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Promenade from Sun-Glo #79

Vitage bow sweater from the 1940's in navy, blue and red

Materials Required

4 skeins (short sleeves), 5 skeins (long sleeves), "Sun-Glo" shrinkproof 3-ply fingering wool or "Sun-Glo" shrinkproof crepe wool, shade No. 2129 (Red). Note: These are one ounce skeins.

3 skeins, shade No. 2200 (Navy)

and 3 skeins, shade No. 2090 (Blue).

2 pairs Needles, Old UK sizes 10 and 12/ US 3 and 2/ metric 3.25mm and 2.75mm

1 Crochet Hook.

Press Studs.

Measurements

Length from top of shoulder 19½ inches. Bust 32/ 34 inches.
Length of sleeve seam 5 inches.

NOTE. For 36 inch bust, use Old UK No. 9/ US 5/ metric 3.75mm instead of Old UK No. 10/ US 3/ metric 3.25mm needles.

Tension

7 sts and 9 rows per inch.

Abbreviations

BL = blue

N = navy

R = red

Pattern

Back: Using smaller needles and N. wool cast on 100 sts. Work in rib of k2, p2 for 3½ inches (working 1st row
into back of sts.).

Change to larger needles and work in st.st. increasing 1 st. each end of every 8th row until increased to 106 sts.

Work as follows:
1st Row: K. 1 BL., 104 N., 1 BL

2nd Row: P. 2 BL., 102 N., 2 BL.

3rd Row: K. 3 BL, 100 N., 3 BL.

4th Row: P. 4 BL., 98 N., 4 BL.

Continue to work 1 more st. each end of the row in BL. and 2 less in N. every row, at the same time increase 1 st. each end of every 8th row until increased to 116 sts.

Continue until all sts. are in BL., and when work measures 12½ inches shape armholes by casting off 6 sts. at
the beginning of the next 2 rows.

K. 2 tog. each end of the next 3 rows, then every 2nd row 3 times.

Work as follows:
1st Row: K. 1 R., 90 BL., 1 R.

2nd Row: P. 2 R., 88 BL., 2 R.

Continue to work 1 more st. each end of the row in R. and 2 less in BL. every row until all sts. are in R.

When armholes measure 7 inches shape shoulder by casting off 10 sts. at the beginning of the next 6 rows.

Cast off.

Front

Work the same as for back until armholes measure 3½ inches.

Next Row: Work 46 sts. (leave remaining 46 sts. on a spare needle).

Next Row: Cast on 4 sts., p. to end of row.

Continue on last 50 sts. keeping the 4 cast on sts. in garter st., and when armhole measures 5½ inches cast off 11 sts. at neck edge of the next row.

K2tog at neck edge of the next 5 rows, then every 2nd row until decreased to 30 sts.

When armhole measures 7 inches shape shoulder by casting off 10 sts. at armhole edge every 2nd row 3 times.

Join wool at centre front, k. to end of row.

Continue in st.st., and when armhole measures 5½ inches cast off 7 sts. at neck edge of the next row.

K2tog at neck edge of the next 5 rows, then every 2nd row until decreased to 30 sts.

When armhole measures 7 inches, shape shoulder by casting off 10 sts. at armhole edge every 2nd row 3 times.

Short Sleeves

Using larger needles and R. wool, cast on 72 sts. Work in st.st. for 2 inches, then increase 1 st. each end of every 4th row until increased to 88 sts.

When sleeve seam measures 6 inches, k2tog each end of every 2nd row until decreased to 48 sts.

When sleeve seam measures 6 inches from 1st decrease, cast off 12 sts. at the beginning of the next 2 rows.

Work the remaining 24 sts. for 1½ inches.

Cast off.

Stitch the cast off sts. to side of sts. worked for 1½ inches.

Make 1 inch hem along lower edge.

Long Sleeves

Using smaller needles and R. wool cast on 60 sts. Work in rib of k. 2, p. 2, for 3 inches (working 1st row into back of sts.).

Change to larger needles and work in st.st., increasing 1 st. each end of every 8th row until increased to 88 sts.

When sleeve seam measures 19 inches or required length, shape the top the same as for short sleeves.

Shoulder Pads

Using larger needles cast on 24 sts. Work 24 rows st.st. Cast off.

Fold in half, pad with cotton wool and sew up edges.

Bow

Using larger needles and BL. wool, cast on 3 sts. Work in moss st., increasing 1 st. each end of every 2nd
row until increased to 17 sts.

Continue in moss st. for 28 inches, then k2tog each end of every 2nd row until decreased to 3 sts.

Cast off. Tie in bow.

To Make Up

Press with a warm iron and damp cloth.

Sew up seams, sew in sleeves and shoulder pads.

Work 1 row of double crochet (US single crochet) around neck and down front opening.

Sew press studs on front opening. Stitch bow at neck edge.


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