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Men's Irish Pullover 


These directions are for small size (32-34). Changes for medium size (36-38), large size (40-42) and extra large size (44-46) are in parentheses. For men's sizes advance one step. Example: Women's medium size (36-38) is men's small size (36-38).

MATERIALS BERNAT BLARNEYSPUN (50 g balls)
-- 17(18-19-21)  ( 75 yards per ball)
OR ANY EQUIVALENT KNITTING WORSTED WEIGHT YARN THAT WILL GIVE THE SPECIFIED STITCH GAUGE

1 pair each BERNAT-Aero straight knitting needles Nos. 3 and 6 (3.25 mm and 4.25 mm) OR ANY SIZE NEEDLES THAT WILL GIVE THE SPECIFIED STITCH GAUGE
1 set BERNAT-Aero dp needles No. 3 (3.25 mm) 1 BERNAT-Aero cable stitch needle

GAUGE: 11 sts = 2 inches 7 rows = 1 inch

NOTE 1: The abbreviations used in the following directions are preceded by the explanation the first time they appear.

NOTE 2: Always k in BACK of each k st between LEFT and RIGHT TWISTS.

PATTERN STITCH FOR BACK AND FRONT 

Row 1: K 1(2-0-1), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6-7) times, p 1, * k 8, p 5; sl next st onto cable needle and hold in BACK of work, k next 2 sts, p st from cable needle (RIGHT TWIST); k 2, p 5, k 8 *, p 1, k 1, p 14 (18-22-26), k 1, p 1, repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1(2-0-1).

Row 2: K 6(9-13-16), * p 8, k 5, p 5, k 5, p 8 *, k 1, p 1, k 1, (p 3 tog; k, p, k all in next st) 3(4-5-6) times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 6(9-13-16).

Row 3: K 1(2-0-1), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6-7) times, p 1,*  K 8, p 4, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts, k in BACK of next st; sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in FRONT of work, p next st, k 2 sts from cable needle (LEFT TWIST); p 4, k 8 *, p 1, k 1, p 14(18-22-26), k 1, p 1, repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1(2-0-1).

Row 4:K6(9-13-16),* p8, k4, p2, kl, pl, k 1, p2, k4, p8 *, k 1, p 1, k 1, (k, p, k all in next st; p 3 tog) 3(4-5-6) times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 6(9-13-16).

Row 5: K 1(2-0-1), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6-7) times, p 1, * k 8, p 4, k 2, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 2,1p, 4, k 8,
* p 1, k 1, p 14(18-22-26), k 1, p repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1 (2-0-1).

Row 6:K6(9-13-16),* p8, k4, p2, kl, pl, k 1, p2, k4, p8 *, k 1, p 1, k 1, (p 3 tog; k, p, k all in next st) 3(4-5-6) times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 6(9-13-16).

Row 7: K 1(2-0-1), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6-7) times, p 1; * sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in FRONT of work, k next 2 sts, k 2 sts from cable needle (FRONT CABLE); sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in BACK of work, k next 2 sts, k 2 sts from cable needle (BACK CABLE); p 3, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 1, k 1, p 1, work LEFT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 3, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, * p 1, k 1, p 14(18-22-26), k 1, p 1, repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1(2-0-1). 

Row 8:K6(9-13-16),* p8, k3, p3, kl, pl, k 1, p3, k3, p8 *, k 1, p 1, kl (k, p, k all in next st; p 3 tog) 3(4-5-6) times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 6(9-13-16).

Row 9: K 1(2-0-1), ,(Pk 1, k1'1) 2(3-6-7)times, p 1, * k8, p3, k3, pl 1, p k3, p3, k8*, p 1, k 1, p 14(18-22-26), k 1, p 1, repeat between *'s once, p 1, (.k 1, p 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1(2-0-1).

Row l0: K6(9-13-16),* p8, k3, p3, kl, pl, 1k 1, p3, k3, p8 *, k 1, p 1, k 1, (p 3 tog; k, p, k all in next st) 3(4-5-6) times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 6(9-13-16).

Row 11: K 1(2-0-1), (13 1, k 1) 2(3-6-7) times, p 1, * work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, p 2, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts, (k 1, p 1) twice, k 1, work LEFT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 2, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts *, p 1, k 1, p 14(18-22-28), k 1, p 1, repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1(2-0-1).

Row 12: K 6(9-13-16), * p 8, k 2, p 2, (k 1, p 1) 3 times, k 1, p2, k2, p8 *, k 1, p 1, k 1, (k, p, k all in next st; p 3 tog) 3(4-5-6) times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 6(9-13-16).

Row 13: K 1(2-0-1), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6-7) times,
p 1, * k8, p2, k2, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 3 times, k2, p 2, k 8 *, p 1, k 1, p 14(18-22-26), k 1, p 1, repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1(2-0-1).

