With larger needles and 1 strand each A and B held together, cast on 45 sts. Work 4 rows in Garter st (k every row). Increase 3 sts evenly across next row−48 sts. Repeat last 5 rows 3 times more−57 sts. Work even until piece measures 5” [12.5 cm] from beginning. Bind off.
With smaller needles and C, cast on 49 sts. Beginning with a purl row, work 3 rows in St st (k on RS, p on WS). Inc 2 sts evenly across next (knit) row−51 sts. Rep last 4 rows 2 times more−55 sts. Work 3 rows in St st. Inc 3 sts evenly across next row−58 sts. Rep last 4 rows once more−61 sts. Work even until piece measures 5” [12.5 cm] from beg. Bind off.
With WS tog, and matching edges, sew lining to collar. Weave in ends. Cut ribbon in half. Sew a length of ribbon to center of each Front edge.