Bobble Pattern: (multiples of 6 + 7 sts)
Rows 1and 3 (RS): Knit
Rows 2 and 4: Purl
Row 5 (RS): K3, MB, *k5, MB; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
With smaller needles cast on 44(47, 56) sts. Work 5 rows in St St.
Change to larger needles.
Next Row: (WS) Cast on 5 sts, knitting these sts, pm (place marker), purl to end of row. 49(52, 61) sts.
Next Row: (RS) Knit to end.
This is the rolled edge with the 5 sts being the buttonband – continue to keep these 5 sts in garter st.
Work in Bobble Pattern for 12 rows ending on a WS row.
Shape Front Neckline:
Row 1(RS): pattern to last 7 sts, k2tog, k5.
Row 2: (WS) k5, p to end.
**Repeat these 2 rows 20 (24, 29) times more, then dec 1 st at neck edge on every row 8 (6, 8) times.
AT THE SAME TIME: When front measures 5.5 (6, 7) from CO edge, end having worked a WS Row.
Shape armhole: Dec 1 st at armhole edge 3 times. Then dec 1 st at end of the next WS rows 2(2, 3) times.
When all shaping is complete, 15(16, 17) sts remain. AT THE SAME TIME: Work to same length as back to shoulder shaping, end having worked a WS Row.
Bind off 5(6, 6) sts at beg of the next RS row. Then Bind off 5(5, 6) sts at beg of next RS row.
Work 17(19, 21) rows in garter st on the rem 5 sts – this is the back neck extension.
Work same as left front, reversing all shaping.