To fit: 4/6 yrs (8/10 yrs -Woman -Man ).
17 sts and 23 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.
Cast on 57 (65-81-97) sts.
1st row: (RS). *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: *P1. K1. Rep from * to last st. P1. Rep last 2 rows (K1. P1) ribbing until work from beg measures 7 (7Ã³-8Ã³-9)" [18 (19-21.5-23) cm], ending on a 2nd row.
Shape top: 1st row: (RS). *K1. P3tog. (K1. P1) twice. Rep from * to last st. K1. 43 (49-61-73) sts rem.
2nd and alt rows: *P1. K1. Rep from * to last st. P1.
3rd row: *K1. P3tog. K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1. 29 (33-41-49) sts rem.
5th row: *K1. P3tog. Rep from * to last st. K1. 15 (17-21-25) sts rem.
7th row: *K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1. 8 (9-11-13) sts rem. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts. Sew center back seam. Cast off.
Alt = Alternate
Beg = Beginning
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P = Purl
P3tog = Purl next 3 stitches together
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)