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#1 Rainbow Jacket

Change to larger needles and work in st st until piece measures 12.5(13,14) from beg. End after just worked a wrong side row. Bind off 6(6,7) sts at beg of next row. Purl 1 row. Knit 1, K2tog, knit to end. Purl 1 row. Repeat last 2 rows, 4(5,5) times more. Cont in st st until armhole measures 6.5(7,7.5). End after having completed a right side row. Neck Shaping: Next row (ws), purl the first 8(9,10) sts and place on holder, continue purling to end of row. Dec 1 st at neck edge of next and every wrong side row, 3 times total. Shoulder shaping:At the same time, cont in st st until armhole measures 8.5(9,9.5). Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2(1,1) right side row(s). Bind off 6 sts at beg of next 1(2,2) right side row(s). Right Front With smaller needles cast on 38(40,42)sts. Knit 4 rows in garter st. Change to larger needles and work in st st until piece measures 12.5(13,14) from beg. End after just worked a right side row. Bind off 6(6,7) sts at beg of next row, purl to end. Knit 1 row. Purl 1, Purl 2tog, purl to end. Knit 1 row. Repeat last 2 rows, 4(5,5) times more. Cont in st st until armhole measures 6.5(7,7.5). End after having completed a wrong side row. Neck Shaping: Next row (rs), knit the first 8(9,10) sts and place on holder, continue knitting to end of row. Dec 1 st at neck edge of next and every right side row, 3 times total. Shoulder shaping:At the same time, cont in st st until armhole measures 8.5(9,9.5). Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2(1,1) wrong side row(s). Bind off 6 sts at beg of next 1(2,2) wrong side row(s). Sleeves With smaller needles cast on 32(34,36)sts. Knit 4 rows in garter st. Change to larger needles and st st. Inc 1 st each side every 5th row, 16(17,18)times. Work in st st until piece measures 17(18,19). Bind off 6(6,7) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each side every other row, 13(14,13) times, then every 3 rows 1(1,2) time(s). Bind off remaining sts. Finishing. Sew shoulder seams. Collar: With smaller size needles pick up 70 sts along neck edge including sts on holders. Work in garter st for 3. Bind off loosely. Sew side and sleeve seams. Block Sweater. Sew zipper to front up to and including collar or sew 1 large button at top edge. Work a button loop either with crochet or by sewing attached to opposite side.

Two variations on the little cardigan minus messy buttonhole. Different shades of variegated yarn, double stranded combine in surprising color variations. Finished chest sizes: 39(42, 46) Length: 20(22, 23) Materials: Valley Yarns Rainbow (85%Wool/ 11%Acrylic/ 4%Polyester, 140yds/1.75oz) 8(10,12,)skeins each of 2 different colors. US #8 & #10 needles or size for gauge. 1 zipper of appropriate length. (Measure after completion of sweater). Gauge: 3.5 sts and 5 rows = 1 using 2 strands held together and larger size needles. Use 2 strands together throughout sweater, one of each color. Back With smaller needles, cast on 72(76,80)sts. Knit 4 rows in garter stitch. Change to size 10 needles and work in st st until piece measures 12.5(13,14) from beg. End having just completed a wrong side row. Bind off 6(6,7) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Knit 1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1. Purl 1 row. Repeat last 2 rows, 4(5,5)times more. Continue in st st until armhole measures 8.5(9,9.5). Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 4(2,2)rows. Bind off 5 sts at beg on next 2(4,4)rows. Place remaining sts on a holder. Left Front With smaller needles cast on 38(40,42)sts. Knit 4 rows in garter st.

Valley Yarns 2006