SKPO = slip, knit, pass slipped stitch over
While the directions for Bob call for knitting
in the round up to the sleeves, you can work it
in two pieces if desired. Increase the number
of cast-on stitches by 4, and divide by two to
give you the appropriate number to cast on for
the front and back. Make increases and decreases
at the ends of rows instead of near the markers.
160[170,180,190] sts; do not turn.
Bring sts onto tip of left needle and, being
careful not to twist the stitches, begin
rnd. *K3 p2* 16[17, 18, 19] times and place
*k3,p2* 16[17, 18, 19] times to first marker.
Work in established rib pattern for 12 rows.
K 4 rnds.
Decrease Round [dec rnd]:
K3, k2tog, k to 5 sts before next marker,
SKPO, k6, k2tog, k to 5 sts before next
marker, SKPO, k3.
dec rnd every 6th rnd to 148[158,168,178]
sts, then every 4th round to 136[146,156,166]
K 10 rnds even.
Increase Round [inc rnd]:
K3, m1, k to last 3 stst before next marker,
m1, k6, m1, k to last 3 sts before next
market, m1, k3.
Repeat inc rnd every 4th rnd to 148[158,168,178]
sts, then every 6th rnd to 160[170,180,190]
K to 13.5[14,14.5,15] inches.
3 sts, k to next marker and turn, leaving
rem sts on a stitch holder [or on the back
of the circular needle]. BO 3 sts, p to
end of row -- 74[79, 84, 89] sts.
1 [RS]: p3, [k3,p2] to last 3 sts, p3.
Row 2 [WS]: work sts as they appear. Row
3 [RS]: p3, k2, SKPO, work in rib patt to
last 7 sts, k2tog, k2, p3.
Work the last 2 rows until 24[29, 34, 39]
sts remain, ending with a p row. Work 6[6,
8, 8] more rows in rib, then bind off in
Rejoin yarn to right side of remaining sts.
BO 3 sts at beg of first 2 rows.
Repeat raglan shaping to match front.
[make 2 the same]
51[56, 61, 66] sts.
K2, [p2,k3] to last 4 sts, p2, k2.
Work in patt for 2 inches, ending with a
in patt, BO 3 sts at the beg of next 2 rows.
P1, k2, SKPO, patt to last 5 sts, k2tog,
Repeat the previous row every 4th row to
25[30,35,40] sts and then every other row
to 15[20, 25, 30] sts, ending with a p row.
Work 6[6, 8, 8] more rows in patt and BO