Bright Side Tunic

The Bright Side Tunic is a fun piece to throw on in the days when some warmth is needed but a full coat is just too much. The front and back of this tunic are knit from bottom to top, separately, then joined at the shoulder using 3-needle bind off. The side edgings are added, then finally the cowl.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Chest Measurement: 39 (44, 49¼, 54½)” / [99 (112, 125, 138.5) cm] (buttoned)

Finished Length (top of shoulder to hem): 27 (27½, 28, 28½)” / [68.5 (70, 71, 72.5) cm]

Gauge: 12½ sts and 16 rows = 4″ in St st using larger size needles

Materials

Yarn:

Bulky Weight Yarn Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 128 yards [116 meters]/100 grams): #1965 Dark Plum (MC), 8 (9, 10, 11) hanks

Medium Weight Yarn Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica Space Dyed (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 138 yards [125 meters]/100 grams): #125 Potpourri (CC), 1 hank

Needles: US size 10½ (6.5 mm) and 11 (8 mm): circular needles

Notions: Markers (8); cable needle; stitch holders or scrap yarn (4); tapestry needle; 2″ / [5 cm] buttons (4); 1″ / [2.5 cm] buttons (4)

Abbreviations

cdd – centered double decrease
C2B – cable 2 front
C2F – cable 2 back
C12F – cable 12 front
dpns – double pointed needle(s).
k – knit
kwise – knitwise
k2tog – knit 2 sts together
m1 – make 1
p – purl
patt – pattern
pm – place marker
pwise – purlwise
rep – repeat
rem – remaining
Rnd(s) – round(s)
RS – right side
sm – slip marker
sl – sl
St st – Stockinette stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
tog – together
WS – wrong side
wyib – with yarn in back
wyif – with yarn in front

Special Stitches

cdd – Sl next 2 sts tog kwise, k1, pass both slipped sts over (2 sts decreased)

C2F – Sl next st to cable needle and hold in front of work, k1, k1 from cable needle.

C2B – Sl next st to cable needle and hold in back of work, k1, k1 from cable needle.

C12F – Sl next 6 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, k6, k6 from cable needle.

Pattern Notes

Always sl sts pwise with yarn in front.

Pattern

Back

Lower Band

With smaller size needles and MC, CO 67 (75, 83, 91) sts.

Row 1 (WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * across row.

Row 2 (RS): Knit across row.

Rep Rows 1-2, 2 times.

Inc Row (WS): (P1, k1) 15 times, pm, (k1, m1) 3 times, k2, m1, k1, m1, k1, pm (12 sts between m), *k1, p1; rep from * across row – 72 (80, 88, 96) sts.

Next Row: Knit across row.

Body

Change to larger size needles.

Row 1: P2, k1, (p1, k1) 3 (5, 7, 9) times, p2, pm, k1, sl 1, k1, pm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, pm, k1, sl 1, k1, pm, p12, pm, k1, sl 1, k1, pm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, pm, k1, sl 1, k1, pm, p2, k1, (p1, k1) 3 (5, 7, 9) times, p2.

Row 2 (RS): K1, p1, (k3, p1) 2 (3, 4, 5) times, k1, sm, k3, sm, k3, C2F, k3, C2B, k3, sm, k3, sm, C12F, sm, k3, sm, k3, C2F, k3, C2B, k3, sm, k3, sm, k1, p1, (k3, p1) 2 (3, 4, 5) times, k1.

Row 3: P2, k1, (p1, k1) 3 (5, 7, 9) times, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, (p1, k1) 3 (5, 7, 9) times, p2.

Row 4: K3, (p1, k3) 2 (3, 4, 5) times, sm, k3, sm, k4, C2F, k1, C2B, k4, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, k4, C2F, k1, C2B, k4, sm, k3, sm, k3, (p1, k3) 2 (3, 4, 5) times.

Size Small only

Row 5: P2, k1, p5, k1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p7, sl 1, p5, sm, k3, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p7, sl 1, p5, sm, k3, sm, p2, k1, p5, k1, p2.

