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Lauren

knit in Smart Cotton

Skill level: Easy

This is a knit pattern.

 

 

 

Instructions

Schematic | Stitch Glossary

Yarn used ...

Smart Cotton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that this pattern specifies yarn(s) which have been discontinued by Berroco. Therefore, we can no longer accept any consumer inquiries regarding this pattern by
phone or via email. Nonetheless, we hope you might enjoy copying this “oldie but goodie” for your personal library and knitting the pattern with whatever yarns you choose to substitute.

in Smart Cotton. A classic lace polo shirt reborn with updated sleeves and a wide collar.

 

Shown in size Small

 

SIZES
Directions are for women’s size X-Small. Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-Large are in parentheses.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust – 36(38-40-42-44)”.
Length – 221/2(23-231/2-24-241/2)”.

MATERIALS
BERROCO SMART COTTON (50 grs) 10(11-12-12-13) balls #1326 Jordan Almond.
Straight knitting needles, sizes 5 and 7 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
2 Stitch holders
One 1" Berroco button #A326

GAUGE
19 sts = 4"; 29 rows = 4" in Lace Pat with size 7 needles.
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

LACE PAT (multiple of 8 sts)
Row 1 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 4: K3, *yo, ssk, k6; rep from *, end k3 instead of k6.
Row 6: K1, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3; rep from *, end k2 instead of k3.
Row 8: Rep row 4.
Row 10: Knit.
Row 12: K7; rep from * of row 4, end k1.
Row 14: K5; rep from * of row 6, end k3.
Row 16: Rep row 12.
Rep rows 1-16 for lace pat.

BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 103(109-115-121-127) sts.
Row 1 (RS): K1 TBL, * p1, k1TBL, rep from * across.
Row 2: P1, * k1TBL, p1, rep from * across. Rep these 2 rows for 11/2”, end on RS. Change to larger needles. P the next row on WS (row 1 of Lace Pat), dec 17(19-19-21-23) sts evenly spaced across – 86(90-96-100-104) sts. Continue in Lace Pat as follows:
Next Row (RS): K3(1-0-2-0), work Row 2 of Lace Pat over next 80(88-96-96-104) sts, k3(1-0-2-0). Continue in pat as established until piece measures 14" from beg, end with Lace pat row 11.
Shape Armholes: Bind off 4 sts at beg of the next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of the next 4(4-6-6-6) rows. Dec 1 st each side on next row, then every other row 2(3-3-2-3) times. Work even on remaining 64(66-68-74-76) sts until armholes measure 71/2(8-81/2-9-91/2)”, end on WS.
Shape Shoulders: Bind off 3(4-4-4-5) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, 4(4-4-5-5) sts at beg of the next 6 rows. Bind off remaining 34(34-36-36-36) sts for back neck.

FRONT
Work same as for back, beginning with Row 9 of Lace Pat on dec row instead of Row 1. When piece measures 14(14-14-15-15)” from beg, end with Lace pat row 3(3-3-11-11).
Shape Placket: Beg (or continue) armhole shaping same as for back. AT THE SAME TIME, bind off center 8 sts for placket and work both sides at once until placket measures 6(61/2-7-71/2-8)”.
Shape Neck and Shoulders: Bind off at each neck edge 5 sts once, 3 sts once, 2 sts once, dec 1 st every other row 3(3-4-4-4) times, AT THE SAME TIME, when armholes measure 71/2(8-81/2-9-91/2)”, shape shoulders same as for back.

SLEEVES
With smaller needles, cast on 57(57-59-59-61) sts. Work in ribbing same as for back for 1", end on RS. Change to larger needles. P the next row on WS (row 1 of Lace Pat), dec 9 sts evenly spaced across – 48(48-50-50-52) sts.
Next Row (RS): K0(0-1-1-2), work Row 2 of Lace Pat over next 48 sts, k0(0-1-1-2). Continue in pat as established for 3 more rows, end on WS. Inc 1 st each side on next row, then every 2nd row 7(8-10-11-11) times more, working incs into Lace Pat as sts become available. Work even on 64(66-72-74-76) sts until piece measures 51/2” from beg.
Shape Cap: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each side every 2nd row 3(3-5-5-6) times, every 4th row 5(6-6-7-7) times. Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Bind off rem 20(20-22-22-22) sts.

FINISHING
Steam pieces (See instructions on page 1). Sew shoulder seams.
Placket Buttonhole Band: With RS facing, using smaller needles, pick up and k 8 sts along center front bound-off placket sts, inc 1 st. Beg with Row 2, work in ribbing same as for back on 9 sts for 13/4”, end on WS.
Next (Buttonhole) Row: Rib 4 sts, bind off 2 sts, rib to end. On next row, cast on 2 sts over bound-off sts. Continue ribbing until band fits along placket edge. Place sts on a holder. Sew band in place.
Placket Button Band: Pick up 8 sts behind buttonhole band sts, inc 1 st. Beg with Row 2, work in ribbing same as for back until band fits along placket edge. Place sts on a holder. Sew band in place.
Collar: With WS facing, using smaller needles, rib 9 sts from left front placket band, pick up and k 73(73-77-77-77) sts evenly around neck edge, rib 9 sts from right front holder - 91(91-95-95-95) sts. Keeping first and last 9 sts in ribbing as established, work remaining sts in St st, beg with a p row, for 5". Work all sts in ribbing same as for back for 1". Bind off in ribbing. Set in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew on button.