Vintage '83 by Andrea Mowry

Vintage '83

Knitting
April 2020
both are used in this pattern
Light Fingering ?
25 stitches = 4 inches
in Body Stitch Pattern & Brioche, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
857 - 2208 yards (784 - 2019 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
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This cute lil’ crop combines texture both thru the yarn choices and stitch patterns. A folded collar gives it a classic vintage feel and a polished look. Two color brioche adds amped up texture with the help of fuzzy Suri alpaca yarn! The body is kept engaging with a simple slip stitch texture. Short sleeves and a cropped length will keep this sweater in your closet for all seasons!

DETAILS
This sweater is knit from the top down (meaning you can try it on as you go and add length to suit your own personal style!), beginning with the folded collar. The circular yoke is adorned with 2 color brioche, and then you will separate the sleeves placing them on hold while the body is finished with a simple slip stitch textured pattern. The sleeves are then returned to the needle, picking up stitches for the underarm for a totally seamless sweater!

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

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
30 (34, 38, 42, 46)(50, 54, 58, 62)”
76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117)(127, 137, 147.5, 157.5) cm
Recommended ease is -2 - +2”/-5 - +5 cm; sample is shown in Size 2 on a 34”/86.5 cm bust with 0”/0 cm ease.
#sizeinclusive

YARN REQUIREMENTS
Light fingering weight (265 yds/50 g)
Main Color - 713 (798, 936, 1058, 1186)(1317, 1458, 1642, 1836) yds
134 (150, 176, 200, 223)(248, 275, 309, 346) g

Light fingering/lace weight (328 yds/50 g)
Colors A, B & C (each) - 48 (54, 63, 71, 80)(89, 98, 111, 124) yds
8 (9, 10, 11, 13)(14, 15, 17, 19) g

SUGGESTED YARN
MC - Ritual Dyes Maven Rambouillet (265 yds/50 g) - 3 (3, 4, 4, 5)(5, 6, 7, 7) skeins Natural (white)
The Farmers Daughter Fibers Oh Dang! Suri Alpaca/Silk (328 yds/50 g)
A - 1 skein Pretty Shield (red)
B - 1 skein Juniper (aqua)
C - 1 skein Shake a Day (yellow)

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Main Fabric: US 5/3.75 mm - 24”/60 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs)

Brioche: US 4/3.5 mm - 24”/60 cm to 32”/80 cm circular for yoke

Ribbing: US 3/3.25 mm - 16”/40 cm circular for collar, 24”/60 cm for hem and preferred needles for small circumference knitting for cuffs

Small crochet hook for provisional cast on

(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge. Use one size smaller for the brioche, and 2 sizes smaller for the ribbing.)

NOTIONS
Stitch marker, row counter (recommended), scissors, waste yarn for provisional cast on, and waste yarn or stitch holders for sleeves

GAUGE
25 sts = 4”/10 cm after blocking

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Provisional cast on
Folded collar knit from the top down
Increasing
Two color brioche in the round
Slipping stitches
Picking up stitches
Binding off