Freeport by Elizabeth Smith

Freeport

Knitting
November 2010
Aran (8 wpi) ?
3.5 stitches and 5.75 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
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Oct 2018 Update: Freeport has been updated and now available for sale again!

Originally published in 2010 and revamped in 2018, Freeport is a seamless vest knit all in one piece and features contrasting color stripes in the yoke. There are lots of interesting techniques used in this piece, such as:

  • Using the Elizabeth Zimmerman Phony Seam technique to create a vertical fold in the fabric that mimics having side seams (although you can omit this technique if you prefer!). A photo tutorial link is included in the pattern.
  • Contrasting color stripes work on WS rows in the yoke.
  • Three-needle bind-off technique used to attach shoulders.
  • Short rows used to create shawl collar.

Pattern Information:
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
Finished Bust Circumference:
32.75 (36.25, 40.75, 44.25, 46.5, 50, 54.5)”/ 83 (92, 103, 112, 118, 127, 138) cm
Pick a size that is approx 3-5”/8-13 cm larger than your actual bust circumference.

Gauge:
14 sts & 23 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st after blocking.

Yarn: Bulky-weight yarn, shown in Osprey by Quince & Co (100% American Wool; 100g/170 yds), broken out as follows:
• Main Color (MC): approx 508 (562, 626, 676, 712, 768, 846) yds, 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins, color: Kumlien’s Gull.
• Contrasting Color (CC): 52 (60, 66, 70, 74, 80, 92) yds, 1 skein, color: Delft.

Needles & Other Supplies:
• US 10.5/6.5 mm 32”/80 cm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
• US 10/6 mm 32”/80 cm & 16”/40 cm circular needle, or 1 needle size smaller than that used to obtain gauge
• Extra US 10.5/6.5 mm needle (can be straight, DPN, or circ - to be used during 3 Needle Bind- Off)
• Crochet hook size H (or close), if working the “Phony Seam” technique.
• 4 stitch markers
• Stitch holders or scrap yarn
• Tapestry needle to weave in ends