Sizes 14, 16, 18
Instructions are for size 14, changes for sizes 16 and 18 are in parentheses.
MATERIALS—Bear Brand Wonderized De Luxe Sock and Sport Yarn, 6 (6-7) skeins.
Bucilla Plastic Knitting Needles, 1 pair each Sizes 1 and 3.
Bucilla Steel Crochet Hook, Size 4.
MEASUREMENTS OF GARMENT—At bustline 34 (36-38) ins. Width of back at underarm 16½ (17½-18½) ins.
Sleeves—width at underarm 12 (12½-13) ins.
GAUGE: Stockinette St—8 sts = 1 inch; 21 rows = 2 inches
Pattern St for Yoke—9 sts = 1 inch
BACK—With size 1 needles, cast on 100 (108-116) sts. Work k 1, p 1 ribbing for 4 ins.
Inc. row—Continuing ribbing, inc. 18 sts evenly spaced across row; 118 (126-134) sts.
With size 3 needles, work stockinette st—k 1 row, p 1 row—, increasing 1 st each side every 1 in. 7 times; 132 (140-148) sts. Work even until 8½ ins. above ribbing.
Armholes—Bind off 8 (9-10) sts at beg. of next 2 rows for underarm.
Dec. 1 st each side every 2nd row 8 (9-10) times; 100 (104-108) sts, end with p row.
Back Opening—K 50 (52-54) sts, place on holder for right half of back, finish row. Work even on left half until armhole measures 6¾ (7-7¼) ins., straight up from underarm. Bind off.
Beg. at center back, finish right half to correspond.
POCKET LININGS— With size 3 needles, cast on 37 (39-41) sts. K 1 row, p 1 row for 8 rows.
Inc. row—K, increasing 1 st in every 7th st 5 times, finish row; 42 (44-46) sts. Place on holder. Make 2.
YOKE PATTERN—Multiple of 2 plus 1 st.
Row 1—wrong side—* K 1, insert needle in next st, wrap yarn 3 times and k this st—long st; repeat from *, end k 1.
Row 2—P 1, * take yarn to back of work, slip long st from needle as to p, bring yarn to front of work, p 1; repeat from * to end.
Row 3—* K 1, take yarn to front, slip long st as to p, take yarn to back; repeat from *, end k 1.
Row 4— Same as row 2. Repeat these 4 rows for yoke pat.
FRONT—With size 1 needles, cast on 108 (116-124) sts. Work k 1, p 1 ribbing for 4 ins.
Inc. row—Continuing ribbing, inc. 19 sts evenly spaced across row; 127 (135-143) sts.
With size 3 needles, work stockinette st, shaping underarm edges as on back; 141 (149-157) sts. Work even until same length as back to armholes, end with k row.
Armholes and Yoke—Bind off 8 (9-10) sts at beg. of next row for underarm, p until 43 (46-49) sts from bind-off, place a marker before next st, work first row of yoke pat. on next 39 sts, place a marker before next st, p to end. Bind off 8 (9-10) sts for left underarm at beg. of next row, k to first marker, work 2nd row of yoke pat. on next 39 sts, k to end. Carry up markers. Continue in stockinette st with 39 center sts in yoke pat., decreasing 1 st each side every 2nd row 6 (7-8) times; 113 (117-121) sts. Work even until yoke measures about 2 ins., end on wrong side with pat. row 3. Drop markers.
Simulated Pockets—Bind off 37 (39-41) sts at beg. of next row, work pat. on 39 yoke sts, bind off last 37 (39-41) sts. Fasten off. Next row—From wrong side, work first row of yoke pat. on 42 (44-46) sts of pocket lining, on same needle, continue pat. on the 39 center sts and on the 42 (44-46) sts of other pocket lining; 123 (127-131) sts. Work pat. even until armhole measures about 5½ ins., end with pat. row 4.
Neck Shaping—Work 47 (49-51) sts, place on holder for right side, bind off 29 sts tightly, finish row. Work left side, decreasing 1 st at neck edge every row 10 times; 37 (39-41) sts. Work even until armhole is same length as on back. Bind off. Beg. at neck edge, finish right shoulder to correspond.
SLEEVES—With size 3 needles, cast on 82 (86-90) sts. Work stockinette st, increasing 1 st each side every ½ in. 7 times; 96 (100-104) sts. Work even until 4 ins. from beg. Bind off 8 (9-10) sts at beg. of next 2 rows.
Dec. 1 st each side every 2nd row 8 times; every 4th row 5 (6-7) times; every 2nd row 4 times. Bind off 3 sts at beg. of next 6 rows. Bind off remaining 28 sts.
COLLAR—With size 3 needles, cast on 58 (60-62) sts for outer edge of half of collar. Work stockinette st for 1 in., end with p row. Dec. row—Dec. 8 sts evenly spaced across row. P 1 row, k 1 row. Bind off. Make 2.
FINISHING—Steam. Sew 37 (39-41) sts of front shoulder to 34 (36-38) sts of back shoulder, leaving 16 sts on each half free for neck. Sew seams. Sew in sleeves with seam at center underarm. From right side, work 1 row sc around lower edge of sleeves, outer edges of collar and upper edge of pockets. Work sc around neck edge and back opening. Work 2nd row sc on right edge of opening making 4 buttonloops evenly spaced. Sew on collar as illustrated. Sew pocket linings to wrong side. Steam seams. Trim pockets with buttons as illustrated.
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