Sizes Woman’s small (medium, large, X-large, 2X-large, 3X-large) Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes. Finished Measurements Chest: 37 (391/2, 441/2, 49, 54, 561/2) inches Length: 191/2 (201/4, 21, 22, 221/2, 231/2) inches Materials Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic (DK weight; 100% mercerized cotton; 108 yds/50g per hank): 7 (8, 9, 11, 12, 13) hanks grey #3009 Size 6 (4mm) needles Size 8 (5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge Cable needle
Gauge 20 sts and 19 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Dandelion pat, using larger needles. To save time, take time to check gauge. Pattern Stitch Dandelion (multiple of 6 sts + 3) Row 1 (RS): K2, *[k1, wrapping yarn 3 times around needle] 5 times, k1; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2: K2, *yfwd, sl 5 sts to cn, dropping the extra wraps; wrap yarn clockwise around sts on cn twice, then slip the 5 sts to the RH needle, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 5: K5, *[k1, wrapping yarn 3 times around needle] 5 times, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4. Row 6: K5, *yfwd, sl 5 sts to cn, dropping the extra wraps; wrap yarn clockwise around sts on cn twice, then slip the 5 sts to the RH needle, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4. Rows 7 and 8: Knit. Rep Rows 1 8 for pat. Pattern Notes The front and back are the same. The main body of the piece is worked to the armholes, and then stitches are cast on for the sleeves and the piece is worked to the shoulders. Work edge stitches loosely to keep edges from bunching. Back/Front Make 2 alike Using smaller needles, cast on 93 (99, 111, 123, 135, 141) sts. Knit 5 rows. Change to larger needles. Work in Dandelion pat until piece measures 111/2 (121/2, 13, 13, 131/2, 141/2) inches, ending with Row 2 of pat. Sleeves Using cable cast-on method (see page 111), firmly cast on 17 (17, 17, 23, 23, 23) sts at beg of next 2 rows127 (133, 145, 169, 181, 187) sts. Row 1: K2, work Row 1 of Dandelion pat to last 2 sts, k2. Row 2: K2, work Row 2 of Dandelion pat to last 2 sts, k2.
Work even until piece measures 191/2 (201/4, 21, 22, 221/2, 231/2) inches, ending with Row 4 or 8 of pat. Change to smaller needles. Knit 3 rows. Bind off all sts loosely kwise. Finishing Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder seams for 81/4 (83/4, 10, 113/4, 13, 131/2) inches in from each edge. Sew side and sleeve seams. Weave in all ends.
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