Size Medium only

Row 5: P4, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p7, sl 1, p5, sm, k3, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p7, sl 1, p5, sm, k3, sm, p2, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p4.

Size Large only

Row 5: P2, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p7, sl 1, p5, sm, k3, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p7, sl 1, p5, sm, k3, sm, p2, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p2.

Size Extra Large only

Row 5: P4, k1, (p1, k1, p5, k1) twice, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p7, sl 1, p5, sm, k3, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p7, sl 1, p5, sm, k3, sm, sm, p2, k1, (p5, k1, p1, k1) twice, p4.

All Sizes

Row 6: K1 (5, 1, 5), p1, (k7, p1) 1 (1, 2, 2) time(s), k1, sm, k3, sm, k5, C2F, k6, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, k5, C2F, k6, sm, k3, sm, k1, p1, (k7, p1) 1 (1, 2, 2) time(s), k1 (5, 1, 5).

Size Small only

Row 7: P2, k1, p5, k1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p6, sl 1, p6, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p6, sl 1, p6, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, p5, k1, p2.

Size Medium only

Row 7: P4, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p6, sl 1, p6, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p6, sl 1, p6, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p4.

Size Large only

Row 7: P2, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p6, sl 1, p6, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p6, sl 1, p6, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p2.

Size Extra Large only

Row 7: P4, k1, (p1, k1, p5, k1) twice, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p6, sl 1, p6, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p6, sl 1, p6, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, (p5, k1, p1, k1) twice, p4.

All Sizes

Row 8: K3, (p1, k3) 2 (3, 4, 5) times, sm, k3, sm, C2F, k4, C2F, k3, C2B, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, C2F, k4, C2F, k3, C2B, sm, k3, sm, k3, (p1, k3) 2 (3, 4, 5) times.

Row 9: P2, k1, (p1, k1) 3 (5, 7, 9) times, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p1, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p1, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p1, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p1, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, (p1, k1) 3 (5, 7, 9) times, p2.

Row 10: K1, p1, (k3, p1) 2 (3, 4, 5) times, k1, sm, k3, sm, k1, C2F, k4, C2F, k1, C2B, k1, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, k1, C2F, k4, C2F, k1, C2B, k1, sm, k3, sm, k1, p1, (k3, p1) 2 (3, 4, 5) times, k1.

Row 11: P2, k1, (p1, k1) 3 (5, 7, 9) times, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, sl 1, p7, sl 1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, sl 1, p7, sl 1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, (p1, k1) 3 (5, 7, 9) times, p2.

Row 12: K3, (p1, k3) 2 (3, 4, 5) times, sm, k3, sm, k2, C2F, k5, C2B, k2, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, k2, C2F, k5, C2B, k2, sm, k3, sm, k3, (p1, k3) 2 (3, 4, 5) times.

Size Small only

Row 13: P2, k1, p5, k1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, p5, k1, p2.

Size Medium only

Row 13: P4, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p4.

Size Large only

Row 13: P2, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p2.

Size Extra Large only

Row 13: P4, k1, (p1, k1, p5, k1) twice, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, (p5, k1, p1, k1) twice, p4.

All Sizes

Row 14: K1 (5, 1, 5), p1, (k7, p1) 1 (1, 2, 2) time(s), k1, sm, k3, sm, k3, C2F, k3, C2B, k3, sm, k3, sm, C12F, sm, k3, sm, k3, C2F, k3, C2B, k3, sm, k3, sm, k1, p1, (k7, p1) 1 (1, 2, 2) time(s), k1 (5, 1, 5).

Size Small only

Row 15: P2, k1, p5, k1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p4, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p4, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p4, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p4, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, p5, k1, p2.

Size Medium only

Row 15: P4, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p4, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p4, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p4, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p4, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p4.

Size Large only

Row 15: P2, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p4, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p4, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p4, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p4, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p2.

