Knit Woman’s Blouse

Sizes 14, 16 and 18

Materials: SOCK AND SWEATER YARN, SHRINK-RESIST FINISH, 3 Ply (1 oz. skeins): 8 skeins for Size 14; 9 skeins for Sizes 16 and 18 . . . Plastic or Aluminum Knitting Needles, 1 pair No. 2 (2 3/4 mm. size) and 1 pair No. 3 (3 mm. size) . . . 3 buttons.

GAUGE: 7  1/2 sts make 1 inch; 10 rows make 1 inch.

BLOCKING MEASUREMENTS:
Sizes 14 16 18
Bust 34″ 36″ 38″
Width across back or front at underarm
17″ 18″ 19″
Length from shoulder to lower edge
20″ 20 1/2″ 21 1/2″
Length of side seam
13″ 13 1/2″ 14″
Length of sleeve seam (finished)
10″ 10 1/2″ 11″
Width across sleeve at upperarm
13″ 13″ 13 1/2″

BACK … With No. 2 needles, cast on loosely
112 sts 120 sts 128 sts
Work in ribbing of k 2, p 2, for 2 1/2 inches.
Change to No. 3 needles and work in pattern as follows:
1st and 2nd rows: * P 2, k 2. Repeat from * across.
3rd and 4th rows: * K 2, p 2. Repeat from * across.
The last 4 rows constitute pattern. Work in pattern until piece measures 4 inches in all.
Keeping continuity of pattern, inc 1 st at both ends of next row and every
11th row 11th row 14th row
thereafter until there are on needle
128 sts 136 sts 142 sts
Continue in pattern without increasing until piece measures in all
13″ 13 1/2″ 14″





To Shape Armholes: Bind off 9 sts at beginning of next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st at end of every row until there remain
100 sts 106 sts 112 sts
Continue in pattern without decreasing until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping
3″ 3″ 3 1/2″
Keeping continuity of pattern, inc 1 st at both ends of next row and every
6th row 8th row 10th row
thereafter until there are on needle
112 sts 116 sts 120 sts
Work Without increasing until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping
7″ 7″ 7 1/2″

To Shape Shoulders: Bind off
13 sts 13 sts 14 sts
at beginning of next 6 rows.
Bind off remaining
34 sts 38 sts 36 sts

FRONT . . . Work exactly as for Back until there remain after armhole shaping
100 sts 106 sts 112 sts

LEFT FRONT .. . Work in pattern across
50 sts 53 sts 56 sts
Cast on 18 sts 19 sts 20 sts
Turn and work over this set of sts only, keeping continuity of pattern, until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping
3″ 3″ 3 1/2″
Now work in pattern, increasing 1 st at armhole edge on next row and every
6th row 8th row 10th row
thereafter, until
6 5 4
increases in all are made
BUT
when piece measures 4 inches from cast on sts, shape neck as follows:
1st row: Starting at front edge, bind off
28 sts 31 sts 31 sts
work across in pattern. Work 1 row without increasing. Bind off 2 sts at beginning of next row and every other row twice. Dec 1 st at neck edge each row 3 times in all (this completes neck shaping). Continue with increases at armhole edge until there are on needle
39 sts 39 sts 42 sts
Work without increasing until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping, ending at armhole edge 7″ 7″ 7 1/2″

To Shape Shoulder: Bind off
13 sts 13 sts 14 sts
at beginning of next row and every other row thereafter until all sts are bound off.

RIGHT FRONT . . . Cast on
18 sts 19 sts 20 sts
and, starting where sts were divided, work in pattern across remaining
50 sts 53 sts 56 sts
to correspond with opposite side, reversing shapings and making a set of buttonholes when piece measures 1/2 inch from cast-on sts and every 1 1/2 inches thereafter, always measuring from center of previous buttonhole, until 3 sets of buttonholes in all are made— to make a set of buttonholes work as follows
1st row: Starting at front edge, work in pattern across 3 sts, bind off next 6 sts, work in pattern across 6 sts, bind off next 6 sts, and work in pattern to end of needle.
2nd row: Work in pattern, casting on 6 sts to replace each set bound off.

SLEEVES . . . With No. 3 needles, cast on
74 sts 78 sts 82 sts
Work in pattern for 2 1/2 inches. Keeping continuity of pattern, inc 1 st at both ends of next row and every
5th row 6th row 7th row
thereafter until there are on needle
98 sts 98 sts 102 sts
Work in pattern without increasing until piece measures in all
11″ 11 1/2″ 12″

To Shape Top: Bind off
7 sts 8 sts 9 sts
at beginning of next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st at end of each row until there remain
40 sts 36 sts 34 sts
Dec 1 st at both ends of each row until 22 sts remain. Bind off.









COLLAR . . . With No. 3 needles, cast on loosely
132 sts 136 sts 140 sts
Work in pattern, decreasing 1 st at both ends of every other row until there remain
112 sts 116 sts 120 sts
Work 1 more row.
Dec 1 st at beginning of next row. Work in pattern across 13 sts (14 sts on right hand needle); bind off the next
82 sts 88 sts 92 sts (1 st remains on right hand needle),
work in pattern across, decreasing 1 st at end of row. Turn and work in pattern over these sts only, decreasing 1 st at both ends of every other row until 6 sts remain. Dec 1 st at outside edge every other row until all sts are worked off. Attach yarn where sts were bound off on opposite side and work to correspond.

Block pieces to measurements. Sew side and shoulder seams. Sew sleeve seams and sew in sleeves. Line collar and sew in place. Fold right front flap under and sew, matching buttonholes. Overcast buttonholes. Sew left flap back. Sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes. If desired, sew in shoulder pads. Make a 1-inch hem around lower edges of sleeve.

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