Materials: J. & P. Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen, 5 balls of color 9 Yellow, or Clark's O.N.T. Cronita, 6 balls. Milward's knitting pins No. 4 (3½ mm. size) and 1 pair of 2¼ mm. steel knitting pins. Milward's steel crochet hook No. 4.
Gauge: 8 sts (2 patterns) equal 1 inch; 6 rows equal 1 inch.
Back: With No. 4 needles, cast on 138 sts. Change to steel needles and work in garter st for 7 ridges. Change to No. 4 needles and work in pattern as follows: 1st row: K 1, * k 3 together, k 3 in next st (to k 3 in a st, k 1 as usual but do not remove loop from left needle, k again in same st, inserting needle through back loop, k again in same st, inserting needle through front loop). Repeat from *, ending with k 1. 2nd row: P across. 3rd row: K 1, * k 3 sts in 1, k 3 together; repeat from * ending with k 1. 4th row: Purl across. Work in pattern for 14 inches, then change to No. 1 needles and work in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 22 rows. Change to No. 4 needles and work in pattern for 5¼ inches, ready to work 3rd row of pattern. Bind off 5 sts, k 3 together, pattern across. On purl row, bind off 5 sts, purl across. 1 st decrease row: K 2 sts, k 3 together, pattern across, ending with k 2 together twice. 2nd decrease row: P 2 together twice, purl across, ending p 2 together once. 3rd decrease row: K 1, k 3 in 1, pattern across, ending with k 3 together. 4th decrease row: Purl across. 5th decrease row: K 2 together twice, k 3 sts in 1, pattern across, ending k 3 together, k 1, pass the last sts over the next-to-last st. 6th decrease row: Purl across. Repeat these 6 decrease rows until there are 73 sts on needle. Change to No. 1 needles, and k 7 ridges in garter st, decreasing 1 st at beginning and end of next and every 3rd row, then bind off.
Front: Same as back.
Sleeve: With large needles, cast on 98 sts. Change to small needles and work 7 ridges in garter st. With large needles, work in pattern for 10 rows, ready to work 3rd row of pattern. Bind off for armholes 5 sts at beginning of each of next 2 rows, and work the decrease rows same as in back until there are 30 sts on needle. Change to small needles and in the first row, k together every 3rd and 4th sts. Work in garter st for 7 ridges, making a decrease at beginning and end of every 3rd row, bind off. Make other sleeve to correspond. When joining sleeves to body of tunic, put the narrow side of sleeve on the wider side of armhole to counteract the tendency of the lace stitch to make work wider on one side than the other. Finish around neck with 1 row of s c in every st, worked tightly.
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