Transition Slipover by Aimee Sher

Transition Slipover

Knitting
January 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17.5 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette st knit flat
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
692 - 1502 yards (633 - 1373 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) (7, 8, 9, 10), with finished chest circumference of 32.75 (36.75, 40.5, 43.75, 47.5, 51.75) (55.75, 60.25, 64, 68.5)” / 83.5 (93, 103, 111, 120.5, 131.5) (142, 153, 162.5, 175) cm
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Description
The #TransitionSlipover is a size-inclusive, reversible cable vest inspired by in-between seasons in life. Meandering cables mark an uncertain but adventurous path through the knitting and the wearing… and just like forks in the path in life, let them bring you through places of uncertainty and finally home, where you’re meant to be, wherever the repeat starts again. The side buttons can be opened or closed for a more dramatic split hem look, or not. One side has a scoop neck, and the other has a dramatic V neck, for endless possibilities. With a deep arm hole, this vest is perfect when layered with other knit pieces in winter or over lighter base layers in autumn and spring.

Sizes
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) (7, 8, 9, 10), with finished chest circumference of 32.75 (36.75, 40.5, 43.75, 47.5, 51.75) (55.75, 60.25, 64, 68.5)” / 83.5 (93, 103, 111, 120.5, 131.5) (142, 153, 162.5, 175) cm

Recommended ease is 4-7” / 10-18 cm of positive ease.

Sample size is size 3, shown with positive ease of 6.5” / 17 cm on model with 33” / 84 cm chest circumference.

The pattern is to sit with the shoulder lines just off the shoulder, like a dropped-shoulder construction.

Gauge
38 sts x 40 rows = 6.5” x 7” / 17 x 18 cm in a single repeat of Main Cable Chart
17.5 sts x 21 rows = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm in reverse Stockinette St

Yarn
Woolfolk Tov (100% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino®; 173 yds per 100 g skein, Aran weight) in colorway T00. 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) (7, 8, 8, 9) skeins

692 (766, 847, 916, 989, 1094) (1182, 1308, 1383, 1502) yds / 617 (700, 774, 853, 947, 1046) (1111, 1196, 1286, 1402) meters of Aran weight yarn

As the cables are the centerpiece, it’s crucial to get gauge with a sufficiently thick enough Aran weight yarn to ensure plump and defined cables! This pattern was designed for 100% wool and it’s highly recommended to use either 100% wool yarn for the stitch memory, bounce, and cable definition. Using a plant based yarn may result in drooping.

Suggested Needles
Needle A (main fabric)
Size US9 / 5.5 mm circular needles, in lengths 24” / 60 cm
Or size to obtain gauge.
Needle B (rib)
Size US7 / 4.5 mm circular needles, in lengths 24” / 60 cm and 40” / 102 cm
Or two sizes smaller than Needle A.

Notions
10-14 removable stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn, spare needles for Three Needle Bind-Off, cable needle

6-8 buttons, 1” / 25 mm diameter

Construction Notes
Slip all markers as they are encountered.
Garment is worked in two pieces, back and front. The arm holes are shaped with decreases, then the shoulder with short rows. The neck is a scoop shape on the first side, and V-neck on the other side. Then, the shoulders are joined using Three Needle bind-off. Side button bands and neckband are then picked up and worked.