new fence by Maria Leigh
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new fence

August 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in st sts
US 6 - 4.0 mm
338 - 947 yards (309 - 866 m)
30 (33.5, 36.5, 39.5, 43, 46, 49, 52.5)"
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Fence was originally published in the Knotions web magazine 2008 winter issue.
This magazine isn’t published anymore and the adjusted pattern couldn’t upload unfortunately.
This pattern was changed little by little over the last 3 years.
Then finally, it evolved into overlapped deep V and Scooped deep U neck vest named β€œnew fence”.

Finished Size
30 (33Β½, 36Β½, 39Β½, 43, 46, 49, 52Β½)” bust circumference.
Shown measure is 33½” with positive ½” ease on dark purple and positive 1” ease on oat meal.
DK weight merino super wash (100% super washed merino wool): dark purple
DK weight single ply (50% virgin wool, 50% acrylic): oat meal,
338 (422, 500, 588, 695, 794, 903, 1036) yd / 309 (385, 457, 537, 635, 726, 825, 947) m
US size 6 (4.0mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Stitch markers, moveable markers, stitch holders (or safety pins), tapestry needle.
20 sts 28 rows = 4” in straggled eyelet patt.
24 sts 30 rows = 4” in st st.

This pattern for β€œnew fence” suggests close fit. Straggled eyelet pattern is very elastic.
Negative 2”~ positive 1” is suitable when you choice woolen based yarn.
For cotton based yarn, 0 ~ positive 2” ease is suitable.

Need longer length?
Add desire length (multiple of 4 rows) before the first waist decreased row.

Want to knit in round?
Straggled eyelet pattern is rep of k2tog and yo. This lovely airy pattern is slightly stretched bias.
Means, if you knit this pattern in round(aka seamless), it will twist over 2” at the side view.
For the best result, please follow instruction and knit in pieces.