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Tangy

This sweater incorporates some of my very favorite design aspects: a belted waist, a loose, drapey skirt, a hem, and a V. However, the V is not in the front this time, but rather, in the back! I've always loved V-neck sweaters, but I find they're not always as warm as I'd like—at least, not with the V in the front. So, this idea came to me, and I thought "hey, why not. Let's try it!". As the drawing and swatch took shape, I knew I was falling in love! And with the cold cold New England weather ahead, I just I had to knit this sweater!

The night I decided to cast on, I had just learned that someone very close to me had just been diagnosed with cancer. My mind was whirring a mile a minute and I couldn't stop it. Thankfully, casting on 232 stitches insisted on my complete attention. By the time I had joined the hem, my mind was calm enough for me to fall asleep. Throughout the next few weeks, the knitting of this sweater really helped keep me sane. There are parts that can be whipped up easily—like the skirt and sleeves—and other parts that require complete attention—like the whole upper body. I was certainly thankful for both.

Now that it's all finished, I've been wearing lots! Throughout the fall, it was often the sweater I grabbed on my way out the door. Now that it's winter it really keeps me warm through the drafty brick, mill building walls where I work.

SIZE

XS[S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL] (shown in size M)

 
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest: 33.25[36.75, 40, 43.75, 47.75, 51.5, 55] inches
Length: 33[33.5, 34, 34.25, 34.5, 34.75, 34.75] inches

 
MATERIALS

spacer Classic Elite Montera [50% Llama, 50% Wool; 127yd/116m per 100g skein]; color: #3827 Cochineal; 8[9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13] skeins

Recommended needle size:
spacer 1 40-inch US #9/5.5mm circular needle
spacer 1 40-inch US #10.5/6.5mm circular needle
spacer 1 set US #10.5/6.5mm straight needles (optional; used only for belt)

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spacer Crochet hook (optional; used only for Crochet Cast On)
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spacer Cable needle
spacer 2 large stitch holders
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spacer Yarn needle
spacer Large hook and eye closure
spacer 3 buttons (buy buttons after sweater is complete to ensure correct size)

 
GAUGE

14 sts/21 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st using larger needles

Width of Large Cable Panel (worked over 16 sts) is 3.25 inches.
Width of each Small Cable Panel (worked over 10 sts) is 2 inches.

 
PATTERN NOTES
[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]

Instructions for a Provisional Cast On can be found here.

Crochet Cast On
Using waste yarn, work a crochet chain several sts longer than the number of sts to be cast on. Starting 1 or 2 sts in from end of chain and using working yarn, pick up and k 1 st in the back loop of each ch until the required number of sts have been picked up. Later, the chain will be unraveled and the resulting live sts picked up.

C6B (Cable 6 Back): Slip next 3 sts to cable needle and hold to back of work; k3 from left needle, k3 from cable needle.

C6F (Cable 6 Front): Slip next 3 sts to cable needle and hold to front of work; k3 from left needle, k3 from cable needle.

m1p (Make 1 purl stitch): Insert left needle, from back to front, under strand of yarn which runs between last stitch on left needle and first stitch on right needle; purl into front of this stitch.

kfbf: Knit into front, then back, then front again, of next st. 1 st increased to 3 sts.

ssp: Slip next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time, to right needle. Slip them both, purlwise, back to left needle. Purl them together through their back loops.

1x1 Rib (Worked over an odd number of sts):
Row 1 [RS]: K1, [p1, k1] to end.
Row 2 [WS]: P1, [k1, p1] to end.
Repeat these 2 rows for 1x1 Rib.

Small Right Cable Panel (Worked over 10 sts):
Row 1 [RS]: P2, C6B, p2.
Rows 2, 4, 6 [WS]: K2, p6, k2.
Rows 3, 5 [RS]: P2, k6, p2.
Repeat these 6 rows for Small Right Cable Panel.

Small Left Cable Panel (Worked over 10 sts):
Row 1 [RS]: P2, C6F, p2.
Rows 2, 4, 6 [WS]: K2, p6, k2.
Rows 3, 5 [RS]: P2, k6, p2.
Repeat these 6 rows for Small Left Cable Panel.

