Materals: approx. 2 oz worsted weight yarn
Size 8 needles (straights or double points)
Needle for finishing.
4 sts. To 1"
5 sts to 1"
Adult 36 ( 4 sts. to 1" or 44 at 5 sts. to 1"
Teen/child 30 38
Work in K1, P1 for 3" to 4"
Row 1 ,3, 5: Knit
Row 2 , 4, 6 : Purl
Row 7: Knit
Adult: Knit 17, ( 21)
Teen/Child : knit 14, ( 18)
Place marker, K 2, Place Marker, Knit to end
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: K across to markers slip marker, Increase in each of the two stitches, slip marker, knit across
Row 10,12: Purl
Row 11: Knit to marker, slip marker, increase in first stitch, K2. Increase in next stitch, slip marker, knit across
Repeat rows 10 and 11 until there are 8 stitches between markers
Row: 14: Purl to marker slip marker, knit 8, slip marker, Purl to end
Row 15: Knit to marker, slip marker, Increase in first stitch, knit to last stitch and increase, knit across row
Row 16: Purl acrossed to marker, slip marker, Knit 10, slip marker, purl across
Row 17: Knit across to marker, slip marker, increase in first stitch between markers knit to last stitch and increase,
slip marker, knit across
Row 18: purl to marker, slip marker, knit 12, slip marker, Purl across
Row 19: knit to marker, remover marker, bind off 12, remove marker
Row 20 : Purl across stitches
Row 21, 23: Knit
Rows 22, 24 Purl
Knit six rows even and bind off. If you want a tighter top, do these six rows in K1,P1 ribbing. Sew up side seam (if using
straight needles) and fasten off end.