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Sports Girl from Sun Glo Knitting Book Series 79

Vintage tennis jumper/sweater

Materials

8 skeins (short sleeves), 9 skeins (long sleeves), "SunGlo" shrinkproof crochet wool or " Sun-Glo" shrinkproof or "Wilga" 4-ply fingering wool, shade No. 1075 (White).
1 skein, shade No. 2138 (Red).
1 skein, shade No. 2200 (Navy).

2 pairs Needles, Old UK Nos. 10 and 12/US 3 and 3/Metric 3.25mm and 2.75mm

4 small buttons.

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 No. 10 needles.

Tension

13 sts and 17 rows to 2 inches.

Back

Using smaller needles and W. wool, cast on 98 sts. Work in rib of k1, p1 for 3½ inches (working 1st row into back of sts).

Change to larger needles, increase 1 st. and work as follows:
1st Row: P1, * k6, p1, repeat from * to end.

2nd Row: K1, * p6, k1, repeat from * to end.

Repeat the last 2 rows, increasing 1 st. each end of every 8th row until increased to 113 sts

When work measures 12½ inches shape armholes by casting off 7 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows.

K2tog each end of the next 3 rows, then every 2nd row 3 times. (87 sts).

Work 1 row.

Work as follows:
1st Row (right side): Using N. wool, k.

2nd Row: Using N. wool, work in rib pattern.

3rd Row: Using W. wool, k.

4th Row: Using W. wool, work in rib pattern.

Repeat last 4 rows. Repeat 1st and 2nd rows.

11th Row: Using W. wool, k.

Work 7 rows in rib pattern.

19th Row: Using R. wool, k46, (leave on a spare needle), cast on 5 sts, k. to end of row.

Using R. wool, work 15 rows in pattern, keeping the 5 cast on sts in garter st.

Change to W. wool, k1 row, then continue in rib and when armhole measures 7 inches shape shoulder by casting off 7 sts at armhole edge every 2nd row 4 times. Cast off.

Join R. wool, at centre back, work in rib to end of row.

Continue to work to correspond with other side, keeping all sts in rib and making buttonholes as follows:
1st one being ¾ inch above opening and 3 more ¾ inch apart.

Buttonholes

1st Row: Work 3 sts, cast off 2 sts, work to end of row.

2nd Row: Work to last 3 sts, cast on 2 sts, work 3 sts

Front

Work the same as for back until 18 rows above armhole have been worked.

19th Row: Using R. wool, k.

Using R. wool, work 15 rows rib.

Change to W. wool, k1 row, work 1 row rib.

Continue in rib and shape neck as follows:-
Work 36 sts (leave on a spare needle), cast off 13 sts, work 36 sts

Continue on last 36 sts and k2tog at neck edge of the next 4 rows, then every 2nd row until decreased to 28 sts

When armhole measures 7 inches shape shoulder by casting off 7 sts at armhole edge every 2nd row 4 times.

Join wool at neck edge and work other side to correspond.

Short Sleeves

Using smaller needles and W. wool, cast on 78 sts Work in rib of k1, p1, for 1½ inches (working 1st row into back of sts ).

Change to larger needles and work in rib as for back, increasing 1 st. each end of every 4th row until increased to 92 sts

When sleeve seam measures 5 inches k2tog each end of every 2nd row until decreased to 48 sts

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

Work remaining 24 sts in rib for 1½ inches. Cast off.

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

Long Sleeves

Using smaller needles and W. wool, cast on 62 sts. Work in rib of k1, p1, for 3 inches (working 1st row into back of sts ).

Change to larger needles, increase 1 st.

Work in rib, increasing 1 st. each end of every 8th row until increased to 92 sts

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

Collar (2 pieces)

Using smaller needles and W. wool, cast on 50 sts. Knitting into back of sts, work 1 row rib of k1, p1, increasing in every 5th st. (60 sts).

Continue in rib of k1, p1, for 2 inches. Cast off loosely in ribbing.

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.

To Make Up

Press with a warm iron and damp cloth.

Sew up seams, sew in sleeves and shoulder pads.

Sew on the 2 pieces of collar.

Work 1 row of DC (UK double crochet/US single crochet) along back opening and sew on buttons.


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