These directions are for size 14. Changes for sizes 16 and 18 are in parentheses.
BERNAT Fleurette—14(15-15) skeins
1 pair straight knitting needles No. 2 (standard)
1 steel crochet hook No. 3
1 pair shoulder pads
GAUGE: 7 sts = 1 inch; 10 rows = 1 inch
RIGHT BACK: Cast on 32(36-40) sts. Working in stockinette st, at the beg of every P row (center edge) cast on 6 sts 8 times and 5 sts 6 times—110(114-118) sts. Now dec 1 st at center edge every other row 25 times—85(89-93) sts. SHAPE ARMHOLE: Continuing to dec 1 st at center edge every other row, at arm edge bind off 7 sts. Dec 1 st at same edge every other row 6 times. Work even at arm edge and continue to dec at center edge every other row until there are 57(61-65) sts. SHAPE TOP: Still dec at center edge as before, at arm edge bind off 5(6-7) sts 4 times and 4 sts 6 times. Bind off remaining sts.
LEFT BACK: Work to correspond with right back, being sure to reverse all shaping.
BACK YOKE: Cast on 94(100-108) sts. Work in stockinette st until piece measures 4 ¾(5-5¼) inches. SHAPE SHOULDERS: At the beg of each of the next 6 rows bind off 10(11-12) sts. Bind off remaining 34(36-36) sts.
LEFT FRONT: Cast on 62(66-70) sts. Work even in stockinette st until piece measures same length as back to armhole. SHAPE ARMHOLE: At arm edge bind off 10(10-12) sts. Dec 1 st at same edge every other row 5(6-5) times. Work even on 47(50-53) sts until armhole measures 6(6¼-6½) inches. SHAPE NECK: At front edge bind off 9 sts once and 2 sts 4 times. Work even on 30(33-36) sts until armhole measures 7¾(8-8¼) inches. SHAPE SHOULDER: At arm edge bind off 10(11-12) sts 3 times.
RIGHT FRONT: Work to correspond with left front, being sure to reverse all shaping.
SLEEVES: Cast on 60(64-68) sts. Work in stockinette st for 2 inches. On the next row inc 1 st each end of needle and repeat this inc every ¾ inch until there are 90(94-98) sts. Work even until piece measures 17½(18-18) inches. SHAPE CAP: At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 10(10-12) sts. Dec 1 st each end of needle every other row for 4½(4¾-5) inches. At the beg of each of the next 4 rows bind off 3 sts. Bind off remaining sts.
CUFFS: Make 2. Cast on 60(64-68) sts. Work in stockinette st, inc 1 st each end of needle every other row 6 times. Work even on 72(76-80) sts for 8 rows. On the next row dec 1 st each end of needle and repeat this dec every other row 5 times more. Bind off remaining 60(64-68) sts.
COLLAR: Cast on 98(98-102) sts. Work in stockinette st for 2 inches. P the next 2 rows to form hemline. Work even in stockinette st for 2 inches more. Bind off all sts.
LEFT FRONT FACING: Cast on 26(28-30) sts. Work in stockinette st until piece measures same length as front edge to neck. SHAPE NECK: At front edge bind off 9 sts once and 2 sts 4 times. Work even on 9(11-13) sts until piece measures same length as front to shoulder.
RIGHT FRONT FACING: Work to correspond with left front facing, being sure to reverse all shaping.
FINISHING: Block each piece. Seam center back edges tog. Sew cast on edge of yoke to top of back piece. Sew underarm, shoulder and sleeve seams. Set in sleeves. Fold cuffs in half and s c cuff to sleeve, having center of cuff at sleeve seam. Baste facings in place, wrong sides touching. Fold collar on hemline and sew one edge to right side of neck and other edge to inside of neck and facing. Work 1 row s c on all edges. Re-block. Make a button loop at top of right front. Sew button on left front. Sew buttons to cuffs, simulating cuff links. Sew in shoulder pads.
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