Ruff-Neck Sweater Pattern

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MATERIAL-2 boxes and 2 skeins Woolco Germantown Zephyr. Pair amber needles No. 7, pair steel needles No. 9. 9 buttons.

Use yarn double.

PATTERN-Knit 1 row. Purl 1 row.

Cast on 84 stitches. Knit even for 30 inches.

Divide in 3 parts. Place 28 stitches for each shoulder on separate needles, keeping 28 stitches for back. On these knit even for 7 rows. Next row knit 3, increase 1, knit to within 3 stitches of end of row, increase 1, knit 3. Purl next row. Increase in this way until there are 56 stitches on needle. Knit 1 row, purl 1 row for 20 rows. Decrease same as increasings. Knit 7 rows plain. Bind off. Turn this extension over to the wrong side and sew down to the back, even with the stitches left on needles. This forms collar. Hold both edges of collar together, pick up a stitch from each and work off as 1 stitch, with those for shoulder on same needle. There are 54 stitches on needle. Knit 8 rows even. Keep armhole side even. Then decrease 1 stitch every inch 8 times. Knit 1 inch even. Cast on 8 stitches. Knit 4 rows. In next row make buttonhole, knit 3, bind off 4, knit 3, bind off 4, knit to end of row. On next row cast on stitches that were bound off. Knit even from 1st buttonhole for 23 inches, making 5 more buttonholes 3 ½ inches apart. Make right front same, leaving out buttonholes.

LINING OF LAPELS-Use yarn single. Cast on 34. Knit 1 inch even. Increase 1 in the 4th stitch every inch for 7 inches. Knit 1 inch even. Bind off. Make 2. These pieces are sewed to inside of lapel to cover wrong side of stitch when collar is turned down. Place wide end on a line with end of collar and sew long edges to edge of front, right side out. Turn back and sew down to inside of lapel.

Sew up side seams 21 ½ inches. Turn a hem of 2 inches on straight edge, and turn back fronts, matching buttonholes. Work 3 loops on reveres, as illustrated.

SLEEVE-With steel needles cast on 46 stitches. Knit 1, purl 1, for 4 ½ inches for cuff.

With bone needles knit 6 rows even, in 7th row knit 2, increase 1, knit to within 2 stitches of end, increase 1, knit 2. Increase 1 stitch every inch 7 times. Knit even for 9 inches. Then increase every 4th row 4 times. Knit 2 inches even. Bind off.