Shape Shoulders And Back Neck

Cast off 3 (3:3: 3: 3:4:4) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Next raw (RS) Cast off 3 (3: 3: 3: 3:4:4) sts, patt until there are 6 (7:7:7:7:6:6) sts on right needle and turn, leaving rem sts on a holder.

Work each side of neck separately.

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next row.

With RSfacIng, rejoin yarn to rem sts, cast off centre 19 (19:19:21:21:21: 21) sts, patttoend.

Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Make sure the ribbon is fastened securely, especially with very young babies who might pull it out and choke on it.

LEFT FRONT

3Kmm needles and yarn A,

Beg with a K row, work in st st for 9'A (10%: 11:12:

12%: 13& 14%)in, 24 (27:28:31:32: 35: 36}cm, ending with RSfacingfor next row.

Next row (RS) K0 (1:0:1:0:1:0), *k3tog, Kl; rep from -to end. [26 (27:28:29: 30:31: 32) sts]

Next row Purl."

Mow work in yoke patt as foils:

Row 2 *K1, P3, rep from * to last 2 (3:0:1:2:3:0} sts, Kl (1: 0:1:1:1: 0), PI (2: 0: 0:1: 2: 0), Row 3 Kl (0:1: 0:1:0: l), (k2tog,yfrn) 0 (11:0: 0:1:1)times,*P1,yon, k3tog,yfrn; repfrom*to last st, PI.

Row 4 P2, *K1, P3; rep from * to last 0 (l: 2: 3: 0:1: 2) sts, K0 (1:1:1:0:1: l), P0 (0:1: 2:0: 0:1). Row 5 K3 (0:1:2:3:0:1), *P1, K3; rep from * to last 3 sts, PI, K2, Row 6 As row 4,

l: 0:0) times, *P1, yon, k3tog,yfrn; rep from * to last 3 sts, Pi,yon, k2tog.

These 8 rows form yoke patt.

Cont inyoke patt until left front matches back to begofarmhole shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.

SHAPE ARMHOLE

Keeping patt correct, cast off 2 sts at beg of next row, [24 (25:26:27: 28:29:30) sts] Work 1 row.

Declstatarmholeedgeofnextl(l: 1:1:3:3:3) rows,thenonfolll(l:2:2:l: 1:2} alt rows. [22(23:23: 24: 24:25:25}sts] Cont straight until 5 (7:7:7:9:9:9) rows less have been worked than on back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with WS facing for next row.

SHAPE NECK

Keeping patt correct, cast off 8 (7:7:8:7:7:7) sts at beg of next row, [14(16:16:16:17:18:18) sts] Dec 1 st at neck edge of next 4 (5:5:5:5:5:5) rows, then on foil 0 (0:0:0:1:1: l) alt row, [10(11:11:11:11:12:12} sts] Work 0 (1:1:1:1:1: l) row, ending with RS facing for next row,

SHAPE SHOULDER

Cast off 3 (3:3: 3: 3:4:4) sts at beg of next and foil alt row and at same time dec 1 st at neck edge of next row. Work 1 row.

CROCHET AN EDG!

Create a feminine touch with a pretty double crochet border.

Insert crochet hook Into the edge of the knitting, make a slip stitch and place on hook. Wind your yarn round hook (yrh), then pull through both loops.
To create the double crochet (dc) insert the hook a little further along, yrh. Pull yarn through just the knitted fabric.
Yrh again and pull through both loops, leaving just one looponyour hook. Repeat steps 2 and 3 evenly across your work.
This is the finished double crochet (dc) edge going across the knitting.

Pattern

alt

alternate

beg

beginning

cont

continue

dec

decrease

foil

following

inc

increase

K

knit

k2tog

knit 2 stitches together

k3tog

knit 3 stitches together

meas

measures

P

purl

p2tog

purl 2 stitches together

psso

pass slipped stitch over

rep

repeat

RS

right side

si

slip stitch

st(s)

stitch (es)

tbl

through the back ofthe

loop

WS

wrongside

yfwd

yarn forward

yfrn

yarn forward round needle

yon

yarn over needle

ch

chain

dc

double crochet

ss

slip stitch

tr2tog

(yarn over hook and insert

hook as indicated,yarn

over hook and draw loop

through,yarn over hook

and drawthrough 2 loops)

twice,yarn over hook and

drawthrough all 3 loopson

Work as given for left front to "

Now work inyoke patt as foils:

2: 3: 0) StS, PI (1:0:1:1:1:0}, Kl (2:0: 0:1: 2: 0).

Row 2 PI (2:3:0:1:2:3), *K1, P3; rep from * to last st, Kl.

