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Scandinavian Star

Folk Vests
Knitting
January 2002
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
1150 yards (1052 m)
40 (44, 48)" / 101.5 (112, 122) cm chest circumference

Vest features Scandinavian Star stitch pattern, a four-sided star-in-a-diamond that is a very traditional knitting pattern in Norway and Sweden. Except for the bottom border facing, the vest is worked circularly up to the shoulders in stockinette stitch using the two-color stranding technique. Steeks are made for front opening and armholes. Star pattern is charted.

Measurements:

  • Size A: 40” / 101.5 cm chest; 19.5” / 49.5 cm length
  • Size B: 44” / 112 cm chest; 21” / 53.5 cm length
  • Size C: 48” / 122 cm chest; 23” / 58.5 cm length

Yarn: Rauma Strikkegarn (100% wool, 115 yd / 105 m = 1.75 oz / 50 g). Color A: #136, Black, 6 skeins. Color B: #101 Off-white, 4 skeins

Gauge: (in two-color pattern on larger needles)

  • Size A: 24 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm
  • Size B: 22 sts and 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm
  • Size C: 20 sts and 24 4ows = 4” / 10cm

Needles:

  • Size A: US 3 / 3.25 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles; US 1 / 2.25 mm, 24” / 60 cm and 16” / 40 cm circular needles
  • Size B: US 4 / 3.5 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles; US 2 / 2.75 mm, 24” / 60 cm and 16” / 40 cm circular needles
  • Size C: US 5 / 3.75 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles; US 3 / 3.25 mm, 24” / 60 cm and 16” / 40 cm circular needles

Notions:

  • Four pewter clasp sets
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders
  • Safety pins

Techniques: (included in book)

  • Provisional cast-on
  • Chart reading
  • Two-color stranded knitting
  • Steeks
  • Backward-loop cast-on
  • Pick up stitches by knitting
  • Three-needle bind-off