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Tweedy Upsized

by Jean Chung

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Intermediate

Although I think kids look adorable when they are dressed in things inspired by adult formal wear, it doesn’t always work vice versa.

I fell in love with the tweedy stitch when I designed “Tweedy” in 2011, and I knew I wanted to re-use this stitch for the adult version, but I had to revamp the look. With the cropped length and a zipper detail, the look is young and hip, but still appropriate for adults.

 


 


Sizes

Baby[Toddler, Child, Teen/Small Adult, Medium Adult and Large adult ]
Note: Most Women will fit in the Teen/Small Adult Size. Measure before starting, as sizing runs large.

Finished Measurements

32 [36, 39½, 43, 47] inches
Sample shown in 32 inch size

Materials

Sweet Georgia Merino Silk Aran [50% fine merino wool, 50% cultivated silk; 185 yards/168 meters per 3.5 ounce/100 gram skein]; 

Bison [MC]; 4 [4, 5, 5, 6] skeins
Honey Fig [CC]: 2 skeins


Recommended needle sizes

US #4/3.25 mm dpns or 32 inch circular needles
US #7/4.5 mm straight or 32 inch circular needles
US #8/5.0 mm straight or 32 inch circular needles

Notions

1 18-22" separating zipper (usually says for "Jackets"; choose a zipper 1 inch shorter than the length of center panel)
Yarn needle
Embroidery Floss or waste yarn in fingering weight

Gauge

With MC, 17 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in St st.
With MC & CC, 22 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in Tweedy pattern.
Gauge is critical in this design.

Pattern Notes

Tweed Pattern (worked on an even number of sts)
Row 1 (RS): With CC, * k1, sl1 pwise wyif; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2: With CC, * p1, sl1 pwise wyib; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 3: With MC, work as for Row 1.
Row 4: With MC, work as for Row 2.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for pattern.

Reverse Single Crochet: * Insert the hook from front to back in the next st to the right, yo, draw the yarn through the st, yo, draw the yarn through the 2 loops on hook; repeat from * around.

Skills Required

M1R, M1L, W&T

Instructions

Back
With MC and the largest needles, cast on 70 [78, 86, 94, 102] sts.
Row 1 (WS): Purl across.
Work in St st for 4 more rows.

Decrease Row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1: 68[76, 84, 92, 100] sts.
Continue in St st, repeating Decrease Row every 4 [4, 6, 6, 8] rows, 6 [6, 5, 5, 3] times more: 56 [64, 74, 82, 94] sts.

Next Row (WS): Purl across.
Work in St st for 6 [6, 6, 6, 10] more rows, ending with WS.

Next Row (RS): K1, M1R, k to the last st, M1L, k1: 58 [66, 76, 84, 96] sts.
Continue in St st, repeating Increase Row every 6 [6, 6, 6, 10] rows, 6 [6, 5, 5, 3] more times: 70 [78, 86, 94, 102] sts.

Detail

Next Row (WS): Purl across.
Work even until Back measures 13 inches from cast on edge, ending with a WS row.

Armhole Shaping
Bind off 3 [4, 4, 4, 5] at the beginning of the next 2 rows, work across: 64 [70, 78, 86, 92] sts.
Bind off 2 [3, 3, 3, 3] at the beginning of the next 2 rows, work across: 60 [64, 72, 80, 86] sts.
Decrease Row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1: 58 [62, 70, 78, 84] sts.
Next Row: Purl across.
Repeat last 2 rows 2 times: 54 [58, 66, 74, 80] sts.
Work even in St st until armholes measure 8 [8½, 9, 9½, 10] inches, ending with WS row.
Next Row (RS): Work 9 [9, 9, 11, 11] sts, attach a new ball of yarn, bind off center 36 [40, 48, 52, 58] sts; 9 [9, 9, 11, 11] sts remaining for left shoulder.

Shoulder Shaping for Left Shoulder
K4 [4, 4, 6, 6] W&T; purl to end.
Next Row (RS): Knit across, working the wrap together with the wrapped stitch.
Next Row (WS): Purl across.
Bind off all sts.

Shoulder Shaping for Right Shoulder
With WS facing, attach MC. P4 [4, 4, 6, 6], W&T, knit to end.
Next Row (WS): Purl across, working the wrap together with the wrapped stitch.
Bind off all sts.

Detail

Front Right
With MC cast on 22 [28, 28, 28, 30] sts.
Row 1 (WS): Purl across.
Work in St st for 4 more rows.
Decrease Row (RS): Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1: 21 [27, 27, 27, 29] sts.
Continue in St st, repeating Decrease Row every 4 [4, 6, 6, 8] rows, 6 [6, 5, 5, 3] times more: 15 [21, 22, 22, 26] sts.
Beginning with a WS row, work even for 7 [7, 7, 7, 11] rows.
Increase Row (RS): Knit to last st, M1L, k1: 16 [22, 23, 23, 27] sts.
Continue in St st, repeating Increase Row every 6 [6, 6, 6, 10] rows, 6 [6, 5, 5, 3] more times: 22 [28, 28, 28, 30] sts.
Work even until Front Right measures 13 inches from cast on edge, ending with a RS row.

