K1, p1 Rib (worked over even number of sts)
Row 1 (WS): *K1, p1; rep from *.
Row 2: K the knit sts and purl the p sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.
With smaller needles, cast on 30 (33, 36) sts and work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm). Change to larger needles and work in Garter st until Back measures 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2) in. (24 (26.5, 29) cm) from beg. Bind off.
POCKET LINING (make 2)
With larger needles, cast on 9 sts. Work in Garter st for 2 in. (5 cm). Transfer sts to st holder.
With smaller needles, cast on 19 (21, 23) sts and work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm). Change to larger needles and work in Garter st until piece measures 7 1/2 (8 1/2, 9 1/2) in. (19 (21.5, 24) cm); end with a RS row.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 4 (5, 6) sts, k to end of row 15 (16, 17) sts.
Decrease 1 st at neck edge every row 6 times 9 (10, 11) sts. Work even until piece measures 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2) in. (24.5 (26.5, 29) cm) from beg. Bind off. Mark placement for 4 buttons: first button just above ribbing, top button 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) below neck shaping, and 2 evenly spaced between.
Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping, AT THE SAME TIME, work buttonholes opposite markers on RS rows as follows:
Buttonhole Row (RS): K2, yarn over, k2tog, k to end.
SLEEVES (make 2)
With smaller needles, cast on 20 (21, 22) sts and work 4 rows in K1, p1 Rib.
Change to larger needles and work in Garter st, increasing 1 st each end of every 6th row 6 times 32 (33, 34) sts. Work even until Sleeve measures 8 (8 1/2, 9) in. (20.5 (21.5, 23) cm) from beg. Bind off.
Sew shoulder seams.
From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k16 (17, 18) sts along Right Front neck edge, 13 (14, 14) sts across Back neck, and 16 (17, 18) sts along Left Front neck edge 45 (48, 50) sts. Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm). Bind off.
Left Front Edging
From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k1 st along side of neck , pick up and k1 st in each ridge of Garter st, and 4 sts along bottom ribbing. Bind off.
Right Front Edging
From RS with smaller needles, pick up k4 sts along bottom ribbing, pick up and k1 st in each ridge of Garter st, and 1 st along side of neck. Bind off.
Sew Pocket Linings to WS of Fronts. Sew Sleeves to body. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Weave in ends. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.
Cast on 48 (52, 56) sts.
Work in Garter st until piece measures 6 1/2 (7 1/2, 8) in. (16.5 (19, 20.5) cm) from beg.
Next Row: (K2tog) across 24 (26, 28) sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: (K2tog) across 12 (13, 14) sts.
Cut yarn leaving a 12 in. (30.5 cm) tail. Thread tail into large-eyed blunt needle and thread through remaining sts, pull tightly to secure.
Sew seam. Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
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