Garter stitch and gentle shaping make for easy finishing of this design by Mari Lynn Patrick. A three-needle bind-off completes the collar join at the back neck edge.
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Bust (closed) 37 (39, 43, 46) in [94 (99, 109, 117) cm]
Length 24½ (25, 25½, 26) in [62 (63.5, 64.5, 66)cm]
Upper arm 13½ (14½, 15½, 16½) in [34 (37, 39.5, 42)cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
PUBLISHED IN: Knit It!, Simply Creative Crochet, Woman's Day
8(8, 9, 10) balls Chunky Weight Yarn 5.00 oz./140 g (153 yd/140 m)
Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]
Note: One extra size 10.5 needle is needed for the 3-needle bind-offStitch Markers
Large-Eye Blunt Needles
GAUGE:12 sts and 24 rows to 4 inches [10 cm] over garter st using size 10½ (6.5mm) needles. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Cast on 55 (59, 65, 69) sts. Cont in garter st and work even until piece measures 15½"/39.5cm from beg, end with a WS row.
Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each side on next row, then every other row 1 (2, 3, 3) times more -- 45 (47, 49, 53) sts. Work even until armhole measures 8 (8½, 9, 9½)in. /20.5 (21.5, 23, 24)cm, end with a WS row.
Bind off 4 (5, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 5 (4, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Bind off rem 19 sts for back neck.
Cast on 30 (32, 35, 37) sts. Cont in garter st and work even until piece measures 15½in. /39.5cm from beg, end with a WS row.
Armhole and shawl collar shaping
Note Read through entire shaping directions before beginning.
Next row (RS) Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4) sts (armhole edge), k to last 5 sts, M1 (collar inc), k5. Knit next row. Cont to shape armhole as foll: dec 1 st at armhole edge on next row, then every other row 1 (2, 3, 3) times more. AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st (M1) 5 sts from collar edge every 4th row 5 times more, then every 6th row twice -- 33 (34, 35, 37) sts. Work even until armhole measures same as back to shoulder, end with a WS row.
Bind off 4 (5, 5, 6) sts at armhole edge twice, then 5 (4, 5, 5) sts once -- 20 sts. Work even for 3in. /7.5cm for collar, end with a WS row. Place sts on holder.
Work as for left front, reversing all shaping.
Cast on 27 (27, 29, 29) sts. Cont in garter st and work even for 6 rows. Inc 1 st each side on next row, then every 14th (12th, 10th, 8th) row 6 (7, 8, 9) times more -- 41 (43, 47, 49) sts. Work even until piece measures 17½in. /44.5cm from beg, end with a WS row.
Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each side on next row, then every other row twice more, every 4th row 5 (6, 6, 7) times, every row 4 (4, 5, 5) times. Bind off rem 11 sts.
Do not block. Sew shoulder seams. Sew inside collar edge to back neck edge. Set in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.
To bind off and join collar sts tog, work as foll: Place sts on holders on two separate needles. Hold needles parallel with RS facing and tips of needles pointing right. Insert 3rd needle knitwise into first st on front needle and first st on back needle, then wrap the yarn around the 3rd needle as if to knit. Knit these 2 sts tog and slip them off the needles. *Knit the next 2 sts tog in the same manner. Slip the first st on the 3rd needle over the 2nd st and off the needle. Rep from * across the row until all sts have been bound off.
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