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Vintage 1935 Star Stitch Tunic Knit Sweater #182
SIZES: 34 - 36
J & P Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen, 5 balls
#4 [3 ½ mm] Knitting needles and #1 [2 ¼ mm] Knitting needles
#4 Steel Crochet hook
8 sts [2 patterns] = 1 inch;
6 rows = 1 inch
With #4 needles, cast on 138 sts.
Change to steel needles and work in garter st for 7 ridges.
Change to #4 needles and work in pattern as follows:
1st row: K 1, * k 3 tog, k 3 in next st [to k 3 in a st, k1 as usual but do not remove loop from left needle, k again in same st, inserting needle through back loop, k again in same st, inserting needle through front loop]. Repeat from *, ending with k 1.
2nd row: P across.
3rd row: K 1, * k 3 sts in 1, k 3 tog; repeat from * ending with k 1.
4th row: P across.
Work in pattern for 14 ins, then change to #1 needles and work in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 22 rows.
Change to #4 needles and work in pattern for 5 ¼ ins, ready to work 3rd row of pattern.
Bind off 5 sts, k 3 tog, pattern across.
On purl row, bind off 5 sts, p across.
1st dec row: K 2 sts, k 3 tog, pattern across, ending with k 2 tog twice.
2nd dec row: P 2 tog twice, p across, ending p 2 tog once.
3rd dec row: K 1, k 3 in 1, pattern across, ending with k 3 tog.
4th dec row: P across.
5th dec row: K 2 tog twice, k 3 sts in 1, pattern across, ending k 3 tog, k 1, pass the last sts over the next-to-last st.
6th dec row: P across.
Repeat these 6 decrease rows until there are 73 sts on needle.
Change to #1 needles, k 7 ridges in garter st, dec 1 st at beg and end of next and every 3rd row, then bind off.
Same as Back.
With #4 needles, cast on 98 sts.
Change to #1 needles and work 7 ridges in garter st.
With #4 needles, work in pattern for 10 rows, ready to work 3rd row of pattern.
Bind off for armholes 5 sts at beg of each of next 2 rows; and work the dec rows same as in back until there are 30 sts on needle.
Change to #1 needles and in the 1st row, k tog every 3rd and 4th sts.
Work in garter st for 7 ridges, making a decrease at beg and end of every 3rd row. Bind off.
Make another sleeve to correspond.
When joining sleeves to body of tunic, put the narrow side of sleeve on the wider side of armhole to counteract the tendency of the lace stitch to make work wider on one side than the other.
Finish around neck with 1 row of sc in every st, worked tightly.