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Free Pattern - Vintage 1950s Afternoon Delight Dress Suit #1167 - Knit

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Vintage 1950s Afternoon Delight Dress Suit #1167
SIZE:
12, 14 & 16.
Directions are for size 12 with changes for sizes 14 & 16 in parentheses.

MATERIALS:
Beehive Scotch Fingering Yarn, 3 Ply, 1 oz Skein:  25 (26, 27) Skeins
1 pair Royal Society Aluminum or Plastic Knitting Needles. #2/2¾ mm
Royal Society Steel Circular Knitting Needle - 29” #2/2¾ mm
Steel Crochet Hook #1
Crown Zippers, 5”, 6” & 7” (SKIRT PLACKET)
2 Buttons
Snap Fasteners

GAUGE:
8 sts = 1”
10 rows = 1”
MEASUREMENTS:
SIZES

12

14

16
Bust
32”
34”
36”
Width Across Back or Front Underarm
16”
17”
18”
Length Top of Shoulder to Lower Edge
25”
25½”
26”
Length Side Seam
15½”
15½”
16”
Length Sleeve Seam
16”
16½”
17”
Width Across Sleeve Upperarm
8”
8”
8”
Width Skirt Lower Edge
49”
50½”
52”
Hips
34”
35”
36”
Length Waist to Lower Edge
29¾”
30½”
31”

BLOUSE:
BACK:
Start at lower edge with knitting needles, cast on 165 (173, 181) sts.

NEXT ROWS: Work in st st (k 1 row, p 1 row), for 7 rows. 

NEXT ROW: K across (HEMLINE).

NOW WORK IN PATT AS FOLLOWS:
1ST ROW: K into back of each st across.

2ND ROW: P across.

NEXT ROWS: Rep these 2 rows alt until piece meas 1½” from hemline, end with p row.

1ST DEC ROW: K 12 (16, 20), k 2 tog, * k 18. k 2 tog. Rep from * 6 more times, k 11 (15. 19).

NEXT ROWS: Now dec on 1 row every 1½“ as follows, always end with p row. 

2ND DEC ROW: K 11 (15, 19). k 2 tog. * k 2 tog. k 17. Rep from * 6 more times, k 11 (15, 19). 

3RD DEC ROW: K 11 (15, 19), k 2 tog, * k 16, k 2 tog. Rep from * 6 more times, k 10 (14, 18).

NOW DEC EVERY 1” AS FOLLOWS:
4TH DEC ROW: K 10 (14, 18), k 2 tog, * k 15, k 2 tog. Rep from * across 6 more times, k 10 (14, 18).

5TH DEC ROW: K 10 (14, 18), k 2 tog. * k 14, k 2 tog. Rep from * across 6 more times, k 9 (13, 17). 

6TH DEC ROW: K 9 (13, 17), k 2 tog, * k 13, k 2 tog. Rep from * 6 more times, k 9 (13, 17) = on needle 117 (125, 133) sts.

NEXT ROWS: Work without dec until piece meas 8“ from hemline end with p row.

NOW WORK AS FOLLOWS:
1ST ROW: K 2 tog, * sl 2, k 1. Rep from * across to last 4 (3, 2) sts, sl 2, k 2 tog (sl 1, k 2 tog, k 2 tog). 

2ND ROW: P across.

3RD ROW: K 1, * sl 2. k 1. Rep from * across to last — (2, 1) sts, slip — (2, 1) sts.

NEXT ROWS: Rep 2nd & 3rd rows alt until piece meas 9“ from hemline.

NEXT ROWS: Cont in patt as before, inc 1 st at both ends of every 6th row = on needle 129 (137, 145) sts
.
NEXT ROWS: Work without inc until piece meas from hemline 15½” (15½”,16”). Bind off.

BACK YOKE:
Cast on 130 (138, 146) sts.

NEXT ROWS: Work in st st for 5 rows. 

NEXT ROW: K across (HEMLINE).

NEXT ROWS: Change to circular knitting needle & cast on at beg of next 2 rows for sleeves 128 (132, 136) sts. =  on needle 386 (402, 418) sts.

NEXT ROWS: Cont in patt as before, inc 1 st at both ends of every 4th row, = on needle 404 (422, 438) sts.