Large Cable Panel (Worked over 16 sts):
Row 1 [RS]: P2, C6B, C6F, p2.
Rows 2, 4, 6 [WS]: K2, p12, k2.
Rows 3, 5 [RS]: P2, k12, p2.
Repeat these 6 rows for Large Cable Panel.


DIRECTIONS
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LOWER BODY

Hem Facing:
Note: Crochet cast on and provisional cast on method linked in Pattern Notes are two options for provisional cast on methods; use any provisional method you like.

Using smaller circular needle and provisional cast on method, CO 200[220, 232, 245, 259, 280, 292] sts. Do not join; piece is worked back and forth in rows.

Beginning with a RS row, work 5 rows in stockinette st.

Turning Ridge [WS]: K all sts.

Hem:
Next Row [RS]: Switching to larger needle, k20[22, 24, 27, 30, 32, 34], place marker, p2, k4, ***p2***, place marker, k28[32, 34, 35, 37, 41, 43], place marker to indicate side seam, k42[47, 50, 53, 56, 61, 64], place marker, p2, k8, p2, place marker, k42[47, 50, 53, 56, 61, 64], place marker to indicate side seam, k28[32, 34, 35, 37, 41, 43], place marker, p2, k4, p2, place marker, k12[12, 12, 14, 15, 16, 16].

Next Row [WS]: P to first marker, k2, p4, k2, p to fourth marker, k2, p8, k2, p to seventh marker, k2, p4, k2, p to end.

These two rows set pattern for hem. Work four more rows in pattern, ending with a WS row.

Carefully remove waste yarn from CO edge, placing resulting live sts on smaller needle. Fold work along turning ridge, so that WS of hem facing meets WS of hem, and sts of CO edge sit directly behind sts on working needle.

Joining Row [RS]: Working in pattern as set, [work next st on left needle together with next st of CO edge] until all sts have been worked.

Skirt of Coat:
Set-up Row [WS]: P1, [(k1, p1) in next st] three times, p to first marker, ***k2, kfbf, p3, k2,*** p to fourth marker, ***k2, kfbf, p6, kfbf, k2,*** p to seventh marker, ***k2, p3, kfbf, k2, p to last 3 sts, [(k1, p1) in next st] three times. 214[234, 246, 259, 273, 294, 306] sts.

Row 1 [RS]: Sl 1 purlwise with yarn held to back of work, [p1, k1] three times, k to first marker, work first row of Small Right Cable Panel, k to fourth marker,  work first row of Large Cable Panel, k to seventh marker, work first row of Small Left Cable Panel, k to last 6 sts, [p1, k1] three times.

Row 2 [WS]: Sl 1 purlwise with yarn held to front of work, [k1, p1] three times, p to first marker, work next row of Small Right Cable Panel, p to fourth marker,  work next row of Large Cable Panel, p to seventh marker, work next row of Small Left Cable Panel, p to last 6 sts, [k1, p1] three times.

These two rows set pattern. Continue in pattern until work measures 2 inches form turning ridge, ending with a WS row.

Decrease for Waist:
Continuing in pattern as set, shape skirt as follows. After blocking, skirt as written will measure approx. 16.5 inches below belt holes. If more or less length is desired, work more or fewer rows between decrease rows.

Decrease Row [RS]: Work in pattern to second marker, k2tog, k to 6 sts before third marker (side seam marker), ssk, k4, slip marker, k4, k2tog, k to 2 sts before fourth marker, ssk, work in pattern to fifth marker, k2tog, k to 6 sts before sixth marker (side seam marker), ssk, k4, slip marker, k4, k2tog, k to 2 sts before seventh marker, ssk, work in pattern to end. 8 sts decreased.

Repeat Decrease Row every fourth row 2[4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6] times. 190[194, 206, 219, 233, 238, 250] sts.

Repeat Decrease Row every sixth row four times. 158[162, 174, 187, 201, 206, 218] sts.

