Blue Ribbon Cowl Neck
Yarn: SRK Sari , 50gms = 95 meters, 12 balls (or a chunky ribbon that knits to gauge)
Gauge: 14 sts and 20 rows = 4 inches on 7mm needles.
Needles: 7mm for body, and 7 and 10 mm short (16 inches)circulars for the cowl neck.
Size: Medium, fits bust 36 – 42. This yarn is VERY stretchy and is designed to stretch to fit.
Back: Cast on 55 sts. Work in knit 1, purl 1 ribbing for 4 inches. Increase 7 sts in the last row and change to stocking stitch. Work until length is 14 inches from start. Cast off 4 at the start of next two rows for armholes. Work even until total length is 23 inches. Cast off all sts.
Front: Work the same until the cast off for armhole is done. Work until 3 inches below back length. With right side facing, Knit 23, cast off center 8, knit last 23. Working both sides at once (attach another ball of yarn to the first side) Work in stocking stitch, decreasing one each NECK edge on the right side only five times (18 sts on each side left.) Work even until same length as back and cast off remaining sts.
Sleeves: Cast on 30 sts, work in knit 1, purl 1 ribbing for 3 inches. Increase 2 sts on last row, and change to stocking stitch. Increase 1 stitch each side every 6th row until 52 stitches. Work even until the sleeve is 16 inches long. Cast off all stitches, and make another sleeve.
Sew shoulders, and with short 7mm circulars , pick up 70 stitches evenly around the neck opening. Work in knit 1, purl 1 ribbing for 5 inches. Change to 10 mm circulars and continue in ribbing for 6 MORE inches. Cast off all sts VERY loosely.
Sew sleeves in the armhole opening, sew sleeve and side seams.