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This precious little swing coat has seed stitch accents at the collar and hem. Ribbing at the shoulder evokes the antique look of smocking.
PDF Pattern Instructions
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This garment is worked in one piece to the underarm, then divided for back and fronts.
K1, P1 RIBBING (Odd number of sts)
Row 1 (RS): K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.
Row 2: P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across.
Rep these 2 rows for k1, p1 ribbing.
With circular needle, cast on 135(145-155-165-175) sts. DO NOT join.
Seed St: Row 1 (RS): K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across. Rep this row until piece measures 2” from beg. Work even in St st until piece measures 5½(6-6½-7-7½)” from beg, end on WS.
Divide for back and fronts: Next Row (RS): With larger straight needle, k34(36-39-41-43) sts from circular needle, leaving remaining sts on circular needle for back and left front.
Right Front: Shape Armhole: Bind off 3 sts, work to end - 31(33-36-38-40) sts. Bind off 2 sts at armhole edge twice, then dec 1 st at armhole edge every RS row 2(2-3-3-3) times, end on WS – 25(27-29-31-33) sts. Change to smaller straight needles and k1, p1 ribbing. Work even until armhole measures 3(3½-4-4½-5)”, end on WS.
Shape Neck: Bind off 6(5-7-6-5) sts, work to end – 19(22-22-25-28) sts. Bind off 4 sts at neck edge once, 3 sts once, 2 sts once, then dec 1 st once – 9(12-12-15-18) sts. AT THE SAME TIME, when armhole measures 4(4½-5-5½-6)”, bind off 3(4-4-5-6) sts at armhole edge 3 times for shoulder.
Back: With RS facing, join yarn to sts on circular needle. With larger straight needle, bind off 3 sts, k until there are 64(70-74-80-86) sts on straight needle. Leave remaining sts on circular needle for left front. Bind off 3 sts, p to end – 61(67-71-77-83) sts. Bind off 2 sts at each armhole edge twice, then dec 1 st at each armhole edge every RS row 2(2-3-3-3) times, end on WS – 49(55-57-63-69) sts. Change to smaller straight needles and k1, p1 ribbing. Work even until armholes measure 4(4½-5-5½-6)”, end on WS.
Shape Shoulders: Bind off 3(4-4-5-6) sts at beg of the next 6 rows. Bind off remaining 31(31-33-33-33) sts for back neck.
Left Front: Join yarn to remaining sts on circular needle. With larger straight needles, bind off 3 sts, k to end. Complete to correspond to right front, reversing shaping. Bind off for armhole and shoulder at beg of RS rows. Bind off for neck at beg of WS rows.
Cuff: With larger straight needles, cast on 6 sts. Work even in St st for 6”, end on WS. Bind off. With RS facing, using larger straight needles, pick up and k40(40-45-45-50) sts along one long edge of cuff. Beg with a p row, work even in St st until piece measures 3(3-3½-4-4)” above picked-up sts, end on WS.
Shape Cap: Bind off 3 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 34(34-39-39-44) sts. Dec 1 st each side every RS row 5(6-4-6-8) times, then EVERY row 6(4-8-6-6) times, end on WS – 12(14-15-15-16) sts. Bind off 4 sts at beg of the next 2 rows. Bind off remaining 4(6-7-7-8) sts.
Sew shoulder and sleeve seams. Set in sleeves.
Left Frontband: With RS facing, using smaller straight needles, beg at left neck edge, pick up and k41(47-53-59-65) sts along left front edge. Work in Seed St same as body for 1”, end on WS. Bind off.
Right Frontband: Beg at lower right front edge, work same as left frontband for 3 rows, end on WS. Mark placement of 3 buttons, the first at beg of k1, p1 section, the last ½” below neck edge and the other evenly spaced between.
Buttonhole Row (RS): Work to first marker on left frontband, yo, k2 tog (buttonhole), work to end, making 2 more buttonholes in this manner opposite markers. Complete same as left frontband.
Collar: With WS facing, using smaller straight needles, beg at inner edge of left frontband, pick up and k71(71-77-77-77) sts around entire neck edge to inner edge of right frontband. Work even in Seed St same as body for 2½”, end on WS. Bind off knitwise. Sew on buttons.