Men's and Women's Pullover Pattern | Style No. 121

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This free pattern originally published in the Botany College Hand Knits, Volume II, in 1958.


Instructions are for sizes 34, 36, 38, 40, 42 and 44, see body measurement chart on pattern book page.

WOMAN’S
MAN’S
Sizes
34
36
38
40
42
44
MATERIALS: BOTANY SCOTTIE "SHETLAND and WOOL", 2 oz. skeins.
skeins
6
7
7
8
8
9
KNITTING NEEDLES: 1 pair "Boye" Non-Inflammable Needles, Size 8 -OR SIZE YOU REQUIRE TO KNIT TO GAUGE GIVEN BELOW.
1 pair "Boye" Non-Inflammable Needles, Size 5 for ribbing.
GAUGE: Size 8 Needles - 5 sts = 1 inch; 7 rows = 1 inch
MEASUREMENTS FOR BLOCKING:
Chest
inches
34
36
38
40
42
44
Width of back at underarm
inches
17
18
19
20
21
22
BACK - With size 5 needles, cast on
sts
84
88
96
100
104
108
Work k 2, p 2 ribbing for
ins.
2 ½
2 ½
2 ½
3
3
3
increasing in last row
sts
2
2
0
0
2
2
With size 8 needles, work even in stockinette st-k 1 row, p 1 row-on
sts
86
90
96
100
106
110
until measurement above ribbing is (end with p row)
ins.
13
13
13
13
13
13
Mark for underarm.
Armholes - K and place on holder for underarm
sts
7
7
8
8
8
8
K
sts
72
76
80
84
90
94
place on holder for underarm remaining
sts
7
7
8
8
8
8
Work even on
sts
72
76
80
84
90
94
until measurement above marker is (end with p row)
ins.
8
8 ¼
8 ½
9 ½
10
10 ½
K and place on holder for right shoulder
sts
23
25
27
27
30
32
k for neck
sts
26
26
26
30
30
30
place on holder for left shoulder remaining
sts
23
25
27
27
30
32
Back Neck Ribbing - Row 1 - wrong side - With size 5 needles, p 2, * k 2, p 2; repeat from * to end.
Row 2 - K 2, * p 2, k 2; repeat from * to end. Repeat these 2 rows until there are
rows
8
8
8
10
10
10
Bind off loosely in ribbing.
FRONT - Work same as back until measurement above marker is (end with p row)
ins.
6
6 ¼
6 ½
6 ¾
7 ¼
7 ¾
Divide for Neck - K and place on holder for left side
sts
23
25
27
27
30
32
k and place on holder for neck
sts
26
26
26
30
30
30
Work even for right side on remaining
sts
23
25
27
27
30
32
until armhole is same length as back, end with p row. Break yarn leaving a 24-in. end for weaving.
Place on holder. Beg. at neck edge, work left side to correspond to right side.
Weave shoulder sts tog.
FRONT NECK RIBBING - Join yarn on left neck edge at shoulder.
With size 5 needles, pick up and k on left side of neck
sts
14
14
14
20
20
20
take up and k
sts
26
26
26
30
30
30
pick up and k on right side
sts
14
14
14
20
20
20
Work ribbing for same number of rows as back neck ribbing on
sts
56
56
56
70
70
70
Working first row on wrong side as for row 2 on back neck ribbing. Bind off loosely.
LEFT SLEEVE - With size 8 needles, beg. at left front underarm edge, take up and k left front underarm sts, pick up and k on left armhole edge (about 1 st in every 2nd row)
sts
58
60
62
68
72
76
take up and k back underarm sts. P 1 row on
sts
72
74
78
84
88
92
Dec. row - K 2, slip, k and pass, k to within 4 sts of end, k 2 tog., k 2
sts
70
72
76
82
86
90
Repeat dec. row every 2nd row
times
2
2
2
2
2
3
every 10th row
times
10
10
10
0
0
0
every 12th row
times
0
0
0
10
10
10
Work even on
sts
46
48
52
58
62
64
until measurement from picked up row is (end with p row)
ins.
16½
16½
16½
19½
19½
19½
Next row - K decreasing across row
sts
2
4
4
2
2
4
With size 5 needles, work k 2, P 2 ribbing on
sts
44
44
48
56
60
60
for cuff for
ins.
3 ½
3 ½
3 ½
4
4
4
Bind off in ribbing.
RIGHT SLEEVE - Beg. at back underarm edge, work right sleeve to correspond to left sleeve.
FINISHING - Sew underarm and sleeve seams sewing seam on right side for turn-back of cuff, from lower edge for
ins.
1 ¾
1 ¾
1 ¾
2
2
2
Block.

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