Lion Brand« Wool-Ease®
15 sts = 4” in garter stitch. TO INSURE PROPER SIZE, BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
ssk = slip, slip, knit: Slip the next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time, from the tip of the left-hand needle to the tip of the right-hand needle; insert the lefthand needle into the fronts of these 2 sts from the left and knit them together from this position.
SWEATER (worked in one piece from Back hem edge)
Cast on 45 (49, 53) sts. Work in garter st (= k every row) until piece meas 4 (41/2, 5)".
Beg Sleeve Shaping: Inc 1 st at each end of every RS row 18 (20, 22) times -- 81 (89, 97) sts. Note: Piece should meas approx 9 (10, 11)" from beg.
Cuffs: Cast on 8 (8, 10) sts (by knitting into last st, return new st to left needle and so on) at end of next 2 rows -- 97 (105, 117) sts. Work even in garter st for 3 (31/2, 4)". Note: Piece should meas 12 (131/2, 15)" from beg.
Shape Back neck
Next row: K 40 (44, 49) sts and sl onto a holder for Right Front, bind off next 17 (17, 19) sts, k rem 40 (44, 49) sts for Left Front.
Left Front: Continue even on Left Front sts for 4 rows. Inc 1 st at neck edge on every RS row 3 (3, 4) times -- 43 (47, 53) sts.
Next row: Cast on 2 sts at neck edge -- 45 (49, 55) sts. Work even for one row.
Next row: Cast on 6 sts at neck edge - 51 (55, 61) sts. Work even until cuff meas 6 (7, 8)". Bind off 8 (8, 10) cuff sts -- 43 (47, 51) sts. Dec 1 st (k2tog on Left Front; ssk on Right Front) at side edge every RS row 18 (20, 22) times -- 25 (27, 29) sts. Work even until Left Front is same length as Back. Bind off all sts. Count ridges on Left Front and place 4 buttons evenly spaced bet ridges on Left Front opening edge.
Right Front: Attach yarn to Right Front sts at neck edge. Work to correspond to Left Front, rev shaping and working buttonholes (opp markers) as foll: Work to 4 sts from end of row, (k2tog, yo) for buttonholes, k 2 (Front opening edge).
Finishing: Sew side seams with flat seam. Fold cuff back. Sew on buttons. Weave in ends.
Cast on 60 (65, 70) sts. Work in garter st until piece meas 61/2 (71/2, 8)" from beg. K2tog across row -- 30 (33, 35) sts. Knit one row. K2tog across row -- 15 (17, 18) sts. Cut end leaving a 10" tail. Thread this tail through tapestry needle and run through rem sts twice to secure. Pull tight. Sew Hat back seam with flat seam, taking care to sew neatly for turn back brim. Weave in ends.