Sunday, July 2, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1934 Ridge Knitted Sweater #538

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Vintage 1934 Ridge Knitted Sweater #538

Quick & easy to knit this charming sweater blouse in a ridged pattern…smart & stylish lines…season-spanning, wardrobe favorite…perfect for many occasions!

SIZE:  34 - 36

J & P Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen, 7 balls Red, 1 ball Burnt Navy
1 Pair each of #1 [2 ½ mm] & #4 [3 ½ mm] Knitting Needles
#4 Steel Crochet Hook
1 Red Button ½” diameter

7 sts = 1”;    
8 rows = 1”. 
The entire sweater is worked with 2 strands of cotton.

With Red & #4 needles, cast on 90 sts. 

Change to #1 needles & work in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 3 ½”. 

Change to #4 needles & k 1 row, inc 1 st in 5th st & then every 9th st [100 sts on needle].

* 2ND ROW:  P across.

3RD & 4TH ROWS:  K across. 

Rep from *, make inc at both ends of every 5th row, which will be 1st of k rows. 

Cont working with incs until there are 122 sts on needle & piece meas approx 11 ½” from beg.  [Patt alternates 3 rows of st st & 3 rows of p, giving  striped effect.]  There should be 21 stripes when there are 122 sts on needle. 

Work 2 rows in patt, bind off 7 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st at beg of next 12 rows [96 sts], end with 2 k rows.

Work over 48 sts, cont decs at armhole, & work other edge even, until there are 38 sts across. 

Then dec at armhole on every row for 3 times. 

*  From armhole bind off 4 sts, work across. 

At end of next row, dec 1 st.  Rep from * 3 more times. 

Work 2 rows even & bind off last 15 sts. 

Work other side to correspond.

Cast on 96 sts as for back, & work in ribbing for 3 ½”. 

Change to #4 needles & bind off 4 sts at beg of row.  K across, inc 1 st in 3rd & every 9th st [102 sts].

2ND ROW:  Bind off 4 sts, p across.

3RD ROW:  K across.

4TH ROW:  Attach Navy & k across, dec 1 st at both ends. 

P next row. 

Drop Navy & with Red, k 2 rows, dec 1 st at both ends of last k row. 

P next row. 

Rep from 3rd row until there are 28 sts across. 

P next row, bind off on next row by k 2 sts tog.

With Red & #4, cast on 84 sts & work in patt for 6 rows. 

On 7th row bind off 4 sts. 

Dec 1 st at both ends of 10th row & every 3rd row thereafter for 4 more times. 

Dec on every other row for 6 times, then every row for 8 times. 

* At neck edge bind off 2 sts & on next row dec 1 st at both ends.  Rep from * 2 more times. 

Then bind off 3 sts at beg of every row, make dec at end of rows for 6 rows. 

Bind off on next row.

Work to correspond, bind off 4 sts on 6th row instead of 7th row.

With Red cast on 32 sts & work in patt, one edge to be even, & inc 1 st every other row on other edge starting on 5th row, until there are 47 sts across. 

Cast on 24 sts on next row [uneven edge] & work even for 8 rows. 

Dec 1 st every other row for 2 times, work even for 17 rows, inc 1 st every other row 2 times, work even for 7 rows, bind off 24 sts next row, then dec every other row until 32 sts are left. 

Work even for 6 rows, bind off.

With Red, cast on 70 sts & work in patt of 5 rows for each stripe for 5 stripes.  Bind off.

With Red, cast on 100 sts & k in st st for 3 ½”, bind off.

Sew straight edge of side fronts to center front, with st st stripes coming first. 

Sew underarm seams, & work 1 rows of sc around shoulder & armhole. 

Work 1 row of sc around armhole of sleeve. 

Join cuffs, so that 3 purled stripes are on right side. 

Join collar so that p side will roll down on right side. 

Make loop for button to fasten sweater at back of neck.