Row 3 ±Pl,yon, k3tog,yfrn; repfrom *to last

2 (3:4:1; 2: 3:4) sts, PI, (yon, k2tog) 0 (1:1:0: 0:1:1) times, Kl (0:1:0:1:0:1}.

Row 4 P3 (0:1: 2:3:0:1), *K1, P3; repfrom * to last

Row 5 K2,*P1, K3; repfrom "to last 0 (l: 2: 3: 0:1: 2) StS, P0 (1:1:1: 0:1:1), KO (0:1: 2:0: 0:1}. Row 6 As row 4.

Row7K2tog,yfrn,*Pl,yon, k3tog,yfrn; repfrom

"to Iast4(l: 2: 3:4:1:2) sts, PI, (yon, k2tog)

These 8 rowsform yoke patt.

Complete to match left front, reversing shapings,

SLEEVES

Cast on 27(29:29: 31:31:33: 33) sts using 3Xmm needlesandyarnA.

Beg with a K row,workinstst,shapingsidesby inc 1st at each end of 3rd (3rd: 5th: 5th: 5th: 5th: 5th) and every foil alt 4th (4th: 4th: 4th: 4th: 4th: 4th) row to 39 (47:49:49:49:41:41) sts, then on every foil 4th (-:-:6th: 6th: 6th: 6th) row until thereare45 (47:49: 51: 53:55:57}sts. Cont straight until sleeve meas 4J4 (51/i: 6X: 7: 8:9'A: 9Ji)in, 11 (14:16:18:20: 23:25}cm, ending with RSfaclngfor next row,

SHAPE TOP

Cast off 2 (2:2:2: 3:3:3) sts at beg of next 6 (4:4:2:12:12:10) rows,then 3 (3:3:3:0:0:4) sts at beg of foil 6 (8:8:10:0:0:2} rows. Cast off rem 15 (15:17:17:17:19:19) sts.

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TO MAKE UP

Press as described on the ball band.

Join both shoulder seams using backstitch, or mattress stitch if preferred.

COLLAR

With RSfacing, using 3Kmm needles and yarn A, beg and ending 2 sts in from front opening edges, pick upand knit 17 (18:18:19:20:20: 20) sts up right side of neck, 25 (25:25:27: 27:27:29) StS

from back, then 17 (18:18:19:20:20:20) sts down left side of neck.

Row 1 (RS of collar, WS of body) K3 (4:4:6:3: 3:4), inc in nextst, (K3, inc in next st} 13 (13:13:13:

Row 2 Purl

Row 3 K to last 5 sts, wrap next st (by slipping next st from left needle to right needle, taking yarn to opposite side of work between needles and then slipping same st back onto left needle-when working back across wrapped sts work the wrapped st and the wrapping loop tog as one st) andturn.

Row4 P to last 5 sts, wrap next st and turn. Row 5 K to last 10 sts, wrap next st and turn. Row6 P to last 10 sts, wrap next st and turn. Row 7 K to last 15 sts, wrap next stand turn. Row 8 P to last 15 sts, wrap next st and turn. Row 9 K to last 20 sts, wrap next st and turn. Row 10 P to last 20 sts, wrap next stand turn. Row 11 Knit.

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Row 12 Purl.

Row 13 Kl, si 1, Kl, psso, K to last 3 sts, k2tog, Kl. Row 14 Purl.

Row 17 Kl, si 1, Kl, psso, Kto last 3 sts, k2tog, Kl.

POCKETS (MAKE 2)

3%mm needles andyarn A.

Beg with a K row, work irtstst for 12 (12:14:14:

14:16:16) rows, ending with RSfacingforne>rt row.

Next row (RS) Kl, si 1, Kl, psso, Kto last 3 sts, k2tog, Kl. Next row Purl.

Rep last 2 rows twice more. [12 (12:14:14:14:16:16)sts] Now work gathered cast-off asfolls: Kfirstst,*k2tog, lift 2nd ston right needle over first stand off right needle, repfrom±tolastst, Kl, lift 2nd ston right needle over first stand off right needle, then fasten off.

CUFF EDGINGS (BOTH ALIKE)

With RS facing, using 2.5mm (crochet hook and yarn C, attach yarn at one end of sleeve cast-on edge, Ich (does NOT count as st), work 1 row of dc evenly along cast-on edge of sleeve, ensuring an odd number of dc are worked, turn. Next row (WS) 1 ch (does NOT count as st), 1 dc into first dc, *3 ch, miss 1 dc, 1 dc into next dc; rep from "to end. Fasten off.

Set in sleeves: match centre of cast-off edge to shoulder seam, and shaped edges at start of sleeve top to shaped edges at base of armholes. Sew sleeve to body, easing in any slight fullness.

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