- knit to row 48
- row 49, purl 2, p2tg across = 19 stitches
- Cut the yarn.
- Channel-island cast on 19, knit 2 rows (garter stitch)
- Okay, it gets a bit fiddly here: Kitchener the cuff to the sleeve, with the purl-side of the last-knit rows facing out. That kitchener row will form the knit-row for the garter-stitch cuff. Does that make sense? Also, that row really needed to be tightened up once I had it finished.
- Mattress-stitch the sleeve closed. For the side, unzip the provisional cast-on, and do a 3-needle bind-off for 19 stitches. Bind off the next two stitches on each side separately, then 3-needle bind-off the last four. That makes the hole for the tie to pass through.
- Do the other side just like that.
- Pick up the right front stitches from their holder, starting at the neck end. Purl (or knit backward) into and bind off the first five. Purl across, come back.
- Bind off the first four. P across, come back.
- Bind off the first three…
- Bind off the first two…
- Continue binding off the first two stitches of each purl-row for, um… awhile. Until there are 16 stitches left on the needle.
- P2tg every other row (at the neck end) until there are six stitches left. Put them on a holder.
- Do the same for the left front, start at the neck end, follow the same decrease pattern. When there are six stitches left, do a single crochet edge all around the front and neck, starting with the six stitches on a holder.
- Tuck in ends, sew ribbon to each little 6-stitch front edge there. On the side of the front that will wrap under, thread that ribbon through the side-seam hold on the opposite side. All done!
Note: for ties, I-cord should work just as well. That was my first idea, but I ran out of yarn.
Okay? Please let me know if something’s unclear, I don’t write a lot of patterns, so I really appreciate feedback. Also let me know if you make this, I’d be really curious to see other versions. And at some point I’ll squeeze all these entries into a single pattern-page, and post a link to that. Somewhere.
Song du jour of the day: Katherine, Katherine, by Steinwolke