A tribute to the winemakers of California, this contemporary colorwork vest is knit in natural shades of Jamiesons of Shetland Spindrift . “Winemakers Waistcoat” uses my own original motifs in the traditional Fair Isle technique; motifs of a large border of splashy asymmetric grape vines, a border of more symmetric vines, a border of abstract trellised vines, and peeries of tiny leaves between trellis posts, make up vineyard rows of variety and interest. Complex charts must be read in both directions, for motifs are mirror reversed from center back. Knit in-the-round, with steeks. So pour yourself a glass of your favorite wine and cast-on tonight!
This colorway pattern requires intermediate-advanced knowledge of knitting.
Blogged about HERE
Handsome on men and women alike, this vest is unisex, and proportioned as such through sizes.
Shown in smallest size with minimal repeats, the larger sizes have more repeats which make all-over affect quite different looking. If you would like the ‘look’ of the smaller size prototype, yet want to make a larger size, consider using heavier weight yarn, and consult pattern gauge substitutions provided.
Easily Upsize A, B, and C by simply using US4-3.5mm or US5-3.75mm to make gauges 6.5 & 6 sts = 1”, or to downsize larger size with US3-3mm or US 2-2.75 to make 7.5 or 8 sts = 1”. Helpful to see Gauge Substitution at-a-glance in pattern, and for swatching with multiple needle sizes, must see my tutorial for 3-in-1 swatching HERE
Yardage for A: C1= 3 balls-or- 345y315m. C2=2 balls -or- 230y210m. C3= 2 balls -or- 230y210m. C4= less than 1 ball.
Yardage for B: C1= 4 balls-or- 460y420m. C2=3 balls -or- 345y315m. C3= 3 balls -or- 345y315m. C4= less than 1 ball.
Yardage for C: C1= 5 balls-or- 575y525m. C2=4 balls -or- 460y420m. C3= 4 balls -or- 460y420m. C4= less than 1 ball.
I invite Any & All who are knitting Winemakers Waistcoat to bring questions, comments, great tutorial links, and otherwise general related chattiness to my Jenjoyce Group which exists just for knitters of Jenjoyce’s patterns. Look for the thread for Vineyard Rows & Winemakers. The kettle is on… see you there !