Size Extra Large only

Row 15: P4, k1, (p1, k1, p5, k1) twice, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p4, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p4, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p4, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p4, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, (p5, k1, p1, k1) twice, p4.

All Sizes

Row 16: K3, (p1, k3) 2 (3, 4, 5) times, sm, k3, sm, k4, C2F, k1, C2B, k4, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, k4, C2F, k1, C2B, k4, sm, k3, sm, k3, (p1, k3) 2 (3, 4, 5) times.

Row 17: P2, k1, (p1, k1) 3 (5, 7, 9) times, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p5, sl 1, p7, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p5, sl 1, p7, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, (p1, k1) 3 (5, 7, 9) times, p2.

Row 18: K1, p1, (k3, p1) 2 (3, 4, 5) times, k1, sm, k3, sm, k6, C2B, k5, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, k6, C2B, k5, sm, k3, sm, k1, p1, (k3, p1) 2 (3, 4, 5) times, k1.

Row 19: P2, k1, (p1, k1) 3 (5, 7, 9) times, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p6, sl 1, p6, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p6, sl 1, p6, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm p2, k1, (p1, k1) 3 (5, 7, 9) times, p2.

Row 20: K3, (p1, k3) 2 (3, 4, 5) times, sm, k3, sm, C2F, k3, C2B, k4, C2B, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, C2F, k3, C2B, k4, C2B, sm, k3, sm, k3, (p1, k3) 2 (3, 4, 5) times.

Size Small only

Row 21: P2, k1, p5, k1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p1, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p1, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p1, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p1, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, p5, k1, p2.

Size Medium only

Row 21: P4, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p1, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p1, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p1, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p1, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p4.

Size Large only

Row 21: P2, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p1, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p1, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p1, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p1, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p2.

Size Extra Large only

Row 21: P4, k1, (p1, k1, p5, k1) twice, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p1, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p1, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p1, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sl 1, p1, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, (p5, k1, p1, k1) twice, p4.

All Sizes

Row 22: K1 (5, 1, 5), p1, (k7, p1) 1 (1, 2, 2) time(s), k1, sm, k3, sm, k1, C2F, k1, C2B, k4, C2B, k1, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, k1, C2F, k1, C2B, k4, C2B, k1, sm, k3, sm, k1, p1, (k7, p1) 1 (1, 2, 2) time(s), k1 (5, 1, 5).

Size Small only

Row 23: P2, k1, p5, k1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, sl 1, p7, sl 1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, sl 1, p7, sl 1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, p5, k1, p2.

Size Medium only

Row 23: P4, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, sl 1, p7, sl 1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, sl 1, p7, sl 1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p4.

Size Large only

Row 23: P2, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, sl 1, p7, sl 1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, sl 1, p7, sl 1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p2.

Size Extra Large only

Row 23: P4, k1, (p1, k1, p5, k1) twice, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, sl 1, p7, sl 1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, sl 1, p7, sl 1, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, (p5, k1, p1, k1) twice, p4.

All Sizes

Row 24: K3, (p1, k3) 2 (3, 4, 5) times, sm, k3, sm, k2, C2F, k5, C2B, k2, sm, k3, sm, k12, sm, k3, sm, k2, C2F, k5, C2B, k2, sm, k3, sm, k3, (p1, k3) 2 (3, 4, 5) times.

Row 25: P2, k1, (p1, k1) 3 (5, 7, 9) times, p2, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p12, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p3, sl 1, p5, sl 1, p3, sm, k1, sl 1, k1, sm, p2, k1, (p1, k1) 3 (5, 7, 9) times, p2.

Repeat Rows 2-25 for pattern until piece measures 24½ (25, 25½, 26)” / [62(63.5, 65, 66) cm] from CO edge, ending with a WS row.

Next Row: Work in pattern to 2nd m, remove m, k2, (k2tog) twice, (ssk) twice, k2, remove m, k4, slip last 16 sts worked to st holder or scrap yarn, work across to end of row – 26 sts each side.

