Penobscot Bay Pullover

Sizes: 

Actual Chest Measurement: 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44) 

Finished Chest Measurement: 22 (24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48)

Materials: 
YARN: 2-ply heavy worsted weight Maine wool such as Bartlettyarn or Christopher Sheep Farm, 4-ounce skeins, 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins. 
NEEDLES: Single pointed needles, 1 pair size 6 and 1 pair size 8 OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN THE CORRECT GAUGE.

Gauge: 4 sts and 6 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch on larger needles.

Directions: 
BACK: With size 6 single pointed needles, cast on 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88) stitches. Knit 8 rows, increasing 8 sts evenly spaced across last row. You will have 44 (48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96) sts. 
Change to size 8 needles. Work in stockinette stitch for 7 (8, 9, 91/2, 91/2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 15, 16, 16) inches or desired length to underarm. End having just completed a knit row. Knit 4 rows (this makes 2 garter ridges which will separate the yoke pattern from the body pattern.) 
Work moss stitch pattern (below) until yoke (measured from just above garter ridges) is 51/2, (6, 61/2, 7, 71/2, 8, 81/2, 9, 91/2, 10, 10, 101/2, 101/2, 11) inches long. End having just completed a right side row. Knit 2 rows. Bind off all sts loosely, being careful not to bind off too tightly. 


MOSS STITCH PATTERN: (Note: Make sure you have the right number of stitches when you begin the moss stitch pattern. If you have accidentally ended up with an odd number of stitches, the moss stitch pattern will not come out right!) 
Row 1: *k1, p1*, repeat between * * across row 

Row 2: same as Row 1 Row 3: *p1, k1*, repeat between * * across row Row 4 same as row 3

Repeat these 4 rows for moss stitch pattern. 


FRONT: Work same as back until you have completed the 2 garter stitch ridges that separate the yoke pattern from the body pattern. Work moss stitch pattern across half the stitches and put them on a holder. Work each half of the Front separately. Work moss stitch pattern over the sts still on your needle until front and back yokes measure the same length. Knit 2 rows. Bind off all sts loosely. With wrong side facing, attach yarn and finish other half of front in same manner, beginning with row 2 of moss stitch pattern. 


JOIN FRONT AND BACK: With a tape measure, divide the back and the front into thirds. Sew shoulder seams of back to front, leaving middle third free for neck opening.

SLEEVES: With size 8 single pointed needles and with right side of work facing you, pick up and knit 44 (48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 80, 84, 84, 84) sts between garter ridges on Front and Back. Knit 3 rows. (This makes 2 garter ridges). Work in stockinette stitch for 1 inch. Decrease 1 st each end of needle now and every 4th row until you have 20 (24, 28, 32, 36, 36, 40, 40, 44, 44, 48, 48, 48, 48) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 9 (10, 10, 10, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 19, 20, 21) inches long or desired length of sleeve above cuff. Change to size 6 needles and knit 8 rows. Bind off loosely.

 NECKBAND: With size 6 needles, pick up and knit 1 stitch for each stitch around neck edge. Knit in k1, p1 ribbing for 1 inch. Bind off loosely. 

FINISHING: Weave in all loose ends. Sew sleeve seams. Sew side seams, leaving edges of garter stitch open as slits, if you like. Braid or crochet yarn to form a lace 4 times the length of the neck opening. String lacing evenly side to side (about every 6th row) up the neck opening and tie in a bow just under the neckband. (A leather thong can be used in place of the braid/crocheted lacing.)