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Winter Sky

Folk Vests
Knitting
October 2002
Rauma Strikkegarn (100% wool) Gray and Off-white
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
1380 yards (1262 m)
42.5 (45, 49)" / 108 (114.5, 125.5) cm chest circumference
Errata available: interweave.com

Pullover vest is based on photos of old Norwegian sweaters with simple patterns and decorative plackets at the neck. Double thickness of placket protects vulnerable chest area, making this vest especially warm and cozy. Vest is worked circularly to the shoulders in two-color stranding technique, and then steeks are made for armholes and neck. Patterns are charted.

Measurements:

  • Size A: 42.5” / 108 cm chest; 24” / 61 cm length
  • Size B: 45” / 114.5 cm chest; 25.5” / 65 cm length
  • Size C: 49.5” / 125.5 cm chest; 27” / 68.5 cm length

Yarn: Rauma Strikkegarn (100% wool, 115 yd/ 105 m = 1.75 oz / 50 g). Color A: #104 Gray, 9 skeins. Color B: #101 Off-white, 3 skeins.

Needles:

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

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 rows = 4” / 10 cm
  • Note: Remember that gauge determines how your vest will fit, so swatch until you get it right!

Notions:

  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders

Techniques: (included in the book)

  • Chart reading
  • Steeks
  • Two-color stranded knitting
  • Three-needle bind-off
  • Pick up stitches by knitting