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materials 3 (4, 4) skeins Classic Elite Beatrice (100% merino; 63 yards) in color A (#3428 ) 1 (1, 2) skeins in color B (#3285) US size 9 circular

needles and DPNs US size 10 circular needles and DPNs scrap yarn to hold sleeves two 1" buttons stitch markers tapestry needle gauge: 3.5 st and 5 rows/inch in stockinette stitch on larger needles size: 6 mos (12 mos, 18 mos) measurements: Finished length: 10 (11 1/2, 13) in. Finished sleeve length: 7 ( 7 1/2, 8) in. Finished chest circumference: 20 (22, 24) in. pattern notes: make all increases (inc) by knitting into the front and back of the stitch (kfb) . notice that as you knit this garment, you begin with the neckline, and you will be increasing on the right side but not the left - that's how you get the off-ce nter placement of the button band. start at the neckline Using larger needles and color A, cast on 3 st, place marker, CO 8 (8, 9), PM, C O 14 (15, 16), PM, CO 8 (8, 9), PM, CO 1. (34, (35, 38) st cast on). Row 1: Kfb of first st, slip M, Kfb. *K to 1 st before next M, inc, sl M, inc, r epeat from * to end, Kfb of last st (9 st inc). Row 2: P all st. Row 3: K1, *K to 1 st before next M, inc, sl M, inc, repeat from * to last st, K fb (9 st inc). Row 4: P all st. Continue in this manner (repeating rows 3 and 4), inc at the M on every RS row, until there are 22 (23, 24) st btw the back two markers. At the end of this RS r ow, CO 4 (5, 6) st. Next row: P all st. Next RS row: As before, *K to 1 st before next M, inc, sl M, inc, repeat from * to end. You will no longer be increasing on the final st. Next WS row: P all st. Continue in this manner until there are 34 (37, 40) st between the back two mark ers. divide for sleeves Next RS row: K to first M, remove M. Using a tapestry needle, place all sleeve s t on a length of scrap yarn. CO 1 st for the underarm portion. Remove next M and continue knitting the back of the sweater by Kfb of the first st. Knit to next M. Remove M, place sleeve st on scrap yarn, CO 1 st, remove next M, Kfb of the n ext st and K to end. Now all your body stitches are knit continuously, and the sleeves have been sepa rated out as in the photo below.

Cont knitting the body in st st until it measures 9(10 1/2, 12) in long (from th e back neck to the bottom edge).

pick up and knit 4 button band st. button band Left side: Using smaller circular needles and color B. K 4 rows in seed stitch. K 1 rnd in st st.Change to smaller needles and color B. 28) st rem). Join yarn (c olor A). 13 ) front right side st. Patt 5 s t. 9) left side shoulder st. 6 (7. Repeat for second sleeve. Weave in loose ends. K 1 row in st st. BO loosely in seed st. K2tog (or P2tog as appropriate). BO in patt. 39) st). 7) in from armpit. K three rounds. K2tog (or P2tog as appropriate). YO. 8) left front st and 4 button band st . 14 (15. Next rnd (dec rnd): K to last 2 st. K 2 ro ws in seed st. K 4 rnds in seed st. and cont knitting all sleeve st u sing st st. Repeat dec rnd on every 4th rnd until 5 st have been dec (23 (25. place a marker to mark the start of th e rnd. K another row in seed st. 9) right side shoulder st. 8 (8. BO in patt. Row 3 (buttonhole row): Patt 2 st. BO in patt. 8 (8. sleeves Using larger DPN's. K2tog. K 3 more rows. pick up and K 3 out of ev ery 4 selvedge st up the left side of the cardi (about 30 (34. 11 (12. pick up and knit the underarm stitch. Right side: Using smaller circular needles and color B. YO. put all held st on DPN's and distribute evenly. At the end of your first rnd. K 3 rows in seed st. 39) st). 16) back section st. collar Using smaller needles and color B. pick up and K 3 out of e very 4 selvedge st up the right side of the cardi (about 30 (34. finishing Mark placement of buttons and sew on securely. K 4 rows in seed st. S leeve should measure about 6 (6 1/2. . BO loosely following seed st (you may want to bind off using the larger needle size). Patt to end. Change to smaller needles and color B.