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Us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and yarn D, cast on 106 ( 118: 130: 142: 154) 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. Work in rib for a fur­ther 14 rows, dec 1 st at end of last row and end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. 105 ( 117: 129: 141: 153) sts.

Change to 4mm nee­dles. Beg on stitch 25 ( 19: 13: 7: 1) of Body Chart and end­ing on stitch 19 ( 25: 31: 37: 43), us­ing the Fair Isle tech­nique by strand­ing colour not in use loosely across the back of the work, and re­peat­ing the 52-row pat­tern re­peat through­out, cont in patt from Chart, which is worked en­tirely in st st beg with a K row, as folls:

Inc 1 st at each end of 19th and 2 foll 20th rows, tak­ing inc sts into patt. 111 ( 123: 135: 147: 159) sts.

Cont straight un­til Back meas ap­prox 35 ( 35 :36 : 36 :36 ) cm, end­ing af­ter Chart row 34 ( 34: 36: 36: 36) and with RS fac­ing for next row.

SHAPE ARMHOLES

Keep­ing patt cor­rect, cast off 4 ( 5: 6: 7: 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 103 ( 113: 123: 133: 143) sts. Dec 1 st at each end of next 5 ( 5: 7: 7: 9) rows, then on foll 4 ( 6: 6: 7: 6) alt rows. 85 ( 91: 97: 105: 113) sts. Cont straight un­til arm­hole meas 20 ( 21 :23: 24 :26) cm, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

SHAPE SHOUL­DERS AND BACK NECK

Next row (RS): Cast off 4 ( 5: 6: 7: 7) sts, patt un­til there are 19 ( 21: 22: 25: 28) sts on right nee­dle and turn, leav­ing rem sts on a holder. Work each side of neck sep­a­rately. Dec 1 st at neck edge of next 4 rows and AT THE SAME TIME cast off 5 ( 5: 6: 7: 8) sts at beg of 2nd row, and 5 ( 6: 6: 7: 8) sts at beg of foll alt row. Work 1 row. Cast off rem 5 ( 6: 6: 7: 8) sts. With RS fac­ing, slip cen­tre 39 ( 39: 41: 41: 43) sts onto a holder, re­join yarns and patt to end. Com­plete to match first side, re­vers­ing shap­ings.

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