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Sweater No. 141038
Home Needlework, October 1914
Updated Pattern -
July, 2010 -
I am new to knitting
and thought this looked like a relatively good project to "practice" my
newly learned skills.
After doing so, I
debated whether to post to pictures because of the glaring areas that
Because this is more
for the mathematical piece of the pattern, rather than the looks, I am
exposing my knitting weakness, shown to all in these pictures, in hope
that it will benefit others. I invite you less hesitant new to
knitting people to take the plunge.
Things can only
improve with more practice, right? I sure hope so!!
OK, I have rewritten
the pattern, and here are my thoughts:
This pattern says it
for a 36 inch bust, so I figure this means that 3 stitches = 1 inch
I am guessing that the
36 is divided in half to equal 18" (18" for the back and 18" for
the front = 36"). So, if you take 18 and multiply by
3 stitches per inch you get 54 stitches to cast on.
(My example is only 1/2
of this amount and I used a No. 9 needle. This made a Very Small
(and I mean very small) kimono.)
So you will want to
adjust the stitches and needle size accordingly.
Let me know how you
figure the pattern and how it turns out!
Here is the pattern:
original; Brown is updated)
|Cast on 54 stitches
|Knit 40 ribs
- Knit 80 rows (garter
|Cast on each side, 58 sts for
sleeve, k 21 ribs way across
- Row 81 - Cast on 58 sts
for sleeve, K 54 sts, cast on 58 sts for sleeve (170 sts)
- Rows 82-122 - Knit 170
|Knit 77 sts and put upon safety
pin and bind off 16 st for back of neck, K remaining 77 sts.
- Row 123 (1/2 rib or 1
row): K 77 sts then put these stitches on holder; bind off 16 sts
(back of neck); k remaining 77 sts.
|On the 77 sts K one front of the sweater.
- Rows 124-130 (3 1/2 ribs
or 7 rows) K 77 sts
|Knit 4 ribs for shoulder and cast on 18 sts for
front of neck
- Row 131 K 77 sts, CO 8 stitches
(front of neck) (85 sts total)
|Knit 21 ribs for the rest of sleeve and front
- Row 132 - 154 (21 ribs
or 42 rows): K 85 sts
|bind off the 58 sts which finishes one sleeve,
- Row 155: Bind
off 58 sts (for sleeve); K 27 sts
|K 40 ribs for the front
- Row 156 - 236 (40 ribs
or 80 rows): K 27 sts (garter st) for front. Bind off.
|Knit the opposite side of sweater in same way,
4 ribs for shoulder, cast on 18 for neck, K21, bind off 58 for
sleeve and k 40 for front
- Knit the opposite side
of sweater in same way, 4 ribs (8 rows) for shoulder, cast on 8 sts for
neck, K 85 sts for 21 ribs (42 rows); bind off 58 sts for sleeve and K
27 sts for 40 ribs (80 rows) for front.
|Knit a border of some other color by knitting
10 ribs across end of sleeve, then sew up the sleeves and
underarm seam of jacket, and k 10 ribs of border all around the
bottom and fronts, and for a collar.
- Knit a border of some
other color by knitting 10 ribs (20 rows) across end of sleeve, then sew
up the sleeves and underarm seam of jacket, and K 10 ribs (20 ros) of
border all round the bottom and fronts, and for the collar.