Row 14: K 6(9-13-16), * p 8, k 2, p 2, (k 1, p 1) 3 times, k 1, p 2, k2, p8 *, k 1, p 1, k 1, (p 3 tog; k, p, k all in next st) 3(4-5-6) times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 6(9-.13-16). 

Row 15: K 1(2-0-1), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6-7) times, p 1, * work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, Work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 1, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts, (p 1, k 1) 3 times, p 1, work LEFT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 1, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts *, p 1, k 1, p 14(18-22-26), k 1 p 1, repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1, p' 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1(2-0-1). 

Row 16: K 6(9-13-16), * p 8, k 1, p 3, (k 1, p 1) 3 times, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 8 *, k 1, p 1, k 1, (k, p, k all in next st; p 3 tog) 3(4-5-6) times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 8(9-13-16). 

Row 17: K 1(2-0-1), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6-7) times, p 1, * k8, p 1, k3, (p 1, k 1) 3 times, p 1, k3, p 1, k 8 *, p 1, k 1, p 14(18-22-26), k 1, p 1, repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1(2-0-1).

Row 18: K 6(9-13-16), * p 8, k 1, p 3, (k 1, p 1) 3 times, k 1, p3, k 1, p8 *, kl, p 1, kl, (p3 tog; k, p, k all in next st) 3(4-5-6) times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 6(9-13-16). 

Row 19: K 1(2-0-1), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6-7) times, p 1, * work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts, (k 1, p 1) 4 times, k 1, work LEFT TWIST on next 3 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts *, p 1, k 1, p 14(18-22-26), k 1, p 1, repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1(2-0-1).

Row 20: K 6(9-13-16), * p 10, (k 1, p 1) 5 times, k 1, p 10 *, k 1, p 1, k 1, (k, p, k all in next st; p 3 tog) 3(4-5-6) times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 6(9-13-16).

Row 21: K 1(2-0-1), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6-7) times, p 1, * k 8, work LEFT TWIST on next 3 sts,
(k 1, p 1) 4 times, k 1, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts, k 8 *, p 1, k 1, p 14(18-22-26), k 1, p 1, repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1(2-0-1).

Row 22: K 6(9-13-16), * p 8, k 1, p 3, (k 1, p 1) 3 times, k 1, p3, k 1, p8 *, k 1, p 1, k 1, (p3 tog; k, p, k all in next st) 3(4-5-6) times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 6(9-13-16). 

Row 23: K 1(2-0-1), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6-7) times, p 1, * k8, p 1, k3, (p 1, k 1) 3 times, p 1, k3, p 1, k 8 *, p 1, k 1, p 14(18-22-26), k 1, p 1, repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1(2-0-1).

Row 24: K 6(9-13-16), * p 8, k 1, p 3, (k 1, p 1) 3 times, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 8 *, k 1, p 1, k 1, (k, p, k all in next st; p 3 tog) 3(4-5-6) times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 6(9-13-16). 

Row 25: K 1(2-0-1), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6-7) times, p 1, * k 8, p 1, work LEFT TWIST on next 3 sts, (p 1, k 1) 3 times, p 1, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 1, k 8 *, p 1, k 1, p 14(18-22-26), k 1, p 1, repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1(2-0-1). 

Row 26: K 6(9-13-16), * p 8, k 2, p 2, (k 1, p 1) 3 times, k 1, p2, k2, p 8 *, k 1, p 1, k 1, (p 3 tog; k, p, k all in next st) 3(4-5-6) times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 6(9-13-16).

Row 27: K 1(2-0-1), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6-7) times, p 1, * work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, p 2, k 2, (p 1, k 1) 3 times, p 1, k 2, p 2, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts *, p 1, k 1, p 14(18-22-26), k 1, p 1, repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1(2-0-1).

Row 28: K 6(9-13-16), * p 8, k 2, p 2, (k 1, p 1) 3 times, k 1, p 2, k 2, p 8 *, k 1, p 1, k 1, (k, p, k all in next st; p 3 tog) 3(4-5-6) times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 6(9-13-16). 

Row 29: K 1(2-0-1), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6-7) times, p 1, * k 8, p 2, work LEFT TWIST on next 3 sts, k 1, (p 1, k 1) twice, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 2, k 8 *, p 1, k 1, p 14(18-22-26), k 1, p 1, repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1,.p 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1(2-0-1).

Row 30: K 6(9-13-16), * p 8, k 3, p 3, k 1, p 1, k 1, p3, k3, p8 *, kl, p 1, k 1, (p 3 tog; k, p, k all in next st) 3(4-5-6) times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 6(9-13-16).

