Sizes 12, 14, 16
Instructions are for size 12, changes for sizes 14 and 16 are in parentheses.
MATERIALS— Bear Brand Wonderized De Luxe Sock and Sport Yarn, 7 (7-8) skeins.
Bucilla Plastic Knitting Needles, 1 pair each Sizes 1 and 3; or
Bear Brand Wonderized Zephyr-Laine, 9 (9-11) balls.
Bucilla Plastic Knitting Needles, 1 pair each Sizes 1 and 2.
MEASUREMENTS OF GARMENT—At bustline buttoned 33 (35- 37) ins.
Width of back at underarm 16 (17-18) ins.
Sleeves—width at underarm 12 (12½-13) ins.
GAUGE: 8 sts = 1 inch; 21 rows = 2 inches
BACK—With size 1 needles, cast on 100 (108-116) sts. Work k 1, p 1 ribbing for 12 rows.
With larger needles, work stockinette st—k 1 row, p 1 row—for 1 in. Inc. 1 st each side of next row. Repeat incs. every ½ in. 13 times; 128 (136-144) sts. Work even until 9 ins. above ribbing.
Armholes—Bind off 7 (8-9) sts at beg. of next 2 rows for underarm. Dec. 1 st each side every 2nd row 7 (8-9) times; 100 (104-108) sts. Work even until armholes measure 7 (7¼-7½) ins., straight up from underarm.
Shoulders—Bind off 5 (7-9) sts at beg. of next 2 rows; 9 sts at beg. of next 6 rows. Bind off remaining 36 sts for back of neck.
LEFT FRONT—With size 1 needles, cast on 58 (62-66) sts. Work p 1, k 1 ribbing for 12 rows; increasing 1 st at end of last row; 59 (63-67) sts.
With larger needle, k to within 10 sts of end of row; with size 1 needle, work p 1, k 1 ribbing to end for front band. Next row, with size 1 needles, p 1, k 1 for 10 sts; with larger needles p to end. Continuing stockinette st with larger needles and ribbed band with size 1 needles, shape underarm edge as on back at beg. of k rows; 73 (77-81) sts. Work even until same length as back to armholes, end at underarm edge. Shape armhole as on back; 59 (61-63) sts. Work even until armhole measures 6 ins., end at front edge.
Neck Shaping—Work 10 sts of front band, slip on holder for neckband, bind off next 9 sts, finish row. Dec. 1 st at neck edge every row 8 times. Work even until armhole is same length as on back. Shape shoulder as on back.
RIGHT FRONT—With size 1 needles, cast on 58 (62-66) sts. Work k 1, p 1 ribbing for 6 rows.
Buttonhole—Continuing ribbing, work 4 sts, bind off 2 sts for buttonhole, finish row. Cast on 2 sts over buttonhole on next row. Work ribbing for 4 more rows, increasing 1 st at beg. of last row; 59 (63-67) sts.
Next row—With size 1 needle, work ribbing for 10 sts for front band; with larger needle, k to end. Finish to correspond to left front, shaping underarm edge at end of k rows, repeating buttonhole every 2½ ins. including previous buttonhole, 6 times; 8th buttonhole will be on 2nd row of neck ribbing. Sew shoulder seams.
NECKBAND—With size 1 needles, work ribbing on 10 sts of right front band, pick up and k 91 (95-99) sts evenly spaced around neck edge, work ribbing on 10 sts of left front band. Work 1 row of ribbing. Work 8th buttonhole on next 2 rows. Work 6 more rows ribbing. Bind off in ribbing.
SLEEVES—With size 1 needles, cast on 56 (58-60) sts. Work k 1, p 1 ribbing for 3 ins. Inc. row—Continuing ribbing, inc. 2 (4-6) sts evenly spaced across row; 58 (62-66) sts.
With larger needles, work stockinette st, increasing 1 st each side every ¾ in. 19 times; 96 (100-104) sts. Work even until 15 ins. above ribbing. Bind off 7 (8-9) sts at beg. of next 2 rows. Dec. 1 st each side every 2nd row 9 (10-11) times; every 4th row 6 times; every 2nd row 3 times. Bind off 3 sts at beg. of next 6 rows. Bind off remaining 28 sts.
FINISHING—Steam and finish. Sew on buttons. Trim fronts with small pearl buttons as illustrated.
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