* 9 skeins Spinnerin Alpine (or ~900 yards heavy worsted weight yarn, Lamb’s Pride Worsted would probably be the closest modern alternative) * Size US #9 knitting needles * Size F/5 crochet hook * Tapestry needle * Scissors * 3 5/8″ buttons (for this sweater, ones with shanks work better than regular two- or four- holed buttons), and sewing needle and thread
Measurements- Circumference: 34″ Length from shoulder to hem: roughly 20 1/2″ Sleeve length: 21″ Sleeve circumference at cuff: 10″; at beg of armhole shaping: 11″
Gauge- 16 sts/20 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch on US 9 needles (or size needed to fit gauge)
Pattern Notes- Twisted Rib: Row 1- (right side) *k1tbl, p1* to end of row Row 2- (wrong side) *k1, p1* to end of row
Here is a good dictionary of knitting abbreviations and techniques.
Back- CO 68 st. K 3 rows. Wrk 13 rows in St st. Wrk 17 rows in Twisted Rib. Wrk even in St st for 45 rows. Armhole shaping: BO 4 sts at beg of each of the next 2 rows. K2tog at the beg of next 2 rows. K2tog at the beg of every other row for the next 4 rows. Wrk even in St st for 23 rows. K one row. BO all sts.
Right front- We will be keeping a 3-stitch border of garter stitch at the right edge, and remember to do this because I didn’t really include it in my instructions. Just use your common sense and you’ll be fine : ) CO 35 sts. K 3 rows. Wrk 4 rows in St st, remembering what I said before. Buttonhole band: (for the actual buttonhole rows, do exactly what it says, the decreasing and eyelets will take up the garter edge band.) K2tog, YO, k1, p to end of row. Wrk 7 rows in St st. Wrk 1 row in twisted rib. (This would be the wrong side, so you’re not really twisting any stitches right now) Wrk right side row of twisted rib to last 3 sts, k1, YO, K2tog. Wrk 8 rows in twisted rib K2tog, YO, k1, p to end of row. Wrk 5 more rows of twisted rib. Scoop neck decreases: Dec 1 st next to buttonhole band on each of the next 5 rows. Dec 1 st next to buttonhole band every other row 6 times. Wrk 3 rows in St st. Dec 1 st next to buttonhole band on this next row. Wrk even in St st for 25 rows. BO 4 st at the beg of this next row. Wrk armhole shaping as for back, except only on edge opposite to buttonhole band. Wrk even in St st for 23 rows. BO 13 sts.
Left front- Work as for right front, except without the buttonholes and with the edging on the left edge, and the armhole shaping on the right edge.
Sleeves (Make two)- CO 40 st. Wrk 36 rows of twisted rib. Wrk 2 rows of St st. Inc 1 st at beg and end of next row. Wrk even in St st for 37 rows. Inc 1 st at beg and end of next row. Wrk even in St st for 37 rows. Sleeve cap shaping: (Yeah! My chart actually worked!) Row 1- BO 4 st, k to end of row. 2- BO 4 st, p to last 4 st, p2tog, p2. 3- K to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 4- P to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2. 5- K to last 4 sts, k2tog. 6- P to last 4 sts, p2tog. 7- K to last 4 sts, k2tog. 8- P to last 4 sts, p2tog. 9. K. 10- P2, p2tog, p to end of row. 11- K2, k2tog, k to end of row. 12- P. 13- K to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 14- P to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2. 15- K. 16- P2, p2tog, p to end of row. 17- K2, k2tog, k to end of row. 18- P. 19- K to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 20- P to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2. 21- BO 2 sts, k to end of row. 22- BO 2 sts, p to end of row. 23- BO 3 sts, k to end of row. 24- BO 3 sts, p to end of row. BO 10 sts.
Finishing- Use mattress stitch to join pieces together. Using crochet hook, wrk 1 row of single crochet around bottom hem and then one row of crab stitch. This stabilizes it so it doesn’t roll up (a problem I ran into after opting to skip hem ribbing). Sew buttons to button band, making sure that they are evenly spaced and in the right places corresponding to the buttonholes. Weave in all ends and block as necessary.