Directions are for 1 year size. Changes for 2 years are in parentheses.
NOMOTTA Non-Shrink Mothproof Baby Wool or Pompadour
3 1-oz balls
1 pair needles sizes 1 and 2
2 yards (⅜ inch) nylon lace
GAUGE: 8 sts = 1 inch; 12 rows = 1 inch
BACK: With size 1 needles, cast on 84 (88) sts. Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1 for 1½ ins. Change to size 2 needles and work in Stockinette-st until back measures 6½ (7) ins from start.
Shape Armholes: Bind off 4 sts at beginning of next 2 rows, then bind off 1 st at beginning of every row 3 (4) times; 70 (72) sts remain. Work straight until armholes measure 4½ (4¾) ins straight up. Slip sts on an extra needle and leave.
LEFT FRONT: With size 1 needles, cast on 54 (58) sts. Row 1: Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1 across 42 (46) sts, K 6 (border), P 6 (border facing). Row 2: K 6, P 6, work in ribbing across remaining 42 (46) sts. Repeat these 2 rows for 1½ ins. Change to size 2 needles and work in Stockinette-st, keeping 6 sts at front edge in Reverse Stockinette-st. Work until front is same as back to armhole.
Shape Armhole: Bind off 4 sts at armhole edge, then bind off 1 st at same edge, every other row 3 (4) times; 47 (50) sts remain. Work straight until armhole measures 2½ (2¾) ins straight up.
Shape Neck: Slip first 12 sts at front edge on a holder for neckband, bind off next 5 (6) sts, work to end of row. Bind off 2 sts at neck edge every other row 4 (5) times; 22 sts remain. Work straight until armhole measures ¼ inch less than back armhole. Change to size 1 needles and work in Garter-st for 4 rows (2 ridges). Slip sts on a holder for shoulder.
With pins, mark position of 6 buttons in Left Front border as a guide in working buttonholes, placing first pin about ¾ inch from bottom, and 5th buttonhole 1¼ ins below neck edge. Last buttonhole is worked in center of neck ribbing.
RIGHT FRONT: Work to correspond with Left Front, reversing shaping and working 5 buttonholes in center front border and facing. Buttonholes: Starting at front edge, work 2 sts, bind off next 2 sts, K 4, bind off next 2 sts, work to end of row. On next row, cast on 2 sts over the bound-off sts on row below (2 buttonholes in one row).
Weave the 22 sts for each shoulder together; 26 (28) sts remain for neck.
SLEEVES:With size 2 needles and right side facing you, pick up and knit 64 (68) sts around armhole edge. Work in Stockinette-st for 2½ ins. Decrease 1 st at each side of next row. Repeat this decrease every 8th row 3 times more; 56 (60) sts remain. Work straight until sleeve measures 6 (6½) ins. Decrease 6 sts across last purl row; 50 (54) sts. Change to size 1 needles and work in ribbing of K 1, P 1 for 1 inch. Bind off loosely in ribbing. Work 2nd sleeve to correspond.
NECKBAND: Slip the sts for right front border on size 1 needles. Pick up and K about 22 (24) sts along right edge, knit across back sts, then pick up and K 22 (24) sts along left edge and knit across sts on holder for border; 94 (100) sts. Keeping front border, work in ribbing of K 1, P 1 across remaining 70 (76) sts for 6 rows, working buttonholes in 4th row. Hold the border and facing sts on needles and bind off remaining sts loosely in ribbing on next row.
FINISHING: Press lightly and sew seams. Turn back border-facing and sew to wrong side, weave sts together at neck. Sew neatly around each buttonhole working through both thicknesses. Gather lace and sew around neck and inside front borders (see illustration).
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