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Sakiori II (short version)

Folk Vests
Knitting
January 2002
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needle
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1600 yards (1463 m)
42 (44, 48)" / 106.5 (112, 122) cm chest circumference

Simple stockinette-stitch vest with random stripes and side extension panels, inspired by the horizontal patterning of Japanese sakiori cloth. Vest back is worked in two narrow panels that are sewn together. Seed stitch neck border is worked in one piece from right front sts on hold to shoulder seam, along back neck, and down to left front sts on hold.

Measurements:

  • Size A: 42” / 106.5 cm chest; 20” / 51 cm length
  • Size B: 44” / 112 cm chest; 22” /’ 56 cm length
  • Size C: 48” / 122 cm chest; 23” / 58.5 cm length

Yarn: La Lana Wools Forever Random Blends (wool and mohair blends, 80 yd / 2 oz). Color A (Apassionada), 3 skeins; Color B (Potpourri), 3 skeins; Color C (Te Morada), 2 skeins; Color D (Safari Day), 1 skein; Color E (Florence’s Blend), 1 skein; Color F (Deep Sea Indigo), 2 skeins.

Needles:

  • US 8 / 5 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles
  • US 6 / 4 mm, 29” / 72 cm circular needles

Techniques (included in book):

  • Pick up stitches by knitting
  • Braided or twisted cord
  • Random striping