The Boxy Bulky Sweater, Sizes 12-14-16

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Sizes 12-14-16

This jacket can be made with:

“GEM” HAT and BAG YARN, Article 144.
11 (11-12) skeins White.
1 skein each Medium Blue and National Blue or colors desired.


11 (11, 12) skeins White.
1 skein each Crimson and Black or colors desired.

1 pr. each plastic knitting needles No. 10 and No. 4
Plastic crochet hook size G.
7 buttons.

Directions are given for size 12. Sizes 14 and 16 are given in brackets.

GAUGE: Stockinette St: 7 sts = 2 inches.

Measurements Sizes 12 (14, 16)
Across back at underarm 18" (19", 20")
Across each front at underarm 10 ½" (11", 11 ½")
Side Seam 15" (15", 15")
Sleeve Seam 17" (18", 19")

If working with “Dawn” Bulky Yarn use Crimson in place of Med. Blue and Black in place of National Blue.

BACK: 1st row: With White on #10 needles, cast on 60 (66, 72) sts, work in pattern as follows: * K 10 (11, 12), Y O, repeat from * 4 times, K 10 (11, 12).

2nd Row: * P 10 (11, 12), slip yarn over from previous row off needle, make a new Y O, repeat from * 4 times, P 10 (11, 12).

3rd Row: * K 10 (11,12) slip Y O from previous row off needle, make a new Y O, repeat from * 4 times, K 10 (11, 12). Slipped Y O's produce ladder over which vertical stripes will be worked later with crochet hook. Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows for 13 (13, 14) rows in all, cut yarn. Attach National Blue and work 1 row across in pattern, cut yarn. Continue in same manner until 5 National Blue stripes are completed.

UNDERARM: Continue working in same manner, bind off 3 sts at beginning of next 2 rows, 1 st at beginning of next 8 rows, 46 (52, 58) sts. Work even in pattern until armhole measures 7 ½ inches from underarm.

SHOULDERS: Bind off 6 (7, 8) sts at beginning of next 2 rows, then bind off 7 (8, 9) sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Leave center 20 (22, 24) sts on st holder for collar to be picked up later.

LEFT FRONT: With White on #4 needles cast on 6 sts, with same yarn on #10 needles cast on 30 (33,36) sts.

1st Row: * K 10 (11, 12) sts, Y O, repeat from * twice, with #4 needles * P 1, K 1, repeat from * twice across border sts, always work border sts with White only with No. 4 needles and remaining sts with No. 10 needles.

2nd Row: * P 1, K 1, repeat from * twice, * slip Y O, make a new Y O as on back, P 10 (11, 12) repeat from * twice. Work in pattern until front measures same as back to underarm ending at front edge.

YOKE: With #4 needles * P 1, K 1, repeat from * 7 times, discontinue Y O next to border sts, work in pattern to end of row.

Next Row: Bind off 3 sts at armhole edge. Then decrease 1 st at armhole edge every other row four times, 29 (32, 35) sts. Work stripes and Y O's in pattern except through yoke until armhole measures same as on back ending at armhole edge.

Next Row-Shoulder: Bind off 6 (6, 7) sts at beginning of row. Work 1 row even.

Next Row: Bind off 6 (6, 7) sts at beginning of row, place remaining 17 (20, 21) sts on holder for collar.

RIGHT FRONT: Work right front to correspond to left front, working a buttonhole on front band even with each National Blue stripe including 2 buttonholes in yoke (7 buttonholes). To make a buttonhole, knit 3rd and 4th st from edge together, Y O. On following row K the Y O of previous row over buttonhole as a stitch.

SLEEVES: With White on #10 needles cast on 28 (30, 32) sts. Work entire sleeve in ribbing (K 1, P 1). Work even for 2 inches.

Next Row: Increase 1 st each side. Then increase 1 st each side every 1 ½ inches until there are 50 (52, 51) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 17 (18, 19) inches or length desired.

Next 2 Rows: Bind off 6 (7, 8) sts at beginning of each row. Then bind off 1 st at beginning of every row until 24 sts remain. Bind off 3 sts at beginning of next 4 rows, bind off remaining 12 sts. Block each section. Sew shoulder seams.

COLLAR: With wrong side toward you on #4 needles, starting with front band, pick up 17 (20, 21) sts from holder, pick up 20 (22, 24) sts from back holder and remaining sts from other front. Work even on 54 (62, 66) sts in ribbing, (if necessary decrease 1 st at back of neck in order to keep ribbing even on front yoke) for 5 inches. Bind off in ribbing.

VERTICAL STRIPES: With right side of work toward you, using size G hook attach Med. Blue at bottom of 1st ladder, draw up a loop on hook, holding yarn from wrong side of work, insert hook in next ladder, draw up a loop and pull through loop on hook (chain st worked over ladder). Adjust tension of chain to match knitting. Work chain sts up all ladders. Weave all ends in.

FINISHING: Sew side seams leaving one block free at lower edge. With Med. Blue, work chain st over side seams. Sew sleeve seams and sew sleeves in position. LOWER EDGE: With White, work a row of sl sts across edge, working up and down each slit on sides, cut yarn.

2nd Row: Attach yarn at opposite side and work another row of sl sts through center of sl sts of 1st row, skip 2 sts at top of slit at either side.

Sew buttons in position.

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