Saturday, January 12, 2008

Point 5, Thick and Thin Vest - Free pattern



Point 5, Thick and Thin Vest – Free Pattern.
I scored an amazing deal on 3 precious skeins of Colinette Point 5, and had no idea what to do with it. I thought a simple vest would show off the texture and colour best, and it proved to be an easy and very fast project!

Yarn: Main: Point 5 (Colinette), colour popsicle, 3 skeins
Edging: Tagliatelli (Colinette) colour popsicle: less than one skein (could use a complimentary colour of chunky yarn from your stash)
Measurements: Chest 36 inches, length 20 inches.
Gauge: 7.5 sts and 9 rows = 4 inches.
Needles: 12 mm straight , and 7 mm circular for edging.

Back: With Point 5 and 12 mm needles, cast on 30 stitches.
Work in stocking stitch for 12 inches.
Bind off 2 sts at start of next 2 rows.
Decrease one more at each end of next row.
Work even in st st until total length is 20 inches. Cast off all sts.



Front right: Cast on 13 sts.
Work even in st st until 12 inches. End with wrong side facing.
Bind off 2 sts at start of next row.
Decrease one more at armhole edge on next row.
Work one row even.
With right side facing K2 together at front edge, K across
Work 3 rows
Decrease again at front edge (k2 together) K across rest. (should be 8 sts)
Work even until same length as back. Cast off sts.



Front left: Same as right, but reverse the shaping.
Finishing: Sew shoulder seams.
With circular needles, and Tagliatelli yarn, pick up 120 sts up front right edge, around neck and down left front. Work in K1 , P1 ribbing for 3 rows and bind off.
Around armholes, pick up 58 sts and work in rib for 3 rows, and bind off.
Sew remaining side seams. Done!

1 comment:

Cathy in Ann Arbor said...

This looks like a possibility! I couldn't resist purchasing several skeins of a really bulky thick and thin yarn in luscious shades that I found at Tuesday Morning a few weeks ago (alright, it was their entire stock). I was thinking of a shawl, but this could work, too. We'll see!

This is a wonderful blog, Chris. I've enjoyed browsing through it. Your book is beautiful!