SIZE 14 to 16
1 Pr. Champion Standard Knitting Needles #8
5-4 oz. pull skeins, Jack Frost Wintuk Knitting Worsted Type
Scale 4 ½ sts. to 1 inch.
Cast on 72 sts. work in ribbing of K1, P1 for 4 inches. Increase 1 st. work in pattern as follows:
K2, P2 across the row, ending K1, this one row forms pattern, work 13 ½ inches to underarm. Bind off 6 sts. each side, work until armhole measures 7 ½ inches. Bind off 10 sts. at the beginning of each row twice each side. Then work in ribbing of K1, P1 for 6 inches. Bind off.
Work the same as back to underarm. Bind off 6 sts. each side, work until armhole measures 5 ½ inches. Bind off the center 15 sts. loosely, work one side at a time and decrease 1 st. at neck edge every other row 3 times. Work until armhole measures the same as back. Bind off 10 sts. from shoulder edge every other row twice. Work other side the same.
Cast on 38 sts. work in ribbing of K1, P1 for 3 inches. Increase 1 st. work in pattern increasing 1 st. each side every 8th row 8 times. Work until sleeve measures 17 inches. Bind off 4 sts. each side, then K2 tog. each side every other row until 21 sts. are left. Bind off.
Front collar, pick up 50 sts. from shoulder to shoulder, work in ribbing of K1, P1, for 6 inches. Bind off loosely.
Sew shoulders, sleeves and side seams.
Sew sleeves in place.
Block with a damp cloth.
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