Size 1 year
Sizes 2 years and 3 years in parentheses
3 (3-4) balls Sport Yarn pink (2 oz. ball)
1 (1-1) ball Sport Yarn white (1 oz. ball)
1 pair knitting needles each No. 2 and No. 4
1 crochet hook No. 4 or E
3 small buttons
GAUGE: 6 sts. = 1 inch
1st row: K1, * y.o., K1, y.o., K2 tog., K1, K2 tog., repeat from * across row end K1.
2nd and all even numbered rows: P across row.
3rd row: K1, * y.o., K3, y.o., K3 tog., repeat from * across row end K1.
5th row: K1, * K2 tog., K1, K2 tog., y.o., K1, y.o., repeat from * across row end K1 .
7th row: K1, * K3 tog., y.o. K3, y.o., repeat from * across row end K1
8th row: P across row
Repeat these 8 rows for pattern.
With while and No. 4 needles cast on 122 (128-134) sts. and work in garter st. for 6 rows. Change to pink and stock. st, Work even for 2¾ (3-3¼) inch. Change to white and garter st. Work even for 4 rows. Change to pink and pattern and work even for 16 rows. Change to white and garter st. Work even for 4 rows. Change to pink and stock. st. Work even for 4½ (5-5½) inch, or any des. length to waist, decr. to 68 (74-74) sts. in last P row. Change to No. 2 needles, white and ribbing K1, P1 for ½ inch. Next row work beading: * K1, P1, K1, P1, y.o., K2 tog., repeat from * across row. Cont. to work in ribbing K1, P1 until ribbing measures 1 inch. Change to No. 4 needles, pink and pattern. Work even for 2 (2½-3) inch. Bind off for armhole at the beg. of the next 2 rows 4 sts. (all sizes), at the beg. of the next 2 rows 2 sts. (all sizes) (56 (62-62) sts. left). Back Opening: Work across 28 (31-31) sts., tie in another ball of yarn and work across rem. 28 (31-31) sts. Work even on both sides at the same time until armhole measures 4½ (5-5½) inch, from the first binding off. Bind off for shoulders on each side at armhole edge 8 sts. 2 (3-3) times. Bind off rem. 12 (13-13) sts. on each side.
Work Front as Back until 3 (3½-4) inch, above armhole bind off. Work across 20 (23-23) sts., bind off for neck next 16 sts. (all sizes), tie in another ball of yam and work across rem. 20 (23-23) sts. Working both sides at the same time decr. 1 st. at neck edge every other row until 16 (18-18) sts. are left over. Work as high as back and bind off at armhole edge 8 (6-6) sts. 2 (3-3) times.
With white and No. 4 needles cast on 38 (44-44) sts. and work in garter st. for 4 rows. Change to pink and pattern. Incr. 1 st. at the beg. and end of every K row 4 (3-3) times, keeping incr. sts. in stock. st. With 46 (50-50) sts. work even until sleeve measures 1¾ (2-2¼) inch. Bind off at the beg. of the next 2 rows 3 sts. (all sizes), decr. 1 st. at the beg. of the next 6 rows. Work even for 1½ (2-2½) inch. Bind off 2 sts. at the beg. of the next 8 rows. Bind off rem. sts. Work the other sleeve to correspond.
Sew up side, shoulder and sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves holding in extra fullness on top. Collar: With white and No. 4 needles cast on for half of collar 32 (36-40) sts. and work in garter st. for 4 rows. Change to pink and stock. st. and keep 3 sts. on each end of needle in white and garter st. for border. Decr. 1 st. each end of needle inside garter st. borders every 4th row 3 (4-4) times. With 26 (28-32) sts. work even until collar measures 2 (2¼-2½) inch. Bind off. Make 2nd half of collar the same way. Sew collar to neck edge. With pink and No. 4 crochet hook work 3 rows s.c. around back opening, working 3 buttonholes evenly spaced apart in 2nd row. (To make a buttonhole ch. 1, skip 1.) On next row work 1 s.c. in ch. 1 space of previous row. With white and No. 4 crochet hook work 1 picot row around bottom, sleeves and collar. With 2 strands of pink make a ch. and pull through beading row. With white make 2 small tassels and sew to each end of ch. Sew buttons in place and block to size.
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