Back

With smaller straight needles, CO 88 (94, 102, 1 10, I 16) sts. Work Rows 1 and 2 of ribbing as follows: Row I: (RS) Kl (4, 8, 12, 15), pi, BUB, pi, [k2, pi, BUB, p2, BUB, pi | twice, [k2, pi, BUB, pi] 14 rimes, [k2, pi, BUB, p2, BUB, pi] twice, k2, pi, BUB, pi, end kl (4, 8, 12, 15). Row 2: (WS) Purl across.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 until ribbing measures 3" (7.5 cm); end having just completed a WS row.

Change ro larger straight needles. Set up patt from chart as follows: Work 1 (4, 8 12, 1 5) sts in St st, work center 86 sts according to Row 1 of chart, work 1 (4, 8, 12, 15) sts in Si st. Keeping sts at each side ol chart in St st, work Rows 2—32 oi chart once, then rep Rows 1-32 ol chart until piece measures 12" (30.5 cm) from beg; end having just completed a WS row.

Shape armholes: Com in patt from chart, BO 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows—80 (84, 90, 96, 100) sts rem. On the next RS row, dec 1 st at each end of row as follows: K1, ssk, work in patt to last 3 sis, k2tog, kl—2 sts decreased. Work 1 WS row. Rep the last 2 rows 9 (9, 12, 14, 14) more times, then work the decrease row every fourth row 3 (4, 3, 3, 4) times, then work the decrease row every sixth row once—52 (54, 56, 58, 60) sts rem. Work even until armholes measure 6/2 (7, 7Yi, 8, 8/2)" (16.5 [18, 19, 20.5, 21.51 cm); end having just completed a WS row.

Shape shoulders: Com in patt from chart, BO 2 sts at rhe beg of the next 2 rows-—48 (50, 52, 54, 56) sts. Place sts on holder. Note which row you end with so you can resume rhe pattern in rhe right place lor the neckband later.

Front

Work same as the back. Finishing

Weave in ends. Block pieces 10 measurements. Sew shoulder seams. Sew side seams.

Neckband

Return sts from holder to larger cir needle, and join yarn at left shoulder for working in the rnd. Cont in part, work across 48 (50, 52, 54, 56) sts of front, place marker (pm), work across 48 (50, 52, 54, 56) sts ol back, pm for

knit on RS. pur I on WS n purl on KS; kn t on WS L^lI d I, BUB. p I on RS

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