Knit turtleneck chest protector

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Knitting Worsted weight yarn – 4 oz.
Knitting Needles: One pair No.6 straight needles
one set No.3 double-point needles





Gauge: 5 stitches = 1 inch

Cast on 80 sts. on No. 6 straight needles.
K 8 rows (4 ridges).
Then K 5, P 70, K 5.
K back.
Repeat these 2 rows for 11 1/2 ins.

Start shaping shoulder as follows:
Row 1: K to within last 5 sts., turn.
Row 2: K to within last 5 sts., turn.
Row 3: K to within last 10 sts., turn.
Row 4: K to within last 10 sts., turn.
Row 5: K to within last 16 sts., turn.
Row 6: K to within last 16 sts., turn.
K to end of row.
Leave 16 sts. for the shoulder on st. holder, K across row, turn and leave 16 sts. for other shoulder on st. holder. There are now 48 sts. left on the needle for the collar. Work 2nd side in same manner. Weave shoulder sts. tog.









With double-point needles, work collar by K 2, P 2, ribbing for 7 ins. Bind off loosely by knitting the K sts. and purling the P sts.

from Wartime Handknits, 1942

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  1. Shay February 4, 2009
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