NEXT ROWS: Work without inc until piece meas from hemline 4” (4½”, 5”).

BACK OPENING:
With knitting needles work across 202 (211, 219) sts.

NEXT ROW: Turn & work over these sts only.

NEXT ROW: Cast on 2 sts at beg of next row.

NEXT ROWS: Cont in patt until cuff edge meas 4” (4½”, 4½”), end with p row.

SHAPE SLEEVE:
Bind off 5 sts at beg of next row (CUFF EDGE) & every other row until there rem 69 (71,74) sts, end with p row.

NEXT ROWS: Bind off 10 sts at beg of next row & following k row. Bind off rem 49 (51, 54) sts.

NEXT ROW: Attach yarn to other side, cast on 2 sts at neck opening & work to corres, reverse shaping.

FRONT:
Work as for Back until piece meas from hem­line 15½” (15½”,16”). = on needle 129 (137,145) sts.

SHAPE ARMHOLES:
NEXT ROWS: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

NEXT ROWS: Dec 1 st at end of each row until there rem 107 (115, 123) sts.

NEXT ROWS: Work without dec until piece meas 3“ from 1st row of armhole shaping.

NEXT ROWS: Bind off at beg of next 2 rows 41 (44, 46) sts.

NEXT ROWS: Work over rem 25 (27, 31) sts for 4¼ “. Bind off.

RIGHT SLEEVE & RIGHT FRONT YOKE:
Cast on 128 (132, 136) sts & p across.

NEXT ROWS: Work in patt, inc 1 st at beg of next row & every other row 11 times
AT SAME TIME: 

NEXT ROWS:
 Inc 1 st at opposite end (CUFF EDGE) every 4th row 9 times. 

When piece meas 3“, end with p row, lay this piece aside.

NEXT ROWS: With sep knitting needles, cast on 44 (47, 49) sts.

NEXT ROWS: Work in st st for 5 rows. 

NEXT ROW: K across (hemline). 

NEXT ROW: Work across. With same needle work across sleeve sts.

NEXT ROWS: Cont as before until incs are com­pl. = on needle 192 (199, 205) sts.

NEXT ROWS: Work with­out inc until piece meas at cuff edge, end with k row 4” (4½”, 4½”).

SHAPE SLEEVE:
NEXT ROWS: Bind off 5 sts at beg of next row & every other row 27 (28, 29) times.

NEXT ROWS: Bind off 10 sts at cuff edge every other row twice

AT THE SAME TIME:
NEXT ROWS:
 When piece meas 4½ “ from hemline, end at neck edge, bind off 2 sts at beg of next row & every other row 2 (3, 3) times.

NEXT ROWS: Dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 7 times. Bind off rem 26 (26, 27) sts.

LEFT SLEEVE & LEFT FRONT YOKE:
Work as for Right Sleeve & Front Yoke, reverse shaping.

FINISHING:
Block to measurements.

Turn hems of yoke & lower edge to wrong side & sew in place.

Sew back yoke to back overlapping hem.

Sew front yokes in place overlapping hems & front edges.

Sew side seams leaving 5“ free at left side, 5“ from hem.

Sew sleeve & shoulder seams.

Turn narrow hems to wrong side & sew in place at zipper openings.

Turn narrow hem to wrong side at cuffs & sew in place.

Make row of sc around neck opening, turn & sl st in each sc around. Break off.

Sew on buttons at front panel.

Sew in zippers.

SKIRT:
BACK:
Start at lower edge with knitting pins, cast on 196 (202, 208) sts.

NEXT ROWS: Work in st st for 7 rows. 

NEXT ROW: K across (HEMLINE)
.
NEXT ROWS: Work in patt until piece meas 3“ from hemline, end with p row.

1ST DEC ROW: K 13 (16, 19) sts, k 2 tog, (k 22, k 2 tog) 7 times; k 13 (16, 19) sts.

Cont in patt dec every 3“ as follows, always end with p row. 

2ND DEC ROW: K 12 (15, 18) sts, k 2 tog, (k 21, k 2 tog) 7 times; k 13 (16, 19) sts.

3RD DEC ROW: K 12 (15, 18) sts, k 2 tog, (k 20, k 2 tog) 7 times; k 12 (15, 18) sts.

4TH DEC ROW: K 11 (14, 17) sts, k 2 tog, (k 19, k 2 tog) 7 times; k 12 (15, 18).

