These directions are for size 14. Changes for sizes 16 and 18 are in parentheses.
BERNAT Boucle de Laine—18(19-20) balls
1 pair straight knitting needles No. 2 (standard)
1 24 inch circular needle No. 2
1 steel crochet hook No. 4
1 slide fastener
1 yd ½ inch elastic
1 pair shoulder pads
GAUGE: 8 sts = 1 inch; 12 rows = 1 inch
NOTE: Any changes in length of skirt are made before first dec round.
Using circular needle, cast on 580(600-620) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. K round and round until piece measures 2 inches. FIRST DEC ROUND: * K 27(28-29) sts, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round—20 sts dec. Work even for 2 inches. SECOND DEC ROUND: * K 26 (27-28) sts, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round—20 sts dec. Continue in this manner, dec 20 sts every 2 inches, having 1 st less between dec on each dec round, until piece measures 27(29-29) inches—320(320-340) sts. On the next round dec in same manner as before and repeat this dec round every 1 inch until piece measures 29½(30½-31½) inches—260(280-280) sts. On the next round K 130(140-140) sts, K 2 tog 22(25-20) times, K 42(40-60) sts (center front of skirt), K 2 tog 22(25-20) times. Work even on 216(230-240) sts for ½ inch. Bind off all sts.
BACK: Using straight needles, cast on 118(126-134) sts. Work in stockinette st, dec 1 st each end of needle every ¾ inch 5 times. Work even on 108(116-124) sts until piece measures 4(4-4½) inches. On the next row inc 1 st each end of needle and repeat this inc every ¾ inch 9 times more. Work even on 128(136-144) sts until piece measures 12(12-13) inches. SHAPE ARMHOLES: At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 7(8-9) sts. Dec 1 st each end of needle every other row 5 times. Work even on 104(110-116) sts until armholes measure 7¼(7½-7¾) inches. SHAPE SHOULDERS: At the beg of each of the next 10(8-6) rows bind off 7(9-13) sts. Bind off remaining 34(38-38) sts.
* Work 12 rows in stockinette st. Then following chart and starting at front edge, work seed st stripe, keeping all other sts in stockinette st. Repeat from * until 7 stripes are completed. Then work all sts in stockinette st.
RIGHT FRONT: Using straight needles, cast on 63(67-71) sts. Work in pattern st, dec 1 st at arm edge every ¾ inch 5 times. Work even on 58(62-66) sts until piece measures 4(4-4½) inches. On the next row inc 1 st at arm edge and repeat this inc every ¾ inch 9 times more. Work even on 68(72-76) sts until piece measures 12(12-13) inches. SHAPE ARMHOLE: At arm edge bind off 10(11-12) sts. Dec 1 st at same edge every other row 6 times. Work even on 52(55-58) sts until armhole measures 6¼ inches. SHAPE NECK: At front edge bind off 12(14-14) sts. Dec 1 st at same edge every other row 5 times. Work even on 35(36-39) sts until armhole measures 7¼(7½-7¾) inches. SHAPE SHOULDER: At arm edge bind off 7(9-13) sts 5(4-3) times.
LEFT FRONT: Work to correspond with right front, being sure to reverse shaping and pattern.
SLEEVES: Using straight needles, cast on 64(66-70) 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 98(102-106) sts. Work even until piece measures 17½(18-18) inches. SHAPE CAP: At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 11(11-12) sts. Dec 1 st each end of needle every other row for 4¼(4½-4¾) inches. At the beg of each of the next 4 rows bind off 4 sts. Bind off remaining sts.
FINISHING: Work 2 rows s c on bottom and top edges of skirt. Make a beading at inside top of skirt. Sew underarm, shoulder and sleeve seams. Set in sleeves. Work 2 rows s c on bottom, front, neck and sleeve edges. Block skirt and jacket. Starting 2 inches below neck, close front opening with slide fastener. Sew in shoulder pads.
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