MAK­ING UP

The Knitter - - Freya -

Press pieces care­fully, fol­low­ing any yarn care in­struc­tions on the ball band. Join both shoul­der seams us­ing back stitch, or mat­tress stitch if pre­ferred.

NECKBAND

With RS fac­ing, us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and yarn D, knit across 12 sts on right front holder, pick up and knit 22 ( 22: 24: 24: 26) sts up right side of front neck, and 5 sts down right side of back neck, knit across 39 ( 39: 41: 41: 43) sts on back holder dec ( dec: inc: inc: dec) 1 st at cen­tre, pick up and knit 5 sts up left side of back neck, and 22 ( 22: 24: 24: 26) sts down left side of front neck, then knit across 12 sts on left front holder. 116 ( 116: 124: 124: 128) sts. Row 1 (WS): K1, P2, *K2, P2; rep from * to last st, K1. Row 2: K3, *P2, K2; rep from * to last st, K1. These 2 rows form rib. Cont in rib for a fur­ther 5 rows, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. Cast off in rib.

BUTTONBAND

With RS fac­ing, us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and yarn D, pick up and knit 124 ( 128: 132: 136: 140) sts evenly down en­tire left front open­ing edge, from top of neckband to cast-on edge. Beg with row 1, work in rib as given for Neckband for 7 rows, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. Cast off in rib.

BUTTONHOLE BAND

Work to match Buttonband, pick­ing up sts up right front open­ing edge and with the ad­di­tion of 5 but­ton­holes worked in row 4 as folls: Row 4 (RS): Rib 3, *work 2 tog, yrn (to make a buttonhole), rib 27 ( 28: 29: 30: 31); rep from * 3 times more, work 2 tog, yrn (to make 5th buttonhole), rib 3.

Place cen­tre of cast-off edge of sleeve to shoul­der seam. Set in sleeve, eas­ing sleevehead into arm­hole. Join side and sleeve seams. Sew on but­tons to cor­re­spond with but­ton­holes. Block gen­tly, fol­low­ing any yarn care in­struc­tions on the ball band.

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