Pick up stitches around the collar:
If you chose collar option 2, fold over collar and tack the two long edges together.
Pick up and knit stitches from the long edge of the collar, for option 1 pick up along cast off edge, add a few stitches evenly spaced along the collar for the body. You don’t need overlap for buttons as the closures are with loops and toggles.
Count your stitches, divide your number of stitches by two, round your numbers to make sure that the number for the front is divisible by 2.
Divide your number for the front by 2, work this many stitches, place marker, work stitches for back, place marker, work to end.
If you prefer an equation:
- A = number of stitches picked up from collar
- B = number of stitches for each front
- C = number of stitches for back
(A / 2) ≈ C ≈ (B x 2)
Pick up and knit 31 sts (from 25 sts on collar). Turn. Work 8 sts, place marker, work 15 sts, place marker, work 8 sts (31 sts).