Knitted Surplice Pattern #728-8

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These directions are for 6 month size. Changes for size 1 are in parentheses.

COLUMBIA-MINERVA Nylon and Wool Quick-Knit Baby Yarn (1 oz. pull skeins)-3
1 pair each straight knitting needles Nos. 5 and 6
1 steel crochet hook No. 2

GAUGE: 5 sts = 1 inch 7 rows = 1 inch

RIGHT FRONT: With No. 5 needles, cast on 49(51) sts. K 1, P 1 in ribbing for 8 rows. Change to No. 6 needles. Cast on 5 sts for front facing and work as follows on 54(56) sts: Row 1: K 4, sl 1, K 4, * K 1, P 1, repeat from * across row. Row 2: * K 1, P 1, repeat from * to last 11 sts, work 2 sts tog, P 9. Repeat these 2 rows for pattern st until there are 29(31) more decreases, and AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 6(6 ½) inches, START SLEEVE: At arm edge cast on 11(12) sts twice. Continue in pattern as established until sleeve edge measures 2 ½(2 ¾) inches, ending at sleeve edge. On the next row work across 37(39) sts and put these sts on a holder. Work even on remaining 9 sts for 2 ¼(2 ½) inches. Put these sts on a holder.

LEFT FRONT: Work in same manner as right front, reversing all shaping and placing of front facing.

BACK: Sl 37(39) sts of left front onto needle, cast on 19(21) sts for back of neck, work 37(39) sts of right front onto same needle. Work even in seed st on 93(99) sts until sleeve edges measure 5(5 ½) inches. FINISH SLEEVES: At the beg of each of the next 4 rows bind off 11(12) sts. Work even on 49(51) sts until back measures same length as fronts to top of ribbing. Change to No. 5 needles and K 1, P 1 in ribbing for 8 rows. Bind off in ribbing.

FINISHING: With right side facing you, with No. 5 needles pick up and K 28(30) sts along sleeve edge. K 1, P 1 in ribbing for 8 rows. Bind off in ribbing. Block. Weave ends of border tog, then fold border in half and sew to wrong side. Leaving ½ inch opening in center of ribbing of right side, sew side and sleeve seams. Make a crochet loop on each front edge of ribbing. CORDS: Make 2. Make a ch 18 inches long. Fasten off. Knot each end and tack center of cord to each side seam in center of ribbing.

Other great patterns from Quick Knit Baby Book, Columbia Minerva Volume 728:

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