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Note: Instructions are given for the smallest size with instructions for the larger sizes in ( ) round brackets. Metric measurements are given in [ ] square brackets.

Tension/Gauge in stocking stitch:
18 sts and 24 rows to 4 inches [10 cm] on a US 9 [5.5mm] needle or whichever size is needed to obtain the required tension.

To fit 6 (12, 24) months.
Chest size 17 (19, 22) inches [43 (48, 56) cm]
Finished chest size 19 (22,26) inches [48 (56, 66) cm]
Length 10.5 (11.5, 13.5) inches [26 (29, 34) cm]

Materials Required:
250 (330,500) yards [220 (300,440) metres] of any aran weight yarn in the Main Colour (MC) and 80 yards [75 metres] of any aran weight yarn in the contrasting colour (CC).
One pair of US 8 (5mm) needles and one pair of US 9 (5.5mm) needles or size required to obtain tension.
Three buttons.

Special Instructions for Buttonholes:
Make a buttonhole as follows:
Bring the yarn to the front. Slip the next stitch purlwise. Put yarn to the back. Cast off three stitches as follows:
* Slip the next stitch onto the right needle. Pass the second stitch over the slipped stitch and drop it off the needle.* Repeat * to * twice more.
Slip the last stitch from the right needle to the left needle. Turn the work. Move the yarn to the back. Cast on four stitches as follows:
* Insert the right needle between the first and second stitches on the left needle, pass the yarn round the right needle and draw up a loop, and place it on the left needle.* Repeat from * to * three more times. Turn the work and pass the yarn to the back. Slip the first stitch from the left needle to the right needle, and pass the last cast on stitch over it and drop it off the needle.

Using CC, cast on 46 (52, 60) stitches on the smaller needles. Work 10 rows of garter stitch (1 inches [4 cm]). Change to larger needles and MC and work in stocking stitch, starting with a knit row (right side). Continue even until the back measures 10.5 (11.5, 13.5) inches. [26 (29, 34) cm] Mark center 20 (22,26) stitches for neck, and end with a wrong side row.

Shoulder placket. (Left shoulder) Cast off 33 (37, 43) stitches knitwise. Knit across remaining 13 (15, 17) sts. Purl back 13 (15,17) sts. Knit one row. Purl one row. Turn and cast off knitwise.

Work as for back until front measures 8 (9, 10) inches [22 (23, 26) cm] from start (end by working a wrong side row).

Start neck shaping
Work first 18 (21, 25) stitches (left shoulder). Leave remaining stitches on holder. Turn.

Left Shoulder
On neck edge, decrease 1 stitch every row 5(6, 8) times as follows: On wrong side rows P1, P2tog, P to end of row. On right side rows K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 13 (15,17 sts remaining) Work even until the front measures 10 (11, 13) inches [25.5 (28, 33) cm] ending on a wrong side row.

Buttonholes. (left shoulder).
Knit one row, purl one row, then knit 2 (3, 4) make a buttonhole, knit 2, make a buttonhole, kit to end. Purl back. Turn and cast off knit-wise.

Right Shoulder
Pick up stitches from holder. Attach yarn at neck edge. Cast off center 10 stitches (base of neck). Complete this row.

On neck edge decrease 1 stitch every row 5 (6, 8) times as follows: On wrong side rows P to last 3 sts, P2tog through back of loop, P1. On right side rows, K1, K2tog through back of loop, K to end of row. 13 (15, 17) stitches remaining. Work even until the right front measures 10 (11, 13) inches [26.5 (29, 34) cm] ending on a wrong side row. Cast off Knit-wise.

Sleeve. (Make two)
Cast on 24 (26,28) stitches in CC, on smaller needle. Work 10 rows of garter stitch (1 inches [4 cm]). Change to larger needles, and MC. Work in stocking stitch. Increase one stitch at start and end of 1st row. Then increase 1 stitch at each side every 2nd (2nd, 3rd) row 10 (9, 12) times, and increase 1 stitch at each side every 2nd (3rd, 4th) row 0 (2, 1) times. (46 (50, 56) stitches) Work even until sleeve measures 6 (7, 8) inches [15 (18, 21) cm] from start.

Start sleeve cap shaping
On the next two rows cast off 7 (8, 4) stitches. (32 (34, 48) stitches). On the next two rows, cast off 8 (8, 5) stitches. For the largest size only, cast of 5 stitches on the next 2 rows, and cast of 4 stitches on the following two rows. (16 (18,20) stitches remaining) Cast off remaining 16 (18, 20) stitches.

Sew right shoulder.
Use the smaller needle and CC. On neck edge pick up and knit 7 (9, 13) stitches from the shoulder down the neck shaping, 10 stitches from front of neck, 7 (9, 13) stitches from other neck shaping, 20 (22, 26) stitches from the back and 4 stitches from the placket. 48 (54, 66) stitches. Work in CC, and garter stitch for 8 rows, but on row 4, knit 2, make a buttonhole, knit to end. Continue until 8 rows of garter stitch total. Cast off.

Sew sleeves into armholes . Sew remaining seams. Sew on buttons.

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Pattern created by Roger Manship.