Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Rose Pattern

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Rose is a vintage-style scoop-necked, Fair Isle vest, knitted in 4 ply yarn.


To fit sizes small (medium, large, x large)
Knitted sizes
Bust 86(96, 106, 115)cm / 34(38, 42, 46)inches
Length to shoulder 50(55, 59, 63)cm / 20(22, 24, 26)inches

Materials
Rowan Scottish tweed 4 ply 25g per ball. (110 m / 120 yds per ball)
5 (5, 6, 6) balls in main shade (ms)
1 ball in each of 4 contrast colours
2.75 mm (US 2) needles
3.25 mm (US 3) needles

Tension
27 sts and 30 rows to 10cm (4 inches) measured over pattern using 3.25 mm needles.

Abbreviations
k = knit
p = purl
sts = stitches
tog = together
ms = main shade
cs = contrast shade
RS = right side
alt = alternate
foll = following
BACK

Using 2.75mm needles and ms, cast on 122 (134, 146, 158) sts.
Row 1: k2 (p2, k2) to end.
Row 2: p2 (k2, p2) to end.
Repeat these 2 rows until work measures 6 cm, increasing 1 st at the end of the last row and ending with RS facing for next row. 123 (135, 147, 159) sts.

Change to 3.25mm needles and stocking stitch 2 rows.

Using the chart, work the 34 row pattern repeat throughout, decreasing 1 st at each end of 17th, 21st and 25th rows. 117 (129, 141, 153) sts.




Work 9 (11, 13, 15) rows without shaping.
Increase 1 st at each end of next and 3 following 8th rows. 125 (137, 149, 161) sts

Continue straight until back measures 32 (35, 38, 40) cm, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape armholes
Cast off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 115 (127, 139, 151) sts
Decrease 1 st at each end of next 7 rows ** 101 (113, 125, 137) sts
Then on following 5 (6, 7) alt rows. 91 ( 101, 111, 121) sts
Continue straight until armhole measures 20 (21, 22, 22) cm ending with RS facing for next row.
Cast off 18 (20, 22, 24) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 55 (61, 67, 73)sts
Leave rem 55 (61, 67, 73) sts on holder for back neck.

FRONT

Work as given for back to ** 101 (113, 125, 137) sts
Work 1 row ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape neck
Work 2 tog patt 38 (40, 42, 44) sts turn, leaving rem sts on holder.
Working the left side of neck first, and keeping pattern correct, dec 1 st at neck edge of next 8 rows, then on foll 6 alt rows, then on 3 (4, 5, 6) foll 4th rows, and at the same time dec 1 st at armhole edge of 2nd and 3 (4, 5, 6) foll alt rows. 18 (20, 22, 24) sts
Continue straight until front measures the same as back to shoulders ending with RS facing for next row.
Cast off 18 (20, 22, 24)sts.

With RS facing rejoin yarn to rem sts, place centre 21 (25, 29, 33) sts on a holder for front neck, patt to last 2 sts, work 2 tog.
Complete to match left side, reversing shaping.

MAKING UP

Join right shoulder seam.

Neckband
With RS facing and ms, pick up and knit 45 (47, 49, 52) sts down left side of neck, knit across 21 (25, 29, 33) sts on holder at front, pick up and knit 45 (47, 49, 52) sts up right side of neck, knit across 55 (61, 67, 73) sts on holder at back. 166 (180, 194, 210) sts
Work in k2 p2 rib for 8 rows.
Cast off in rib.

Armholes
Join remaining shoulder seam.

For each armhole, with RS facing and ms, pick up and knit 94 (100, 106, 106)sts evenly along armhole edge.
Work in k2 p2 rib for 8 rows.
Cast off in rib.

Join side seams and tidy up all loose ends.

3 comments:

  1. looks fantastic. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  2. Love this
    Wery nice colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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