Directions are for Size 12. Changes for Sizes 14, 16 and 18 are in parentheses.
Columbia-Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 oz skein) - Main Color (MC) - 3(3-4-4) skeins and Contrasting Color (CC) - 2(2-3-3) skeins
Columbia-Minerva Calypso Germantown Knitting Worsted (2 or 4 oz skein) - Main Color (MC) - 12(14-16-18) ozs and Contrasting Color (CC) - 8(10-12-14) ozs
Knitting Needles: 1 pair "Boye" Size 8 - 14 inch and 1 "Boye" steel crochet hook Size 0
Gauge: 5 sts to 1 inch; 7 rows to 1 inch
PATTERN STITCH: Multiple of 2 sts plus 1. Row 1 - Right side: With MC, K 1 through back of st, * with yarn in back sl 1 as if to P, K 1 through back of st, repeat from * across. Row 2: P. Row 3: With CC, sl 1 as if to P, * K 1 through back of st, sl 1, repeat from * across. Row 4: P. Repeat these 4 rows for pat.
BACK: With MC cast on 87(91-97-101) sts. Work in pat until back measures 14½(14½-15-15) inches or desired length. 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 - 67(69-73-75) sts on needle. Work until armholes measure 7¾(8-8¼-8½) inches straight above bound-off sts. Shoulders: Bind off 7(8-8-8) sts at beg of next 4(4-6-4) rows, then on Sizes 12, 14 and 18 only bind off 8(7-9) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Bind off rem'ing 23(23-25-25) sts.
POCKET LININGS - Make 2: With MC cast on 27 sts. Work in St St for 4 inches, ending with a K row. Sl sts onto st holder.
LEFT FRONT: With MC cast on 51(53-57-61) sts. Work in pat until front measures 4½ inches, ending with a P row. Pocket: Starting at side edge, work 5(5-7-9) sts, bind off next 25 sts, work to end of row. Next row P to 1 st before opening, P 1 st of front tog with 1 st of pocket lining, P 25 sts of lining, P last st of lining tog with next st of front, P to end of row. Work until front measures 8 inches from start. Neck and Armhole: Dec 1 st at front edge for neck. Dec 1 st at neck edge every 6th row 13(13-11-11) times more, then every 4th row 5(5-9-10) times AND AT THE SAME TIME when front measures same as back to underarm, bind off 5(5-6-6) sts at side edge for armhole.
Dec 1 st at armhole edge every other row 5(6-6-8) times - 22(23-24-25) sts rem after last dec at neck. If necessary work until armhole measures same as on back. Shoulder: Bind off 7(8-8-8) sts at armhole edge 2(2-3-2) times, then on Sizes 12, 14 and 18 only bind off 8(7-9) sts at same edge once.
RIGHT FRONT: Work to correspond to Left Front, reversing the shaping and working first buttonhole 1½ inches from start as follows: Starting at front edge, work 3 sts, bind off next 3 sts, work to end of row. Next row cast on 3 sts over the bound-off sts. Repeat buttonhole ½ inch below first dec at neck.
SLEEVES: With MC cast on 63(65-69-71) sts. Work in pat until sleeve measures 8(8-8½-8½) inches or desired length. Cap of Sleeve: Bind off 5(5-6-6) 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 6 rows. Bind off rem'ing 11 sts.
COLLAR: With MC cast on 223(223-227-227) sts for outer edge. Work in pat for 2 rows. Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 30 rows. Bind off rem'ing 133(133-137-137) sts for neck edge. Edging: On right side of work, with MC work 1 row of sl st on outer edge. Ch 1, turn and work 1 sc through front loop only of each sl st.
Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeves in place, sew underarm and sleeve seams. Sew pocket linings in place on wrong side. Sew collar in place. Work edging on front edges, lower edge of sleeves and top of pockets, working a 2nd row of sc through both loops on pockets.
Be Sure Your Stitch Gauge Is Correct
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