- The body is worked circularly to the shoulders, with a steek at the center front and at each armhole, then the shoulders are worked flat. The sleeves are worked circularly to the underarm, then the cap is worked flat. The steeks are worked over 9 stitches, alternating C1 and whichever contrasting color is used on that round, creating vertical stripes; for the rounds on which only C1 is used, the steeks are worked in C1 (not striped). The center front steek is cut open before picking up stitches for the edging, the edging is worked, then the steek is trimmed to 2 stitches wide before sewing the bound-off edge of the edging to the WS of the garment. The cut edge of the steek is thus enclosed. The armhole steeks are cut before sewing the shoulder seams.
- The Sloped Bind Off is used when binding off stitches for the shoulders and sleeve caps.
- 25 stitches & 30½ rounds = 4″ in charted pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric)
- One 32″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
Size B (for Edging and Sleeve Facing)
- One each 32″ and 40″ circular needles and one set of DPNs*, two sizes smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
*32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., Sleeves)
- 38½ (44, 49, 54, 59, 64½)” circumference at chest (with fronts overlapping)
- Sample shown is size 44″ with + 11″ ease on model
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.