Friday, June 16, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1940’s Cocktail Evening Sweater #184 Pattern - Knit

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Vintage 1940’s Cocktail Evening Sweater #184 Pattern - Knit 


SIZES
14, 16 and 18. 
Instructions are for size 14. 
Changes for larger sizes are in brackets.

MATERIALS:
Scotch Fingering Yarn, 3 Ply [1 oz. skeins]: 9 skeins of Caribou for Sizes 14 and 16; 10 skeins for Size 18
1 pair each Knitting Pins, #2 ([ 3/4 mm. size] and #3 [3 mm. size]
Gold beads                           
3 buttons.

GAUGE:
7 1/2 sts = 1 inch;
10 rows = 1 inch.

BLOCKING MEASUREMENTS: 
Sizes 14, 16, 18
Bust - 34″, 36″, 38″
Width across back or front at underarm - 17″, 18″, 19″
Length from shoulder to lower edge - 24″, 24 1/2″, 25 1/2″
Length of side seam - 17″, 17 1/2″, 18″
Length of sleeve seam - 17 1/2″, 18″, 18″
Width across sleeve at upper arm - 13″, 13″, 13 1/2″

BACK
With #2 needles, cast on loosely 128 sts [136 sts, 144 sts].

Work in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 2 inches.

Change to #3 needles and work in stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row) until piece measures 2 1/2 inches in all.

Dec 1 st at both ends of next row and every 6th row thereafter until there remain
112 sts [120 sts, 128 sts].

Work without decreasing until piece measures 8 inches in all.

Inc 1 st at both ends of next row and every 9th row [10th row, 11th row] thereafter until there are on needle 128 sts [136 sts, 144 sts].

Work without increasing until piece measures in all 17″ [17 1/2″, 18″].

To Shape Armholes:
Bind off 9 sts at beginning of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st at end of each row until there remain 106 sts [110 sts, 114 sts].

Work without decreasing until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping, ending with a purl row 3 1/2″ [4″, 4 1/2″].

Knit across 53 sts [55 sts, 57 sts].

Turn and work over this set of sts only, increasing 1 st at armhole edge on next row and every 5th row thereafter until there are on needle 55 sts [58 sts, 60 sts].

Work without increasing until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping, ending with a purl row 7″ [7″, 7 1/2″].

To Shape Shoulder:
Bind off 7 sts [9 sts, 9 sts] at beginning of next row and every other row thereafter until there remain 20 sts [22 sts, 24 sts]. 

Bind off remaining sts for back of neck.

Attach yarn where sts were divided and work opposite side to correspond, reversing shapings.

FRONT: 
Work exactly as for Back until ribbing measures 2 inches.

Change to #3 needles and work as follows:

1st row: Knit across.

2nd row: Purl 91 sts [95 sts, 99 sts] place a marker on right hand needle, k 4, place another marker on right hand needle, purl 33 sts [37 sts, 41 sts].

Work in stockinette st, keeping the 4 sts between markers in garter st (knit each row) and making decreases and increases exactly as for Back until piece measures in all, ending with a knit row 16 1/2″ [17″, 17 1/2″]. 

There are on needle 128 sts [136 sts, 144 sts].

Now work as follows:
1st row: Purl 33 sts [37 sts, 41 sts] place a marker on right hand needle, knit
58 sts [58 sts, 58 sts] remove marker, k 4, slip other marker, then purl 33 sts [37 sts, 41 sts].

2nd row: Knit across.

3rd row: Purl 33 sts [37 sts, 41 sts] slip marker, knit 62 sts [62 sts, 62 sts] slip marker, purl 33 sts [37 sts, 41 sts].

4th and 5th rows: Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows.

6th row: Knit 33 sts [37 sts, 41 sts] remove marker, knit 58 sts [58 sts, 58 sts] place a marker on right hand needle, k 4, slip marker, knit 33 sts [37 sts, 41 sts].

Continue as for Back, keeping the 4 sts between markers in garter st and working until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping (omitting opening), ending with a knit row 5″ [5″,5 1/2″]. 

There are on needle 116 sts [120 sts, 110 sts].

To Shape Neck:
Purl 20 sts [19sts, 17sts], knit 4 sts, purl 21 sts [25sts, 29sts]. 

Bind off 20 sts; purl 45 sts [48sts, 50sts]. 

Work over the last set of sts only, binding off 2 sts at neck edge each purl row until there remain 35 sts [36 sts, 36 sts]. 

Work without decreasing until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping, ending at armhole edge 7″ [7″, 7 1/2″].

To Shape Shoulder:
Bind off at beginning of next row and every other row thereafter 7 sts [9 sts, 9 sts] until all sts are bound off.

Attach yarn to opposite side of neck edge and work other side to correspond, reversing shapings and keeping sts between markers in garter st.

SLEEVES: 
Starting at lower edge with No. 3 needles, cast on loosely 54 sts [56 sts, 58 sts]. 

Work in stockinette st for 1 inch.

Inc 1 st at both ends of next row and every 7th row thereafter until there are on needle 98 sts [98 sts, 102 sts].

Work without increasing until piece measures in all 17 1/2″ [18″, 18″].

To Shape Top:
Bind off 9 sts at beginning of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st at end of every row until there remain 44 sts [44 sts, 46 sts]. 

Dec 1 st at both ends of each row until 22 sts remain. Bind off.

CUFF: 
With No. 3 needles, cast on 54 sts [56 sts, 58 sts].

1st row: Knit across.

2nd row: P 3, k 4, purl across to last 7 sts, k 4, p 3.

3rd row: Knit across, increasing 1 st at both ends of row.

Repeat the last 2 rows until there are on needle 68 sts [70 sts, 72 sts].

Now work as follows:

1st row: P 3, knit across to last 3 sts, p 3.

2nd row: Knit across, increasing 1 st at both ends of row.

3rd to 6th rows incl: Repeat 1st and 2nd rows alternately.

7th row: Purl across.

8th row: Repeat 2nd row.

9th, 10th and 11th rows: Purl across.

12th row: Knit across, decreasing 1 st at both ends of row.

13th row: Purl across.

Repeat last 2 rows alternately until there remain 54 sts [56 sts, 58 sts].  Bind off loosely.

COLLAR (Make 2): 
With #3 needles, cast on loosely 49 sts [51 sts, 52 sts] and work exactly as for Cuff until there are on needle 63 sts [65 sts, 66 sts].

Now work as follows:

1st row: P 3, knit across to last 3 sts, p 3.

2nd row: Knit across, increasing 1 st at both ends of row.

3rd to 6th rows incl: Repeat 1st and 2nd rows alternately.

7th row: Purl across.

8th row: Repeat 2nd row.

9th, 10th and 11th rows: Purl across.

12th row: Knit across, decreasing 1 st at both ends of row.

13th row: Purl across.

Repeat last 2 rows alternately until there remain 49 sts [51 sts, 52 sts].  Bind off loosely.

FINISHING: 
Block pieces to measurements.

Sew up shoulder and underarm seams.

Sew up sleeve seams and sew in sleeves.

Fold collar at ridge and sew edges to neck edge.

Finish sleeves in same way.

Embroider with gold beads.

Work a row of sc along back opening, making three ch-5 button loops spaced evenly on right side.

Sew on buttons to correspond.


ENJOY!