Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Sportweight
20 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm). 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.
Fishtail Lace (knitted in-the-rnd with a multiple of 8 sts)
Rnd 1 (RS) *K 1, yo, k 2, sl1-k2tog-psso, k 2, yo; rep from * around.
Rnds 2, 4 & 6 Knit.
Rnd 3 K 2, *yo, k 1, sl1-k2tog-psso, k 1, yo, k 3; rep from * around, end last rep k 1 instead of k 3.
Rnd 5 K 3, *yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k 5; rep from * around, end last rep k 2 instead of k 5.
Twisted Rib Pattern (multiple of 2 sts)
Rnd or Row 1 *K 1 through back loop, p 1; rep from *.
Rnd or Row 2 *K 1, p 1; rep from *.
Rep Rnds or Rows 1 & 2 for Twisted Rib Pat.
BODYWith circular needles, cast on 208 (240, 264) sts. Join and place a marker for beg of rnd. Work Fishtail Lace Pat Rows 1-6 twice, then rep Rows 5 & 6, 4 (5, 6) times. Cont in St st (= k every rnd) until piece measures 9½ (10¼, 11½)" from beg.
Next rnd K2tog around -- 104 (120, 132) sts.
Bib Work 2 rnds in Twisted Rib Pat.
Divide for front and back Using straight knitting needles (or working back-and-forth on circular needles) work 52 (60, 66) sts for front, place rem 52 (60, 66) sts on a holder for back.
Shape armholes Working back and forth in Twisted Rib Pat, bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each side every other row 3 (4, 4) times, then dec 1 st at end of next row -- 41 (47, 53) sts. Work even in Twisted Rib Pat until bib measures 2½ (3, 3½)", ending with a WS row.
Shape neck Cont in Twisted Rib Pat, work 16 (18, 21) sts, join a new ball of yarn and bind off center 9 (11, 11) sts for neck, work to end of row. Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, cont in Twisted Rib Pat dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 5 times. Work even on rem 11 (13, 16) sts until bib measures 5½ (6, 6½)".
Buttonhole row Rib 2 (3, 3), yo, k2tog, rib 3 (3, 6), yo, k2tog, rib to end. Rib 3 more rows. Bind off rem sts each side.
Work as for front, however, beg neck shaping when bib measures 3 (3½, 4)". Complete as for front omitting buttonholes.
Crochet Edge With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn with a slip st at bottom of armhole, *3 sc, ch 3, slip st in top of last sc; rep from * around armhole, shoulder and neck on front and back. Fasten off. Sew on buttons opposite buttonholes