Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease® (original)
15 sts = 4 inches (10 cm) in garter st (k every row). 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. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what
the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person.
If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller
size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
| ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip the next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to the right needle; insert the left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog to dec 1 st.
(worked in one piece from Back hem edge)
Cast on 45 (49, 53) sts. Work in garter st until piece measures 4 (4½, 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 measure approximately 9 (10, 11)" from beg.
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 (3½, 4)". Note Piece should measure 12 (13½, 15)" from beg.
Shape Back neck
Next row K 40 (44, 49) sts and slip onto a holder for Right Front, bind off next 17 (17, 19) sts, k rem 40 (44, 49) sts for 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 measures 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 between ridges on Left Front opening edge.
Attach yarn to Right Front sts at neck edge.
Work to correspond to Left Front, rev shaping and working buttonholes (opposite markers) as foll: Work to 4 sts from end of row, (k2tog, yo) for buttonholes, k 2 (Front opening edge).
Sew side seams with flat seam. Fold cuff back. Sew on buttons. Weave in ends.