With 3mm(US 2) needles cast on 58(64:68:74:80) sts.
Change to 3^mm(US 3) needles.
Beg with a k row, work in st st until back measures
12(13:14:17:20)cm/4%(5;5/£6%:8)in from cast on edge, ending with a p row.
Dec one st at each end of the next and 3(3:4:4:5) foil alt rows.
Cont in st st until back measures 20(22:24:28:32)cm/ 8(8%:9&ll:12><)in from cast on edge, ending with a p row. Shape neck
Next row K15(16:17:18:19) sts, turn and work on these sts for first side of back neck.
Dec one st at neck edge on next 4 rows. 11(12:13:14:15) sts. Work 3 rows. Cast off.
With right side facing, slip centre 14(16:16:18:20) sts onto a holder, rejoin yam to rem sts, k to end. Complete to match first side of neck shaping.
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