Repeat Decrease Row every eighth row 5[4, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3] times. 118[130, 142, 155, 169, 182, 194] sts.

Work 3 rows in pattern, ending with a WS row.

Belt Holes:
To form belt holes, sections of the coat are worked back and forth, while the sts not being worked are held on the needle. Yarn is broken at end of each section, and rejoined at beginning of next section. Slip first st of each row of each section. Each section begins and ends with RS row.

Work 7 rows over first 21[23, 25, 28, 31, 33, 35] sts. Break yarn.
Rejoin yarn and work 7 rows over next 14 sts. Break yarn.
Rejoin yarn and work 7 rows over next 6[8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16] sts. Break yarn.
Rejoin yarn and work 7 rows over next 6[7, 10, 10, 13, 14, 15] sts. Break yarn.
Rejoin yarn and work 7 rows over next 6[8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16] sts. Break yarn.
Rejoin yarn and work 7 rows over next 20 sts. Break yarn.
Rejoin yarn and work 7 rows over next 6[8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16] sts. Break yarn.
Rejoin yarn and work 7 rows over next 6[7, 10, 10, 13, 14, 15] sts. Break yarn.
Rejoin yarn and work 7 rows over next 6[8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16] sts. Break yarn.
Rejoin yarn and work 7 rows over next 14 sts. Break yarn.
Rejoin yarn and work 7 rows over remaining 13[13, 13, 15, 16, 17, 17] sts. Do not break yarn.

Work 1 row over all sts, rejoining sections to close tops of belt holes.
Work 2 more rows in pattern, ending with a WS row.

Note: Read ahead! Bust/armhole shaping, back cable shaping and buttonhole placement are all worked at the same time.

Shape Bust:
Increase Row [RS]: Work in pattern to second marker, k1, m1, work in pattern to 4 sts before third marker, m1, k4, slip marker, k4, m1, k to 1 st before fourth marker, m1, k1, work in pattern to fifth marker, k1, m1, k to 4 sts before sixth marker, m1, k4, slip marker, k4, m1, k to 1 st before seventh marker, m1, k1, work in pattern to end. 8 sts increased.

Work 13 rows in pattern.

Work Increase Row once more. 134[146, 158, 171, 185, 198, 210] sts.

AT THE SAME TIME: When work measures approx. 3 inches from top of belt holes, ending with Row 6 of Cable Panels, begin dividing and shifting back cable pattern as follows. After cable has been divided and additional markers placed, Small Right and Left Cable Panels will be worked as indicated.
Note that the shaping worked in this section does not change the total number of sts.

Row 1 [RS]: Work in pattern to 2 sts before fourth marker, ssk, slip marker, p2, slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold to back of work, k3 from left needle, [k2, kfb] from cable needle, slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold to front of work, [kfb, k2] from left needle, k3 from cable needle, p2, slip marker, k2tog, work in pattern to end.

Row 2 [WS]: Work in pattern to fourth marker, [k2, p6] twice, k2, work in pattern to end.

Row 3 [RS]:  Work in pattern to 2 sts before fourth marker, ssk, slip marker, p2, k6, m1p, p2, m1p, k6, p2, slip marker, k2tog, work in pattern to end.

Row 4 [WS]: Work in pattern to fourth marker, k2, p6, k4, p6, k2, work in pattern to end.

Row 5 [RS]: Work in pattern to 2 sts before fourth marker, ssk, slip marker, p2, k6, p1, m1p, place marker, k2, place marker, m1p, p1, k6, p2, slip marker, k2tog, work in pattern to end.

IMPORTANT: There are now 10 markers in place. They are arranged as follows (when counted with RS facing):
First and second markers are at each side of Small Right Cable Panel on right front.
Third and eighth markers indicate side 'seam' placement.
Fourth and fifth markers are at each side of Small Right Cable Panel on right back.
Sixth and seventh markers are at each side of Small Left Cable Panel on left back.
Ninth and tenth markers are at each side of Small Left Cable Panel on left front.

