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Sweater of Angorina           Exchange to crochet 

STAR NEEDLEWORK JOURNAL 1917

ABBREVIATIONS: K - knit, P - purl.

MATERIALS: 17 balls of THE AMERICANTHREAD COMPANY'S Article 2 0 0 "Angorina" Fluffed Cotton, size 4; two long celluloid knitting needles No. 5 and two shorter celluloid knitting needles No. 3; 6 buttons. 

DIRECTIONS: For the Basket Stitch pattern: Cast on a number of stitches divisible by 10 and 2 over for the edge stitches.

lst Row: Slip the first stitch (this is the edge stitch) , * then knit 5, and purl 5, repeat from * to the end of row ending with P 6, turn (the last stitch is the edge stitch).

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th rows: Same as first Row.

7th Row: Slip the first stitch, * then P 5, and knit 5, repeat from * to the end of Row, ending with K 6, turn.

8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Rows: Same as 7th Row.

These twelve rows form the pattern, which is knit throughout the sweater.

Sweater

Cast on 112 stitches on the long celluloid needles No. 5 and begin to K at the bottom of the sweater,

FOR THE BORDER: K plain back and forth for 14 rows or 7 ridges (2 rows of plain knitting back and forth form a ridge).

Now begin to knit the pattern as directed above.

K 14 rows, then begin to decrease 1 St at the beginning and end of every third row until 10 stitches have been decreased at each end.

There are now 92 stitches left in the row and 42 rows of pattern K.

Continue knitting the pattern for 138 more rows or until 15 patterns or 180 patterns are K in all.

This completes the length of the back.

Next Row: Slip the first stitch, then knit 5, and P5 for 31 stitches (this is for the right shoulder), bind off 28 stitches for the back of the neck, the next 32 stitches left on the needle are for the left shoulder.

Now put the first 32 stitches on to a spare needle or thread, and continue knitting the left front as follows: K the pattern for 8 rows pattern (this is for the shoulder), then begin to increase 1 stitch at the beginning of every second Row, this is at the neck - until 20 stitches have been increased.

There are now 52 stitches in the Row.

K the pattern without increasing for 104 rows, then begin to increase 1 stitch every 7th row at the outer edge (the front edge must be straight) for 5 times, then K 12 more rows without increasing.

16 patterns of 192 pattern rows are now K for the length of, the front.

K 7 ridges plain back and forth for the border.

Bind off loosely, break the thread. Now K the right front to correspond with the left front, then sew up the underarm seams (this is the length of 10 ½ patterns or 126 pattern rows from the bottom of the sweater up)

FOR THF SLEEVES:

Cast on 72 stitches, and K the pattern for 3 rows, then begin to decrease 1 stitch at the beginning and end of every second row until 5 stitches have been decreased at each end.

There are now 62 stitches left in the Row.

K 9½ patterns or 114 rows without decreasing.

Now slip the stitches on to the No. 3 needles, and K plain back and forth for 18 ridges for the cuff, bind off, and sew up the seam.

Place the sleeve in the armhole, so that the sleeve seam and underarm seam meet.

FOR TIHE BANDS Cast on 16 stitches on the No. 3 needles. K plain back and forth for 4 inches, then make a buttonhole as follows: K 7 stitches. bind off 6 stitches, K 4 stitches (this leaves 5 stitches at each side of the 6 stitches bound off).

In the next Row cast on the 6 stitches bound off, thus forming a buttonhole.

K back and forth for 3 inches, then make the next buttonhole.

Continue knitting plain back and forth making 4 more buttonholes so that there are 6 in all, always leaving an interval of 3 inches between each buttonhole.

K 1 inch after the sixth buttonhole then begin to decrease 1 stitch at the beginning of every second row until 8 stitches have been decreased.

There are now 8 stitches in the row. K plain for 18 inches or long enough to go around the neck, then increase 1 stitch at the beginning of every second Row until 16 stitches are on the needle again.

K plain for 21 inches or as long as the wider part of the band with the buttonholes, bind off loosely.

Sew the buttonhole part of the band on to the right front, the narrow part around the neck and the plain wider part to the left front, this should be done very carefully, then sew on the buttons.

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