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Size 10 to 12 years
Needles--1 pair American Standard No. 5.
Material Knitting worsted, 3½ four ounce skeins. 7 buttons
Gauge--6 sts to 1 inch. Pattern--Multiple of 4 sts.
Back--Cast on 88 sts (92 sts, size 12), K 1 st, P 1 st across row.
Next Row, K 2 sts, P 2 sts across row.
Repeat these 2 rows for 2 inches.
K 2 tog, K across row, K 2 tog.
K 1 Row,
P 1 Row, decreasing 1 st at each end every 2 inches 2 more times, 6 inches, 82 sts.
Work 2 inches even. Inc 1 st at each side every 2 inches, until work measures 10 inches (11 inches, size 12).
Work 2 inches even.
Bind off 5 sts at beg of the next 2 rows, K 2 tog at beg of the next 8 rows, 68 sts.
Work even until armhole measures 6 inches, (6½ inches, size 12), measuring straight up from where the 5 sts were bound off.
Bind off 7 sts at beg of the next 6 rows, bind off remaining 26 sts for back of neck.
Pockets cast on 28 sts, K 1 Row,
P 1 Row for 4 inches, break yarn, place sts on st holder, end with a K row.
Left Front--Cast Left Front--Cast on 56 sts, (60 sts, size 12). Work border for 2 inches same as back. K 2 tog, K 6, (K 10, size 12), follow pattern across row.
Next Row follow pattern for 48 sts, P 7. Dec and inc on seam end same as back and follow pattern on 48 sts until piece measures 6 inches.
At seam end, K 5, bind off 28 pattern sts for pocket, continue border across row.
Work 20 sts border, P 28 sts from st holder (pocket), P 5.
K 1 Row, P 1 Row following pattern until piece measures same as for back (55 sts).
Bind off 5 sts at beg of the next row for underarm.
Now K 2 tog at beg of every row at underarm 7 times, 43 sts.
On next K Row, K 10, K 2 tog (dart) follow pattern.
Work 1 more decrease, 1 inch apart.
Now work even until armhole measures same as for back.
Bind off 7 sts at beg of the next 3 rows at armhole edge. Put remaining sts on st holder.
Right Front -- Work to correspond making buttonholes as follows: Starting at front 1½ inches from bottom, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1, bind off 3 sts follow pattern across row.
On next Row cast on 3 sts over those bound off.
Work 6 more buttonholes 2½ inches apart. Sew shoulder seams.
Collar--On right side, work 20 sts in pattern, pick up 24 sts across back of neck, follow pattern for 20 sts, left front. Continue pattern for 1¼ inches, bind off.
Sleeves--Cast Sleeves--Cast on 40 sts (44 sts, size 12), work border for 2 inches.
K 1 Row,
P 1 Row, for 2 inches,
* now inc 1 st on each side.
Work 1 inch even, repeat from * until sleeve measures 14 inches, 62 sts.
Work 1 inch even or desired length to underarm.
Bind off 5 sts at beg of the next 2 rows.
K 2 sts tog at beg and end of the next 4 K rows.
* Work 3 rows even, K 2 tog at beg and end of next row, repeat from * until you have 32 sts.
K 2 tog at beg and end of every row 4 times, bind off.
Finishing--Sew up side seams and sleeve seams, insert into armhole, having a little fullness at top of sleeve.
Sew on buttons.
Taken From Juvenile Styles 1943