These instructions are for size forty.
Columbia Scotch Yarn, 4 ounce skeins. 5 skeins Maroon, 8850.
Columbia Celluloid or Boye Non-inflammable Needles, size 5.
6 sts = 1 inch. 8 rows = 1 inch.
Cast on 126 sts and work even in k 1, p 1 ribbing for 4 inches. Change to stockinette st and work even for 12 inches. To shape armholes, dec 1 st each side every other row 15 times. When work measures 8 ½ inches straight up from the first dec at underarm, bind off 15 sts at the beginning of each of the next 4 rows. Bind off remaining 36 sts.
Cast on 120 sts and work even in k 1, p 1 ribbing for 4 inches. Change to stockinette st and work even for 12 inches. Dec 1 st each side every other row 12 times. At the same time, 1 inch above first dec, work over half the sts and place on a st pin. On remaining sts work as follows, continuing dec at side edge: At neck edge dec 1 st every 3rd row 18 times. When work measures 8 ½ inches straight up from the first dec at underarm, at armhole edge, bind off 15 sts every other row twice. Pick up sts from st pin and work to correspond.
Cast on 42 sts and work even in k 1, p 1 ribbing for 4 inches. Change to stockinette st and inc as follow: K 4, * inc 1 st in next st, k 2, repeat from * across row ending inc in next st, k 4. Work ½ inch even, then inc 1 st each side. Inc 1 st each side every ½ inch 17 times more, then inc 1 st each side every inch 6 times more (102 sts). Work even for 2 ½ inches. Dec 1 st each side every row 16 times. Bind off remaining 70 sts.
Pick up 36 sts at back of neck and work in k 1, p 1 ribbing for 1 inch. Bind off.
Pick up 120 sts around front of neck and work in k 1, p 1 ribbing for 1 inch. Work miter as follows: Dec 2 sts at point of V by k 2 sts tog, 2 times every row. Bind off.
Sew shoulder seams; sew sleeves in place; sew underarm seams.
Other great patterns from Practical Handknits Adaptable for War Relief, Volume No. 93:
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Child's Cap and Glove Set
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