YARN: Knitting Worsted: Main Color 12 oz. Design Color: 4 oz. white.
NEEDLES: 1-pr. each No. 2 and No. 5 single pointed. 1-set No. 2 double pointed.
GAUGE: 5 ½-sts to an inch. 6 ¼ rows to an inch.
BACK: Using the #2 needles and the main color, cast on 87 sts and work in ribbing of k 1, p 1, for 3 inches. Now change to the #5 needles and follow the diagram. Decreases at the underarm are made by binding off the number of sts shown, in binding off always slip the first st. SHOULDERS: Bind off 5 sts at the beginning of the next 8 rows (20 sts for each shoulder). Place the remaining sts onto a stitch holder for the back of neck.
FRONT: Make the front the same as the back until you come to the shaping of the neck. Work over 24 sts and leave on the needle; place the next 23 sts onto a st holder to be held for the center of the neck and the remaining 24 sts onto a 2nd st holder for shoulder. Now continue on the first 24 sts, making decreases as shown. Then work until the shoulder is completed. SHOULDERS: From the armhole edge bind off 5 sts 4 times. Place the sts off the 2nd st holder onto the needle and work to correspond to first shoulder.
SLEEVES: Using the #2 needles and the main color, cast on 44 sts and work in ribbing of k 1, p 1, for 2 ½ inches. Increasing to 55 sts on the last row of ribbing. Now follow the diagram making the increases as shown at each side of the sleeve. Make the decreases for the top of the sleeve by binding off at the beginning of each row the number of sts as shown. Then bind off the remaining sts.
FINISHING: Sew the shoulder and side seams. Sew sleeve seams and sew into armhole, matching the underarm seams.
NECK BAND: Using the #2 dble pointed needles, pick up and knit 84 sts around the neck edge. Work in ribbing of k 1, p 1, for ¾ inches. Now bind off loosely.
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