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Victory Girl Sweater Pattern
This free pattern originally published in: America at Work and Play

The sweater that goes everywhere, does everything ... note that extra-smart turtle neck.
MATERIALS:
CHADWICK'S RED HEART SHETLAND FLOSS (1 oz. balls). Size 12—9 balls of main color. Size 14—10 balls of main color. Size
16—11 balls of main color. Size 18—12 balls of main color.

Also 1 ball each of 2 contrasting colors to be referred to in directions as A and B—main color to be M.
Clark's O.N.T. Knitting Pins, 1 pair No. 1 and 1 pair No. 3.

MEASUREMENTS FOR BLOCKING:
12

14

31"

33"

15½"

16½"

21"

21½"

Length of side seam

14½"

14½"

Across sleeve at upperarm

11½"

12"

Sleeve seam

17½"

18"

12

14

108 sts

116 sts

14½"

14½"

4 sts

6 sts

93 sts

95 sts

Bust
Across back or front at underarm
Shoulder to lower edge

GAUGE: 7 sts make 1 inch; 9 rows make 1 inch.
Sizes
FRONT … With No. 1 needles and main color, cast on
Work in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 3 inches, increasing 1 st at end of last row. Change to No. 3 needles and work in
stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row) until piece meas-ures in all
To Shape Armhole: Bind off at begin-ning of next 2 rows

Dec 1 st at end of each row until there remain

Work straight until piece measures 1½ inches from 1st row of armhole shaping, ending with a purl row. Now
work pat-tern as follows: 1st row: With main color

k7

k8

k7

k8

p6

p7

p6

p7

k4

k5

k4

k5

p4

p5

p4

p5

5"

5½"

29 sts

30 sts

35 sts

35 sts

drop main color. Attach a ball of A, * k 1 A (twist the 2 colors around each other once to prevent making a hole),
drop A, pick up Main, k 12 Main, drop Main, pick up A. Repeat from * across, ending with Main
2nd row: With main color
* p 3 A, p 10 M. Repeat from * across, ending with Main
3rd row: With main color
drop M. Attach a ball of B, * k 2 B, drop B, k 1 M, k 1 A, k 1 M, k 2 B, k 6 M. Repeat from * across, ending with
Main
4th row: With main color
* p 3 B, p 1 M, p 3 B, p 6 M. Repeat from * across, ending with Main

Starting with 5th row follow chart to end of 11th row. 12th row: With main color p across. 13th row: With main
color k across. 14th row: Same as 12th row.
15th to 25th rows incl: Repeat 1st to 11th rows incl. Then with main color work straight until piece measures
from 1st row of armhole shaping
To shape neck, work across first
Bind off loosely for front of neck the next

and finish row.

Turn and work over last set of sts only, until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping

6½"

7"

6½"

7"

29 sts

30 sts

35 sts

35 sts

116 sts

116 sts

68 sts

72 sts

60 sts

64 sts

Bind off. Attach yarn at neck edge and work other side to correspond.
BACK … Cast on and work exactly as for Front, omitting pattern and neck shaping, and continuing straight until
piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping
Bind off for shoulder
Bind off loosely for back of neck the next

Bind off remaining sts for other shoulder.

COLLAR … Sew up right shoulder. With right side facing, using main color and No. 1 needles, pick up all
around neck edge

Work in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 1 inch. Change to No. 3 needles and continue in ribbing until collar measures 3
inches in all. Bind off loosely in ribbing. Sew up left shoulder (including Collar).

SLEEVES … With main color and No. 1 needles, cast on
Work in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 3 inches decreasing 8 sts evenly across last row. There remain

Change to No. 3 needles and work in stockinette st increasing 1 st at both ends when piece measures 4 inches
in all and thereafter every

10th row

10th row

until there are on needle

80 sts

84 sts

Work straight until piece measures in all

17½"

18"

4 rows

6 rows

38 sts

38 sts

26 sts

26 sts

4 rows

4 rows

To shape top, bind off 5 sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Bind off 2 sts at begin-ning of next
Dec 1 st at both ends of every 3rd row until there remain

Bind off 2 sts at beginning of each row until there remain
Bind off 4 sts at beginning of next
Bind off remaining 10 sts.

Block to measurements given. Sew under-arm and sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves.
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