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I need help with a pattern again!
First of all, the pattern is made for a girl and I want to reverse the button holes to the other side. Secondly, I only have 4 buttons not 5 so I need to know how to space them out for four because the pattern doesn't indicate working in inches for the frontband. If I understand this pattern, it looks like the front part of the sweater is all one piece maybe???? Anyhow, if you can look and give me the directions on how to change the sides and how to space 4 buttons instead of 5 I would appreciate it. You can pm me with them if you like! Thanks for all your help!
Directions are for childrens size 2. Changes for sizes 4, 6 and 8 are in parentheses.
Chest (closed) 28(30-32-34)
Note: This garment was designed with a slightly oversized fit. Please take this into consideration when selecting your size.
6(6-7-8) Balls BERROCO CALICO (50 grs), #1821 Lime Rickey
2 Hanks BERROCO COTTON TWIST (50 grs), #8349 Sassafras
Straight knitting needles, sizes 7 and 10 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Five 1 1/4 buttons
18 sts = 4; 24 rows = 4 in Reverse St st with Calico on size 10 needles
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
With smaller needles, using Cotton Twist, cast on 63(67-73-77) sts.
Ribbing: Row 1 (RS): K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.
Row 2: P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across. Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 1 1/4 from beg, end on WS. Change to larger needles and Calico and k 2 rows. Beg with a p row, work in Reverse St st until piece measures 7 1/4(8-8 1/2-9) from beg, end on WS. Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes. Work even until armholes measure 5 3/4(6-6 1/2-7), end on WS. Bind off.
With smaller needles, using Cotton Twist, cast on 31(33-35-37) sts. Work in ribbing same as back for 1 1/4, end on WS decreasing 1 st at end of last row 30(32-34-36) sts. Change to larger needles and Calico and k 2 rows. Beg with a p row, work in Reverse St st until piece measures 7 1/4(8-8 1/2-9) from beg, end on WS. Mark end of last row for beg of armhole. Work even until armhole measures 3 3/4(4-4 1/2-5), end on RS.
Shape Neck: Bind off 5 sts at beg of the next row, bind off 3(4-3-3) sts at same edge once, then dec 1 st at neck edge every RS row 3 times 19(20-23-25) sts. Work even until armhole measures 5 3/4(6-6 1/2-7), end on WS. Bind off for shoulder.
Work to correspond to left front, working neck shaping at beg of RS rows. Sew shoulder seams.
With RS facing, using larger needles and Calico, pick up and k51(53-57-63) sts along armhole edge between markers. Beg with a k row, work even in Reverse St st for 7 rows, end on WS. Dec 1 st each side on next row, then every 1/2 10(10-12-14) times more 29(31-31-33) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 9 3/4(10 3/4-11 1/4-12 1/4), end on RS. P 1 row. Change to smaller needles and Cotton Twist and work in ribbing same as back for 1 1/4, end on WS. Bind off in ribbing.
Sew side and sleeve seams.
Neckband: With RS facing, using smaller needles and Cotton Twist, beg at right front edge, pick up and k75(77-77-77) sts around entire neck to left front edge. Beg with Row 2, work in ribbing same as for back for 1 1/4, end on WS. Bind off in ribbing.
Left Frontband: With RS facing, using smaller needles and Cotton Twist, beg at top of neckband, pick up and k71(75-79-83) sts along left front edge. Work same as neckband.
Right Frontband: Beg at lower edge, work same as left frontband for 1/2, end on WS.
Buttonhole Row (RS): Work 4 sts, bind off 3 sts, * work 12(13-14-15) sts, bind off 3 sts, rep from * 3 times more, work to end.
Following Row: Work in ribbing as established, cast on 3 sts over each group of sts bound off on previous row. Complete same as left frontband. Sew on buttons.