||Size 14, 16, 18
Bust: 36, 38, 40 inches
Width of back at underarm: 17 1/2, 18 1/2, 19 1/2 inches
||Bucilla Twinkle Sheen
thread (175 yards per ball)
Size 14 = 7 balls, Size 16 = 8 balls, Size 18 = 9 balls
One tube of tinsel for the cords
No. 1 knitting needles
Size 16 steel crochet hook
|| double crochet
| sl st
|| slip stitch
9 sts equal 1 inch
25 rows equal 2 inches
Cast on 161 (169 - 177) sts.
The pattern is a multiple of 4 plus 1.
* K 3,
p 1; repeat from * across row, end k 1. Repeat this row for pattern. Work
even until 12 inches from beginning.
Spread out to specified width when measuring
Mark for underarm at center of work.
off 12 sts at beginning of each of next 2 rows; 137 (145 - 153) sts. Work
even until 4 1/2 (4 3/4 - 5) inches above marker. Bind off in pattern.
on 169 (177 - 185) sts. Work same as back. Bind off 145 (153 - 161) sts.
on 133 (137 - 141) sts. Work even in pattern until 2 inches from
beginning. Bind off 12 sts at beginning of each of next 2 rows; 109 (113 -
117) sts. Work even until 4 1/2 (4 3/4 - 5) inches above underarm. Bind
Block each piece separately by laying each flat on ironing board,
wrong side up. Pin edges to board if necessary. Steam with moderately hot
iron over a wet cloth but do not allow the weight of the iron to rest upon
any one spot.
Sew side edges of sleeves to armhole edges
of front and back, sewing underarm sts together. Sew underarm seams.
Join in first st to left of left back armhole seam. Ch 4, sk first st
on sleeve, * 1 dc in next st, sk 1 st; repeat from * around neck always
working a dc in each k rib and in center st between k ribs; join with sl
st in third st of ch 4 at beginning. Fasten off. Beginning at underarm
seam, work beading on lower edge of sleeves in same way.
With tinsel make a ch 52 (55 - 58) inches long for neck and 2 chs each
12 (12 1/2 - 13) inches long for sleeves. Run cords through beading on
neck and sleeves running under k ribs. Take cords together at sleeve seam.
Knot ends of neck cord.
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