Size 2 years
Sizes 4 and 6 years in parentheses
2 (2-3) balls Sport Yarn (2 oz. ball)
1 pair knitting needles each No. 2 and No. 4
1 stitch holder
GAUGE: 6 sts. = 1 inch
Cast on 68 (72-76) sts. with No. 2 needles and work in ribbing K1, P1 for 1½ (2-2) inch. Incr. 4 sts. at even intervals across last row of ribbing. Change to No. 4 needles and stock. st. With 72 (76-80) sts. work even until the entire piece measures 6½ (7½-8½) inch. or any des. length to underarm. Bind off for armhole at the beg. of the next 2 rows 6 (7-8) sts., at the beg. of the next 2 rows 2 sts. (56 (58-60) sts. left). Work even for 5½ (6-6½) inch. from the first binding off. Bind off for shoulders at the beg. of the next 4 (4-4) rows 8 (9-9) sts., rem. 24 (22-24) sts. bind off for neck.
Cast on 47 (49-51) sts. with No. 2 needles and work in ribbing K1, P1 for 1½ (2-2) inch., keeping the 13 center front sts. in border pattern as follows throughout the entire front: 1st row: K 6, slip 1 (yarn in back), K6, work to end of row. 2nd row: Work to within last 13 sts., P 13. Change to No. 4 needles and stock. st. Work even until piece measures 5 (5½-6) inch. Decr. 1 st. for V neck at center edge inside the 13 border sts. every 6th row until piece measures like back to underarm. Bind off at armhole edge at the beg. of the next row 6 (7-8) sts. and at the beg. of the next row at same edge 2 sts. Cont. to decr. for neck as before every 4th row until 16 (18-18) sts. and the 13 border sts. are left over. Work as high as back and bind off for shoulder at armhole edge 8 (9-9) sts. twice. Rem. 13 border sts. work for 1¾ (1¾ -2) inch. Slip sts. to a holder.
Work as Right Front reversing all shapings and work in 3 buttonholes evenly spaced apart, placing first buttonhole ½ inch from beg. and last one at point of V neck shaping. (To make a buttonhole: K2, bind off 2 sts., K2, slip 1, K2, bind off 2 sts., K2. On next row cast on 2 sts. over each of the 2 bound off sts. of previous row.)
Sew shoulder seams. Weave neckband tog. Fold front border in half and hem to wrong side. Finish buttonholes through double thickness. Armband: right side facing you, pick up with No. 2 needles 76 (80-84) sts. around the armhole and work in stock. st. for 5 rows, P 1 row on right side for hemline, work 5 more rows stock. st. Bind off loosely and hem to wrong side. Work the other armband the same way. Sew up side seams. Sew buttons in place and block to size.
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