BACK

The Knitter - - Cheltenham -

Us­ing 3mm nee­dles and yarn B, cast on 111 ( 119: 125: 133: 139: 147: 153: 161: 167: 175) sts. Change to yarn A. Work 2 rows in K1, P1 rib. Cont in rib, work­ing stripe patt as foll: 2 rows in yarn B, 6 rows in yarn A, 2 rows in yarn B, 2 rows in yarn A, 2 rows in yarn B, 6 rows in yarn A, 2 rows in yarn B, 4 rows in yarn A. Change to 3.25mm nee­dles and yarn A. Start­ing with a RS row, work 4 rows in st st. Place lock­ing stitch mrk 1 ( 2: 2: 3: 3: 1: 1: 2: 2: 3) sts in from each side edge. Be­gin work­ing Body Stripe Patt; AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st at each end of next row, then ev­ery foll 12th row 4 more times, then on foll 14th row once, re­mov­ing and re­plac­ing mark­ers 1 ( 2: 2: 3: 3: 1: 1: 2: 2: 3) sts in from each side edge once in­creases have been com­pleted. 123 ( 131: 137: 145: 151: 159: 165: 173: 179: 187) sts. Work even in patt un­til all 80 rows of Body patt have been com­pleted.

SHAPE ARMHOLES

Note: While work­ing shap­ing, move side mark­ers so that only com­plete re­peats of 6-st Aster Patt are be­ing worked. Work in Yoke Stripe Patt for 74 ( 76: 80: 82: 84: 90: 90: 94: 96: 98) rows; AT THE SAME TIME, cast off 5 ( 5: 6: 8: 10: 12: 12: 13: 14: 14) sts at beg of first 2 rows, then dec 1 st at each end of ev­ery row 3 ( 5: 5: 5: 5: 5: 7: 7: 7: 9) times, then ev­ery foll alt row 3 ( 4: 5: 6: 6: 7: 7: 9: 11: 12) times more. 101 ( 103: 105: 107: 109: 111: 113: 115: 115: 117) sts. Once Yoke Stripe Patt has been com­pleted, cut yarn B and cont with yarn A only.

SHAPE RIGHT BACK NECK AND SHOUL­DER

Next row (RS): K36 ( 37: 37: 38: 38: 39: 39: 40: 40: 40), turn, leav­ing rem sts of row on a holder. Next row (WS): P2­tog, P to last 11 ( 11: 11: 11: 11: 12: 12: 12: 12: 12) sts, w&t. Next row: K to last 2 sts, K2­tog. Next row: P2­tog, P11 ( 11: 11: 11: 11: 12: 12: 12: 12: 12), w&t. Next row: K to end.

Next row: P to end, work­ing wraps with wrapped sts. 33 ( 34: 34: 35: 35: 36: 36: 37: 37: 37) sts. Break yarn and leave sts on a holder.

SHAPE LEFT BACK NECK AND SHOUL­DER

Join yarn A to rem sts of Back with RS fac­ing and cast off first 29 ( 29: 31: 31: 33: 33: 35: 35: 35: 37) sts of row. Cont as for right back neck and shoul­der, re­vers­ing shap­ings.

Rib­bing and col­lar use a stripe pat­tern

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