Knit Ladies Beaded Blouse

Sizes 14, 16 and 18

Materials: SCOTCH FINGERING YARN, 3 Ply (1 oz. skeins): 9 skeins of Caribou for Sizes 14 and 16; 10 skeins for Size 18 . . . Plastic or Aluminum Knitting Pins, 1 pair No. 2 (2 3/4 mm. size) and 1 pair No. 3 (3 mm. size) . . . Gold beads … 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

24″ 24 1/2″ 25 1/2″

Length of side seam

17″ 17 1/2″ 18″

Length of sleeve seam

17 1/2″ 18″ 18″

Width across sleeve at upperarm

13″ 13″ 13 1/2″

BACK … With No. 2 needles, cast on loosely

128 sts 136 sts 144 sts





Work in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 2 inches.

Change to No. 3 needles and work in stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row) until piece measures 2 1/2 inches in all.

Dec 1 st at both ends of next row and every 6th row thereafter until there remain

112 sts 120 sts 128 sts

Work without decreasing until piece measures 8 inches in all.

Inc 1 st at both ends of next row and every

9th row 10th row 11th row

thereafter until there are on needle

128 sts 136 sts 144 sts

Work without increasing until piece measures in all

17″ 17 1/2″ 18″

To Shape Armholes: Bind off 9 sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at end of each row until there remain

106 sts 110 sts 114 sts

Work without decreasing until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping, ending with a purl row

3 1/2″ 4″ 4 1/2″

Knit across

53 sts 55 sts 57 sts

Turn and work over this set of sts only, increasing 1 st at armhole edge on next row and every 5th row thereafter until there are on needle

55 sts 58 sts 60 sts

Work without increasing until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping, ending with a purl row

7″ 7″ 7 1/2″

To Shape Shoulder: Bind off

7 sts 9 sts 9 sts

at beginning of next row and every other row thereafter until there remain

20 sts 22 sts 24 sts

Bind off remaining sts for back of neck.

Attach yarn where sts were divided and work opposite side to correspond, reversing shapings.

FRONT . . . Work exactly as for Back until ribbing measures 2 inches. Change to No. 3 needles and work as follows:

1st row: Knit across.

2nd row: Purl

91 sts 95 sts 99 sts

place a marker on right hand needle, k 4, place another marker on right hand needle, purl

33 sts 37 sts 41 sts

Work in stockinette st, keeping the 4 sts between markers in garter st (knit each row) and making decreases and increases exactly as for Back until piece measures in all, ending with a knit row





16 1/2″ 17″ 17 1/2″

There are on needle

128 sts 136 sts 144 sts

Now work as follows:

1st row: Purl

33 sts 37 sts 41 sts

place a marker on right hand needle, knit

58 sts 58 sts 58 sts

remove marker, k 4, slip other marker, then purl

33 sts 37 sts 41 sts

2nd row: Knit across.

3rd row: Purl

33 sts 37 sts 41 sts

slip marker, knit

62 sts 62 sts 62 sts

slip marker, purl

33 sts 37 sts 41 sts

4th and 5th rows: Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows.

6th row: Knit

33 sts 37 sts 41 sts

remove marker, knit

58 sts 58 sts 58 sts

place a marker on right hand needle, k 4, slip marker, knit

33 sts 37 sts 41 sts

Continue as for Back, keeping the 4 sts between markers in garter st and working until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping (omitting opening), ending with a knit row

5″ 5″ 5 1/2″

There are on needle

116 sts 120 sts 110 sts

To Shape Neck: Purl

20 sts 19sts 17sts

knit 4 sts, purl

21 sts 25sts 29sts

Bind off 20 sts; purl

45 sts 48sts 50sts

Work over the last set of sts only, binding off 2 sts at neck edge each purl row until there remain

35 sts 36 sts 36 sts

Work without decreasing until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping, ending at armhole edge 7″ 7″ 7 1/2″

To Shape Shoulder: Bind off at beginning of next row and every other row thereafter

7 sts 9 sts 9 sts

until all sts are bound off.

Attach yarn to opposite side of neck edge and work other side to correspond, reversing shapings and keeping sts between markers in garter st.

SLEEVES . . . Starting at lower edge with No. 3 needles, cast on loosely

54 sts 56 sts 58 sts

Work in stockinette st for 1 inch. Inc 1 st at both ends of next row and every 7th row thereafter until there are on needle

98 sts 98 sts 102 sts

Work without increasing until piece measures in all

17 1/2″ 18″ 18″

To Shape Top: Bind off 9 sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at end of every row until there remain 44 sts 44 sts 46 sts

Dec 1 st at both ends of each row until 22 sts remain. Bind off.

CUFF . . . With No. 3 needles, cast on

54 sts 56 sts 58 sts

1st row: Knit across.

2nd row: P 3, k 4, purl across to last 7 sts, k 4, p 3.

3rd row: Knit across, increasing 1 st at both ends of row.

Repeat the last 2 rows until there are on needle

68 sts 70 sts 72 sts

Now work as follows:

1st row: P 3, knit across to last 3 sts, p 3.

2nd row: Knit across, increasing 1 st at both ends of row.

3rd to 6th rows incl: Repeat 1st and 2nd rows alternately.

7th row: Purl across.

8th row: Repeat 2nd row.

9th, 10th and 11th rows: Purl across.

12th row: Knit across, decreasing 1 st at both ends of row.

13th row: Purl across. Repeat last 2 rows alternately until there remain





54 sts 56 sts 58 sts

Bind off loosely.

COLLAR (Make 2) … With No. 3 needles, cast on loosely

49 sts 51 sts 52 sts

and work exactly as for Cuff until there are on needle

63 sts 65 sts 66 sts

Now work as follows:

1st row: P 3, knit across to last 3 sts, p 3.

2nd row: Knit across, increasing 1 st at both ends of row.

3rd to 6th rows incl: Repeat 1st and 2nd rows alternately.

7th row: Purl across.

8th row: Repeat 2nd row.

9th, 10th and 11th rows: Purl across.

12th row: Knit across, decreasing 1 st at both ends of row.

13th row: Purl across. Repeat last 2 rows alternately until there remain

49 sts 51 sts 52 sts

Bind off loosely.

Block pieces to measurements. Sew up shoulder and underarm seams. Sew up sleeve seams and sew in sleeves. Fold collar at ridge and sew edges to neck edge. Finish sleeves in same way. Embroider with gold beads. Work a row of sc along back opening, making three ch-5 button loops spaced evenly on right side. Sew on buttons to correspond.

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