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COTTON RICH SWEATER
 
SIZES
1) 34/36 – 2)38/40 – 3) 42/44 in
1) 86/91 – 2) 96.5/101.5 – 3) 1026.5/112 cm
MATERIALS
Yarn: 450g
Needles: US 6 – (4mm) or the size needed to obtain tension
1 crochet hook G/6 US – (4mm)
6 buttons

STICHES
2/2 rib-
Fancy Stich
Row 1: (RS) K1 (edge st.), *kl, sl 1,kl, yo, psso, knit st and yo, kl* rep from * to * ending with K1 ( edge st.)
Row 2: Purl.
Rep these 2 rows.

TENSION
19 sts and 25 rows = 4 in –(10 cm) in St st, with US 6 – (4 mm ) needles

BACK
With US 6 – (4 mm) needles, cast on 1)100 sts -2)108 sts -3)116 sts and work in 2/2 rib for 4 rows.
Continue in fancy st. When piece measures 12 in ( 30 cm) after rib, shape armholes, BO at each side every alt row:
1) 1x 3 sts., 2 x 2 sts. et 2 x 1 sts.
2) 1x 4 sts., 1 x 3 sts., 1 x 2 sts., et 3 x 1 sts.
3) 1 x 4 sts., 2 x 3 sts., 1 x 2 sts., et 3 x 1 sts
Il reste 1) 82 sts. – 2)84 sts. –3) 86 sts.
When piece measures 19 (19 ½ , 20) in -48 (49 – 50) cm after rib, shape shoulder, BO at each side every alt row:

1) 3 x 5 sts. et 1 x 6 sts
2) 2 x 5 sts. et 2 x 6 sts
3) 1 x 5 sts. et 3 x 6 sts

RIGHT FRONT
Work as for back.
When piece measures 12 in ( 30 cm) after rib, at same time as armhole shaping, divide work in 2. Work each side separately. At neck edge BO 1 st every 6th row twice.
When piece measures 16 (16 ½ , 17) in -40 (41 – 42) cm after rib, shape neckline: (RS) BO at neck edge every alt row:
1)2)3) 1 x 4 sts., 1 x 3 sts., 4 x 2 sts., et 3 x 1 st
When piece measures 19 (19 ½ , 20) in -48 (49 – 50) cm after rib, shape shoulder, BO at left edge every alt row:
1) 3 x 5 sts. et 1 x 6 sts.
2) 2 x 5 sts. et 2 x 6 sts.
3) 1 x 5 sts. et 3 x 6 sts

Work left front in same manner reversing shapings.

SLEEVES ( both alike)
With US 6 (4 mm) needles, cast on 1) 58 sts. –2) 62 sts. –3) 70 sts,
Work 8 rows 2/2 rib. Inc. 1 st at each side, 2 sts in from edge, every 4th row twice, every 6th row 5 times. There are 1) 72 sts 2) 76 sts 3) 84 sts
At 7 in ( 18 cm ) after rib, shape sleeve cap. BO at each side
1) every alt row, 2 x 3 sts., 1 x 2 sts., 3 x 1 st., every 4th row, 5 x 1 st, and every alt row 2 x 1 st., 1 x 2 sts. and 2 x 3 sts.
2) every alt row 1 x 4 sts., 1 x 3 sts., 1 x 2 sts. 3 x 1 sts. Every 4th row 5 x 1 st, and every alt row 2 x 1 st., 1 x 2 sts. 1 x 3 sts., and 1 x 4 sts.
3)every alt row 1 x 4 sts., 1 x 3 sts., 1 x 2 sts. 15 x 1 st., 1 x 2 sts and 2 x 3 sts
BO remaining 20 stiches loosely.

FINISHING
With G/6 US (4 mm) crochet hook, work 1 row sc around neck opening.
On RS of neck opening, make 3 sets of 2 buttonholes. Sew buttons.
Join shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.