Directions are for Size 12. Changes for Sizes 14, 16 and 18 are in parentheses.
Columbia-Minerva Calibar (2 oz skein) - 15(17-20-22) skeins
Columbia-Minerva Nylon and Wool Calibrette (2 oz skein) - 14(15-18-20) skeins
Knitting Needles: 1 pair each "Boye" Sizes 6 and 8 and 1 "Boye" cable needle
Gauge: Stockinette Stitch on Size 8 needles - 4 sts to 1 inch; 6 rows to 1 inch
BACK: With Size 6 needles cast on 69(73-77-81) sts. Row 1 - Wrong side: K 1 * P 1, K 1, repeat from * across. Row 2: P 1 * K 1, P 1, repeat from * across. Repeat these 2 rows for 2 inches, ending with Row 1. Change to Size 8 needles and work in St St until back measures 11(11-11½-11½) 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 3(4-4-5) times - 55(57-61-63) sts on needle. Work until armholes measure 7¾(8-8¼-8½) inches straight above bound-off sts. Shoulders: Bind off 6(6-7-7) sts at beg of next 6(4-6-6) rows, then on Size 14 only bind off 7 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Bind off rem'ing 19(19-19-21) sts for back of neck.
LEFT FRONT: With Size 6 needles cast on 36(38-40-42) sts. Work in P 1, K 1 ribbing for 2 inches, inc'ing 1 st on Size 16 only at side edge on last row - 36(38-41-42) sts on needle. Change to Size 8 needles and work in pat as follows: Row 1 - Right side: Size 14 only K 2, on all sizes P 1(1-1-2), * K 6, P 1(1- 2-2), repeat from * across. Row 2: * K 1(1-2-2), P 6, repeat from *, ending K 1(1-1-2), then on Size 14 only P 2. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 four times more. Row 11: Size 14 only K 2, then on all sizes P 1(1-1-2), * sl next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold in back, K next 3 sts, then K 3 sts from cable needle for cable twist, P 1(1-2-2), K 6, P 1(1-2-2), repeat from * once more, twist cable on next 6 sts, ending P 1(1-2-2). Row 12: Same as Row 2. Work in rib pat for 10 rows more. Next row twist cable on 2nd and 4th K-6 stripe. Continue to twist cable on alternate cable stripes every 12th row until front measures same as back to underarm. Armhole: Bind off 4 sts at side edge. Dec 1 st at same edge every other row 3(4-4-5) times - 29(30-33-33) sts on needle. Work until armhole measures 5¾(6-6¼-6½) inches above bound-off sts at underarm. Neck: Bind off 6 sts at front edge. Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 5(5-6-6) times - 18(19-21-21) sts on needle. Work until armhole measures same as on back. Shoulder: Bind off 6(6-7-7) sts at armhole edge 3(2-3-3) times, then on Size 14 only bind off 7 sts at armhole edge once. Button Band: With Size 6 needles, starting at neck edge, pick up and K 74(76-80-82) sts along front edge. Work in K 1, P 1 ribbing for 8 rows. Bind off in ribbing.
RIGHT FRONT: Work to correspond to Left Front, reversing pat and shaping. Buttonhole Band: With Size 6 needles, starting at lower edge, pick up and K 74(76-80-82) sts evenly spaced along front edge. Work in K 1, P 1 ribbing for 3 rows. Row 4 - Right side: Work 5(6-5-7) sts, * bind off next 2 sts, work 11(11-12-12) sts in ribbing, repeat from * 4 times more, bind off next 2 sts, work to end of row. Next row cast on 2 sts over each set of bound-off sts. Work 3 more rows in ribbing. Bind off in ribbing.
SLEEVES: Cast on 38(40-42-44) sts. Work in K 1, P 1 ribbing for 2 inches, inc'ing 1 st each side on last row - 40(42-44-46) sts on needle. Change to Size 8 needles and work in St St, inc'ing 1 st each side every 2 inches 5 times - 50(52-54-56) sts on needle. Work until sleeve measures 15 inches or desired length from start. Cap of Sleeve: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each side every other row until 16 sts rem. Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows. Bind off rem'ing 8 sts.
COLLAR: With Size 8 needles cast on 79(81-83-85) sts. Work in K 1, P 1 ribbing as on back for 4½ inches. Bind off in ribbing.
Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeves in place. Sew underarm and sleeve seams. Sew collar to neck edge, starting and ending at center of front bands.
Be Sure Your Stitch Gauge Is Correct
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