Surplice Sweater Pattern

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Surplice Sweater Pattern

SIZES—1 (2).

NOTE—Underline or circle the num­bers applying to the size desired. The first number in each group is for size 1, the second for size 2.

MATERIALS—SPINNERIN HEAVEN SPUN 3 balls; small amount of yarn in contrasting color for embroid­ery; 1 pair Knitting Needles No. 3; 1 pair Knitting Needles No. 1; 4 small Pearl Buttons.

MEASUREMENTS—Chest 20 (21) inches; bottom to underarm 7 (8) inches; sleeves to underarm 7½ (8½) inches.

GAUGE—8½ sts. = 1 inch. 12 rows = 1 inch. Accurate gauge is essential.

PATTERN—Stockinette St. (knit 1 row, purl 1 row). Waist and wrist bands—ribbing of K1, P1.

Starting at bottom of back, using No. 1 needles, cast on 86 (90) sts. Work in rib­bing of K1, P1 for 1½ inches. Change to No. 3 needles and work in stockinette st., until back measures 7 (8) inches from start. At the beg. of each of the next 8 (10) rows, cast on 14 (12) sts.; (198 (210) sts. on needle). Work even until back measures 10½ (12) inches from start, ending with a knit row. Work as fol­lows: Row 1—P81 (87), K36, P81 (87). Row 2—Knit. Repeat these 2 rows 3 (4) times more. Then P81 (87), K4, slip these 85 (91) sts. onto holder to be worked later, bind off center 28 sts., K4, P81 (87). Work back and forth on the 85 (91) sts. of right front, keeping 4 sts. at neck edge in garter st. (knit every row), and inc. 1 st. on inside of this border every other row. When work measures 3½ (4) inches from back of neck at arm edge, bind off 14 (12) sts., 4 (5) times. Continue inc. 1 st. on inside of front border until work measures 5½ (6½) inches from under­arm. Change to No. 1 needles and still keeping 4 border sts., work remaining sts. in ribbing of K1, P1 for 1½ inches. Bind off, knitting the knit sts. and purling the purl sts. Work left front to correspond. Using No. 1 needles, pick up 48 (50) sts. across bottom of sleeves. Work in ribbing of K1, P1 for 1¼ inches. Bind off loosely as on bottom of sweater.

FINISHING—Sew underarm and sleeve seams. Make 2 small button loops on each front opposite ribbing. Sew but­tons in place. Embroider small flowers on fronts as shown in illustration.