Scotland Yard Vest by Joanna Johnson

Scotland Yard Vest

November 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1650 - 2200 yards (1509 - 2012 m)
chest circumference 36 (40, 44, 48) inches
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This classic houndstooth colorwork pattern is created using stranded knitting. The colorwork chart shows that this design is created using a simple four-row pattern repeat. Be sure when choosing your yarn to select colors with a light and dark value difference. As the vest is shaped and stitches are decreased for the underarm and neckline, please remember to keep the colorwork pattern in place; the best way to do this is to follow the previous rows several stitches in as your guideline for keeping the color placement correct.

Scotland Yard Vest Knitalong! Sherlocking on January 1!!

“Did you miss me?”
Sherlock season 4 will premiere on January 1 and we are celebrating with a Knitalong! Pattern is the Scotland Yard Vest. Cast on while you watch the first episode of the new season!

I am knitting a version for myself using the colors shown above (Brooklyn Tweed Loft in Cast Iron, Tartan and Sap) and adding waist shaping for a more feminine fit. I will be sharing my notes for adding shaping along the way.

Here are all the details!

  1. Cast on happens on January 1 during the premiere episode of season 4 of Sherlock

  2. Knitters who complete their vest by February 1 will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to our Etsy shop (email Joanna at slatefallspress AT comcast DOT net to share completed vest photos!)

  3. Hashtag #scotlandyardvestknitalong to share and see progress of your fellow knitters

  4. Yarn info: Finished Measurements Chest circumference measures 36 (40, 44, 48) inches; 91 (102, 112, 123) cm. Shown in smallest size. Yarn Brooklyn Tweed Loft; 100% American wool; 275 yards/251 meters; 50 gram skein Main color (MC): Cast Iron, 3 (3, 4, 4) skeins Contrast color 1 (CC1): 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins Contrast color 2 (CC2): 1 skein Needles US size 2 (2.75 mm) 32-inch (80 cm) circular knitting needles US size 3 (3.25 mm) 32-inch (80 cm) circular knitting needles US size 4 (3.5 mm) 32-inch (80 cm) circular knitting needles US size 2 (2.75 mm) 16-inch (40 cm) circular knitting needles Size E (3.5 mm) crochet hook Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge Gauge 26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in stitch pattern on largest needles

  5. Suggested Knitting Timeline: in advance: swatch! January 1: Cast on January 8: work body from hem up January 15: divide body for front and back January 22: finish back and start front January 29: edging, blocking