Armhole Shaping
Next Row (WS): Bind off 3 [4, 4, 4, 5] sts, purl to end: 19 [24, 24, 24, 25] sts.
Next Row: Knit across.
Next Row: Bind off 2 [3, 3, 3, 3] sts, purl to end: 17 [21, 21, 21, 22] sts.
Decrease Row: Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1: 16 [20, 20, 20, 21] sts.
Next Row: Purl across.
Repeat last 2 rows, 2 times: 14 [18, 18, 18, 19] sts.
Work even until armhole measures 6 [6½, 7, 7½, 8] inches, ending with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 3 [7, 7, 6, 7] sts, knit to end: 11 [11, 11, 12, 12] sts.
Next Row: Purl across.
Decrease Row: K1, ssk, knit to end: 10 [10, 10, 11, 11] sts.
Repeat last 2 rows 1 [1, 1, 0, 0] more time on the next RS row: 9 [9, 9, 11, 11] sts.
Work even until armhole measures 8 [8½, 9, 9½, 10] inches, ending with a WS row.

Shoulder Shaping
K4 [4, 4, 6, 6], W&T; purl to end.
Next Row (RS): Knit across, working the wrap together with the wrapped stitch.
Next Row (WS): Purl across.
Bind off all sts.

Front Left
With MC cast on 22 [28, 28, 28, 30] sts.
Row 1 (WS): Purl across.
Work in St st for 4 more rows.
Decrease Row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to end: 21 [27, 27, 27, 29] sts.
Continue in St st, repeating Decrease Row every 4 [4, 6, 6, 8] rows, 6 [6, 5, 5, 3] times more: 15 [21, 22, 22, 26] sts.
Beginning with a WS row, work even for 7 [7, 7, 7, 11] rows.
Increase Row (RS): K1, M1R, knit across: 16 [22, 23, 23, 27] sts.
Continue in St st, repeating Increase Row every 6 [6, 6, 6, 10] rows, 6 [6, 5, 5, 3] more times: 22 [28, 28, 28, 30] sts.
Work even until Front Left measures 13 inches from cast on edge, ending with a WS row.

Armhole Shaping
Next Row: Bind off 3 [4, 4, 4, 5] sts, knit to end: 19 [24, 24, 24, 25] sts.
Next Row: Purl across.
Next Row: Bind off 2 [3, 3, 3, 3] sts, knit to end: 17 [21, 21, 21, 22] sts.
Next Row: K1, ssk, knit to end: 16 [20, 20, 20, 21] sts.
Next Row: Purl across.
Repeat the last 2 rows 2 times: 14 [18, 18, 18, 19] sts.
Work even until armhole measures 6 [6½, 7, 7½, 8] inches, ending with a RS row.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 3 [7, 7, 6, 7] sts, purl to end: 11 [11, 11, 12, 12] sts.
Next Row: Knit across.
Next Row: Purl across.
Next Row: Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1: 10 [10, 10, 11, 11] sts.
Repeat last 2 rows 1 [1, 1, 0, 0] time: 9 [9, 9, 11, 11] sts.
Work even until armhole measures 8 [8½, 9, 9½, 10] inches, ending with a RS row.

Short Row Shaping
Next Row (WS): P4 [4, 4, 6, 6], W&T, knit to end.
Next Row: Purl to end, picking up the wrapped st.
Bind off all sts.

Front Center
With CC, cast on 42 [36, 44, 52, 56] sts.
Work in Tweed pattern for 19 [19½, 20, 20½, 21] inches without any shaping.
Bind off in MC.

FINISHING

Using waste yarn or embroidery floss, seam sides and the Right edge of the Center Panel to the Right Front. (When wearing the vest, the zipper goes on the left side).

Zipper: (All references to Left and Right is from the Wearer's point of view).
Attach zipper. Start with a zipper zipped all the way up, with the pull tab facing up. Most zippers come with a seam allowance above the top stops. Fold these over to the back, and pin right side tape of the zipper underneath the Left edge of the Center Panel. Hand stitch the tape. Align the Left Front Panel to the other side of the zipper tape. Hand stitch the tape. (Optional: You can handbaste the tapes and then use sewing machine to install the zipper).

Armhole Edging
With the smallest needles and MC, pick up and knit every st along bound off edge, and pick up 3 sts per every 4 rows around, making sure total number of picked up sts is a multiple of 4; join in the round and place marker.
Next 4 Rnds: [K2, p2] around.
Bind off all sts in pattern.
Repeat for second Armhole.

Neck Edging
With the middle size needles and MC, pick up and knit every st along bound off edge, and pick up 3 sts per every 4 rows around, making sure total number of picked up sts is a multiple of 4.
Next Row (WS): [K2, p2] across.
Work in established ribbing for 20 rows or desired length of the collar.

Waist Edging
Using a crochet hook and MC, work 1 row of Reverse single crochet.
Block lightly.
Weave in ends.

 

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Jean is a designer based in Southern California. Her designs are seen in various knitting magazines and her website.

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