These directions are for size 1. Changes for sizes 2 and 3 are in parentheses.
COLUMBIA-MINERVA Nylon and Wool Quick-Knit Baby Yarn (1 oz. pull skeins)-4(5-5)
1 pair straight knitting needles No. 6
1 ¾ yds. ½ inch satin ribbon
GAUGE: 5 sts = 1 inch 7 rows = 1 inch
Row 1: K 1(2-3) * P 2, K 6, repeat from * ending P 2, K 1(2-3).
Row 2: P 1(2-3), * K 2, P 6, repeat from * ending K 2, P 1(2-3).
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: K 5(6-7), * P 2, K 6, repeat from * ending P 2, K 5(6-7).
Row 6: P 5(6-7), * K 2, P 6, repeat from * ending K 2, P 5(6-7).
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: Purl.
Repeat these 8 rows for pattern stitch.
BACK: Cast on 52(54-56) sts. K 8 rows (4 ridges) in garter st. Work even in pattern st until piece measures 7 (7 ½-8) inches. SHAPE ARMHOLES: Dec 1 st each end of needle every other row 4(5-6) times. Put remaining 44 sts on a holder.
RIGHT FRONT: With No. 6 needles, cast on 31(33-35) sts. K 8 rows (4 ridges) in garter st. Keeping 3 sts at front edge in garter st, work remaining sts in pattern st, inc 1 st in 4th st from front edge every other row 18(19-20) times. At front edge cast on 20(22-24) sts for belt. Working 23(25-27) sts at front edge in garter st and remaining sts in pattern st, work 3 rows even. BUTTONHOLE: Starting at belt edge, K 3, y o, K 2 tog, work to end of row. Work 3 rows more even. At belt edge bind off 20(22-24) sts. (Piece should now measure 7(7 ½-8) inches.) SHAPE ARMHOLE AND FRONT: At arm edge dec 1 st every other row 4(5-6) times and AT THE SAME TIME, work tog the 4th and 5th sts from front edge EVERY ROW. Put remaining 37 sts on a holder.
LEFT FRONT: Work to correspond to right front, reversing all shaping and placing of belt.
SLEEVES: Cast on 28(30-32) sts. K 8 rows (4 ridges) in garter st. K 1, P 1 in ribbing for 6 rows. Work in pattern st, inc 1 st each end of needle on next row and every ¾ inch 5 times more. Work even on 40(42-44) sts until piece measures 7 ½(8 ½-9 ½) inches. SHAPE CAP: Dec 1 st each end of needle every other row 4(5-6) times. Put remaining 32 sts on a holder.
YOKE PATTERN: Row 1 (wrong side): Knit. Row 2: Purl. Rows 3 and 4: Knit. Row 5: Purl. Row 6: Knit. Repeat these 6 rows for yoke pattern.
YOKE: With right side facing you, pick up and K 37 sts of right front, 32 sts of one sleeve, 44 sts of back, 32 sts of other sleeve and 37 sts of left front (182 sts on needle). Put a marker between 24th and 25th sts from each end of needle. Keeping 3 sts at each end of needle in garter st for front borders, work remaining sts in yoke pattern and continue to work tog the 4th and 5th sts from each end of needle EVERY ROW 21 times more, and AT THE SAME TIME, on the 3rd row of yoke pattern dec 12 sts between markers as follows: Work 6 sts, * work 2 sts tog, work 9 sts, repeat from * ending work 2 sts tog, work 5. Continue to dec 12 sts in this manner every 3rd row 6(5-5) times more, always working 1 st less between decreases on each dec row. FOR SIZES 2 and 3: Work 1 more dec row of 6 sts, dec over every other dec of previous dec row. NECKBAND: Working on 56(62-62) sts, K 1 row, P 1 row. BEADING: K 2, * y o, K 2 tog, K 1, repeat from * to end of row. K 4 rows. Bind off all sts.
FINISHING: Block. Sew sleeves in armholes. Leaving a 1 inch opening on one side seam below armhole, sew sleeve and side seams. Steam seams lightly. Run 1 yd. ribbon through neck beading. Sl one belt through side opening, run remaining ribbon through belt buttonholes and tie in a bow.
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