Row 31: K 1(2-0-1), (13 1, k 1) 2(3-6-7) times,
p 1, * work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, p 3, k 3, (p 1, k 1) twice, k 2, p 3, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts *, p 1, k 1, p 14(18-22-26), k 1, p 1, repeat between * 's once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1(2-0-1).

Row 32: K 6(9-13-1(~), * p 8, k 3, p 3, k 1, p 1, k 1, p3, k3, p8 *, k 1, p 1, k 1, (k, p, k all in next st; p 3 tog) 3(4-5-6) times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 6(9-13-16).

Row 33: K 1(2-0-1), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6-7) times,
p 1, * k 8, p 3, work LEFT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 1, k 1, p 1, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 3, k 8 *, p 1, k 1, p 14(18-22-26), k 1, p 1, repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1(2-0-1).

Row 34: K 6(9-13-16), * p 8, k 4, p 2, k 1, p 1, k 1, p2, k4, p8 *, k 1, p 1, k 1, (p3 tog; k, p, k all in next st) 3(4-5-6) times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between * 's once, k 6(9-13-16). 

Row 35: K 1(2-0-1), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6-7) times, p 1, * work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 4, k 2, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 2, p 4, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts *, p 1, k 1, p 14(18-22-26), k 1, p 1, repeat between · 's once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1(2-0-1).

Row 36: K 6(9-13-16), * p8, k4, p2, kl, pl, ,( 1, p2, k4, p8 *, k 1, p 1, k 1, (k, p, k all in next st; p 3 tog) 3(4-5-6)times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 6(9-13-16). .

Row 37: K 1(2-0-1), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6-7) times, p 1, * k 8, p 4, work LEFT TWIST on next 3 sts, k 1, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 4, k 8 *, p 1, k 1, p 14(18-22-26), k 1, p 1, repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1(2-0-1).

Row 38: K 6(9-13-16), * p 8, k 5, p 5, k 5, p 8 *, k 1, p 1, k 1, (p 3 tog; k, p, k all in next st) 3(4-5-6) times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between · 's once, k 6(9-13-16).

Row 39: K 1(2-0-1), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6-7) times, p 1, * work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 5; sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in FRONT of work, p 1, k 2, k 2 sts from cable needle; p 5, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts *, p 1, k 1, p 14(18-2226), k 1, p 1, repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6-7) times, k 1(2-0-1).

Row 40: K 6(9-13-16), * p 8, k 5, p 4, k 6, p8,* kl, pl, kl, (k,p, k all in next st; p 3 tog) 3(4-5-6) times, k 1, p 1, k 1, repeat between * 's once, k 6(9-13-16).
Repeat these 40 rows for pattern stitch for back and front.

NOTE: when working k 1, p 1 ribbing, always k in BACK of each k st.

BACK: Using smaller straight needles, cast on 92(102-114-124) sts. K 1, p 1 in ribbing for 3(3-3 ½-3 ½) inches. Change to larger needles and work even in pattern st for back until piece measures 15(15 ½-15 ½-16)inches.

 SHAPE ARMHOLES: At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 3(4-6-7) sts. Dec 1 st each end of needle every other Row 2(3-4-5) times. Work even in pattern as established on 82(88-94-100) sts until armholes measure 8(8 ½-9-9 ½) inches. 

SHAPE SHOULDERS: At the beg of each of the next 4 rows bind off 9(10-10-11) sts. At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 9(9-11-11) sts. SL remaining 28(30-32-34) sts onto a holder.

FRONT: Work to correspond to back until armholes measure 6 (6½-7-7 ½) inches -- 82 (88-94-100) sts. SHAPE NECK: Work 32(3436-38) sts, sl center 18 (20-22-24) sts onto a holder, join another ball of yarn and work last 32(34-36-38) sts. Working on both sides at once, at each neck edge dec 1 st every other Row 5 times. Work even on 27(29-31-33) sts of each side until armholes measure 8 (8½-9-9 ½) inches. SHAPE SHOULDERS: At each arm edge bind off 9(10-10-11) sts twice and 9 (9-11-11) sts once.

PATTERN STITCH FOR SLEEVES: 

To be worked on 54 sts as designated.


Row 1: (K 8, p 5, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts, k 2, p 5) twice, k 8.

Row 2: (P 8, k 5, p 5, k 5) twice, p 8.  

Row 3: (K 8, p 4, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts, k in BACK of next st, work LEFT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 4) twice, k 8.

Row 4: (P 8, k4, p 2, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 2, k 4) twice, p 8.

Row 5: (K8, p4, k2, p 1, k 1, p 1, k2, p4) twice, k 8.

Row 6: Repeat Row 4.

Row 7: (Work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, p 3, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 1, k 1, p 1, work LEFT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 3) twice, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts.

Row 8: (P8, k3, p3, k 1, p 1, k 1, p3, k3) twice, p 8.

Row 9: (K8, p 3, k3, p 1, k 1, p 1, k3, p 3) twice, k 8.

