Materials: Clark's O.N.T. Boucle, 12 balls of color 868 Nile Green. Milward's Casein knitting pins, 1 pair No. 1 (2½ mm. size) and 1 pair No. 4 (3½ mm. size). 4 Pearl buttons.
Gauge before Blocking: (21 sts) 7 patterns equal 3 inches; 6 rows equal 1 inch.
Back. With No. 1 needles, cast on 88 sts and work in ribbing, k 1, p 1, for 3½ inches. Change to No. 4 needles and work one row increasing 9 sts at equal intervals (97 sts). 1st row: K 1, * thread over, k 3, sl first of 3 k sts over other 2 sts. Repeat from * across. 2nd row: K across, knitting the thread over as a st. 3rd row: * K 3, sl first of 3 k sts over other 2 sts, thread over, repeat from * across ending with thread over, k 1. 4th row: K across, knitting the thread over as a st. These 4 rows constitute the pattern. Repeat pattern until work measures 6½ inches from top of waistband. Continue in pattern, decreasing 2 sts at beginning and end of every 3rd row until 45 sts remain. Then decrease 1 st at beginning and end of every other row until 31 sts remain. Bind off.
Front. With No. 1 needles cast on 94 sts and work in ribbing, k 1, p 1, for 3½ inches. Change to No. 4 needles and work 1 row, increasing 3 sts at equal intervals (97 sts). Continue in pattern and work exactly like back. Bind off.
Sleeves. With No. 1 needles cast on 54 sts and work in ribbing k 1, p 1, for 2½ inches. Change to No. 4 needles and work 1 row increasing 1 st at center of needle (55 sts). Continue in pattern increasing 1 st at beginning and end of every 4th row until work measures 12 inches from top of sleeve band (91 sts). Decrease 2 sts at beginning and end of every 3rd row until 39 sts remain. Then decrease 1 st at beginning and end of every other row until 30 sts remain. Decrease 1st every 3rd row until 21 sts remain and bind off. After blocking, sew side seams. Sew up sleeve seams and sew sleeves in blouse.
Tabs. With No. 4 needles, cast on 19 sts. Work in pattern for 28 rows. 29th row: Decrease 2 sts by k 2 together twice, continue pattern to end of row. 30th to 33rd rows incl: Decrease 1 st each row on the decreased edge only (13 sts left). Work in pattern for 12 rows. Bind off. Make another tab in the same way. Make 2 more tabs, decreasing at the beginning of the 28th row in order to have two right and two left tabs. After blocking, sew 2 tabs in place on seams as in illustration. Sew the other 2 tabs at back in same position.
Pick up 104 sts around neck and work 5 rows of ribbing k 1, p 1 and bind off. Sew one button on each tab.
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