For those of you working on wedgette, I have decided to present the bodice numbers in a diagrammatic way, well, like a worksheet, before I write them out.
With RS facing, pick up 172(196-220-244-264-288-312)sts along top edge of “skirt”. First row – K 43(49-55-61-66-72-78)sts, place marker, k 86(98-110-122-132-144-156)sts, place marker, k remaining 43(49-55-61-66-72-78)sts Knit 4 more rows. Buttohole row – knit 6, bo 2 sts, knit to end. Knit the next row, and cast on 2 sts over bound off 2. Knit 3 rows. Next row (WS) – K 6 sts and place them on a holder. K to last 6 sts, place last 6 on a holder. Change to st st and work 4 rows straight begin neckline shaping.
Dec row (RS)- k3, k2 tog, k to last 5 sts, ssk, k3.
Repeat dec row every 6th row 2(3-0-0-0-0-0) times.
Then, Repeat dec row every 8th row 9(9-12-13-13-13-14) times.
(Meanwhile you will be shaping the armholes, and later the shoulders.)
When piece measures 2.75(3-3.25-3.5-3.75-4-4.25)” from top of skirt, ending with a wrong side row it’s time to separate the fronts from the back. Directions assume you are working one section at a time.
Bind off at armhole 4 sts once, 3 sts once, 2 sts 1(1-2-3-4-5-6) times. Dec one st (following neckline necks as a model) 3(5-6-7-8-9-10) times
When piece measures 7(7.5-8-8.5-9-9.5-10)” from beg of armhole shaping, begin shoulder shaping. (You may still be shaping the neckline).
Bind off at shoulder edge, 3(5-5-5-6-7-8) sts 2(1-4-2-4-1-1) time(s), then 4(4-0-6-0-6-7)sts 2(3-0-2-0-3-3) times.
With RS facing, join yarn to back and work armhole shaping at each edge. Work shoudler shaping at each shoulder as described above.
With RS facing, join yarn to left front and work armhole shaping at beg of RS rows. (Continuse with neckline shaping as well). Work shoulder shaping at beg of RS rows as described above.
With smaller needles (2 sizes smaller) and WS facing, slip sts for right front holder to needle. Join yarn, p1, k1 (m1p, k1) 3 times, p1 – 9 sts. Work 1/1 rib for the same # of rows as the front edge.
Trick – work the rib until you think it’s about right. Don’t’ bind off. Sew it to the front using the mattress st – one full st in and taking one row at a time. When you get to the top adjust the # of rib rows as you complete the sewing and bind off. For the left band, begin with RS facing, join yarn, k1, p1 (m1k, p1) 3 times, k1.