Row 10: Repeat Row 8.

Row 11: [Work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, p 2, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts, (k 1, p 1) twice, k 1, work LEFT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 2] twice, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts.

Row 12: [P 8, k_2, p 2, (k 1, p 1) 3 times, k 1, p 2, k 2] twice, p 8.

Row 13: [K 8, p 2, k 2, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 3 times, k 2, p 2] twice, k 8.

Row 14: Repeat Row 12.

Row 15: [Work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 1, work RIGHT TWIST on next sts, (p 1, k 1) 3 times, p 1, work LEFT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 1] twice, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts.

Row 16: [P 8, k 1, p 3, (k 1, p 1) 3 times, k 1, p 3, k 1] twice, p 8.

Row 17: [K 8, p 1, k 3, (p 1, k 1) 3 times, p 1, k 3, p 1] twice, k 8.

Row 18: Repeat Row 16.

Row 19: [Work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts, (k 1, p 1) 4 times, k 1, work LEFT TWIST on next 3 sts] twice, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts.

Row 20: [P 10, (k 1, p 1) 5 times, k 1, p 2] twice, p 8.

Row 21: [K 8, work LEFT TWIST on next 3 sts, (k 1, p 1) 4 times, k 1, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts] twice, k 8.

Row 22: [P 8, k 1, p 3, (k 1, p 1) 3 times, k 1, p 3, k 1] twice, p 8.

Row 23: [K 8, p 1, k 3, (p 1, k 1) 3 times, p 1, k 3, p 1] twice, k 8.

Row 24: Repeat Row 22.

Row 25: [K 8, p 1, work LEFT TWIST on next 3 sts, (p 1, k 1) 3 times, p 1, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 1] twice, k 8.

Row 26: [P 8, k 2, p 2, (k 1, p 1) 3 times, k 1, p 2, k 2] twice, p 8.

Row 27:[Work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, p 2, k 2, FPl, k 1) 3 times, p 1, k 2, p 2] twice, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts.

Row 28: Repeat Row 26.

Row: 29: [K'8, p 2, work LEFT TWIST on next 3 sts, k 1, (p 1, k 1) twice, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 2] twice, k 8.

Row 30: (P8, k3, p3, k 1, p 1, k 1, p3, k3) twice, p 8.

Row 31:[Work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, p 3, k 3, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 3, p 3] twice, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts.

Row 32: Repeat Row 30.

Row 33: [K 8, p 3, work LEFT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 1, k 1, p 1, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 3] twice, k 8.

Row 34: (P8, k4, p2, k 1, p 1, k 1, p2, k4) twice, p 8.

Row 35: [Work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 4, k 2, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 2, p 4] twice, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts.

Row 36: Repeat Row 34.

Row 37: [K 8, p 4, work LEFT TWIST on next 3 sts, k 1, work RIGHT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 4] twice, k 8.

Row 38: (P 8, k 5, p 5, k 5) twice, p 8.

Row 39: [Work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 5; sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in FRONT of work, p 1, k 2, k 2 sts from cable needle; p 5] twice, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts.

Row 40: (P 8, k 5, p 4, k 6) twice, p 8.

Repeat these 40 rows for pattern stitch for sleeves.

SLEEVES: Using smaller straight needles, cast on 48 (48-50-50) sts. K 1, p 1 in ribbing for 3 (3, 3½, 3½) inches. Change to larger needles and p the next Row, inc at even intervals to 58 (5862-62) sts. 

Row 1: (K 1, p 1) 1 (1-2-2) times, put a marker on needle, work Row 1 of pattern st for sleeves on next 54 sts, put a marker on needle, (p 1, k 1) 1 (1-2-2) times. 

Row 2: K 2(2-4-4), work Row 2 of pattern st for sleeves to next marker, k to end of Row. Keeping 54 sts between markers in pattern st for sleeves and remaining sts in pattern as established, work even for 2 inches. 

On the next Row inc 1 st each end of needle and repeat this inc every 1 (1, ¾, ¾) inch 9 (12-13-16) times more, working inc sts in pattern as established. 

Work even in pattern as established on 78 (84-90-96) sts until piece measures 18 (18½-19-1½) inches or , desired length to underarm. 

SHAPE CAP: At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 3 (4-6-7) sts. Dec 1 st each end of needle every other Row for 5 (5½-6-6½) inches. At the beg of each of the next 6 rows bind off 4 sts. Bind off remaining sts.

FINISHING: Sew underarm, shoulder and sleeve seams. Set in sleeves. 

NECKBAND: With right side facing you, using dp needles, pick up and k 80 (84-88-90) sts around neck edge, including sts from holders. K 1, p 1 in ribbing for 3 inches.

Bind off loosely in ribbing. Fold neckband in half and hem to wrong side.