Quick-knit with a different diagonal effect
Directions are given for Small Size (to fit Sizes 30-32). Changes for Medium (to fit Sizes 34-36) and Large (to fit Sizes 38-40) are in parentheses.
COATS & CLARK'S "RED HEART" KNITTING WORSTED, 4 Ply ("Tangle-Proof" Pull-Out Skeins): 8 (10, 11) ounces of No. 676 Emerald Green.
Knitting needles, 1 pair No. 13.
GAUGE: 3 sts = 1 inch; 9 rows = 2 inches.
|Body Bust Size (In Inches)|
|Actual Knitting Measurements|
|Width across back or front at underarm|
|Length from back of neck to lower edge|
BACK ... Starting at lower edge cast on 12 sts. 1st row (wrong side): Inc One St in first st, p 1, k 1, (p 1, inc one st in next st) 3 times; k 1, p 1, inc one st in last st—17 sts. 2nd row: Inc in first st, k 2, place a marker on needle, p 1, k 9 for cable panel, place another marker on needle, p 1, k 2, inc in last st. 3rd and every uneven row: Inc in first st, p to within one st before next marker, k 1, slip marker, p 9, k 1, slip marker, p to within last st, inc in last st. Note: Always slip markers. 4th row: Inc in first st, k to within one st of next marker, k in front and back of next st, p 1, k 9, p and k in next st, k to within last st, inc in last st—25 sts. 6th row: Inc in first st, k to next marker, p 1, k 9, p 1, k to within last st, inc in last st. 8th row: Inc in first st, k to within one st before next marker, k in front and back of next st, p 1, slip next 3 sts on a double- pointed needle and hold in back of work, k next 3 sts, bring the double-pointed needle with the 3 sts to front of work and k next 3 sts from left-hand needle, k the 3 sts from the double-pointed needle—cable twist made; p and k in next st, k across, increasing one st in last st—35 sts. 10th row: Repeat 6th row. 12th row: Repeat 4th row—45 sts. Repeat 5th through 12th row incl until there are 55 (61, 67) sts. Omitting the increases at side edges, work in pattern for 3 (—, 2) rows. Next row: With yarn in front sl 1, dec next st as follows: sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o.; increasing one st before first marker and after 2nd marker as before, work in pattern to within last 3 sts, k 2 tog, k 1. NOTE: Hereafter start each p row with yarn in back, each k row with yarn in front and slip the first st. Next 3 rows: Keeping side edges even, work in pattern across. Repeat last 4 rows until total length of cable panel is 20 (21, 22) inches. Work in pattern for 2 more inches but do not twist the cables and end with a row following an inc row.
Neck Shaping: 1st row: Sl 1, k 21 (24, 27), place these sts on a stitch holder to be worked later, bind off next 11 sts very loosely, k to end of row. 2nd row: Sl 1, p to last 2 sts, p 2 tog. 3rd row: K 2 tog, k to last 3 sts, k 2 tog, k 1. 4th row: Repeat 2nd row. 5th row: K 2 tog, k remaining sts. Repeat last 4 rows until 12 sts remain. Bind off. Attach yarn to first st at opposite side of neck edge and work to correspond, reversing shaping.
FRONT ... Work same as Back.
CORD ... Cast on 160 sts. Bind off in k 1, p 1 ribbing.
Block to measurements. Starting at side edges, sew shoulder seams for 4 inches. Sew side seams, leaving 6½ (7, 7½) inches open at top for armholes. Fold neck edges to wrong side having center front about 2 inches down and center back about ½ inch down and sew edges in place. Fold the end sts of each arm- hole to wrong side and hem. Make a ½ inch hem around lower edge.
POMPON (make 2) ... Using two 8-yard lengths of yarn work as for Pompon on Pompon Toilet Paper Topper Pattern. Sew one pompon to each end of cord.
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