Skill level: Beginner
Size: One year
Gauge: 5 sts = 1 in (2.54 cm); 8 rows = 1 in (2.54 cm)
• 4 balls SWTC aMAIZing (100% corn fibre)
• US size 6 needles (5mm), or size required for gauge
• Yarn needle
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Upper raglan jacket section
Cast on 77 sts. Knit 1 row.
Row 2: K7 (front border), p63, k7.
Row 3: K16 (left front), increase in next st, k1 and mark this st as first "seam" st, increase in next st, k7 (top of sleeve). Increase in next st, k1 and mark it as 2nd seam st, increase in next st, k19 (back), increase in next st, k1 and mark it as 3rd seam st, increase in next st, k7 (top of second sleeve), increase in next st, k1 and mark it as 4th seam st, increase in next st, k16 (right front).
Row 4: K7, p71, k7.
Row 5: K17, increase in next st, k1, increase in next st, k9, increase in next st, k1, increase in next st, k21, increase in next st, k1, increase in next st, k9, increase in next st, k1, increase in next st, k17.
Row 6: K7, p79, k7.
Row 7: Work as in 5th row, increase on both sides of the 4 seam sts, having 2 sts more between increases on back and sleeves and 1 more on fronts.
Row 8: Knit all sts; this will form a ridge on the right side of the work.
Continue to work pattern as in these 8 rows, thus in every row on right side increasing in the same 8 places (as in Row 7), and in rows on purled side knitting the first and last 7 sts (for garter st front border); every 8th row (wrong side) is always knitted, to form a ridge on right side. When there are 15 increasing rows from the beginning, there will be 197 sts on needle and the last row will be the 7th row of pattern. Knit the next row (ridge on right side).
Next row: Divide for sleeves as follows: k32 sts and slip them to a strand of yarn (left front), k the next 40 sts and leave them on the needle for the left sleeve; slip the next 53 back sts, the following 40 right sleeve sts and the 32 right front sts – each group to a separate strand of yarn – and tie ends of strands.
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Excerpted from Purls Forever: The story and legacy of 6 generations of women and their handcrafted garments by Jonelle Raffino. Copyright 2007 by Jonelle Raffino and South West Trading Company. Excerpted with permission from South West Trading Company. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced except with permission in writing from the publisher.