Imra by Linda Marveng

Imra

Knitting
August 2015
yarn held together
Sport
+ Fingering
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
965 - 1915 yards (882 - 1751 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Flag of English English Norwegian
This pattern is available for $7.00 USD buy it now

Poetic cables framed by reverse stockinette stripes and double seed stitch, was my idea for this straight long vest. I named this piece after the Arabic Poet, Imra. A small round neck has the same I-cord treatment as the armhole, front, and bottom edges. Match with a pair of loose sleeves that can also be worn around the waist or one as a neck tie. To achieve popping cables two yarns were combined to make a rich colored tweed yarn. I used the bouncy Hifa Ask and Rowan Fine Tweed.

Imra is available in English and in Norwegian (på norsk).

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

Finished measurementes:
Bust: 84 (91, 98, 106, 116, 126) cm/33 (35.75, 38.5, 41.75, 45.75, 49.5)“
Length: 81.5 (81.5, 81.5, 84, 84, 84) cm/32 (32, 32, 33, 32, 33)”
Loose sleeve: Length: 49.5 cm/19.5”

Yarn: Hifa, Ask (100% wool, 100 g, 315 m/345 yds). Sample is knitted in Corn Yellow 6502. http://www.ull.no/garn/ullgarn/ask-melert
Vest: 3 (3.5, 3.5, 4, 4, 4.5) skeins; 882 (954, 1025, 1120, 1216, 1323) m/965 (1043, 1121, 1225, 1330, 1447) yds
Loose Sleeves: 1 (1, 1.5, 1.5, 1.5, 1.5) skeins; 279 (313, 329, 362, 395, 428) m/305 (342, 360, 396, 432, 468) yds
Rowan, Fine Tweed (100% wool, 25 g, 90 m/98 yds). Sample is knitted in Leyburn 383. http://www.knitrowan.com/yarns/rowan-fine-tweed
Vest: 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins; 882 (954, 1025, 1120, 1216, 1323) m/965 (1043, 1121, 1225, 1330, 1447) yds
Loose Sleeves: 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins; 279 (313, 329, 362, 395, 428) m/305 (342, 360, 396, 432, 468) yds.
Note: Yarns are held together throughout.

Alternative yarn for Hifa, Ask:
Cascade 220 Sport (100% wool, 50 g, 150 m/164 yds). http://www.cascadeyarns.com/cascade-220Sport.asp
Madeline Tosh, Pashmina (75% superwash merino, 15% silk, 10% cashmere, 100 g, 329 m/360 yds). http://madelinetosh.com/store/index.php/yarns/pashmina.html

Alternative yarn for both: Brooklyn Tweed, Shelter (100% wool, 50 g, 128 m/140 yds.
http://www.brooklyntweed.com/shop/shelter/

Needles: 4 mm/US 6 circular needle (80 cm/32” and 40 cm/16”).
4 mm/US 6 DNPs for I-cord cast-on.
Adjust needle size as neede to match gauge.

Notions: 1 m/1 yard thin round elastic for loose sleeves, cable needle, stitch markers, stitch holders, and yarn needle.

Gauge: 18 sts and 28 rows in st st and Double Seed st measures 10 cm/4” square, blocked.
1 cable measures 8 cm/3.25” across, blocked.
1 cable repeat measures 21.5 cm/7.5” blocked.
28 rows in Cable measures 10 cm/4” blocked.

Notes: The vest is worked in rows in one piece to the armhole where it is separated. Each front has a 3-sts I-cord edge that is worked at the same time as the vest. Both the narrow neckline and the armhole band has an I-cord bind off but the armhole band is worked in the round with a Double Seed stitch band. If you prefer a smaller armhole band continue working decreases. To achieve a looser bottom band, use a provisional cast-on method, and then make an I-cord bind off instead.

Boots by Monica Stålvang, see website.
Jewelry by Kaja Gjedebo, see website.

OBS!
Det blir lagt til 25% MVA for mønsterkjøpere i Norge.