Left Back

Neck and Shoulder Shaping

Row 1 (WS): Work in pattern to neck edge.

Row 2 (RS): Ssk, work in pattern across row – 25 (29, 33, 37) sts

Rows 3, 5, 7, and 9: Work in pattern to neck edge.

Row 4: Ssk, work in pattern to last 9 sts, w&t – 24 (28, 32, 36) sts.

Row 6: Ssk, work in pattern to within 8 sts of last wrapped st, w&t – 23 (27, 31, 35) sts.

Row 8: Ssk, work in pattern to within 8 sts of last wrapped st, w&t – 22 (26, 30, 34) sts.

Row 10: Work across row incorporating wraps in the st wrapped.

Slip remaining sts to holder or scrap yarn to be held for 3-needle bind off.

Right Back

Neck and Shoulder Shaping 

Row 1 (WS): Rejoin yarn at neck edge and work in pattern across to end of row.

Row 2 (RS): Work in pattern across row to last 2 sts, k2tog – 25 (29, 33, 37) sts

Row 3: Work in pattern across row to last 9 sts, w&t.

Row 4: Work in pattern across row to last 2 sts, k2tog – 24 (28, 32, 36) sts.

Rows 5 and 7: Work in pattern across row to last 8 sts, w&t.

Row 6: Work in pattern across row to last 2 sts, k2tog – 23 (27, 31, 35) sts.

Row 8: Work in pattern across row to last 2 sts, k2tog – 22 (26, 30, 34) sts.

Row 9: Work across row incorporating wraps in the st wrapped.

Slip remaining sts to st holder or scrap yarn to be held for 3-needle bind off.

Front

Work same as Back until piece measures 23 (23½, 24, 24½)” / [58.5 (59.5, 61, 62) cm] from CO edge, ending with a WS row.

Next Row: Work in pattern to 2nd m, remove m, k2, (k2tog) twice, (ssk) twice, k2, remove m, k4, slip last 16 sts worked to holder or scrap yarn, work across to end of row – 26 (30, 34, 38) sts each side.

Right Front

Neck Shaping

Row 1 (WS): Work in pattern to neck edge.

Row 2 (Dec Row) (RS): Ssk, work in pattern across row – 25 (29, 33, 37) sts.

Repeat Rows 1-2, 3 times – 22 (26, 30, 34) sts.

Work even until piece measures 27 (27½, 28, 28½)” / [68.5 (70, 71, 72.5) cm], ending with a WS row.

Right Front

Shoulder Shaping

Row 1 (RS): Work in pattern across row to last 9 (10, 11, 13) sts, w&t.

Rows 2, 4, and 6 (WS): Work in pattern to neck edge.

Row 3: Work in pattern across row to last 8 (10, 11, 12) sts, w&t.

Row 5: Work in pattern across row to last 8 (9, 11, 12) sts, w&t.

Row 7: Work across row incorporating wraps in the st wrapped.

Work 3-needle bind off with corresponding Back shoulder sts.

Left Front

Neck Shaping

Row 1 (WS): Rejoin yarn at neck edge and work in pattern across to end of row.

Row 2 (Dec Row) (RS): Work in pattern across row to last 2 sts, k2tog – 25 (29, 33, 37) sts.

Repeat Rows 1-2, 3 times – 22 (26, 30, 34) sts.

Work even until piece measures 27 (27½, 28, 28½)” / [68.5 (70, 71, 72.5) cm], ending with a RS row.

Left Front

Neck and Shoulder Shaping

Row 1 (WS): Work in pattern across row to last 9 (10, 11, 13) sts, w&t.

Rows 2, 5, and 6 (RS): Work in pattern to neck edge.

Row 3: Work in pattern across row to last 8 (10, 11, 12) sts, w&t.

Row 5: Work in pattern across row to last 8 (9, 11, 12) sts, w&t.

Row 7: Work across row incorporating wraps in the st wrapped.

