Long Sleeve Buttoned Vest Sweater w/deep "V" Neck
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These directions are for small size (36-38).
Changes for medium size (40-42) and large size (44-46) are in parentheses.
Worsted weight yarn (2 oz. skeins)- 14 (15-16),
1 pair each straight knitting needles Nos. 4 and 9 OR ANY SIZE NEEDLES WHICH WILL GIVE THE STITCH GAUGE GIVEN BELOW
1 steel crochet hook No. 2
GAUGE: 4 sts = 1 inch 6 rows -- 1 inch
BACK: Using No. 4 needles, cast on 76 (84-92) sts
K 1, P 1 in ribbing for 1 inch.
Change to No. 9 needles and work even in stockinette st until piece measures 16 (16½, 16½) inches:
SHAPE ARMHOLES: At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 4 (5 6) sts. Dec 1 st each end of needle every other Row 2 (3-4) times. Work even on 64 (68-72) sts until armholes measure 8½ (9-9½ ) inches.
SHAPE SHOULDERS: At the beg of each of the next 4 rows bind off 7 (7-8) sts. At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 6 (8-8) sts. Bind off remaining 24 sts.
RIGHT FRONT: Using No. 4 needles, cast on 44 (48-52) sts. K 1, P 1 in ribbing for 1 inch. Change to No. 9 needles. P 36 (40-44) sts and sl remaining 8 sts onto a holder to be worked later for front band. Work even on 36 (40-44) sts until piece measures 7 (7½, 7½) inches.
SHAPE NECK: On the next Row at front edge dec 1 st and repeat this dec every 1 ½ inches 9 times more and, AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 16 (16½, 16½) inches, SHAPE ARMHOLE: At arm edge bind off 4 (5-6) sts once. Dec 1 st at same edge every other row 2 (3-4) times. Work even on 20 (22-24) sts until armhole measures 8 ½ (9, 9½) inches. SHAPE SHOULDER: At arm edge bind off 7 (7-8) sts twice and 6 (8-8) sts once. RIGHT FRONT BAND: Sl sts from holder onto No. 4 needles and continue in ribbing until piece measures the same length as front to shoulder shaping. Continue in ribbing for 2½ inches more. Bind off.
LEFT FRONT AND LEFT FRONT BAND: Work to correspond to right front and right front band, reversing placing of front band and all shaping, and forming first buttonhole when piece measures ½ inch.
BUTTONHOLE: Starting at front edge work 3 sts, bind off the next 2 sts, work to end of row. On the next row cast on 2 sts over those bound off previous row. Make 3 more buttonholes, evenly spaced, the last one to be worked at start of neck shaping.
SLEEVES: Using No. 4 needles, cast on 42 (44-46) sts. K 1, P 1 in ribbing for 3 inches. Change to No. 9 needles and work in stockinette st, inc 1 st each end of needle every 1 inch 9 (10-11) times. Work even on 60 (64--68) sts until piece measures 19 (19½, 19½) inches.
SHAPE CAP: At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 4 (5-6) sts. Dec 1 st each end of needle every other Row for 5½ (6, 6½) inches. At the beg of each of the next 6 rows bind off 2 sts. Bind off remaining sts.
POCKETS: Make 2. Using No. 9 needles, cast on 26 sts. Work in stockinette st for 6 inches, ending with a P row. P the next 2 rows to form hemline. Then K 1, P 1 in ribbing until piece measures 7 inches. Bind off.
FINISHING: Sew underarm, shoulder and sleeve seams. Set in sleeves. Seam band and sew in place. Turn down hem on pockets and sew to each front above ribbing and 2 inches from each underarm seam. Block. Finish buttonholes. Sew on buttons.
Bernat Big needle fashion 1958