SIMPLE STEPS P2TOG
All sizes Next row (RS): K2tog and fasten off. With RS facing, slip centre 13 ( 13: 13: 13: 17) sts onto a holder, rejoin yarn and patt to last 7 ( 7: 0: 0: 0) sts, (p3tog tbl, patt 4 sts) 1 ( 1: 0: 0: 0) times. 13 ( 15: 18: 18: 23) sts
Complete to match first side, reversing the shapings.
SLEEVES Using 4mm needles cast on 41 ( 45: 45: 45: 49) sts. Work as given for back from ** to **. Cont in patt, shaping sides by inc 1 st at each end of 11th ( 11th: 11th: 7th: 7th) and every foll 20th ( 20th: 20th: 16th: 16th) row to 57 ( 57: 53: 57: 61) sts, then on every foll – ( 22nd: 22nd: 18th: 18th) row until there are - ( 61: 61: 65: 69) sts, taking inc sts into patt. Cont straight until sleeve meas 46 ( 47: 48: 48: 48) cm, 18 (18 ½ :19: 19: 19) in ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape raglan Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 49 ( 53: 53: 57: 61) sts Work 2 rows. Working all raglan decreases in same way as raglan armhole decreases, dec 2 sts at each end of next and 5 ( 3: 5: 3: 1) foll 10th rows, then on 3 ( 6: 4: 7: 10) foll 8th rows. 13 sts. Work 5 rows, ending with RS facing for next row. Keeping all raglan decreases correct as set, cont as folls:
Left sleeve only Place a marker at the beg of last row – this marker matches up with the front neck fasten-off point. The purl two together stitch (p2tog) is used to combine two stitches on a purl row, decreasing one stitch each time you use it. From the purl side of the work it leans left, so when viewed from the right (knit) side in stocking stitch it will lean to the right, and look like you’ve made a k2tog stitch on the knit side of the work. 1 With your yarn held at the front of the work, insert the right hand needle into the next two stitches purlwise, from right to left. 2 Wrap the yarn around the needle in front of both stitches anti-clockwise and purl the stitches together, taking your time. 3 Complete the p2tog by dropping the two stitches off the left hand needle leaving you with a single stitch on your right hand needle.