Girl's Jerkin Pattern | Size 8-10

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Girl's Jerkin Pattern

Size 8-10 Years

MATERIAL:
2 balls Sportyarn—main color (2 oz. ball)
1 ball Sportyarn—contrasting color (2 oz. ball)
1 pair S.P. knitting needles No. 2 (3 mm.) and No. 3 (3¼ mm.)
1 set D.P. needles No. 2 (3 mm.)

GAUGE: 7½ sts. = 1 inch

Pattern: multiple of 6 + 4
1st row to 4th row incl : stock. st. in m. c.
5th row: c. c. * K4, slip next 2 sts. as if to P (yarn in back), repeat from * across row, end K4.
6th row: c. c. * K4, slip next 2 sts. as if to P (yarn in front), repeat from * across row, end K4.
7th to 10th row incl.: stock. st. in m. c.
11th row: c. c. K1 * slip next 2 sts. as if to P (yarn in back), K4, repeat from * across row, end K1.
12th row: c. c.: K1, * slip next 2 sts. as if to P (yarn in front), K4, repeat from * across row, end K1. Repeat these 12 rows for pattern.

BACK: Cast on 104 sts. with No. 2 needles and work in ribbing K2, P2 for 2¾ inch. Increase 2 sts. at even intervals across last row. Change to No. 3 needles and pattern. With 106 sts. work even until the entire piece measures 10 inch, or any desired length to underarm. Bind off for armhole at the beg. of the next 2 rows 8 sts., at the beg. of the next 4 rows 2 sts., decr. 1 st. at the beg. of each row until 80 sts. are left on needle. Work even for 7 inch. from the first binding off. Bind off for shoulders at the beg. of the next 6 rows 8 sts. rem. 32 sts. bind off for neck.

FRONT: Work front the same way as back until 4 inch. from the first binding off. Work 30 sts. and put them on a stitch holder. Bind off for neck 20 sts. and work over rem. 30 sts. in pattern. Bind off 2 sts. at neck edge every other row until 24 sts. are left over. Work as high as back and bind off for shoulder 3 times 8 sts. at armhole edge. Finish other part of neck to correspond.

FINISHING: Sew up shoulder and side seams. Right side facing you, pick up for armhole with No. 2 sock needles and m. c., starting at underarm, 112 sts. and work in ribbing K2, P2 for 6 rounds. Bind off loosely K as K and P as P. Work the other armhole to correspond. Right side facing you, pick up with m. c. for neck 116 sts. and work in ribbing K2, P2 for 6 rounds. Bind off loosely K as K and P as P. Steam lightly.