Sunday, December 23, 2007

Eyelet Vest

Do you remember the "New sweater in progress" post?
Well, the sweater has become a vest, and it will probably be my mother's Christmas gift!
You know, Christmas is really close now and there are many presents i still have to do, so i didn't had time to make sleeves!!
I think it's nice anyway, i love the color and the eyelet pattern, and it fits perfectly.
Here's another picture of the eyelet's detail:

Of course i've wrote down the patter, and because it turned out as a vest, i just had to leave out the sleeves's part.
I don't know if someone will find it useful, it is really simple and nothing special as it's my first knitting project, but i love to share my creativity with others, so here's my Eyelet Vest pattern:

Mohair (40% mohair, 60% dralon)
6mm straight needles

Adult small.
Finished chest circumference: 78cm (30.7inches)
Total lenght: 49cm (19.3 inches)

Cast on 60 st using 6mm straight needles.
Rib: *k2,p2* for 11 rows.
Knit next row.
Purl next row.

Eylet pattern's rows:
Row 1: k2, *yfwd, k2tog, k2* rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2: purl.
Row 3: knit.
Row 4: purl.
Row 5: K4, *yfwd, k2tog, k2* rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 6: purl.
Row 7: knit.
Row 8: purl.
Continue with eylet pattern's rows (i've repeat them 9 times), until the piece misures approximately 35cm, or the desired lenght to armholes, ending with a Row 6.

Armhole shaping:
Bind off 4 sts at the beginning of the next row, knit the remaining sts.
Bind off 4 sts at the beginning of the next row, purl the remaining sts.
K2tog,k 4 sts, yfwd, k2tog, *k2, yfwd, k2tog*, rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, k2tog.
Purl next row.
K2tog, knit across to last 2 sts, K2tog.
Purl next row.
Repeat Pattern Rows 1 to 8, until the armholes misures approximately 15cm from Bo rows

Same as back until the point where you want the V neck opening starts (i've repeated pattern's rows 8 times ),ending with a row 5 .
Purl to the halfway point (30 sts), attach a second ball.
Dec one st on each neck edge of next row, and on every other odd rows, until there are 12 sts each front shoulder piece. AT THE SAME TIME, repeat armhole shaping as for back when the piece misures 35cm or the lenght you've done for back.
Continue in pattern rows until the front piece misures as back.
Bind off all sts.

Sew shoulders and side seams.Weave in all ends.

Enjoy your Eyelet Vest!