Work 3-needle bind off with corresponding shoulder sts of Back.

Right Edging

With RS facing, using MC and smaller size needles, beginning at bottom edge, pick up 105 (107, 111, 113) sts evenly spaced to shoulder seam, pick up 1 st in seam, place m in last st to mark center, pick up 105 (107, 111, 113) sts evenly spaced across row to bottom edge – 211 (215, 223, 227) sts.

Tip: This is approximately 3 sts picked up over every 4 rows. If you are off by a couple of sts, don’t fret. As long as you have an odd number of sts on each side of the marked center st the pattern will work out.

Row 1 (WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * across row.
Row 2 (RS): Knit across row.
Rows 3-5: Rep Rows 1-2, then rep Row 1 once more.

Row 6: Knit to within 1 st of marked center st, cdd, knit across to end of row – 209 (213, 221, 225) sts.

Place markers in sts on Back Edging 10” [25 cm] and 14½” [37 cm] down from shoulder seam to mark buttonhole placement.

Row 7: *P1, k1; rep from * across row to within 1 st of center, p3, (k1, p1) to marked st, work 2-st buttonhole as follows: wyif sl 1, return yarn to back of work, (sl 1, pass 2nd st over first st) twice, slip last st on right needle to left needle, turn, using Cable Cast-On method, CO 3 sts, turn, sl 1, pass 2nd st over first st to close buttonhole, work in pattern to next marked st, work 2-st buttonhole, work in pattern across to end of row.

Row 8: Knit across row.

Row 9: *P1, k1; rep from * across row to within 1 st of center, p3, (k1, p1) across to end of row.

Rows 10-13: Rep Rows 8-9 twice.

Bind off kwise to within 1 st of marked center st, cdd, pass 2nd st over first st, bind off rem sts kwise – 207(211, 219, 223) sts.

Left Edging

Rows 1-6: Work same as Right Edging.

Row 7: (Work in pattern to within 2 sts of marked buttonhole st, work 2-st buttonhole) twice, work in pattern across to end of row.

Complete same as Right Edging.

Cowl

With RS facing, using MC and smaller size needles, beginning at right shoulder seam, pick up 7 sts evenly spaced to back neck st holder, k16 from holder, pick up 27 sts evenly spaced across left neck edge to front holder, k16 from front holder, pick up 20 sts evenly spaced to shoulder seam, pick up 1 st in same sp as first st, turn work – 87 sts.

The cowl is worked with WS facing so that the RS of cowl will show when worn.

Rnd 1: Slip last st on right needle to left needle, pm, k2tog, p1, (k1, p1) around – 86 sts.

Rnds 2-5: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Change to larger size needles.

Rnds 6-7: Knit around.
Rnds 8-9: With CC, knit around.
Rnds 10-11: With MC, knit around.
Rnds 12-25: Rep Rnds 8-11, 3 times, then rep Rnds 8-9 once more.

Begin Short Row Shaping

Rnd 26: With MC, k48, w&t.

P40, w&t.

With CC, k38, w&t.

P36, w&t.

With MC, k34, w&t.

P32, w&t.

With CC, k29, w&t.

P26, w&t.

With MC, k23, w&t.

P20, w&t.

With CC, k17, w&t.

P14, w&t.

With MC, knit around incorporating wraps in the st wrapped.

Rnd 27: Knit around.
Rnds 28- 29: With CC, knit around.
Rnd 30: With MC, *k1, wyib sl 1: rep from * around.
Rnd 31: *P1, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 32: With CC, *wyib sl 1, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 33: *K1, p1; rep from * around.
Rnds 34-37: Rept Rnds 30-33.

With CC, bind off all sts loosely kwise.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block lightly if needed.

Mark Front edging opposite buttonholes. Place small button on WS of edging and large button on RS of edging. Sew buttons together. To fasten, slip small button through buttonhole on Back edging from RS to WS. Larger outer button is for decorative purposes only.yarn ball

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