Into the deep by Claudia Eisenkolb

Into the deep

Knitting
December 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1006 - 2176 yards (920 - 1990 m)
XS/S, M/L, XL/XXL and two different lengths for all three sizes
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Into the deep is a vest or an oversized, open front cardigan, depending on the sleeve length you choose. It starts with a provisional CO on the middle of the back and is knit sideways to the side seams. Then it’s shaped to be knit down the front to the hem. Once side seams are closed using the Three-needle-BO method, the hem of the vest/cardigan is worked.

You may choose between two options for the sleeves: The vest has just short sleeves, while the cardigan has long sleeves. The armholes are adjusted to tfit these options.
Besides a regular version, there is also a long version available that gives you 10 cm / 4” additional length.

Sizes
XS/S, M/L, XL/XXL with finished back measurement 56 (65, 72) cm / 22” (25¼“, 28¼”)
This vest / cardigan is designed to wear with 8–18 cm / 3¼“–7” positive ease on the back.

Sample is shown in size M/L in regular version on a dress form with a 102 cm / 40” bust in color Petrol.

Yardage
Vest
Regular version
3 (4, 4) skeins Wolle Willich Niederrhein Blends or approx. 920 (1160, 1400) meters / 1010 (1280, 1540) yards sport weight yarn to obtain given gauge
Long version
4 (4, 5) skeins Wolle Willich Niederrhein Blends or approx. 1130 (1400, 1680) meters / 1110 (1410, 1850) yards sport weight yarn to obtain given gauge

Cardigan
Regular version

4 (4, 5) skeins Wolle Willich Niederrhein Blends or approx. 1160 (1400, 1710) meters / 1280 (1540, 1880) yards sport weight yarn to obtain given gauge
Long version
4 (5, 6) skeins Wolle Willich Niederrhein Blends or approx. 1370 (1640, 1990) meters / 1510 (1810, 2190) yards sport weight yarn to obtain given gauge

Everybody knits differently, so given yardage is an estimate.

Gauge
23 sts x 30 rows per 10 cm / 4” in Stockinette Stitch with needle 3.50 mm / US4 after washing and blocking
26 sts x 31 rows per 10 cm / 4“ in Uneven Rib Stitch with needle 3.50 mm / US4 after washing and blocking

Take time to check gauge, and adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Needles
3.50 mm / US4 circular needle
3.50 mm / US4 DPNs

Notions
1 stitch marker, tapestry needle, waste yarn to hold stitches

Required techniques
Provisional CO with waste yarn, knit and purl stitches;
increases: M1L, M1R; decreases: k2tog, ssk;
picking up sts from rows, Three-Needle-BO, Knit Decrease BO

Skill level
Intermediate

Thanks to my lovely testers and Manfredovna for proof reading.