Directions are for Size 10 to 12. Changes for Sizes 14 to 16 and 18 to 20 are in parentheses.
Columbia-Minerva Calibar (2 oz skein) - 20(22-23) skeins
Columbia-Minerva Nylon and Wool Calibrette (2 oz skein) - 18(19-20) skeins
Knitting Needles: 1 pair each "Boye" Sizes 10 and 11 and 1 "Boye" crochet hook "H"(Size 6)
Gauge: Pattern Stitch on Size 11 needles - 11 sts to 3 inches; 5 rows to 1 inch
PATTERN STITCH: Row 1 - Right side: K 1, * sl next st as if to K, K 1, repeat from * across. Row 2: P each st in usual way. Repeat these 2 rows for pat.
BACK: With Size 11 needles cast on 77(85-89) sts. P 1 row. Work in pat until back measures 21(21-21½) inches or desired length from start. Armholes: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each side every other row 2(3-3) times, then every 4th row 2(3-3) times - 61(65-69) sts on needle. Work until armholes measures 4 inches straight above bound-off sts, ending with a P row. Next row work 12 sts, place marker on needle, work next 38(42-46) sts, place another marker on needle, work 11 sts. Darts: Slipping markers, P 2 tog twice after the first marker and twice before the 2nd marker. Work 3 inches, then dec at markers once more - 53(57-61) sts on needle. Work until armholes measure 9½(10-10½) inches straight above bound-off sts. Shoulders: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 8(4-2) rows. On Sizes 14 to 16 and 18 to 20 only bind off 5 sts at beg of next 4(6) rows. All Sizes bind off rem'ing 21(21-23) sts for back of neck.
POCKET LININGS - Make 2: With Size 10 needles cast on 25 sts. Work in St St for 7 inches, ending with a K row. Sl sts onto st holder.
LEFT FRONT: With Size 11 needles cast on 45(49-51) sts. P 1 row. Work in pat until front measures 7¾(7¾-8¼) inches from start, ending on wrong side of work. Pocket: Starting at side edge, work 4(6-8) sts, bind off next 23 sts, work to end of row. Next row P to 1 st before pocket opening, P 1 st of front tog with 1 st of pocket, P next 23 sts of pocket, P last st of pocket tog with next st of front, P to end of row. Work until front measures ½ inch longer than back to armhole. Armhole, Neck and Shoulder: Bind off 5 sts at side edge for armhole, then bind off 2 sts at same edge 1(2-2) times. Dec 1 st at same edge every other row 3 times - 35(37-39) sts on needle. Work until armhole measures 3 inches straight above first bound-off sts, ending with a P row. Next row work 12 sts, place marker on needle, work to end of row. Dart: Slipping marker, P 2 tog twice before marker. Dec at dart every 2 inches 3 times more AND AT THE SAME TIME when armhole measures 6(6½-6½) inches above bound-off sts, dec 1 st at front edge every row 4(4-5) times, then every other row 7 times AND AT THE SAME TIME when armhole measures same as on back, bind off 4 sts at armhole edge 4(2-1) times, then on Sizes 14 to 16 and 18 to 20 only bind off 5 sts at same edge 2(3) times. All Sizes: Place markers for 4 buttons on front edge, having first marker 7 inches above lower edge and 4th marker ½ inch below first dec at neck.
RIGHT FRONT: Work to correspond to Left Front, reversing the shaping and working buttonholes opposite markers as follows: Starting at front edge, work 4 sts, bind off next 5 sts, work to end of row. Next row, cast on 5 sts over bound-off sts. When armhole measures 3 inches, place marker for dart 11 sts from side edge, then shape dart by P'ing 2 sts tog twice after marker.
SLEEVES: With Size 11 needles cast on 45(47-49) sts. P 1 row. Work in pat, inc'ing 1 st each side every 3 inches twice, every 2 inches 4 times, working added sts in pat - 57(59-61) sts on needle. Work until sleeve measures 15 inches or desired length from start. Cap of Sleeve: Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each side every other row until 23 sts rem. Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows, then bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Bind off rem'ing 9 sts.
CUFFS: With Size 11 needles cast on 47(49-51) sts. P 1 row, then work in pat for 4 inches. Bind off.
COLLAR: With Size 11 needles cast on 63(63-67) sts for outer edge. P 1 row, then work in pat, inc'ing 1 st each side every row 11 times - 85(85-89) sts on needle. P 1 row. Next row work buttonhole: Work 6 sts, bind off next 5 sts, work to end of row. Next row cast on 5 sts over bound-off sts. Change to Size 10 needles, dec 1 st each side every row 12 times - 61(61-65) sts on needle. Bind off.
Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeves in place. Sew sleeve and underarm seams, easing in extra length on fronts over bust. Work 1 row of sl st on wrong side of lower edge. Break yarn. On wrong side of work, work 1 long sc in each sl st. Turn up sc row for hem, sew on wrong side. Face front and neck edges with 2-inch grosgrain ribbon, turning in 1 st on front edges and work around buttonholes. Line collar with matching fabric and sew in place with bound-off edge at neck. Make small button loop at right neck edge and sew a small button under collar. Sew cuffs in place. Sew pocket linings in place on wrong side. Face upper edge of pockets with grosgrain ribbon.
Be Sure Your Stitch Gauge Is Correct
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