SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- 2 skeins Lion Brand® Homespun® yarn: Barley or color of choice
- Large-eyed blunt needle
- Size 10 circular knitting needle: 29" or size needed for gauge
- Button: 1-1?4" diameter
Finished size 23"x40".
GAUGE: 14 sts + 20 rows = 4" in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
K1, p1 Rib
Row 1 (RS): K1, p1 across.
Row 2: K the knit sts & p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.
Seed Stitch (over an even number of sts)
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * across.
Row 2: P the knit sts & k the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.
NOTES: Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts. Work back & forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
To keep collar folded down, button Capelet through both buttonholes.
Cast on 160 sts.
Work in Seed St until piece measures 21?2" from beg.
Beg with a k row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 4 rows.
Next Row: (K18, k2tog) across.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Next Row: (k17, k2tog) across.
Continue working as established, working in St st & dec 8 sts every 4 rows, until only 8 sts remain. Bind off.
With RS facing, beg at top right corner, pick up & k 100 sts evenly spaced along straight edge of Body.
Rows 1-5: Work in Seed st.
Row 6 (buttonhole row): Work 4 sts
in Seed st, k2tog, yo, work even in Seed st to end.
Rows 7-13: Work in Seed st.
Row 14 (buttonhole row): Rep Row 6.
Rows 15-20: Work in Seed St. Bind off.
Fold collar in half, so that last buttonhole is directly over the first. Sew button opposite buttonhole. Weave in ends.
beg = begin(ning)
dec = decrease
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 sts together
p = purl
rep = repeat
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
St st = stockinette stitch
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over