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Bet'cha Sweater $6.50

I asked my tech editor if a knit version of the crocheted Attleboro Sweater was feasible. He doubted that the angles and arches of crochet would translate. Suddenly, my ambitions fired; I would prove him wrong, and this would be easy.

Three years later I wrote him that he was right; of course he was right, the tech editor is always right.

The Bet-cha Sweater is knit in the round, bottom up. The mistake rib body and sleeves join into partial raglan seams. The front of the sweater has in pattern bust shaping just below the yoke. Short rows raise the back of the neck while continuing the raglan decreases. The yoke is placketed, and the open work is formed by either extended loop stitches, or combinations of cast-on and bound-off stitches. The only yarn overs which are treated as regular yarn overs are the yo2 in the last round of bootlace curves.

The sizes are named after the finished measurements of the bust.

The pattern calls for 763( 1067, 1143, 1293, 1372, 1524)yds MC and 85(85, 170, 170, 170, 170)yds CC of yarn, and three buttons.