Jack Deloney's sweater by Olga Casey
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Jack Deloney's sweater

November 2010
Lace ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in basic pattern described in the pattern :-)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
This pattern is available for free.

I simply put together the threads of eight colors mentioned in the poem by Bulat Okudzhava “Как научиться рисовать” (“Learn to paint”). Any melange yarn will do instead of it.

The body of this sleeveless sweater is made of 2 center panels (the front one is long, the back one is short), 2 side panels, and a long bottom panel.

Everything except ribbing and bottom panel is made with the same basic stitch:

1 r.(wrong side) all purls
2r. (right side) 1 k., 1 slip the stitch from the left to the right needle.

For the front and back panels the right side of this stitch is used, for the sides – the wrong side.

For the bottom panel an easy cable pattern is used.

2-colored corded trims are used: violet/yellow, violet/green, violet/blue, and violet/red. Like in the poem: be generous with violet color…. For the corded trims 8 strands of yarn of each color are used, so make 4 little solid colored balls (violet, yellow, blue, green, and red).