Vieira by Alice Caetano

Vieira

Knitting
January 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Body Ridge Pattern with Size A needles, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1595 - 2800 yards (1458 - 2560 m)
19¾ (22¼, 23¾, 25¾, 28¼) (29¾, 31¾, 34¼, 36¼)” [50 (56.5, 60.5, 65.5, 72) (75.5, 80.5, 87, 92) cm] back width at chest
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Conjuring images of a paint-smeared smock and dust motes dancing in a sunlit studio, Vieira is a piece of modern art as easy wearing as it is imaginative. Trestles of vertical and horizontal ridges playfully bisect this modular cardigan, concealing optional pockets to hold all your artist tools. Peruse Arbor’s extensive palette to select your choice for either a solid-color version or a multi-color masterpiece.

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Construction

  • Vieira’s center body is worked first in two pieces from the center out, beginning with a Provisional Crochet Cast-On at the center back. The front sections of the center body are shaped on the bias. The upper back and fronts are picked up separately from the center body and worked to the shoulders, which are shaped using Short Rows: German Method, then joined using Joinery Bind Off. The lower body is picked up from the center body and worked down to the hem, with optional placement of waste yarn for pocket openings.
  • The sleeves are picked up from the armholes and worked circularly to the cuff, with short-row shaping to shape the cap. Stitches for the collar and front bands are picked up and worked flat on a circular needle, with short-row shaping to shape the collar.
  • The optional pockets are knit separately circularly, then joined to the fronts using Kitchener Stitch.

Finished Dimensions

  • Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)
  • 19¾ (22¼, 23¾, 25¾, 28¼) (29¾, 31¾, 34¼, 36¼)” [50 (56.5, 60.5, 65.5, 72) (75.5, 80.5, 87, 92) cm] back width at chest
  • Size to fit approximately 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48) (50-52, 54-56, 58-60, 62-64)” [76-81.5 (86.5-91.5, 96.5-101.5, 106.5-112, 117-122) (127-132, 137-142, 147.5-152.5, 157.5-162.5) cm]
  • Single-color sample is Size 3 on model with 32¼”/82 cm chest circumference
  • Multi-color sample is Size 4 on model with 41”/104 cm chest circumference

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor — 100% American Targhee Wool (145 yards/132 meters per 50g)

Single-Color Version:

  • 11 (13, 14, 15, 16) (17, 17, 19, 20) skeins
  • Note: The first and 7th sizes use exactly 11 and 17 skeins, respectively. You may wish to consider purchasing an additional skein due to variations in individual work.
  • Photographed in color Black Fig

Multi-Color Version:

  • 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) (12, 13, 14, 15) skeins of Main Color (MC); 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) (3, 4, 4, 4) skeins of Color 1 (C1); 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) of Color 2 (C2)
  • Note: The first size uses exactly 8 skeins of MC and 2 skeins of C1, respectively. You may wish to consider purchasing an additional skein of the appropriate colors due to variations in individual work.
  • Photographed in colors Burnished (MC), Mesa (C1), and Degas (C2)

Yardage

Single-Color Version:

  • 1595 (1760, 1900, 2065, 2230) (2330, 2465, 2670, 2800) yards [1459 (1610, 1738, 1889, 2040) (2131, 2254, 2442, 2561) meters] of DK weight wool yarn

Multi-Color Version:

  • 1160 (1280, 1380, 1500, 1620) (1695, 1795, 1940, 2035) yards [1061 (1170, 1262, 1372, 1481) (1550, 1641, 1774, 1861) meters] MC; 285 (315, 340, 365, 395) (415, 440, 475, 500) yards [261 (288, 311, 334, 361) (379, 402, 434, 457) meters] C1; 155 (170, 185, 200, 215) (225, 240, 260, 270) yards [142 (155, 169, 183, 197) (206, 219, 238, 247) meters] C2 of DK weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 20 stitches & 34 rows = 4”/10 cm in Body Ridge Pattern with Size A needles, after blocking
  • 20 stitches & 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in Sleeve Ridge Pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric and Pockets)

  • One 32”/80 cm circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Ridge Stitch)

  • One 47”/120 cm circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)

Size C (for Ribbing and Tubular Bind Off )

  • One set of double-pointed needles, four sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3 mm (US 2½)

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Provisional Crochet Cast On
  • {GSS} Garter Stitch Selvedge
  • Backward Loop Cast On
  • Sloped Bind Off
  • Short Rows: German Method
  • Joinery Bind Off
  • {SSS} Slip-Stitch Selvedge
  • 2x2 Tubular Bind-Off
  • Kitchener Stitch

Skill Level
3 out of 5: Intermediate