Instructions are written for size 3 years, changes for size 4 years are in parentheses.
MaterialsFleisher’s Superior Knitting Worsted, 2 (3) skeins.
White Knitting Needles, 1 pair each Sizes 3 and 5.
Gauge: Size 5 needles7 rows = 1 inch
MeasurementsChest 23 (24) ins. Length from lower edge to underarm 8 ½ (9 ½) ins. SleevesWidth 8 (8 ½) ins.
Pocket LiningsWith size 5 needles, cast on 21 sts.
First rowK 1, * p 1, k 1; repeat from * to end.
2nd rowP 1, * k 1, p 1; repeat from * to end. Work even until 2 ¼ (2 ½) ins. from beginning, end with 2nd row. Slip to holder; make 2.
Back And FrontsWith size 3 needles, cast on 143 (151) sts for lower edge of back and fronts. Work ribbing as for pocket lining for 18 rows. Change to size 5 needles. Continue ribbing until 3 ¼ (4) ins. from beginning, end with 2nd rowright side.
Next rowWork 11 sts, bind off next 21 sts for pocket, work to within 32 sts of end, bind off next 21 sts, finish row. Next row, work 11 sts, take up and work 21 sts of one pocket lining matching ribbing, work t 2nd pocket opening, work sts of other lining, finish row. Work even until 8 ½ (9 ½). Ins. or desired length to underarm, end on right side.
ArmholeDec. 1 st at beginning of next row for neck shaping, work until 33 (35) sts on needle, slip on holder for left front, bind off 7 sts for underarm, work until 61 (65) sts from bind-off, slip on holder for back, bind off 7 sts for underarm, finish row decreasing 1 st at end.
Right FrontWork the 33 (35) sts. Dec. 1 st at armhole edge every 2nd row once (twice); continue decreasing 1 st at front edge every 2nd row until 18 sts remain.
Work even until 4 ½ (5) ins. above underarm. Bind off 9 sts from armhole edge twice.
BackSlip 61 (65) sts to needle. Beginning at right armhole, dec. 1 st each side every 2nd row once (twice); 59 (61) sts. Work even until 4 ½ (5) ins. above underarm.
ShouldersBind off 9 sts at beginning of next 4 rows. Bind off 23 (25) sts for neck.
Left FrontSlip sts to needle. Beginning at underarm edge, work to correspond to right front.
SleevesWith size 3 needles, cast on 44 (46) sts. Work k 1, p 1 ribbing for 18 rows. Change to size 5 needles. Work 1 in. even. Inc. 1 st each side of next row; repeat increases every 2 ins. 3 times; 52 (54) sts. Work even until 10 ½ (11 ½) ins. from beginning or desired length to underarm. Bind off 3 sts at beginning of next 2 rows; 2 sts at beginning of next 10 (12) rows. Bind off 26 (24) sts.
BandWith size 3 needles, cast on 10 sts. Work k 1, p 1 ribbing for 4 rows.
ButtonholeContinue ribbing, work first 5 sts only for 3 rows keeping remaining sts on back of needle. Break yarn. Beginning at center, work other 5 sts for 3 rows. Next row, work all sts. Repeat buttonhole having about 1 ¼ (1 ½) ins. between buttonholes until there are 5 buttonholes in all or if length to underarm was changed divide space evenly. Top buttonhole should be 8 ½ (9 ½) ins. above lower edge when slightly stretched. Work even until band when slightly stretched will reach around both fronts and neck edge. Bind off.
FinishingSew seams. Sew in sleeves with seam at center underarm. Sew edges of pocket linings to wrong side. Sew band around front and neck edges with top buttonhole just below point of first dec. on left front edge. Finish buttonholes. Steam. Using medium size white crochet hook, work 1 row slip st on edge of band from right side.
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