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Holiday Vest
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June 12 2014
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Project info
Holiday Vest
Knitting
M
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Adriafil Avantgarde
246 yards in stash
5 skeins = 1230.0 yards (1124.7 meters), 250 grams
012
Blue
Michela Merceria
June 2014
Notes

FRONT:
Work with normal needles in size 4.5: CO 120 sts, work 2/2 rib for ~7cm, then continue in stockinette until reaching 15cm.
At this point change to needles 3.5 to slightly shape the waist; work until ~30cm in stockinette.
Switch back to needles 4.5 and continue in stockinette.
At 39cm start the sleeve shaping (armholes):
on the RS (right side) cast off 6 sts on each side; cast off one extra st at each RS row for 6 times.
At the 6th time (~43cm) start dividing for the V neck:
cast off the central 5 sts (there should be ~47 sts remaining on each side).
Continue casting off 1 on the side for the sleeve for another 4 rows on RS and 1 on the centre (V neck) for another 15 rows on RS.
Cast off all remaining sts and proceed with the half side left on hold.

BACK:
Proceed similarly to the front, except leave out the neck shaping.

EDGES:
Sew up front and back with invisible seams (mattress stitch), with circular needles 4mm/40cm pick up sts along sleeves and neck and create a 2/2 rib edge.

NECK:
V-neck with central decrease and hemming (=double fabric, if not too bulky) in 2/2 rib. Edit: decided against the double fabric because the rib would be too bulky once doubled. Made single 2/2 rib and bound off fairly tightly to avoid a loose neck edge.

As a reference, I found useful info about the implementation of some sweater details in: The Knitter’s Book of Sweater Patterns by Ann Budd.

I’m going to try and make a sweater… I’ll design the sleeves, as well as the body. I’m using these sources as a reference:

  • The Knitter’s Book of Sweater Patterns (Ann Budd)
  • Set-In Sleeves - a Love Affair (Pam Allen, in Interweave Knits Winter 2007)

Let’s see if I can make it work with my own pattern

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June 12 2014
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About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Adriafil
Fingering
100% Wool
246 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: July 24, 2014
  • In progress: July 24, 2014
  • Updated: August 29, 2017
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