Monday, March 5, 2007

I just wrote a pattern for a sweater vest...

So I just was looking at the pattern for mike's sweater vest and I realized that the pattern would end up being exactly 40 inches in the end. So I realized that that would make it too tight. So therefore I rewrote the entire thing!!! The pattern is here, and below are my corrections. I sized it for a 42" inch chest, because the pattern jumps from a 40" to a 44" chest! I also put it in the round. So here it is:
(keep in mind I haven't knitted it yet, but I just changed an existing pattern)
Gauge: 18 sts to four inchs in stst.
1000-1100 yards worsted weight yarn.
Ribbing:cast on 220 sts. Work ribbing for 2.5 inches. Dec evenly 32sts across. Work in stst for 17 inches.
WORK FLAT: w/ 94sts
(back): shape armholes: Bind off 6 sts at beg of next two rows. – 82 sts. Every RS row – dec 1 st both sides – dec 20 sts – 62 sts. Work even until armholes measure 9inches.
Shape shoulders: bind off 7 sts at the begs of the next two rows. 48 sts. Bind off 6 sts at the beg of the next two rows.
Front: (WORKING FLAT): 94 sts
Shaping armholes:
Row 1 (RS): bind off 6 sts, work until there are 40sts on RH needle, sl center 2 sts to holder, join second ball of yarn, k to end.
R2: bind off 6 sts, p to end. I love Samantha. 40 sts on each side, 80 sts total.
Still working both sides at once, dec 1 st at each armhole edge every RS row 10 times. AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row 10 times, then every other RS row 7 times. When all decs have been completed, work even on 13 sts each side until armholes measure 9”, end on WS.
Shape shoulders: bind off 7 sts at the begs of the next two rows. 48 sts. Bind off 6 sts at the beg of the next two rows.
Neckband: With RS facing, using circular needle, beg at left shoulder, pick up and k58 sts along left front neck edge, place marker, k2 from holder, place marker, pick up and k58 sts along right front neck edge, then 38 sts along back neck edge – 156 sts. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.
Rnd 1: K2, * p2, k2, rep from * to 2 sts before marker, work 2 tog, sl marker, k2, sl marker, work 2 tog, p2, * k2, p2, rep from * to end – 154 sts. Working in ribbing as established, continue to dec 1 st before 1st marker and after 2nd marker every rnd until band measures 1 1/2”. Bind off in ribbing, dropping markers.
Armbands: With RS facing, using smaller straight needles, pick up and k122 sts around entire armhole edge. Beg with Row 2, work in ribbing same as back for 1 1/4”, end on WS. Bind off in ribbing. Sew side and armband seams.

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