Sunday, May 28, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1935 Spectator Two-Piece Knit Suit #177

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Vintage 1935 Spectator Two-Piece Knit Suit #177

SIZE:  34 - 36

MATERIALS: 
Clark’s ONT Knitting & Crochet Cotton, 16 balls
Pair #9 [5 ¼ mm] Knitting needles
#1 Steel Crochet hook
1 Buckle for Belt
8 Large buttons

GAUGE: 
5 sts = 1 in;
6 rows = 1 in

PATTERN: 
Stockinette stitch [ knit 1 row, purl 1 row] is used throughout.

BACK OF BLOUSE: 
With thread double, cast on 82 sts. 

Work in Stockinette for 1 ½ ins, then dec 1 st at each end. 

[To dec a st, k 2 tog.  Always dec the 2nd and 3rd sts from the edge to make an even edge]. 

Continue for 2 more ins and dec 1 st at each end. 

Work for 1 in and dec as before. 

Work another in and on the next row, k 10 sts, dec 1 st, k 5 sts, dec 1 st, k across to within 17 sts from end and dec 1 st, k 5 sts, dec 1 st, k 10. 

Work evenly for 1 ½ ins and dec 1 st at each end. 

[To inc, knit 1 st but do not slip st off the left needle, then knit another st through the back of the same st and slip off]. 

Work for 1 in and on next row, k 10 sts, inc 1 st, k 5 sts, inc 1 st, k across to within 15 sts, from end and inc 1 st, k 5 sts, inc 1 st, k 10. 

Work evenly for 1 in, then inc 1 st at each end every in for 5 times. 

Continue for ½ in and inc 1 st at each end. 

Work ½ in evenly. 

Piece should now measure 14 ins. 

Bind off 4 sts at beg of each of next 2 rows to start shaping armhole. 

Work 1 row evenly, then dec 1 st at each end for 1 row. 

Work 2 ½ ins evenly and bind off.

RIGHT FRONT: 
Cast on 37 sts and work in stockinette, inc 1 st at end of every purl row until there are 42 sts on needle. 

This gives a curve to the front. 

Work underarm side the same as for the back, making the same decs to shape waistline and the same increases to shape underarm seam. 

When piece measures 9 ½ ins make a buttonhole as follows:  K 3 from front edge, bind off 4 sts, and on next row cast on 4 sts to replace the 4 sts bound off. 

*  Continue for 3 ins and make another buttonhole.  Repeat from * once more.  [3 buttonholes].

LEFT FRONT
Made same as right front, omitting buttonholes. 

To make stockinette on right side, work the curve at the front on every knit row instead of every purl row.

SLEEVES AND YOKE: 
[Made in one piece].  Work starts at wrist of right sleeve. 

Cast on 40 sts and work evenly for 7 rows. 

Then make a buttonhole at beg of 8th row, same as for right front. 

From here on, inc 1 st every 4th row, alternating incs at beg and end of rows to make an even number of incs on both sides. 

When piece measures 18 ½ ins, bind off 4 sts on same side as buttonhole, and 6 sts on the other side.

Then dec 1 st at beg of each of next 5 rows. 

Bind off 10 sts at beg of each of next 2 rows. 

Then on side opposite the buttonhole, cast on 30 sts. 

Work straight for 6 rows [there should be 60 sts across]. 

On next row, make a buttonhole at side where 30 sts were cast on. 

Work 6 more rows straight. 

Then bind off 10 sts at same side as 2nd buttonhole. 

Dec 1 st on the same side as last buttonhole on each row for the next 22 rows until there are 28 sts. 

Work straight for 6 rows.  This completes a half of the piece. 

Finish other half to correspond, omitting the buttonhole on the yoke. 

BELT: 
Cast on 8 sts and work straight for desired length, then dec 1 st at each end until all sts are worked off. 

Make another piece of identical shape and to join the two together, slip st all around the edges of both pieces.

COLLAR
Cast on 3 sts. 

Inc 1 st at beg of every row until there are 16 sts on needle. 

Then work 88 rows straight and shape other point to correspond. 

Make another piece of same shape, and join the two together as done for belt.

CUFFS: 
Cast on 3 sts, inc 1 st at beg of every row until there are 10 sts on needle. 

Work straight 40 rows and shape other end to correspond. 

Make another piece, and join both together as for belt.  this completes one cuff. 

Make another cuff in the same way.

TOP POCKET: 
Cast on 12 sts. 

Inc 1 st at beg of 2nd and 4th rows, then work 8 more rows straight. 

On the 13th row make a buttonhole 2 sts in from straight side [which is top of pocket]. 

Shape other side to correspond.

LOWER POCKET: 
Cast on 17 sts and work same as smaller pocket, with an inc at the beg of the 2nd, 4th and 6th rows. 

Make the buttonhole on the 18th row. 

With the crochet hook, make a row of slip st around pockets to prevent curling. 

Sew top pocket to upper left front and lower pocket to lower right, as in illustration.

Sew sleeve seams, leaving 2 ins open at the wrist. 

Sew up underarm seams and join yoke to rest of jacket. 

Sew collar to yoke, leaving about 2 ins free on each side of yoke. 

Attach center of cuff to center of bottom of sleeve and sew on, leaving about 1 ½ ins free on each side of sleeve. 

The points of the cuffs are tacked at the sleeve seam above the opening at the wrist. 

Sew snap fasteners on to make cuffs fit snugly at wrist. 

Sew on buttons to correspond to buttonholes. 

Make a row of slip st around all edges and buttonholes, to finish off. 

Make ch st loops at side seams of waistline for belt. 

To keep the front edges from curling, apply a half in width strip of grosgrain along both sides and around bottom of jacket.

BACK OF SKIRT
With thread double, cast on 115 sts. 

Work in stockinette 3 ins and dec 1 st at each end. 

*  Work 2 ½ ins and dec 1 st at each end.  Repeat from * 10 more times.  [91 sts on needle]. 

On next row, k 25 sts, dec 1 st, k across to within 26 sts from end of row, dec 1 st and finish row. 

Work 5 more rows and on next row dec 1 st at each end. 

Work 6 rows and on next row dec 1 st at each end. 

On next row, k 22 sts, dec 1 st, k across to within 23 sts from end of row, dec 1 st and finish row. 

Work 5 more rows and then dec 1 st at each end. 

On next row k 20 sts, dec 1 st, k across to within 21 sts from end of row, dec 1 st and finish row. 

Work 3 more rows, dec 1 st at each end on next row. 

Then work 4 rows and dec 1 st at each end on next row. 

Then k 17 sts, dec 1 st, k across to within 18 sts from end of row, dec 1 st and finish row. 

Finish with 2 more rows.

FRONT: 
Cast on 130 sts. 

** Work in stockinette for 2 ins, then dec 1 st at each end. 

* Work 1 ½ ins and dec 1 st at each end.  Repeat from * 3 more times. 

Repeat from ** once.  [110 sts on needle]. 

Dec every 1 ½ ins 8 times [94 sts on needle]. 

Dec every 1 ½ ins 8 times [94 sts on needle]. 

From here on, dec every in for 5 times. 

Work 4 rows and dec, 4 more rows and dec, and finish with 3 rows.

Sew skirt seams, leaving opening of 6 ins at right side. 

Pick up sts along opening and work 5 rows for placket. 

Sew skirt to belting and sew hooks on belting and snap fasteners on placket. 

Turn up hem for desired length.


ENJOY!