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Tee Off Sweater Pattern
This free pattern originally published in: America at Work and Play

Here's a smoothie for fit … a workman-like knitted jerkin with that new extra-length appeal.
MATERIALS:
CHADWICK'S RED HEART SWEATER WOOL (1 oz. balls).
Size 12—7 balls.

Size 14—8 balls.
Size 16—9 balls.
Size 18—10 balls.
Clark's O.N.T. Knitting Pins, 1 pair No. 4 and 1 pair No. 6.

MEASUREMENTS FOR BLOCKING:
12

14

Bust

32"

34"

Length from shoulder to lower edge

23"

23½"

Across back at underarm

16"

16½"

Across front at underarm

16"

17½"

Side seam

15"

15"

12

14

BACK … With No. 4 needles cast on

90 sts

94 sts

Work in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 1½ inches. Dec. 1 st on last row. Change to No. 6 needles and work as follows:
1st row: * P 1, k 3. Repeat from * across, ending with p 1. 2nd row: * K 1, p 3. Repeat from * across ending with
k 1. Repeat these 2 rows alternately until piece measures 4½ inches in all. Dec 1 st at both ends of next row and
there-after every 4th row until there remain

81 sts

85 sts

89 sts

93 sts

15"

15"

GAUGE: 5½ sts make 1 inch; 7 rows make 1 inch.
Sizes

Work straight until piece measures 8½ inches in all. Inc 1 st at both ends of next row and thereafter every 4th
row until there are on needle
Work straight until piece measures in all

To Shape Armholes: Bind off at begin-ning of next 2 rows

5 sts

5 sts

Bind off 2 sts at beginning of next

6 rows

4 rows

Dec 1 st at end of each row until there remain

55 sts

63 sts

8"

8½"

15 sts

18 sts

25 sts

27 sts

15 sts

18 sts

90 sts

98 tss

4 times

4 times

twice

3 times

Repeat from * once more; then p 1, k 1, p 3, make a smock st, p 3, k 1, p 1, then (k 3, p 1)

4 times

4 times

2nd row: (K 1, p 3)

4 times

4 times

Work straight until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping
Bind off for shoulder
Insert a marker, bind off for back of neck the next
Insert another marker, bind off remaining
for other shoulder. (Sts for Back Neck-band will be picked up between markers.)
FRONT … With No. 4 needles cast on
Work in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 1½ inches. Inc 1 st on last row. Change to No. 6 needles and work as follows: 1st
row: (P 1, k 3)

* p 1, k 1, p 3, make a smock st over next 5 sts—to make a smock st, insert the right-hand needle between the
5th and 6th sts to the left, draw a loop between these 2 sts, slip the loop onto the left- hand needle and knit it
together with the next st, k 4 — p 3, k 1, then (p 1, k 3)

* k 1, p 1, k 3, p 5, k 3, p 1, then (k 1, P 3)

twice

3 times

Repeat from * once more; then k 1, p 1, k 3, p 5, k 3, p 1, k 1, then (p 3, k 1)

4 times

4 times

3rd row: (P 1, k 3)

4 times

4 times

twice

3 times

4 times

4 times

4 times

4 times

twice

3 times

Repeat from * once more; then p 1, make a smock st, p 3, make a smock st, p 1, then (k 3, p 1)

4 times

4 times

8th row: (K 1, p 3)

4 times

4 times

twice

3 times

4 times

4 times

4 times

4 times

twice

3 times

4 times

4 times

* p 1, k 1, p 3, k 5, p 3, k 1, then (p 1, k 3)
Repeat from * once more; p 1, k 1, p 3, k 5, p 3, k 1, p 1, then (k 3, p 1)
4th, 5th and 6th rows: Repeat 2nd, 3rd and 2nd rows respectively. 7th row: (P 1, k 3)
* p 1, make a smock st, p 3, make a smock st, then (p 1, k 3)

*k 1, p 5, k.3, P 5, then (k 1, p 3)
Repeat from * once more; then k 1, p 5, k 3, p 5, k 1, then (p 3, k 1)
9th row: (P 1, k 3)
* p 1, k 5, p 3, k 5, then (p 1, k 3)
Repeat from * once more; then p 1, k 5, p 3, k 5, p 1, then (k 3, p 1)

10th, 11th and 12th rows: Repeat 8th, 9th and 8th rows respectively. These 12 rows constitute pattern. Work in
pattern until piece measures 4½ inches in all. Dec 1 st at both ends of next row and thereafter every 4th row
until there re-main

83 sts

91 sts

91 sts

99 sts

15"

15"

40 sts

44 sts

7 times

7 times

14 times

14 times

15 sts

19 sts

8"

8½"

Work straight until piece measures 8½ inches in all. Inc 1 st at both ends of next row and thereafter every 4th
row until there are on needle
Work straight until piece measures in all
With right side facing, bind off 5 sts. Work across the next

Dec 1 st. Turn and work over this set of sts only, shaping armhole and neck edge simultaneously as follows:
Bind off 2 sts at armhole edge every other row twice. Dec 1 st at same edge every other row

At the Same Time
Dec 1 st at neck edge every 3rd row
There remain on needle
Work straight until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping
Bind off.
Attach yarn at opposite side of neck shaping and work other side to cor-respond.

1

FRONT NECKBAND … With right side facing using No. 4 needles, pick up along neck edge from left shoulder
to center front
Insert a marker on needle, pick up the same number of sts from center front to right shoulder. There are on
needle

62 sts

66 sts

124 sts

132 sts

30 sts

34 sts

132 sts

140 sts

Now work as follows: 1st row: P 2, * k 2, p 2. Repeat from * to marker, slip marker, p 2, ** k 2, p 2. Repeat from
** across remaining sts. 2nd row: Work in ribbing to within 2 sts from marker, then k 2 tog, slip marker, sl 1, k 1,
p.s.s.o., and continue in ribbing across. 3rd row: Work in ribbing to 1 st before marker, p 1, sl marker, p 1, and
work in ribbing to end of row. Repeat the last 2 rows once more. Bind off in rib-bing decreasing before and after
marker as before.
BACK NECKBAND … With right side facing using No. 4 needles, pick up along back neck edge between
markers
Work in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 5 rows. Bind off in ribbing. Sew shoulder seams.
ARMBANDS … With No. 4 needles and right side facing, pick up along armhole edge
Work as for Back Neckband.

Block to measurements given. Sew underarm seams.
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