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

SHAPE ARMHOLES

Cast off 2 ( 3: 3) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 70 ( 76: 80) sts. Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows, then on foll 2 ( 4: 4) alt rows. 60 ( 62: 66) sts. Cont straight un­til arm­hole meas 13 ( 15: 16 ) cm, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

SHAPE SHOUL­DERS AND BACK NECK

Next row (RS): Cast off 4 sts, K un­til there are 11 ( 11: 12) sts on right nd nee­dle and turn, leav­ing rem sts on a holder. Work each side of neck sep­a­rately. Dec 1 st at neck edge of next 3 rows, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row, AT THE SAME TIME cast off 4 sts at beg of 2nd row. Cast off rem 4 ( 4: 5) sts. With RS fac­ing, slip cen­tre 30 ( 32: 34) sts onto a holder, re­join yarn and K to end. Com­plete to match first side, re­vers­ing shap­ings. Work as given for Back un­til Front meas 16 ( 19: 23) cm, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

PLACE CHART

Next row (RS): Us­ing yarn A K12 ( 16: 18), work next 50 sts as row 1 of Chart, us­ing yarn A K12 ( 16: 18). Next row: Us­ing yarn A P12 ( 16: 18), work next 50 sts as row 2 of Chart, us­ing yarn A P12 ( 16: 18). These 2 rows set the sts – cen­tral 50 sts in patt from Chart, with all other sts in st st us­ing yarn A. Keep­ing sts cor­rect as now set, cont as folls: Cont straight un­til Front matches Back to beg of arm­hole shap­ing, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

SHAPE ARMHOLES

Keep­ing patt cor­rect, cast off 2 ( 3: 3) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 70 ( 76: 80) sts. Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows, then on foll 2 ( 4: 4) alt rows. 60 ( 62: 66) sts. Cont straight un­til all 56 rows of chart have been com­pleted, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. Cont in st st us­ing yarn A only as folls: Cont straight un­til 8 ( 10: 10) rows less have been worked than on Back to beg of shoul­der shap­ing, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

SHAPE FRONT NECK

Next row (RS): K18 ( 19: 20) and turn, leav­ing rem sts on a holder. Work each side of neck sep­a­rately. Dec 1 st at neck edge of next 4 rows, then on foll 1 ( 2: 2) alt rows. 13 ( 13: 14) sts. Work 1 row, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

SHAPE SHOUL­DER

Cast off 4 sts at beg of next and foll alt row and at same time dec 1 st at neck edge of next row. Work 1 row. Cast off rem 4 ( 4: 5) sts.

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