The Favourite



Source:  http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2009/09/you-bet-he-is.html

The Favourite in Eight Sizes

4 ply BEEHIVE FINGERING, PATONISED.

or

PATWIN 4 ply PATONIZED KNITTING WOOL WITH NYLON.


For Quantity required, see below. Two No. 11 and two No. 10 Queen Bee Knitting Needles. One Stitch Holder.

FOR THE EMBROIDERY. See desired Chart for colours and design, pages 19, 20 and 32.

Tension: 7 ½ sts. and 10 rows = 1 inch with No. 10 needles.

Check tension–see page 33.

For Washing Instructions– see page 33.

MEASUREMENTS AND QUANTITY OF WOOL REQUIRED



(A) SIZES 38, 40, 42, 44


The instructions are written for size 38.
Sizes 40, 42, and 44 are written in brackets thus:—( )

THE SLEEVELESS PULLOVER WITH “V” NECK

FRONT: With No. 11 needles cast on 128 sts. (40—136 sts.) (42—142 sts.) (44—148 sts.).

Work exactly as given for Back of Sleeveless Pullover, see page 13, until work measures 13 ins. from beginning, or desired length ending with purl row.



To shape armholes: Cast off 4 sts. beginning next 6 rows. (40—Cast off 5 sts. beginning next 4 rows, 4 sts. beginning following 2 rows)
(42—Cast off 5 sts. beginning next 6 rows)
(44—Cast off 6 sts. beginning next 4 rows, 5 sts. beginning following 2 rows)

Dec. 1. st. each end of needle on next and every alternate row to 108 sts. on needle. (40—112 sts.) (42—116 sts.) (44—120 sts.) ending with purl row.

To shape neck: K2tog. K50. K2tog. (40—K2tog. K52. K2tog.) (42—K2tog. K54. K2tog.) (44—K2tog. K56. K2tog.) Turn. Leave remaing 54 sts. (40—56 sts.) (42—58 sts.) (44—60 sts.) on stitch holder.

Continue in Stocking st. dec. 1. st. at armhole edge every alternate row and at same time dec. 1. st. at neck edge every 4th row to 43 sts. on needle. (40—45 sts.) (42—47 sts.) (44—49 sts.)

Keeping armhole edge even, continue dec. 1. st. at neck edge every 4th row as before to 29 sts. on needle. (40—30 sts.) (42—32 sts.) (44—33 sts.)

Continue even until armhole from first shaping measures 9 ins. (40—9 ½ ins.) (42—9 ½ ins.) (44—10 ins.)

To shape shoulder: At armhole cast off 10 sts. every alternate row twice, 9 sts. once. (40—Cast off 10 sts. every alternate row 3 times) (42—Cast off 11 sts. every alternate row twice, 10 sts. once)
(40—Cast off 11 sts. every alternate row 3 times)

With right side of work facing, join wool to sts. left on st. holder and work other side to correspond.

BACK: See page 13.

NECKBAND: Work exactly as given for Neckband of (A) Pullover with Sleeves and “V” Neck, see left column. Sew right shoulder seam.

Sew left shoulder seam. Slip sts. from st. holder at back of neck onto No. 11 needle. With right side of work facing join wool and with No. 11 needles knit these sts. Pick up and knit 56 sts. (40—58 sts.) (42—60 sts.) (44—62 sts.) along left side of neck. Pick up and knit 1. st. at centre front of neck. Pick up and knit 56 sts. (40—58 sts.) (42—60 sts.) (44—62 sts.) along right side of neck.

★ ★1st row: K2. ★P1. K1. Repeat from ★ to last st. K1.
2nd row: ★K1, P1. Repeat from ★ to 5 sts. at centre front of neck. P2tog. K1. P2tog. Rib to end of row.
3rd row:K1. ★K1. P1. Repeat from ★ to 5 sts. at centre front of neck. K2tog. P1. K2tog. Rib to end of row.
Repeat 2nd and 3rd row 3 times. Cast off loosely in ribbing.★ ★

ARMBANDS: See page 13.

For Make Up and Embroidery, see page 13.




(B) Sizes 46, 48, 50 and 52

The instructions are written for size 46. Sizes 48, 50 and 52 are written in brackets thus:—( )

FRONT: With No. 11 needles cast on 154 sts. (48—160 sts.) (50—166 sts.) (52—172 sts.).

Work exactly as given for Back of Sleeveless Pullover, see page 13, until work measures 13 ins. from beginning, or desired length ending with purl row.

To shape armholes: Cast off 4 sts. beginning next 6 rows. (48—Cast off 6 sts. beginning next 2 rows, 5 sts. beginning following 4 rows)
(50—Cast off 6 sts. beginning next 4 rows, 5 sts. beginning following 2 rows)
(52—Cast off 6 sts. beginning next 6 rows)

Dec. 1. st. each end of needle on next and every alternate row to 124 sts. on needle. (48—128 sts.) (50—132 sts.) (52—136 sts.) ending with purl row.

To shape neck: K2tog. K58. K2tog. (48—K2tog. K60. K2tog.) (50—K2tog. K62. K2tog.) (52—K2tog. K64. K2tog.) Turn. Leave remaing 62 sts. (48—64 sts.) (50—66 sts.) (52—68 sts.) on stitch holder.

Continue in Stocking st. dec. 1. st. at armhole edge every alternate row and at same time dec. 1. st. at neck edge every 4th row to 50 sts. on needle. (48—50 sts.) (50—51 sts.) (52—51 sts.)

Keeping armhole edge even, continue dec. 1. st. at neck edge every 4th row as before to 33 sts. on needle. (48—34 sts.) (50—34 sts.) (52—35 sts.)

Continue even until armhole from first shaping measures 10 ins. (48—10 ½ ins.) (50—10 ½ ins.) (52—11 ins.)

To shape shoulder: At armhole cast off 11 sts. every alternate row 3 times. (48—Cast off 12 sts. every alternate row once, 11 sts. twice) (50—as 48)
(52—Cast off 12 sts. every alternate row twice, 11 sts. once)

With right side of work facing, join wool to sts. left on st. holder and work other side to correspond.

BACK: See page 13.

NECKBAND: Work exactly as given for Neckband of (B) Pullover with Sleeves and “V” Neck, see left column. Sew right shoulder seam.
Sew left shoulder seam. Slip sts. from st. holder at back of neck onto No. 11 needle. With right side of work facing join wool and with No. 11 needles knit these sts. Pick up and knit 64 sts. (48—66 sts.) (50—66 sts.) (52—68 sts.) along left side of neck. Pick up and knit 1. st. at centre front of neck. Pick up and knit 64 sts. (48—66 sts.) (50—66 sts.) (52—68 sts.) along right side of neck.

Work from ★ ★ to ★ ★ as given for Neckband of (A) Pullover with Sleeves and “V” Neck.

★ ★1st row: K2. ★P1. K1. Repeat from ★ to last st. K1.
2nd row: ★K1, P1. Repeat from ★ to 5 sts. at centre front of neck. P2tog. K1. P2tog. Rib to end of row.
3rd row:K1. ★K1. P1. Repeat from ★ to 5 sts. at centre front of neck. K2tog. P1. K2tog. Rib to end of row.
Repeat 2nd and 3rd row 3 times. Cast off loosely in ribbing.★ ★

ARMBANDS: See page 13.

For Make up and Embroidery, see page 13.
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