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Zigzag-striped sweater  

French sweater (above, left) in zigzag stripes will win you praise - or envy- at any get-together.

Materials: 7 oz. Villa wool "Horizon"  

crochet wool (main shade), 3oz.   Villawool "Horizon" crochet wool   (contrast shade) ; 1 pair No. 11   needles; 1 stitch-holder; shirring  

elastic; 3 buttons.  

Measurements: To fit 34 to 36in.   bust; length from top of shoulder,    

21 ½ in.

Tension: 8 sts. to lin.  

BACK  

Using No. 11 needles and main   shade wool, cast on 140 sts.

Work in rib of k 1, p 1 for 4½ in. Change to st-st., inc. 10 sts. evenly

along 1st row.  

Cont, even in st-st. till work  

measures 13in. (or length required). To Shape Cap Sleeve.-Cont, in   st-st., inc. 1 st. at beg. of next 10   rows, then cont, even in st-st. till   work measures 15½in.  

To Divide for Placket.-Right

side facing, k 85, turn, cast on 5   sts., k 5, p to end of row.  

Cont, on these 90 sts. only, for  

left side, working the 5 extra sts.   in g-st. and the rem. in st-st. till   work measures 2lin.  

To Shape Shoulder.-Cast off 3  

sts. at sleeve edge on next 6 alt. rows, then cast off 10 sts. at beg.  

of following 3 alt. rows, at same   edge. (42 sts.)  

Cont even on rem. sts. for 1¼ in.

(neck facing).  

Cast off 5 extra sts. at placket   edge and work 1¼ in. in st-st on rem. sts.  

Cast off loosely.  

Join wool at placket edge, cast on   5 sts., and work this side to corres-   pond with left side, making 4  

buttonholes evenly spaced (the last  

2 form double buttonhole when fac  

ing turned down),  

To Make Buttonhole.-K 3, cast  

off 2 its., work to end of row.

Next Row: Work to last 3 sts.,

cast on 2 sts., k 3.  

FRONT

Made in 3 pieces.  

Ist Piece: Using No. 11 needles, cast on 3 sts. in main shade, and   working in st-st and in stripes of   12 rows main shade and 12 rows contrast shade, cont, as follows:  

Commencing at lower left-hand side seam, cast on 3 its. at side edge at beg. of each k row and cast on 1 st. at front bodice edge each p

row.

Cont, thus until side edge meas- ures 9½ in.

Then dec. 1 st. at side edge at beg. of every k row and inc. 1 st. at front bodice edge at beg. of every

p row.

Cont, thus till piece measures 19 1/2 in. from beg. Then cont, to dec. 1 st. at beg. of k rows (side edge), k 3 tog. at beg. of every p row (bodice edge), until all sts. have

been worked off.

2nd Piece (commencing lower right side at armhole edge): Using No. 11 needles and main wool, cast on 3 sts. working in st-st. and striped patt, as in 1st piece work

as follows:

Cast on 1 st. at beg of all k rows and cast on 3 sts. at beg. of all p rows till side edge measures 4½ in., then dec. 1 st. at beg. of every p row (side edge) and inc. 1 st. at beg. of every k row till piece meas- ures 19½ in. from beg.

Cont, to dec. 1 st. at beg. of every p row, k 3 tog. at beg. of every k row till all sts. have been worked off.

3rd Piece: Work in similar man- ner as 1st piece until side edge measures 3½ in.

Then inc. 1 st. at beg. of every p row and dec. 1 st. at beg. of every k row till side edge (shoulder edge)

measures same as back shoulder to neck edge, cast on 20 sts. at side edge (knit row) for neck and fac- ing, and cont, to inc. 1 st. on p rows and dec. 1 st. on k rows till neck edge measures same as back neck edge (not including 10 sts. added for placket), then cast off 21 sts. at beg. of next k row (side edge) and cont, to inc. on p rows and dec. 1 gt. on k rows till piece measures 19½in. from beg., then finish off as for 1st piece.

TO MAKE UP

Press all st-st. areas with warm iron and damp cloth. Join 3 front pieces tog., matching stripes, the lit

piece placed at lower part of body, 2nd piece in centre, and 3rd piece at top. Join shoulder seams.

Front Basque.-Using No. 11 needles and main shade wool, pick up and k 140 sts. evenly along lower edge of 1st piece of front. Work in rib of k 1, p 1 for 41/2 in. Cast off

loosely.

Sleeve Facings.-Using No. 11 needles and main shade wool, pick up and k sts. evenly along sleeve edge and work for 3/4in. in st-st. Cast off loosely.

Join side seams.

Turn back 1 1/4 in. facing at neck I edge (matching double buttonhole at placket). Sew around double buttonhole. Turn back ¾ in. facings

at sleeve edges and sl-st. to reverse   side. Thread elastic through neck facing to firm neck line. Sew on buttons to correspond with button-

holes. Press facings. Press seams  

open.

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