Women's Pullover | Style No. 126

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


Instructions are for sizes 12, 14, 16 and 18, see body measurement chart on pattern book page.

MATERIALS: BOTANY SAXATONES, 1 oz. skeins.
Sizes
12
14
16
18
Color A
skeins
8
8
9
9
Color B
skeins
1
1
1
1
KNITTING NEEDLES: 1 pair "Boye" Non-Inflammable Needles, Size 3 – OR SIZE YOU REQUIRE TO KNIT TO GAUGE GIVEN BELOW.
1 pair "Boye" Non-Inflammable Needles, Size 2 for ribbing.
"Boye" Non-Inflammable Hook, Size D.
GAUGE: Size 3 Needles - 8 sts = 1 inch
MEASUREMENTS FOR BLOCKING:
At bustline
inches
33
35
37
39
Width of back at underarm
inches
16 ½
17 ½
18 ½
19 ½
Width of sleeves at underarm
inches
12 ½
13
13 ½
14
The vertical stripes are worked in later with a slip stitch.
BACK - With size 2 needles and A, cast on
sts
130
138
146
154
Work k 1, p 1 ribbing for 3 ins. Inc. 1 st in first st of last row.
With size 3 needles, work stockinette st-k 1 row, p 1 row-on
sts
131
139
147
155
until 8½ ins. above ribbing. Mark for underarm.
Armholes - Bind off 8 sts at beg. of each of the next 2 rows.
Dec. 1 st each side every 2nd row
times
5
7
9
11
Work even on
sts
105
109
113
117
until measurements above underarm are
ins
7
7 ¼
7 ½
7 ¾
Shoulder Shaping - Bind off at beg. of each of next 4 rows
sts
8
8
9
9
Bind off at beg. of each of next 4 rows
sts
8
9
9
10
Bind off remaining 41 sts.
FRONT - With size 2 needles and A, cast on
sts
130
138
146
154
Work same as for back until 7 ½ ins. above ribbing, end with p row
sts
131
139
147
155
Begin neck border. K
sts
56
60
62
66
* k 1, p 1; repeat from *
times
8
8
10
10
k 1; k remaining
sts
56
60
62
66
The rib panel will have
sts
19
19
23
23
Next row – P
sts
56
60
62
66
* p 1, k 1; repeat from *
times
8
8
10
10
p 1; p remaining
sts
56
60
62
66
Repeat the last 2 rows until same length to underarm as back, end with p row.
Armhole and Neck Shaping - Bind off 8 sts at beg. of each of next 2 rows
sts
115
123
131
139
Divide for Neck - K 2 tog., k
sts
45
49
51
55
k 2 tog., * p 1, k 1; repeat from *
times
3
3
4
4
Place these sts on holder for left side
sts
55
59
63
67
Bind off 1 st for center of neck.
Right Side - * K 1, p 1; repeat from *
times
3
3
4
4
with yarn in back of work, slip 1 st as to p, k 1, pass slip st over k st, k to within 2 sts of end, k 2 tog.
Next row - P
sts
47
51
53
57
* k 1, p 1; repeat from *
times
3
3
4
4
Repeating last 2 rows of right side, dec. 1 st at armhole edge every 2nd row
times
4
6
8
10
at the same time dec. 1 st at neck edge every 4th row 15 times
sts
36
38
40
42
every 2nd row 4 times
sts
32
34
36
38
always keeping the 8 sts at neck edge in ribbing.
Work even until armhole measures same length as on back. Shape shoulder same as
left shoulder on back.
Beg. at neck edge, finish left side to correspond to right side.
SLEEVES - With size 3 needles and A, cast on
sts
80
84
88
92
Entire sleeve is worked in k 1, p 1 ribbing. Inc. 1 st each side every 4th row 10 times
sts
100
104
108
112
Work even until 5 ½ ins. from beg.
Bind off 8 sts at beg. of each of the next 2 rows.
Dec. 1 st each side every 2nd row
times
27
28
29
30
Bind off 3 sts at beg. of each of next 6 rows. Bind off in ribbing
sts
12
14
16
18
COLLAR - With size 3 needles and A, cast on
sts
29
29
31
31
K 1, * p 1, k 1; repeat from * to end.
Next row - P 1, * k 1, p 1; repeat from * to end.
Repeat last 2 rows for collar, working until
ins.
14
14 ½
15
15 ½
from beg. Bind off in ribbing.
FINISHING - With B, work a slip st in each row of each p st stripe on front rib panel, collar and sleeves. With A, work 1 row slip st around neck edge keeping work flat, 1 row slip st around collar and sleeve edges. Sew seams. Sew in sleeves matching seams. Sew on collar having center of collar at center of back. Block.

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