NEXT ROWS: Work without dec for 5 “, end with p row. 

5TH DEC ROW: K 11 (14, 17) sts, k 2 tog, (k 18, k 2 tog) 7 times; k 11 (14, 17) sts.

NEXT ROWS: Work without dec for 5 “, end with p row. 

6TH DEC ROW: K 10 (13, 16) sts, k 2 tog, (k 17, k 2 tog) 7 times; k 11 (14, 17) sts.

NEXT ROWS: Now dec on 1 row every 1½ “. 

7TH DEC ROW: K 10 (13, 16) sts, k 2 tog, (k 16, k 2 tog) 7 times; k 10 (13, 16) sts. 

8TH DEC ROW: K 9 (12, 15) sts, k 2 tog, (k 15, k 2 tog) 7 times; k 10 (13, 16) sts.

9TH DEC ROW: K 9 (12, 15) sts, k 2 tog, (k 14, k 2 tog) 7 times; k 9 (12, 15) sts. 

10TH DEC ROW: K 8 (11, 14) sts, k 2 tog, (k 13, k 2 tog) 7 times; k 9 (12, 15) sts.

NEXT ROWS: Work without dec for 1”. 

11TH DEC ROW: K 8 (11, 14) sts, k 2 tog, (k 12, k 2 tog) 7 times; k 8 (11, 14) sts.

NEXT ROWS: Work without dec until piece meas 20¾” (30½”, 31”) from hemline. Bind off.

FRONT:
Work exactly as for Back.

FINISHING:
Block to measurements.

Sew side seams, leaving 7“ free at top of left side for zipper.

Turn hem to wrong side & sew in place.

Turn narrow hems to wrong side at zipper opening & sew in place.

Sew ribbon on wrong side to waist.

Sew in zipper.

Sew on snap fasteners at waist.

ENJOY!

HANDY ABBREVIATIONS:
*                                   repeat instructions following  single asterisk as directed
* *                                repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or                                      repeat from a given set of instructions
”                                   inch[es]
Alt                              alternate
Approx                      approximately
Beg                             begin/beginning
Bet                             between
Bl                                back loop[s]
Bo                               bobble
Bp                               back post
Bpdc                          back post double crochet
Bpsc                           back post single crochet
Bptr                           back post treble/triple crochet
Ca                               color A
Cb                               color B
Cc                               contrasting color
Ch                               chain stitch
Ch                               refers to chain or space previously
made: e.g                  ch-1 space
ch-sp                          chain space
Cl                               cluster
Cm                              centimeter[s]
Compl                                    complete
Cont                           continue
Dc                               double crochet
Dc2tog                      double crochet 2 stitches together
Dec                             decrease/decreases/decreasing
Dtr/Dtrc                   double treble/triple crochet
fl                                front loop[s]
Foll                            follow/follows/following
Fp                               front post
Fpdc                           front post double crochet
Fpsc                           front post single crochet
Fptr                           front post treble/triple crochet
G                                 gram
Hdc                            half double crochet
Hk                               hook
Inc                               increase/increases/increasing
Incl                             inclusive
K                                 knit
lp[s]                            loop[s]
M                                 meter[s]
M                                 mesh
Mc                               main color
Meas                          measure
Mm                              millimeter[s]
O                                 over [yarn over]
Oz                               ounce[s]
P                                 picot or purl
Pat[s] or patt          pattern[s]
Pc st or Pc              popcorn stitch
Pm                               place marker
Prev                           previous
PSSO                         pass slip stitch over
Rem                            remain/remaining
Rep                             repeat[s]
Rnd[s]                                    round[s]
Rs                               right side
Sc                               single crochet
Sc2tog                      single crochet 2 stitches together
Sdc                             short double crochet [half double crochet]
Sk                               skip
Sl st                           slip stitch
Sp[s]                           space[s]
St[s]                           stitch[es]
Tch or t-ch               turning chain
Tbl                              through back loop
Tog                             together
Tr or Trc                  treble/triple crochet
Trtrc or T Trc         triple treble/triple crochet
Ws                              wrong side
YB                               yarn back
Yd[s]                           yard[s]
YF                               yarn forward
Yo                               yarn over
Yoh                             yarn over