Row 6 [WS]: Work all sts in pattern, purling the 2 sts between the newly placed fifth and sixth markers. Work the sts between these two markers in stockinette st from this point on. This row is Row 6 of all cable panels.

Cable Shift Row [RS]: Work in pattern to 2 sts before fourth marker, ssk, slip marker, work next row of Small Right Cable Panel, slip marker, m1, k to sixth marker, m1, slip marker, work next row of Small Left Cable Panel, slip marker, k2tog, work in pattern to end.

Work Cable Shift Row every second row 2[2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 11] times.

Work Cable Shift Row every fourth row 8[9, 9, 7, 7, 7, 6] times.

Important Note: Shifting of cables as indicated will continue into Upper Back shaping, after armhole shaping has begun.

AT THE SAME TIME: When work measures 21.5[22, 22.5, 22.75, 23, 23.25, 23.5] inches from turning row, ending with a WS row, begin placing buttonholes as follows. Note that buttonhole placement will continue into shaping of Right Front.

Buttonhole Row [RS]: Sl 1, p1, ssk, [yo] twice, ssp, work in pattern to end.
Next Row [WS]: Work in pattern to last 6 sts, k1, [p1, k1] in double yo, p1, k1, p1.
Repeat these two rows every 3 inches, twice more. Three buttonholes have been formed.

AT THE SAME TIME: When work measures 24 inches from turning ridge, ending with a WS row, divide and form armholes as follows.

Dividing Row [RS]: Work in pattern to third marker (side seam marker) and place  41[45, 49, 53, 58, 62, 66] sts just worked on st holder for right front; BO 2[2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4] sts, work in pattern to eighth marker (side seam marker); place last 33[35, 37, 40, 43, 46, 48] sts on st holder for left front. Upper back will be worked back and forth over 58[64, 69, 75, 81, 86, 92] sts remaining on needle.

UPPER BACK
Note: Remember to continue shifting cables as set while shaping back.
Next Row [WS]: BO 2[2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4] sts, work in pattern to end. 56[62, 66, 72, 78, 82, 88] sts.

Decrease Row [RS]: K1, k2tog, work in pattern to last 3 sts, ssk, k1.
Repeat Decrease Row every second row 3[4, 3, 3, 5, 5, 7] times. 48[52, 58, 64, 66, 70, 72] sts.

Sizes S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X Only:
Repeat Decrease Row every fourth row -[1, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4] times. -[50, 52, 56, 58, 62, 64] sts.

Sizes XS, S, M Only:
Work 1[3, 3, -, -, -, -] rows in pattern (ending with a WS row).
Next Row [RS]: Ssk, work in pattern to last 2 sts, k2tog. 46[48, 50, -, -, -, -] sts.

All Sizes:
Continue in pattern until work measures 7.75[8.25, 8.75, 9, 9.25, 9.5, 9.5] inches from Dividing Row (31.75[32.25, 32.75, 33, 33.25, 33.5, 33.5] inches from Turning Ridge), ending with a WS row.

Shape Back Neckline and Shoulders:
Row 1 [RS]: Work 16[16, 16, 18, 18, 20, 20] sts in pattern; join another ball of yarn and BO next 14[16, 18, 20, 22, 22, 24] sts, work in pattern to end. Two sets of  16[16, 16, 18, 18, 20, 20] sts remain, each with an attached ball of yarn.

Both shoulders are worked at the same time, using attached balls of yarn.

Rows 2 and 3: BO 4[4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6] sts, work in pattern to end of first shoulder; BO 4 sts (at neckline edge), work in pattern to end of second shoulder.

Rows 4 and 5: BO 4[4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5] sts, work in pattern to end of first shoulder; work all sts of second shoulder in pattern.

BO remaining 4[4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5] sts of each shoulder.

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UPPER RIGHT FRONT
Note: Remember to continue working buttonholes as set while shaping right front.

Place 41[45, 49, 53, 58, 62, 66] held sts of right front on needle and join yarn with WS facing.

Next Row [WS]: BO 2[2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4] sts, work in pattern to end. 39[43, 46, 50, 55, 58, 62] sts.

