Product description

This colorwork vest features an allover honeycomb pattern with bold vertical motifs placed at center front/back and sides; the low U-neck and hourglass shaping update this classic wardrobe staple. The vest is worked in the round and utilizes steeks at the armhole and neck openings. Upon completion of knitting, the steeks are cut; stitches are then picked up to work the bands. The ribbed trim (at armhole/neck opening and hem) is worked at a significantly denser gauge to create a firmer fabric and help maintain the shape of these areas.

Designer: Jared Flood

Collection: Spring Thaw

 

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Fitted Colorwork Vest

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  • Product description

    This colorwork vest features an allover honeycomb pattern with bold vertical motifs placed at center front/back and sides; the low U-neck and hourglass shaping update this classic wardrobe staple. The vest is worked in the round and utilizes steeks at the armhole and neck openings. Upon completion of knitting, the steeks are cut; stitches are then picked up to work the bands. The ribbed trim (at armhole/neck opening and hem) is worked at a significantly denser gauge to create a firmer fabric and help maintain the shape of these areas.

    Designer: Jared Flood

    Collection: Spring Thaw

     

  • Pattern materials

    YARDAGE

    Fingering-weight wool yarn in 2 colors:

    • Background Color: Approx. 635 (675, 745, 815, 940, 1040, 1095) yards
    • Dominant Color: Approx. 305 (325, 360, 390, 450, 500, 530) yards


    YARN

    Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g):

    • 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins BC & 2 skeins DC  
    • Photographed in Artifact (BC) and Woodsmoke (DC)


    Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
  • Pattern specs

    GAUGE

    Stranded Colorwork:

    • Working Gauge: 30 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ over charted swatch
    • Finished Gauge: 28 stitches & 28 rows = 4” over charted swatch

    See Swatching Supplement at the end of pattern for charted swatch & extended information regarding gauge.


    2×2 Ribbing:

    • Finished Unstretched Gauge: 38 stitches & 25 rounds= 4″; measured over a 48-stitch swatch, completely relaxed after blocking
    • Finished Stretched Gauge: 32 stitches & 28 rounds= 4″; measured over a 48-stitch swatch when moderately stretched and pinned, but not strained


    NEEDLES

    Colorwork Gauge Needle:

    • One 24″ (or 32″) circular in size needed to obtain colorwork gauge listed. 
    • Suggested: US 4 (3½ mm)


    Ribbing Gauge Needle:

    • One 16″ circular & one 24″ (or 32″) circular in size needed to obtain ribbing gauge listed. 
    • Suggested: US 1½ (2½ mm)


    Note: Your Gauge Needle for both stitch patterns may differ. For best results, we recommend swatching both patterns.


    FINISHED DIMENSIONS

    • 34¼ (36½, 38¾, 41¼, 43½, 45¾, 48)” garment circumference at bust
    • Suggested ease: +0-2”
    • Photographed in size 36½” with +2” of ease on model


  • Pattern Updates

    Current Pattern: v3.2

    23 March 2012:

    The “M1L” and “M1R” instructions under Special Techniques were reversed. Pattern was corrected on this date.


    19 June 2017: Version 3.0

    On page 7, under Neckband, the number of stitches to be picked up has been altered as follows:

    Pick up 57 (58, 59, 62, 62, 63, 64) stitches evenly up side of neck opening, from your current position to top of shoulder. Now pick up 86 (88, 90, 92, 94, 96, 98) stitches across bound-off stitches of Back Neck, then pick up 57 (58, 59, 62, 62, 63, 64) stitches evenly down remaining side of neck opening, ​


    9 November 2017: Version 3.1

    Under Shape Shoulders | Front, Short Row 3b has been replaced with the following:

    Short Row 3b (WS): Work until 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) stitches remain before wrap from previous WS row, wrap and turn.

    Short Row 4a (RS): Working all wraps together with their corresponding stitches as you encounter them, work to Right Armhole Steek marker, turn.

    Short Row 4b (WS): Working all wraps together with their corresponding stitches as you encounter them, work until you reach the first steek marker, remove marker, bind off 9 Neck Steek stitches, remove second marker, work to end. Break yarn leaving a generous tail.


    27 August 2018: Version 3.2

    Page 6 – Shape Shoulders & Back

    – Short rows 3a and 3b are edited, and rows 4a and 4b are added as below:

    Short Row 3a (RS): Work across row in established Chart patterns until 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) stitches remain before wrap from previous RS row, wrap and turn.

    Short Row 3b (WS): Purl across row in established Chart patterns until 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) stitches remain before wrap from previous WS row, wrap and turn.

    Short Row 4a (RS): Working all wraps together with their corresponding stitches as you encounter them, work across row in established Chart patterns to end. Break DC.

    Short Row 4b (WS): With BC only, working all wraps together with their corresponding stitches as you encounter them, purl across row, slipping the first, center, and last stitches of Center Panel Chart (so that they still appear in DC) to end.

    Following, Next Row is edited to read:

    Knit to first shoulder marker, bind off next 69 (71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81) stitches for Neck, knit to end of row, knitting wraps as before.

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