Long Island Iced Tea by Thea Colman

Long Island Iced Tea

March 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in garter rib, based on final blocked fabric.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1050 - 1650 yards (960 - 1509 m)
35(37.75, 40.75, 43.75)(47.75, 50.5, 54.25)"/ 89(96, 103.5, 111)(122, 129, 138.5) cm, based on width around body, worn open.
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You guys already know I’m a fan of the Grandpa Sweater, but this is a Grandpa Vest!

This design was intended to have sleeves, but I found myself wearing the half finished project around the house and loving it. Before long, I knew it was intended to be a vest, and it filled a hole in my wardrobe that I didn’t even know existed before now. I’m now a huge cardigan-vest fan.

With a loose comfortable fit, a cozy feel, and deep pockets, Long Island Iced Tea will quickly become a go-to garment for you as well!

The overall silhouette is long and loose in the body. The lines are simple and bold -- and the body, collar, and pocket ribs work together beautifully.

I find that a MCN such as Sweet Fiber’s gorgeous Cashmerino really wants to drape, and the colors that Melissa comes up with really shine in a simple texture, so this sweater lets the yarn do what it was meant to do.

Info on ordering this gorgeous Sweet Fiber yarn is HERE:

It’s available in some fantastic colorways, and takes about 3-4 weeks for dyed-to-order colorways, so plan on a mid April delivery. (It could be sooner, but no promises! Better to be happily surprised, yes?)

Yardage and Sizing:

35(37.75, 40.75, 43.75)(47.75, 50.5, 54.25)“/ 89(96, 103.5, 111)(122, 129, 138.5) Based on finished sweater width around body, worn open. I suggest about 4-6”/ 10-15.25cm of positive ease, based on bust for fit as shown.

1050(1150,1250,1350)(1450,1550,1650) yds / 960(1055,1145,1245)(1325,1420,1510 meters needed

Sweater body is knit in one piece from the bottom up. Fronts/back are separated at armholes and knit separately to shoulder.

Collar stitches are continued around back neck and seamed at end. Pocket insides are knit separately and added to body as you work upwards.