4 oz. sport or baby weight yarn in desired color
1 pair straight knitting needles No. 3
5 small buttons
1 yd ribbon 1 inch wide
GAUGE: 8 sts = 1 inch 12 rows 1 inch
Rows 1 and 3: Purl.
Rows 2, 4 and 5: Knit.
Row 6: * K 1, K in st below next st, repeat from * ending K 2.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: K 2, * K in st below next st, K 1, repeat from * across row.
Repeat Rows 5 through 8 once more.
Repeat these 12 rows for pattern stitch.
Starting at lower edge, cast on 288 sts.
K 2 rows.
Then work even in pattern st until piece measures approximately 14 inches, ending with row 3 of pattern st.
Row 1: K 4, K 2 tog 33 times, K 8, K 2 tog 66 times, K 8, K 2 tog 33 times, K 4 – (156 sts on needle).
Rows 2, 3 and 4: Knit.
Row 5: K 37 and put these sts on a holder; bind off next 8 sts for underarm; K 66 and put these sts on a holder; bind off next 8 sts for other underarm; K 37.
LEFT FRONT: Continue in pattern st on 37 sts, Dec 1 st at arm edge EVERY ROW 3 times.
Work even on 34 sts until armhole measures 3 inches, ending at front edge.
SHAPE NECK: At front edge bind off 10 sts.
Dec 1 st at same edge EVERY ROW 4 times.
Work even until armhole measures 4 inches.
Bind off remaining 20 sts.
BACK: Sl 66 sts from holder onto needle.
Join yarn and work in pattern st, Dec 1 st each end of needle on the next 2 rows.
Work even on 62 sts until armholes measure 4 inches.
SHOULDERS: At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 20 sts.
Bind off remaining 22 sts.
RIGHT FRONT: Work 37 sts in same manner as left front.
FRONT BANDS: With right side facing you, pick up 25 sts from left neck edge to waistline; pick up 7 sts in each pattern st stripe to lower edge.
K 2 rows.
Starting at lower edge of right front, pick up same number of sts from lower edge to waistline; pick up 25 sts from waistline to neck.
K 1 Row.
BUTTONHOLES: K to last 25 sts, * y o, K 2 tog, K 3, repeat from * to end of row.
Bind off all sts.
SLEEVES: Cast on 40 sts.
K 2 rows.
Work in pattern st, inc 8 sts evenly spaced on 4th row of each pattern st 3 times, Work even on 64 sts until sleeve measures approximately 6 inches, ending with same row of pattern st as on body.
SHAPE CAP: At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 4 sts.
Dec 1 st each end of needle every other row 10 times and EVERY ROW 5 times.
Bind off remaining sts.
Sew shoulder and sleeve seams. Set in sleeves.
COLLAR: With wrong side facing you, pick up 68 sts around neck edge, not including the front bands.
Work 1 complete pattern st, inc 1 st in every 2nd st on the 4th Row.
Then P 1 Row,
K 1 Row,
P 1 Row,
dec 1 st each end of needle EVERY ROW.
Break off yarn.
Pick up 8 sts at side edge of collar, K across the collar sts, pick up 8 sts along other edge of collar.
K 2 rows.
Bind off loosely.
Sew edges of collar to front bands.
Block to size.
Reinforce waistline with seam binding, holding in to desired size.
Sew on buttons.
Starting at front edge, cast on 84 sts.
K 2 rows. Work even in pattern st until piece measures approximately 4 inches, ending with row 3 of pattern st.
Row 1: K 53, sl 1, K 1, psso, turn.
Row 2: P 23, P 2 tog, turn.
Row 3: K 23, sl 1, K 1, psso, turn.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until 24 sts remain, ending with a P Row.
K 2 tog across row. Put these 12 sts on a holder.
NECKBAND: With right side facing you, pick up 28 sts along side edge from front to holder, K 12 sts from holder, pick up 28 sts along other side edge.
K 3 rows.
Sew ribbon at sides for ties.