Women's Pullover | Style No. 125

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This free pattern originally published in the Botany College Hand Knits, Volume II, in 1958.

Instructions are for size 12, changes for sizes 14 and 16 are in parentheses, see body measurement chart on pattern book page.

Sizes
12
14
16
MATERIALS: BOTANY SAXATONES, 1 oz. skeins
skeins
7
8
9
KNITTING NEEDLES: 1 pair "Boye" Non-Inflammable Needles, Size 3 –OR SIZE YOU REQUIRE TO KNIT TO GAUGE GIVEN BELOW.
1 pair "Boye" Aluminum Needles, Size 1 for ribbing.
GAUGE: Size 3 Needles-8 sts = 1 inch; 21 rows = 2 inches
MEASUREMENTS FOR BLOCKING:
At bustline
inches
34
36
38
Width of back at underarm
inches
17
18
19
Width of sleeves at underarm
inches
12
12 ½
13

BACK - With size 1 needles, cast on 108 (116-124) sts. Work k 1, p 1 ribbing for 3 ins. Continuing ribbing, inc. 14 sts evenly spaced across row; 122 (130-138) sts.

With size 3 needles, work stockinette st - k 1 row, p 1 row-increasing 1 st each side every 1 in. 7 times; 136 (144-152) sts. Work even until 8 ins. above ribbing. Mark for underarm.

Armholes - Bind off 5 (6-7) sts at beg. of each of next 2 rows. Dec. 1 st each side every 2nd row 11 (12-13) times; 104 (108-112) sts. Work even until 5 ¾ (6-6 ¼) ins. above marker, end on right side.

Divide for Neck - P 36 (38-40) sts, place on holder, p 32 sts, place on another holder for neck ribbing, p 36 (38-40) sts. Continue on right side decreasing 1 st at neck edge every row 8 times; 28 (30-32) sts. Work even until 6 ¾ (7-7 ¼) ins. above marker, end on wrong side.

Shoulder - Bind off 4 (6-8) sts at beg. of next row. Bind off 6 sts at beg. of each of next 4 rows worked from armhole edge. Beg. at neck edge, work left side to correspond.

FRONT - Same as back.

SLEEVES - With size 1 needles, cast on 68 (72-76) sts. Work k 1, p 1 ribbing for 3 ins. Continuing ribbing, inc. 8 sts evenly spaced across row; 76 (80-84) sts.

With size 3 needles, work stockinette st increasing 1 st each side every 1 in. 10 times; 96 (100-104) sts. Work even until 11 ins. above ribbing. Bind off 5 (6-7) sts at beg. of each of next 2 rows. Dec. 1 st each side every 2nd row 24 (25-26) times; every row 6 times. Bind off 26 sts.

BACK NECK RIBBING - With size 1 needle, from right side, pick up and k 17 sts on left side of neck edge, k the 32 sts from holder, pick up and k 17 sts on right side of neck edge; 66 sts. Work k 1, p 1 ribbing for 3 ins. Bind off loosely in ribbing. Work front neck ribbing in same way.

FINISHING - Sew seams. Sew in sleeves matching seams. Sew half of collar seams from right side for turnback. Turn back half of neck and sleeve ribbing to wrong side. Block.

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