Directions are for Size 14. Changes for Sizes 16, 18 and 20 are in parentheses.
Columbia-Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 oz skein) - Main Color (MC) - 5(5-6-6) skeins and 1 skein each of Colors 1 and 2
Columbia-Minerva Calypso Germantown Knitting Worsted (2 or 4 oz skein) - Main Color (MC) - 20(22-24-26) ozs and 2 ozs each of Colors 1 and 2
Knitting Needles: 1 pair "Boye" Size 7 and 1 "Boye" Circular Needle Size 5 - 24 inch
Gauge: Stockinette Stitch on Size 7 needles - 5 sts to 1 inch; 6 rows to 1 inch
BACK: With MC and Size 5 needle cast on 94(98-102-106) sts. Work back and forth in St St for 114 inches. K next P row for turn of hem, inc'ing 1 st each side - 96(100-104-108) sts on needle. Change to Size 7 needles and continue in St St. Work until back measures 16(16-16½-16½) inches or desired length from turn of hem. Armholes: Bind off 5(5-6-6) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each side every other row 5(6-6-7) times - 76(78-80-82) sts on needle. Work until armholes measure 8(8¼-8½-8¾) inches straight above bound-off sts. Shoulders: Bind off 6 sts at beg of next 6(8-8-6) rows, then on Sizes 14 and 20 only, bind off 5(7) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Sl rem'ing 30(30-32-32) sts onto st holder for neck.
LEFT FRONT: With MC and Size 5 needle cast on 58(60-62-64) sts. Work in St St for 1¼ inches. K next P row for turn of hem, inc'ing 1 st at side edge - 59(61-63-65) sts on needle. Change to Size 7 needles and continue in St St. Work until front measures 4(4-4½-4½) inches less than back to armhole. Neck: Dec 1 st at front edge, repeat dec every 4th row 17(18-20-21) times more AND AT THE SAME TIME when front measures ½ inch more than back to underarm, Shape Armhole: Bind off 7 sts at side edge, then 2 sts at same edge once. Dec 1 st at same edge every other row 9 times. Work until armhole measures same as on back. Shoulder: Bind off 6 sts at armhole edge 3(4-4-3) times, then on Sizes 14 and 20 only bind off 5(7) sts at same edge once. Place markers for 3 sets of buttons, having first markers 2 inches above turn of hem and 3rd markers 1 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 K 3, bind off next 4 sts, K 10, bind off next 4 sts, K to end of row. Next row cast on 4 sts over each set of bound-off sts.
SLEEVES: With MC and Size 5 needle cast on 50(52-54-56) sts. Work in St St for 1 inch. K next P row for turn of hem, inc'ing 1 st each side - 52(54-56-58) sts on needle. Change to Size 7 needles. Inc 1 st each side every 12th row 8(8-6-6) times, then on Sizes 18 and 20 only inc 1 st each side every 6th row 3 times - 68(70-74-76) sts on needle. All Sizes: Work until sleeve measures 17(17-17½-17½) inches or desired length from turn of hem. Cap of Sleeve: Bind off 6(6-7-7) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each side every other row until 28 sts rem. Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 6 rows. Bind off rem'ing 10 sts.
POCKET: With MC and Size 7 needles cast on 26 sts. Work in St St for 1¾ inches ending with a P row. Break yarn. Edging: With Color 1 and Size 5 needle, on right side of work pick up and K 12 sts on side edge, K across sts on needle, pick up and K 12 on other side - 50 sts on needle. Work in K 2, P 2 ribbing for 3 rows. Break yarn. With Color 2, K 1 row, then work in ribbing for 1 more row. Bind off loosely in ribbing.
Sew shoulder seams.
FRONT BORDER: With Color 1 and Size 5 needle, starting at turn of hem, pick up and K 54(54-56-56) sts on right front edge to first dec at neck, pick up and K 66(68-71-73) sts to shoulder, K across 30(30-32- 32) sts on st holder, pick up and K 120(122-127-129) sts on other side to turn of hem - 270(274-286-290) sts on needle. Work back and forth in K 2, P 2 ribbing for 3 rows. With Color 2, K 1 row, then work 1 more row in ribbing. Bind off in ribbing.
Sew sleeves in place. Sew sleeve and underarm seams, easing in extra length on fronts over bust. Face buttonhole and button sections with grosgrain ribbon, working around buttonholes. Turn up hems and sew on wrong side. Sew pocket in place, turning in the cast-on edge and 1 st on ribbed edge.
Be Sure Your Stitch Gauge Is Correct
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