MATERIALS: Chadwick's Red Heart Baby Wool, 6 balls (¾ oz. balls) … Knitting Pins, 1 pair No. 3 (3 mm. size) … 1½ yards of narrow ribbon … 2 small buttons.
GAUGE: 8 sts make 1 inch; 10 rows make 1 inch.
Starting at lower edge of back, cast on 72 sts. 1st row: (Right side) * K 1, p 1. Repeat from * across. 2nd row: P across. Repeat 1st and 2nd rows alternately until piece measures 7½ inches ending with 2nd row. Next row: Cast on 36 sts for sleeve, * k 1, p 1. Repeat from * across 108 sts. Following row: Cast on 36 sts for other sleeve, p across 144 sts. Continue in pattern until piece measures 10 inches in all ending with 2nd row. Next row: Work across 56 sts, bind off next 32 sts for back of neck, work across remaining 56 sts. Work across last set of sts only for 1 inch, ending at neck edge. Cast on 16 sts for left front of neck. Work straight over these 72 sts for 2½ inches, ending at sleeve edge. Starting at sleeve edge, bind off 36 sts. Work straight in pattern over remaining 36 sts for 7½ inches. Bind off.
Attach yarn at opposite side of back of neck edge and work straight for 1 inch, ending at neck edge. Cast on 32 sts for right front of neck and work straight over these 88 sts for 2½ inches, ending at sleeve edge. Starting at sleeve edge, bind off 36 sts. Work straight over remaining 52 sts for 7½ inches. Bind off.
WRISTBAND … With right side facing, pick up 38 sts along lower edge of sleeve. Work tightly in ribbing of k 1, p 1 for 1 inch. Bind off loosely in ribbing.
NECKBAND … With right side facing, pick up 92 sts along neck edge. 1st row: * K 1, p 1. Repeat from * across. 2nd row: * K 1, p 1, O, k 2 tog. Repeat from * across. 3rd and 4th rows: Same as 1st row. Bind off in ribbing.
Sew underarm and sleeve seams. Work a row of sc along lower and front edges. Press through damp cloth. Run ½ yard of ribbon through eyelets at neck edge, lapping right front over left front.
BACK … Starting at waistband, cast on 96 sts. Work tightly in ribbing of k 1, p 1 for ½ inch. Next row: * (K 1, p 1) twice; O, k 2 tog. Repeat from * across. Continue in ribbing until waistband measures 1¼ inches. Now work 1st and 2nd rows of Shirt until piece measures 7 inches in all.
To Shape Leg Openings: Dec 1 st at both ends of each row until 70 sts remain. Dec 1 st at end of each row until 42 sts remain. Dec 1 st at both ends of every 4th row until 24 sts remain (flap). Bind off.
FRONT … Work same as Back until 42 sts remain. Bind off.
Â Â Sew side seams. Work sc along entire lower edge, making 2 buttonloops at each end of flap on back. Press through damp cloth. Turn up flap and sew on buttons to correspond with buttonloops. Run ribbon through eyelets at waistband.
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