SIZE 14 to 16
1 Pr. Champion Standard Knitting Needles #8
Bone Crochet Hook #4
3-4 oz. pull skeins, Jack Frost Wintuk Knitting Worsted type.
Scale 4 sts. to 1 inch.
Cast on 70 sts. knit for 6 rows, then knit 1 row, purl 1 row to underarm 13 ½ inches. Bind off 6 sts. each side, then work until armhole measures 7 ½ inches. Bind off 10 sts. at the beginning of each row twice each side. Bind off.
Cast on 47 sts. knit for 4 rows making a buttonhole on the 5th row as follows K2, bind off 2 sts. knit across row, knit back casting on 2 sts. over the bound off sts. now work in pattern making a buttonhole every 12th row twice more.
Row 1 K6 * K1, yarn over, K3, slip 1, K 2 tog. pass slip st. over, K3 yarn over, repeat from * across row, ending K1.
Row 2 Purl to last 6 sts. knit 6.
Row 3 K6 K2, yarn over * K2, slip 1, K2 tog. pass slip st. over, K2, yarn over, K 3, yarn over, repeat from * across row, ending K2.
Row 4 Repeat row 2.
Row 5 K6, K3 * yarn over, K1, slip 1, K2 tog. pass slip st. over, K1, yarn over, K5 repeat from * across row, ending K3.
Row 6 Repeat row 2.
Row 7 K6, K4 * yarn over, slip 1, K2 tog. pass slip st. over, yarn over K7, repeat from * across row, ending K4.
Row 8 Repeat row 2.
Repeat these 8 rows for pattern, make 2 more patterns (3 in all) then knit 1 row, purl 1 row, decreasing 1 st. inside of border every 6th row 13 times. When work measures the same as back, to underarm, bind off 6 sts. at armhole, then K2 tog. at armhole every other row twice. Work until armhole measures the same as back. Bind off 10 sts. from shoulder edge every other row twice. Just knit on 6 sts. for 2 inches. Bind off.
Work the same as right front, work the K6 at end of row, omitting buttonhole and reversing shaping.
Sew shoulders, sew bands together at center back and sew to neck edge; sew side seams.
Work 2 rows of single crochet around armholes.
Block with a damp cloth.
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