Friday, June 16, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1940s Vogue Strapless Evening Blouse #167 - Knit

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Vintage 1940s Vogue Strapless Evening Blouse #167 - Knit


Elegance in a perfect evening blouse, enhancing beautifully bare shoulders.  Pair this with a long slim skirt or evening trousers.  Or wear with a favorite suit.
Imagine the colors of black or white with a metallic silver or gold, brown with a metallic copper or bronze…elegance!

SIZES: 
Directions are for size 12. 
Changes for sizes 14 & 16 are in brackets.

MATERIALS: 
Royal Society Sock & Sweater Yarn 4 ply, 2 [2-3] 2 oz balls each of white & green.
#4 Knitting Needles
1 ½ yds Narrow Ribbon

GAUGE
6 sts = 1”; 
8 rows = 1”

PATTERN
With green, p 1 row, k 1 row, twice. 
With white, k 1 row, p 1 row, twice; with green k 2 rows. 
Rep these 10 rows for patt.

BACK:  [Sweater is worked vertically.] 
Start at side edge with green, cast on 88 [94-100] sts. 

Work in patt until there are 12 [13-14] green & 11 [12-13] white stripes, end with first 4 rows of green.  Bind off.

TOP FOLD
With wrong side facing [k side of green stripes is wrong side] & green, pick up & k 96 [102-106] sts along top edge. 

K 1 row, p 1 row, twice; & k 1 row. 

Break off green; with white, k 1 row, p 1 row, k 1 row. 

Work 4 rows in k 1, p 1 rib.  Bind off in rib. 

Turn these 12 rows over on right side & press in place.

FRONT
Work as for back.

FINISHING
Sew up side seams. 

CASING
On wrong side with yarn, make a back stitch ½” down from top fold at beg of one stripe, * make 2nd back stitch ½” above at center of same stripe, make a back stitch ½” down from top fold at beg of next stripe; rep from * around top. 

Run ribbon thru casing. 

Tie ends at center-front. 

Steam lightly.


ENJOY!