Adelita by Sari Nordlund

Adelita

Knitting
April 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Main chart pattern on size C needles, knitted flat, blocked
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
547 - 1176 yards (500 - 1075 m)
Finished bust circumference: 82.5 (92.5, 103.5, 112.5, 122.5, 132.5, 142.5, 152.5, 162.5) cm / 32.5 (36.5, 40.75, 44.25, 48.25, 52.25, 56, 60, 64) inches including the intended ease of 7.5 cm / 3 inches
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The Adelita vest has interesting cable patterns that divide in the middle and follow the neckline all the way up to the shoulders. The rest of the vest is knitted in a textured pattern with single purl stitches appearing almost as small bobbles. The ribbed hem begins with an optional tubular cast on, to give the bottom edge a beautiful, finished quality. The bottom ribbing is longer at the back than at the front to improve the fit.

The Adelita vest is knitted in pieces and seamed at the sides. The length of the seams can be adjusted to make the side slits as long or short as you want. The side seams give the vest a bit of structure so it holds its form better. The shoulders are joined with a three needle bind off. Lastly, stitches are picked up from the neck and armhole edges and worked in the round.

All techniques are explained in the pattern.

The Adelita vest can also be worn as a sleeveless summer top. For a summer version I would recommend a cotton, viscose or linen blend, for a warmer wintery version choose yarn with high wool content.

Size
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished bust circumference: 82.5 (92.5, 103.5, 112.5, 122.5, 132.5, 142.5, 152.5, 162.5) cm / 32.5 (36.5, 40.75, 44.25, 48.25, 52.25, 56, 60, 64) inches including the intended ease of 7.5 cm / 3 inches
Body length (front hem to underarm): 28 cm / 11 inches, adjustable
Armhole depth: 21 (21, 21, 23, 23, 23, 25, 25, 27) cm / 8.25 (8.25, 8.25, 9, 9, 9, 9.75, 9.75, 10.75) inches, adjustable

Yarn

3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins of West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious Naturals (70% Falkland wool, 30% British alpaca; 225 m / 246 yards per 100 g), shown in colorway Old Lace, or 500 (550, 625, 675, 750, 825, 900, 1000, 1075) m / 550 (600, 675, 750, 800, 900, 975, 1075, 1200) yards of similar DK weight yarn.

Needles
Size A
3.0 mm / US 2.5 circular needles with a cable of 80 cm / 32 inches (for the tubular cast on only)

Size B
3.5 mm / US 4 circular needles with a cable of 40 cm / 16 inches for the smaller sizes and 60 cm / 24 inches for the larger sizes for the neckband and armhole edges

3.5 mm / US 4 circular needles with a cable of 80 cm / 32 inches for the bottom ribbing

Size C
4.0 mm / US 6 circular needles with a cable of 80 cm / 32 inches for the main part

Gauge
21 sts and 29 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Main chart pattern on size C needles, knitted flat, blocked
16 stitches in Cable Chart 1 or Cable Chart 4 = 6 cm / 2.5 inches in width on size C needles, knitted flat, blocked
21 stitches in Cable Chart 2 or Cable Chart 3 = 8 cm / 3.25 inches in width on size C needles, knitted flat, blocked

Notions

6 stitch markers
waste yarn
cable needle (if using)
sewing needle