Angostura by Ysolda Teague


June 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in 1x4 twisted slipped rib (worked over a multiple of 5 sts: RS rows: *k1tbl, p4, rep from * to end; WS rows: k4, sl1 purlwise with yarn in front)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
465 - 1095 yards (425 - 1001 m)
30" to 60"
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Pattern accessibility There are three versions of this pattern pdf available. Print (3 column), mobile, and low vision.

Angostura is also available as part of Little Red in the City to find out more about the contents of the book follow the link above.

Everyone who has seen Angostura seems surprised when I tell them it’s worked in worsted weight, surprised but pleased that it will be faster to knit that they were expecting. There’s something about the delicate tracery of the twisted stitches that come together in shaped cable patterns at the waist which gives the illusion of a garment worked in a much finer yarn. Smart, flattering, cosy and fun to knit there’s a lot of love about this pretty vest.

30[32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60]” bust
76[81, 86, 91, 97, 102, 107, 112, 117, 122, 127, 132, 137, 142, 147, 153] cm bust

Shown in sizes 34 and 48 with zero ease at the bust.

Worsted weight yarn with a suggested gauge of 5 sts per inch / 2.5cm. The most important thing is to use a smooth yarn with good stitch definition. Some elasticity is needed but yarns with a percentage of inelastic fibres can be used because the twisted ribs, cables and seams help hold the shape. Watch out for yarns that split easily as the twisted cables will be harder to work.

Altering the body length will require a change in the yarn required of approximately 5% per inch / 2.5cm.

Needles and Notions
US 7 / 4.5mm straights or circular 24” / 60 cm or longer.
3rd needle in the same size for 3 needle bind off.
Scrap yarn for holding sts.

Helpful links
Technique Thursday - TSSK and T2TOG
Technique Thursday - Cabling without a cable needle