Women's Sweater Pattern

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MATERIAL-1 box Woolco Shetland Floss. 1 pair Woolco needles No. 8, 1 pair Woolco needles No. 4, No. 4 Woolco hook, 6 pearl buttons.

BACK-Commence at bottom of back by casting on 100 stitches.

Knit plain throughout.

Decrease 1 stitch each side every 9th ridge (18th row), 8 times.

Eighteen ridges even.

Bind off 5 stitches each side for armhole.

Decrease 1 stitch each side for 3 ridges.

Then increase 1 stitch every 5th ridge each side 4 times.

5 ridges even.

Bind off 7 stitches each side 4 times.

Bind off all.

FRONTS-Commence at bottom of fronts by casting on 85 stitches.

Shape one edge same as back, keep the other edge straight.

On armhole side bind off 12 stitches.

Decrease 1 stitch for 3 ridges.

From now on keep armhole side straight.

On front decrease 1 stitch every row until there are 38 stitches.

Bind off 7 stitches at beginning of row on armhole side 4 times.

SLEEVES-Commence at top of sleeves by casting on 90 stitches.

Decrease 1 each side every 5th ridge 13 times.

5 ridges even.

Change to 3 ½ needles.

*Knit 2, purl 2,* until cuff is 3 inches. Bind off loosely.

Sew up sweater and sleeves. Place seam of sleeves to seam of sweater. Sew up the ends of the 10 stitches left on each front, placing the seam to center of back. Sew to back.

On right front make 6 button loops of 8 stitches 4 inches apart.