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Vintage Italian Pattern..translated!

I found a vintage Italian pattern which i did my best to translate,....
Should be fun to see how it turns out!!

800 gms of yarn that works with 4 1/2 mm needles
Some velvet ribbon - about 12 yds
#4mm and #4 1/2 mm knitting needles.

Stitches used:
Rib: row 1: k1 p2
row 2 knit as they present themselves (basically a K1P1 rib)

Pattern Stitch
*Row 1.Slip 1, Knit 2 together, Knit 3
Row 2 Purl
row 3 K
row 4 P*
repeat * to *

Plain Stitch
Row 1 Knit
Row 2 Purl.

Using # 4 needles, cast on 90 sts
Knit 8cms in rib
Change to # 4 1/2 increasing 10 sts in 1st row (100 sts)
Knit in plain stitch for 38cms total
Armhole  shaping:
On both sides, in succeeding rows, cast off 6 sts, then 2 sts, then 1 stitch.
When you have knitted 21cms from the armhole, start the shoulder shaping
One each side cast of 8 sts 3 times then cast off the rest.

Work like the back until the armhole shaping.
Knit one row in pattern stitch
At the same time, cast off for the armhole shaping, 7 sts, 4 sts 3 sts, all the time following the pattern stitch.
When front measures 52cms total, cast off the center 8 sts, then on each side of center cast off 2sts, 1 stitch.
At 21cms from the 8 sts cast off cast off 8 sts from the shoulder sides each row for 3 times.

(I find this easier if they are both knitted at the same time)
using #4 needles, Cast on 40 sts and rib for 8 cms.
Change to #4 1/2 increasing 30sts in the 1st row and knit in pattern stitch following the pattern repeat 8 times.
then switch to plain stitch.
when sleeve measure 48cms, shape the armhole by casting of 6 sts on both sides, then one stitch at the beginning of every row until 26sts remain.
Cast off.

To make up, sew shouldres, sew on the sleeves, gathering the top to fit.
Sew up the sides, pick up stitches from the neck opening and rib for 1cm.
Pass the ribbon through the holes as shown in the picture.


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cast on 45 sts
knit until back measures 3" ending with a wrong side row
cast off 4 sts at beginning of next 2 rows
leave remaining 37 sts on a spare needle

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