Saturday, August 19, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage Vogue 1940s ZigZag Sweater Dress #197

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Vintage Vogue 1940s ZigZag Sweater Dress #197


Elegant short-sleeve sweater dress with a jewel neckline, created in a navy & white zigzag knit, is easily & quickly done.  The slightly flaring skirt is in solid navy.  A successful addition to your multi-season wardrobe.

SIZES: 
Directions are for size 14. 
Changes for sizes 16 & 18 are in brackets.

MATERIALS
TOP:  Bernat Morona Floss, 2 1-oz balls navy, 5 [6-6] 1-oz balls white.
#5 Knitting needles                                    
#2 Crochet hook
Shoulder pads                                             
Snap Fastener
SKIRT:  Bernat Morona Floss, 15 [ 16, 18 ]  1-oz balls navy
#2 Circular knitting needle - 27“   
#3 crochet hook                                          
Elastic for waist.

GAUGE: 
6 sts = 1”; 
8 rows = 1”.

TOP:  PATTERN:  ZIGZAG: 
Work in stockinette st [st st].

1st row:  With white, k 48 [52-55] sts; sl marker on needle; with blue k 48 [52-55] sts. 

On next row work 1 st more in blue. 

Rep this row until there are 20 sts in blue beyond marker.  Then work 1 st more in white until all sts one side of marker are in white & all sts on other side are in blue. 

Entire front is worked in this manner. 

When changing colors, twist yarns.

BACK: 
With white, cast on 90 [96-104] sts. 

Work in st st. 

Dec 1 st each end every ¾ “ 5 [5-6] times: 80 [86-92] sts. 

Work even until 6” [6”-6 ½”] from beg. 

Inc 1 st each end every ¾” 8 times: 96 [102-108] sts. 

Work even until 14” [14”-15”] from beg or desired length to underarm.

SHAPE ARMHOLES: 
At beg of next 2 rows, bind off 6 [7-7] sts. 

Dec 1 st each end every other row 3 [3-4] times: 78 [82-86] sts. 

Work even until armhole is 3”  [3 ¼”-3 ½”].

NECK OPENING: 
Work across 39 [41-43] sts; tie in 2nd ball of yarn, work rem 39 [41-43] sts. 

Work both sides at once work even until armhole is 7” [7 ¼”-7 ½”].

SHAPE SHOULDERS: 
At arm edges, bind off 5 [9-7] sts 5 [3-4] times. 

Bind off rem 14 [14-15] sts for each side of neck. 

FRONT: 
With blue, cast on 48 [52-55] sts; with white, cast on 48 [52-55] sts. 

Work in patt. 

Dec 1 st each end every ¾” 5 [6-6] times:  86 [92-98] sts. 

Work even until 6” [6”-6 ½”] from beg. 

Inc 1 st each end every ¾” 8 times:  102 [108-114] sts. 

Work even until 14” [14”-15”] from beg, or desired length to underarm.

SHAPE ARMHOLES: 
At beg of next 2 rows, bind off 7 [8-9] sts. 

Dec 1 st each end every other row 5 times:  78 [82-86] sts. 

Work even until armhole is 5 ½” [5 ¾”-6”].

NECK: 
Work across 28 [30-31] sts, bind off center 22 [22-24] sts, tie in 2nd ball of yarn & work rem 28 [30-31] sts. 

Work both sides at once, dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 3 times:  25 [27-28] sts. 

Work even until armhole is 7” [7 ¼”-7 ½”].

SHAPE SHOULDERS: 
At each arm edge, bind off 5 [9-7] sts 5 [3-4] times.  End off.

SLEEVES: 
With white, cast on 68 [72-72] sts. 

Work in st st.  Inc 1 st each end every 1” 3 [3-4] times:  74 [78-80] sts. 

Work even until 4” [4 ½”-5”] from beg.

SHAPE CAP
At beg of next 2 rows, bind off 7 [8-8] sts. 

Dec 1 st each end every other row for 3”; then every row for 1”. 

At beg of next 4 rows, bind off 3 [3-4] sts. 

Bind off rem sts.

FINISHING: 
Seam underarms, shoulders & sleeves. 

Sew in sleeves. 

Work 2 rows sc around lower edge, sleeves, neck & back opening using matching colors. 

Block to size. 

Sew in shoulder pads. 

Sew snap fastener at top of neck opening.

SKIRT
On circular needle cast on 450 [ 468, 486 ] sts & join with care not to twist sts on needle.  Mark ends of rnds.

1st rnd:  * K 14, p 4, rep from * to end. 

Work even for 2 ½” on 25 [ 26, 27 ] patt stripes.

1st dec rnd:  * K 6, k 2 tog, k 6, p 4; rep from * to end. 

Work even for 2 ½“ on 425 [ 442, 469 ] sts. 

When measuring, always include last dec rnd.

2nd dec rnd:  Dec 1 st in center of every k stripe. 

Cont to dec 1 st in center of every k stripe every 2 ½” 4 times more.

Work even until 18” from lower edge, or to within 8 ½” of desired blocked length, 300 [ 312, 324 ] sts.

7th dec rnd:  Hipline --Dec as before. 

Work even for 2 ½” on 275 [ 286, 297 ] sts.

8th dec rnd:  For sizes 14 & 16:  Work dec rnd as before. 

For size 18, * Work dec on 2 k stripes, omit dec on next k stripe, rep from * to end. 

Work even for 2 ½” on 250 [ 260, 279 ] sts.

Last dec rnd:  K all k sts, p 2 tog twice in each p stripe 200 [ 208, 225 ] sts.

Work even until 25” from lower edge or until desired length.  Bind off.

FINISHING: 
Work row sc around lower edge, keeping edge even. 

Work casing for elastic. 

Block to desired length.


ENJOY!