1 pair of 4.0mm Needles
100g ball of green double knitting yarn
100g ball of red double knitting yarn
100g ball of white double knitting yarn
Length of poppers on tape or similar.
Needle and thread for sewing on popper tape
To shape the top (keeping pattern correct):
Row 1: Pattern 16, ML1, K12, ML1, pattern 16 (46 sts)
Row 2: Purl to end
Row 3: Pattern 16, ML1, K14, ML1, pattern 16 (48sts)
Row 4: Purl to end
Row 5: Cast off 4 sts, Pattern 12, ML1, K16, ML1, Pattern 16 (44 sts)
Row 6: Cast off 4 sts, Purl to end (40 sts)
Row 7: Cast off 4 sts, Pattern 8, K18, Pattern to end (36 sts)
Row 8: Cast off 4 sts, Purl to end (32 sts)
Row 9: Cast off 4 sts, Pattern 4, K18, Pattern to end (28 sts)
Row 10: Cast off 4 sts, Purl to end (24 sts)
Row 11: Cast off 4 sts, K18, Pattern to end (20 sts)
Row 12: Cast off 4 sts, Purl to end (16 sts)
Continue using red yarn only and work 2 rows in stocking stitch starting with a knit row.
Next row: [M1] repeat to end (32 sts)
Next row: Purl
Using these 32sts work 34 rows in K2, P2 rib. Cast off loosely.
Sew in any unfinished ends of yarn. With right sides together and wrong side facing stitch up the side seams. Stitch the popper tape along the wrong side bottom of each piece so that the poppers align. Turn the piece the right way out. Fold the red rib top outwards to make a polo neck and catch it down centre front and back onto the first shape row.
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