Decrease Row [RS]: Work in pattern to last 3 sts, ssk, k1.

Repeat Decrease Row every second row 3[4, 3, 3, 5, 5, 7] times. 35[38, 42, 46, 49, 52, 54] sts.

Sizes S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X Only:
Repeat Decrease Row every fourth row -[1, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4] times. -[37, 39, 42, 45, 48, 50] sts.

Sizes XS, S, M Only:
Work 1[3, 3, -, -, -, -] rows in pattern (ending with a WS row).
Next Row [RS]: Work in pattern to last 2 sts, k2tog. 34[36, 38, -, -, -, -] sts.

All Sizes:
Continue in pattern until work measures 4[4.5, 5, 5.25, 5.5, 5.75, 5.75] inches from Dividing Row (28[28.5, 29, 29.25, 29.5, 29.75, 29.75] inches from turning ridge), ending with a WS row.

Shape Neckline:
Row 1 [RS]: Work 6 sts in pattern, then slip these sts to small st holder; BO 10[12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21] sts, work in pattern to end. 18[18, 18, 20, 21, 23, 23] sts.
Even-numbered Rows 2-8 [WS]: Work all sts in pattern.
Row 3 [RS]: BO 3[3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4] sts, work in pattern to end. 15[15, 15, 17, 17, 19, 19] sts.
Row 5 [RS]: K1, k2tog, work in pattern to end. 14[14, 14, 16, 16, 18, 18] sts.
Rows 7 and 9 [RS]: Work as for Row 5. 12[12, 12, 14, 14, 16, 16] sts.

Continue in pattern until work measures same as back to beginning of shoulder shaping, ending with a RS row.

Shape Shoulder:
Row 1 [WS]: BO 4[4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6] sts, work in pattern to end.
Rows 2 and 4 [RS]: Work all sts in pattern.
Row 3 [WS]:  BO 4[4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5] sts, work in pattern to end.
Row 5 [WS]: BO remaining 4[4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5] sts.

UPPER LEFT FRONT
Place 33[35, 37, 40, 43, 46, 48] held sts of left front on needle and join yarn with RS facing.

Next Row [RS]: BO 2[2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4] sts, work in pattern to end. 31[33, 34, 37, 40, 42, 44] sts.
Work 1 row in pattern.

Decrease Row [RS]: K1, k2tog, work in pattern to end.
Repeat Decrease Row every second row 3[4, 3, 3, 5, 5, 7] times. 27[28, 30, 33, 34, 36, 36] sts.

Sizes S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X Only:
Repeat Decrease Row every fourth row -[1, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4] times. -[27, 27, 29, 30, 32, 32] sts.

Sizes XS, S, M Only:
Work 1[3, 3, -, -, -, -] rows in pattern (ending with a WS row).
Next Row [RS]: Ssk, work in pattern to end. 26 sts.

All Sizes:
Continue in pattern until work measures same as right front to beginning of neckline shaping, ending with a RS row.

Shape Neckline:
Row 1 [WS]: Work 6 sts in pattern, then slip these sts to small st holder; BO 2[2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3] sts, work in pattern to end. 18[18, 18, 20, 21, 23, 23] sts.
Row 2 [RS]: Work all sts in pattern.
Row 3 [WS]: BO 3[3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4] sts, work in pattern to end. 15[15, 15, 17, 17, 19, 19] sts.
Row 4 [RS]: Work in pattern to last 3 sts, ssk, k1. 14[14, 14, 16, 16, 18, 18] sts.
Even-numbered Rows 5 and 7 [WS]: Work all sts in pattern.
Rows 6 and 8 [RS]: Work as for Row 4. 12[12, 12, 14, 14, 16, 16] sts.

Continue in pattern until work measures same as back to beginning of shoulder shaping, ending with a WS row.

Shape Shoulder:
Row 1 [RS]: BO 4[4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6] sts, work in pattern to end.
Rows 2 and 4 [WS]: Work all sts in pattern.
Row 3 [RS]:  BO 4[4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5] sts, work in pattern to end.
Row 5 [RS]: BO remaining 4[4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5] sts.

