Raincheck by Elizabeth Smith

Raincheck

Knitting
July 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
350 - 850 yards (320 - 777 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)
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Raincheck is a simple summertime vest (although you can wear it all year too!). It’s knit seamlessly and all in one-piece, and features A-line body shaping and a pretty diagonal of eyelet stitches along just the left front for some asymmetrical visual interest.

It calls for aran-weight linen or cotton blend yarn so it also knits up super fast too! I knit up 2 samples so you can see it knit up in 2 different summer-friendly non-wool yarns: Berroco Remix and Quince & Co Kestrel.

Pattern includes links to lots of video tutorials as well, so it’s a great beginner-friendly project!

PATTERN INFORMATION:

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)

Finished Bust Measurement (with Fronts overlapping): 32 (36.5, 40, 44.5, 48) (52.5, 56, 60.5, 64)”/81 (93, 102, 113, 122) (133, 142, 154, 163) cm

Picking Your Size: Pick a size that is approx 1-4”/2.5-10 cm larger than your actual bust measurement. Shown in Size 2, being worn with approx. 3”/7.5 cm of positive ease at the bust.

Yarn/Yardage: Approx 350 (400, 465, 525, 600) (650, 725, 790, 850) yds of aran-weight yarn, shown in:

  • Remix by Berroco (30% Nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10% Silk, 9% Linen; 100g = 216 yds), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) (4, 4, 4, 5) skeins. Shown in Smoke (gray color).
  • Kestrel by Quince & Co (100% Organic Linen; 50g = 76 yds), 5 (6, 7, 7, 8) (9, 10, 11, 12) skeins. Shown in Lira (copper color).

Gauge: 14 sts & 21 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st after blocking

Needles & Supplies:

  • US 10/6 mm 32”/80 cm circ needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Extra US 10/6 mm 24”/60 cm OR 32”/80 cm, or same size used to obtain gauge
  • US 10.5/6.5 mm 24”/60 cm or 32”/80 cm circ, or 1 needle size larger than that used to obtain gauge (to be used during Three Needle BO).
  • Stitch markers.
  • Removable stitch marker.
  • Tapestry needle.
  • Scrap yarn or stitch holders.

Construction: 

  • Raincheck is knit from the bottom-up and features A-line shaping in the body
  • At the underarm the Fronts and Back are split and worked separately to the shoulders.
  • Then shoulders are attached using the Three Needle Bind-Off technique.