Materials - 8 (9,10,10, 11,11) ozs 4ply wool, 1 pair no.10 needles
Measurements - bust, 34ins, (36,38,40,42,44ins) width at narrowest part, 13ins, width at centre wide part, 26ins
Abbreviations St. – stitch, beg - Beginning
Tension 7sts. to 1 inch.
Unless using the thumb method in casting on, work into the back of all cast on sts. to produce firm edges.
(Note - to measure length place knitting flat and allow “ribs” to close).
Cast on 92 sts.
1st row: knit 2nd row purl, 3rd row knit, 4th row knit, 5th row purl, 6th row knit
These six rows form the pattern and are repeated throughout.
Work 24, (26,28,30,32,34) complete patterns
This should measure 12 ins, (13, 14,15, 16, 17ins)
Work the first three rows of pattern.
Cast on 92 sts. at beg. of next row and work across all the 184 sts in pattern
Work the 5th and 6th pattern rows
Work 28, (30,32,34,36,38) complete patterns, casting off 92 sts. at the beginning of the last row, i.e., same side as the 92 sts. previously cast on.
Work a further 24, (26,28,30,32,34) complete patterns.
Work the first, second and third pattern rows. Then cast off.
To Make Up
Lay flat. Fold over centre piece made by the 92 sts., cast on and off. Fold over each end as illustrated and seam stitch end of work invisibly to each side of centre piece thus forming arm holes. Do not press.