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SLEEVES (Make 2)

Hem Facing:
Using smaller circular needle and provisional cast on method, CO 33[33, 35, 36, 36, 37, 37] sts.

Beginning with a RS row, work 5 rows in stockinette st.

Turning Ridge [WS]: K all sts.

Hem:
Switching to larger needle, work 6 rows in stockinette st, ending with a WS row.

Carefully remove waste yarn from CO edge, placing resulting live sts on smaller needle. Fold work along turning ridge, so that WS of hem facing meets WS of hem, and sts of CO edge sit directly behind sts on working needle.

Joining Row [RS]: [K next st on left needle together with next st of CO edge] until all sts have been worked.

Continue in stockinette st until work measures 2 inches from turning ridge, ending with a WS row.

Shape Sleeve:
Increase Row [RS]: K4, m1, k to last 4 sts, m1, k4.

Repeat Increase Row every 16[14, 14, 14, 14, 10, 10] rows 2[2, 3, 2, 1, 3, 2] times. 39[39, 43, 42, 40, 45, 43] sts.

Repeat Increase Row every 14[10, 10, 10, 10, 8, 8] rows 2[3, 2, 2, 3, 4, 4] times. 43[45, 47, 46, 46, 53, 51] sts.

Repeat Increase Row every 10[8, 8, 8, 8, 6, 6] rows 1[2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 5] times. 45[49, 51, 52, 52, 59, 61] sts

Sizes L, 1X Only:
Repeat Increase Row every 6 rows -[-, -, 1, 2, -, -] times. -[-, -, 54, 56, -, -] sts.

All Sizes:
Continue in stockinette st until work measures 17[17.5, 18, 18, 18.5, 18.5, 19] inches from turning ridge or desired length to underarm, ending with a WS row.

Shape Sleeve Cap:
BO 3[3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5] sts at beginning of next 2 rows. 39[43, 43, 46, 48, 49, 51] sts.

Decrease Row [RS]: K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2.
Repeat Decrease Row every second row 5[6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7] times. 27[29, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35] sts.
Repeat Decrease Row every fourth row 2[1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1] times. 23[27, 25, 28, 30, 31, 33] sts.
Repeat Decrease Row every second row 4[6, 5, 6, 7, 7, 6] times. 15[15, 15, 16, 16, 17, 21] sts.

Next Row [WS]: P2, ssp, p to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2.
Work Decrease Row.
Repeat these 2 rows 0[0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1] time more. 11[11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13] sts.

P 1 row.
BO 2 sts at beginning of next 4 rows. BO remaining 3[3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5] sts.

BELT
Using US #10.5/6.5mm needle (or straight needles if desired), CO 11 sts.
Row 1 [RS]: Sl 1 purlwise with yarn held to back of work, [p1, k1] to end.
Row 2 [WS]: Sl 1 purlwise with yarn held to front of work, [k1, p1] to end.
Repeat these 2 rows until work measures 58[62, 66, 70, 74, 78, 82] inches or desired length. BO all sts in pattern.

FINISHING

Weave in ends and block pieces as desired. When weaving in ends at top and bottom of each belt opening, use ends to neaten and tighten as necessary.
Sew shoulder seams and sleeve seams. Sew sleeves into armholes.

Neckband:
Using US #10.5/6.5mm straight or circular needle, work held sts of right front band in pattern, pick up and k 1 st in each BO st and approx. 2 sts for every 3 rows around neckline, work held sts of left front band in pattern. Count sts. It is necessary to have an odd number of sts; if you do not, decrease 1 st when working next row.

Row 1 [WS]: Sl 1 purlwise with yarn held to front of work, [k1, p1] to end.
Row 2 [RS]: Sl 1 purlwise with yarn held to back of work, [p1, k1] to end.
Repeat these 2 rows until work measures 1 inch. BO all sts in pattern.

Sew buttons to left front band opposite buttonholes.

Sew hook and eye closure to front bands at waist, level with belt holes.

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