Sleeveless Vest in Hand-spun Wool
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A lady contacted me to say there was a mistake in the front of the vest.
I haven't had time to check it out butI think it is just in the cable section
There are 2 purl stitches on each side of the cable
Measurements: To fit bust size 76/81cm (30/32inch) 95cm (38 inch)
Length from top of shoulder.. .57/58 cm (22.5/23 inch)
Materials: 300 grms of hand-spun wool
1 pair each of 6.5mm and 4.5mm needles and 1 cable needle and one set of 4.5mm needles for neck band.
Tension: 14sts = 10cm
Abbreviations: CA6 = slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and leave at back of work, knit next 3 sts from left hand needle and then knit 3 sts from cable needle.
Please check your tension as your hand-spun wool probably differs to mine.
With 4.5mm needles cast on 64/ 76sts. K1 P1
rib for 11cm Increase by 4 stitches in last row.68 (80sts.)
Shape armhole by casting off 4 stitches at beginning of next two rows. Then decrease 1 stitch each end of every row till 50 (56) stitches remain. Work till armhole measures 21 (22 cm). Cast off.
4.5mm needles cast on 64 (76 sts). K1 P1 rib for 7 cm. Increase
by 4 stitches in last row 68 (80 sts.) Change to No. 6.5mm needles.
1st row:K12 K16, P2, K6, P2,
K9, P2, K6, P2 K9, P2, K6, P2, K12 (K16 )
Repeat the cable twist on every 11th row.
Work in pattern until work measures same as back to armhole
Vee Neck Band
With set of 4.5mm needles pick up 35 stitches
from left hand side neck, take thread off centre stitch then pick
that up, 35 stitches from right hand side neck, 56 stitches across
back. Knit band in K1 P1 rib for 6 rows. Decrease each side of centre
stitch by knitting 2 together, knit centre stitch then knit 2 together
through the back of the loops. Decrease like this on each row. Cast
Designed by Valerie Donald