Pattern Booklet: 
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Women’s Clothing
Berroco Design Team

Ankara is a fashion-lover’s treat, from a self-finishing collar to the deconstructed suggestion of a pocket to the loose obi-style belt tie closure.



Directions are for women’s size X-Small. Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large

Finished measurements

Bust (closed) – 38(42-46-50-54)”

Length – 26 ½(26 ½-27-27-27 ½)”


11(11-14-15-16) Hanks each Berroco Latitude ™(50 grs), #5654 Galapagos Tortoise

Pattern Corrections: 

Corrections shown in bold

Ankara, page 12


With straight needles, cast on 45 sts. Work even in St st for 1”, end on WS. Inc 1 st each side of next row, then every 1¼(1-¾-¾-½)” 7(9-12-14-17) times – 61(65-71-75-81) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 13” from beg, end on WS.

Note: Due to the shaping of cap (see schematic), decs are worked at each edge differently from each other. You must keep track of each edge separately. Please read through this entire section before starting to knit.

Shape Raglan Cap: For sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-Large ONLY: Dec Row 1 (RS): K3, k2 tog, k to last 6 sts, sl 1, k2 tog, psso, k3 – 62(68-72-78) sts. Rep this dec every RS row 1(4-4-5) times more, end on WS – 59(56-60-63) sts.

For ALL sizes: Dec Row 2 (RS): K3, k2 tog, k to last 5 sts, SSK, k3 – 59(57-54-58-61) sts. Working decs in this manner, continue to dec 1 st at beg of RS rows every RS row 17(19-20-24-27) times more, then every 4th row 6(4-3-1-0) times. AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at end of RS rows every RS row 23(21-18-20-21) times more. When all decs at end of RS rows have been completed, continue to work decs at beg of RS rows. AT THE SAME TIME, bind off 3 sts at beg of the next 3 WS rows, then 2 sts at beg of the next 2 WS rows.

—posted 2/18/09