Row 23 (RS) Patt to last 9 sts, k2tog, rib 7. [58 (64: 70://: 84)sts]
Keeping patt correct and working ail front slope decreases as set by last row, dec 1 st at front slope edge of 4th and 4 (5:6:7:7) foil 4th rows. [53 (58:63:69:76) sts]
Work 3 (3:1:1: 3) rows, ending with RSfacingfor next row.
Cast off 21 (24:27: 30: 33) sts at beg of next row, then 22 (25:27:31:34) sts at beg of foil alt row. [7 sts]
Cont in rib as set on rem 7 sts for a further 4% (4%: 4^:4%: 5)in (11,5 (11.5:12:12:12.5)cm}(for back neck border extension), ending with RSfacingfor next row. Cast off in rib.
Now insert the left-hand needle into the slipped stitch on the right-hand needle and lift it over the knitted stitch.
Abbreviations ait alternate beg beginning cont continue dec decrease foil following inc increase
K knit k2tog knit 2 stitches together me as measures
P purl p2tog purl 2 stitches together psso pass slipped stitch over rep repeat
RS right side si slip stitch st(s) stitch (es)
WS wrongslde yfwd yarnforward yrn yarn round needle
Cast on 59 (65:71:78:85) sts using 3%mm needles.
Work as given for back from **to **. Row 17 (RS) Kl, (Kl, PI) 3 times, Ktoend. Row 18 Pto last 7sts, (Kl, PI) 3times, Kl. These 2 rows set the front opening edge 7 sts in rib.
Beg and ending rows as indicated and repeating the 12 row patt rep thro ugh out, cont in patt from chart as foils:
Row 19 (RS) Rib 7, patt last 52 (58:64:71:78) sts as row 1 of chart.
Row 20 Patt first 52 (58:64:71:78) StS as row 2 of chart, rib 7,
These 2 rows set the sts -front opening edge 7 sts still In rib with all other sts now in patt from chart.
Keeping sts correct as set, work 2 rows, ending with RSfaclngfor next row,
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