Joan and Tommy Basque Shirt and Socks Pattern #5131 | Sizes 2, 4, 6

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Joan and Tommy Basque Shirt and Socks Pattern #5131

Basque Shirt—Sizes 2, 4 and 6
Socks—Sizes 5½ to 9

MATERIALS:
J. & P. COATS KNIT-CRO-SHEEN: For Size 2—1 ball of White or 2 balls of any light color; also 1 ball each of a medium and a dark color. For Size 4—1 ball of White or 2 balls of any light color; also 2 balls of a medium color and 1 ball of a dark color. For Size 6—2 balls of White or any light color; also 2 balls of a medium color and 1 ball of a dark color.
This amount of material is sufficient for Basque Shirt and Socks. If only socks are made, 1 ball each of 3 colors will be sufficient for several pairs of socks, reversing color scheme where quantity necessitates.
4 double-pointed steel knitting needles No. 12, for Socks.
Milward's Casein Knitting Pins, 1 pair No. 1 (2½ mm. size) for Shirt.

MEASUREMENTS OF BASQUE SHIRT:

Sizes  

2
4
6
Chest
23"
24½"
26"
Length from shoulder to lower edge
12"
13½"
15"

GAUGE: 9 sts make 1"; 12 rows make 1".

BASQUE SHIRT

Sizes  

2
4
6

Note: Shirt is started at bottom of front, is worked over the shoulders and con­tinued down the back.

FRONT … With No. 1 needles and light color, cast on

96 sts
102 sts
108 sts

Work in stockinette stitch (k 1 row, p 1 row) for 1", ending with a k row. Next row: (Wrong side facing) K 1 row. This completes hem. Following row: K across, increasing evenly across row to

103 sts
110 sts
117 sts

P 1 row, k 1 row, p 1 row.

Continue to work in stockinette stitch, working stripe pattern as follows: * 8 rows of medium color, 4 rows of light color, 2 rows of dark color, and 4 rows of light color. Repeat from * until piece measures from end of hem (ending with a complete light stripe for size 2, a dark stripe for size 4 and a medium stripe for size 6) about

8"
9"
10"

To Shape Armholes: Bind off at the beginning of the next 2 rows

6 sts
7 sts
8 sts
Work straight on the remaining
91 sts
96 sts
101 sts

until piece measures from armhole shap­ing (ending with a complete dark stripe for size 2, a medium stripe for sizes 4 and 6)

2½"
2½"
3"
Next row: Work across
27 sts
29 sts
31 sts
Bind off loosely for front of neck the next
37 sts
38 sts
39 sts

and finish row.

Turn and work over the last set of sts only for right shoulder, until piece meas­ures from front of neck, ending with a complete dark stripe

1½"
2"½
2"

Break off all strands of thread. Attach light color to sts of opposite side, and work to correspond, but do not break threads. Slip sts off on stitch holders, to be worked later.

Front Neck Band … With right side facing and light color, pick up along sides and front of neck
92 sts
100 sts
100 sts

Work tightly in ribbing of k 1, p 1 for 10 rows. Bind off loosely in ribbing.

Back … Work across stitches of left shoulder, cast on loosely for back of neck
37 sts
38 sts
39 sts

and work across sts of right shoulder.

Work straight until piece measures from back of neck (ending with a complete medium stripe for size 2 and a light stripe for sizes 4 and 6) about
4"
4½"
5"
Cast on at beginning of next 2 rows
6 sts
7 sts
8 sts

Work straight until back measures same as front to hem, ending with a complete light stripe.

Next row: (Right side facing) Purl across, decreasing evenly across row to
96 sts
102 sts
108 sts

Following row: Purl across. Continue to work stockinette stitch in light color for 1 more inch. Bind off loosely.

Sleeves … Cast on with light color
68 sts
72 sts
76 sts
Work in stockinette st for ½", ending with a k row. Next row: (Wrong side facing) K 1 row. This completes hem. Following row: K across, increasing evenly across row to
72 sts
76 sts
82 sts

P 1 row, k 1 row, p 1 row.

On sizes 2 and 6, work stripe pattern as on Front.
On size 4 only, start stripe pattern by working dark stripe first.
Continue to work in stripe pattern until piece measures from hem (ending with a complete light stripe for size 2, a dark stripe for size 4 and a medium stripe for size 6) about

2"
2"
2½"

To shape top, bind off at the beginning of the next 2 rows

6 ts
7 sts
8 sts

Dec 1 st at the end of each row until there remain

34 sts
32 sts
30 sts

Bind off.

Back Neck Band … With right side facing and light color, pick up across back of neck
44 sts
46 sts
48 sts

Work same as front neck band. Bind off loosely.

Sew in sleeves, matching stripes. Sew side and sleeve seams with one continu­ous seam. Turn up hems on wrong side and sew with loose whipping stitches. Sew seams in neck band, then fold in half and whip down loosely on the in­side, covering ridge where sts were picked up. Press with hot iron through damp cloth.

SOCKS

Sizes  

5½ to 6
6½ to 7
7½ to 8
8½ to 9

Starting at the cuff with light color and No. 12 needles, cast on

48 sts
52 sts
56 sts
60 sts
Divide sts on 3 needles and join, being careful not to twist. Work in ribbing of k 1, p 1 for 1½". Then work in stock­inette stitch (k each rnd) for 4 rnds. Now work in stripe pattern as follows: 8 rnds medium, 4 rnds light, 2 rnds dark, 4 rnds light, 3 rnds medium. Next rnd: With 4th needle and medium, knit
12 sts
13 sts
14 sts
15 sts

Slip from 3rd needle onto other end of 4th needle the last

12 sts
13 sts
14 sts
15 sts

of previous rnd (4th needle is now 1st needle).

Divide between 2nd and 3rd needles (for instep) the remaining

24 sts
26 sts
28 sts
30 sts

Finish rnd.

Next rnd: Drop medium, with a differ­ent color thread for marker, knit across 1st needle (later to be heel sts). Drop different color thread, go back and pick up medium. Starting with heel needle, knit 4 more rnds with medium, ending at center of heel needle. Now work around in stripe pattern as before (al­ways change colors at center of heel needle) until piece measures from marker, ending with a complete color stripe, about
3"
3½"
4ÂĽ"
5"

Break off medium and dark colors. With light color, shape toe as follows: 1st rnd: On 1st needle, k 2 tog, then k across to last 2 sts, and k 2 tog. On 2nd needle, k 2 tog and k across. On 3rd needle, k across to last 2 sts, then k 2 tog. 2nd rnd: K around. Repeat these 2 rnds alternately until 20 sts remain. Weave sts together; or bind off, fold and sew.

HEEL … Pull out marker, pick up sole sts on 1st needle, and divide remain­ing sts between 2nd and 3rd needles. Attach medium color at beginning of 1st needle and k 1 rnd, picking up 2 sts between 1st and 2nd needles, and 2 sts between 3rd and 1st needles. There are on needles
53 sts
57 sts
61 sts
65 sts

To Shape Heel: 1st rnd: K around. 2nd rnd: On 1st needle, k 2 tog, then k across to last 2 sts and k 2 tog. On 2nd needle, k 2 tog and k across. On 3rd needle, k across to last 2 sts, then k 2 tog. Repeat these 2 rnds alternately until 21 sts remain. Weave sts together, or bind off, fold and sew.

If desired, run Lastex through ribbing as follows: Thread Lastex through a darning needle and make several rows of running stitches through the ribbing on the inside.