Man's Sleeveless Sweater Pattern

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Size 38-40

6—2-oz. Skeins Zephyr Wool or 12 Balls Shetland Type Floss.
1  Pair each of Number 1 and Number 3 needles.
If  Shetland Type Floss is used, one size larger Needles will be required.

Back. On No. 1 needles cast on 112 sts and work in ribbing of K 2, P 2 for 3 inches. Next row increase to 113 sts. Change to No. 3 needles and start pattern.
1st Row. K. 3. on next 7 sts P 1, K 1, repeat from be­ginning, ending row with K 3.
2nd Row. P 3, next 7 sts P 1, K 1, repeat from beginning, ending row with P 3.
Repeat these 2 rows until back measures 14 inches from the beginning.
Next 2 rows bind off 6 sts at the beginning of each row then decrease 1 st at each end of every other row 8 times keeping pattern straight.
Work even until armhole measures 10 inches from the 1st decreasing point.
Next 6 rows bind off 8 sts at the beginning of each row and bind oil remaining sts for back of neck.

Front. Work same as back until armhole measures 1 inch then divide sts for V neck. Work to center of front, tie in another ball of yarn and complete row working both sides at the same time and decreasing at armhole sides same as back.
Next Row. Decrease 1 st at each center edge then de­crease 1 st at each center edge every 4th row 17 times, or until there are 24 sts on 1 needle and 25 sts on the other. Work even until armhole measures 10 inches, bind off 8 sts at armhole edges every other row 3 times binding off 9 sts on the 1 needle once.

Back Neck Band. With No. 1 needles pick up 36 sts and K 2, P 2 for 1 inch.

Front Neck Band. Pick up 116 sts and K 2, P 2 always keeping the center 2 sts at point of V as 2 knit sts, decrease 1 st both sides of the center knit sts every row for 1 inch.
Sew shoulder seams then with No. 1 needles pick up 128 sts around armhole and K 2, P 2 for 1 inch. Work other armhole to correspond. Sew underarm seams.

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