Thursday, November 29, 2007
Such Flattering Puff Sleeves! Lady's Vintage Rib Sweater
Knitted all in ribbing, this charming jumper has a simple square neck-line and attractively shaped sleeves.
The puffed sleeves are most cleverly shaped!
6 ounces of Greenock Super Fingering 4-ply (obtainable only from branches of SCOTCH WOOL & HOSIERY STORES); and a pair each of Stratnoid knitting pins No. 9 and No.10.
A pair of paste clips expertly pinned into the square neck.
TENSION AND MEASUREMENTS-
Worked at a tension of 9 sts to the inch in width on No. 9 pins, with the ribs closed, the measurements on the diagram are attained after light pressing. It should be remembered, however, that the rib pattern will expand to a bust measurement of 37 inches.
ABBREVIATIONS: TO BE READ BEFORE WORKING-K, knit plain; p, purl; st, stitch; inc, increase (by working into the back and front of the same stitch); dec, decrease; rib is k2 and p2 alternately. Directions in brackets are worked the number of lines stated immediatly after the brackets.
With No. 10 pins cast on 112 st and work 24 rows in ribm working into the back of the sts on the first row to give a neat edge.
Change to No. 9 pins and work 76 rows more in rib to armholes.
To Shape the Armholes. -Continue rib, casting off 5 sts at the beginning of each of the next 2 rows, then decrease at both ends of the following row, when 100sts will remain.
Work 49 rows straight on these sts.
Cast off straight across.
This is worked exactly the same as the Back until the armhole shaping is finished and 100st remain.
Work 25 rows straight on these sts to neck.
On the next row the sts are divided for the neck opening as follows :Rib 26 and slip these sts on a stitch-holder until needed for shoulder, cast off 48 sts (1 st on pin), rib to end (26 sts)
Work 24 rows straight on these sts.
Join the wool to the nck end of remaining 26 sts and rib 23 rows. Cast off.
Begin at the arm end, and using No. 10 pins, cast on 64 sts. Work 16 rows in rib. Change to No. 9 pins and work 16 rows in same rib.
Now shape for the puffed tops as follows:
**1st increase row:*(K2 p2) twice, inc. in each of the next 4 sts; repeat from * until 4 remain, k2, p2 (84 st)
Next row: *K2, p2; repeat from * to end.
Work 4 rows more in rib as set on the last fow, decreasing at both ends of each of these rows (76sts)
Repeat the last 6 rows from ** once more (92 sts)
3rd increase row: K2, p2 * (k2, p2) twice inc in each of the next 4 sts; repeat from * until 4 remain, k2. p2 (120sts)
Work 5 rows straight in rib as set on the last row.
***4th increase row: K2, p2, *(k2, p2) twice, inc in each of the next 4 sts; repeat from * until 8 remain (k2, p2) twice (156 sts)
Work 5 rows in rib as set on the last row.
Repeat the last 6 rows from *** once more (204 sts)
Work 4 rows in rib, decreasing at both ends of each of these rows (196 sts)
Next row: *(k2 p2) twice, (k2tog) 4 times; repeat from * until 4 remain, k2 p2 (148 sts)
Rib 1 row.
Repeat the last 2 rows once more (112 sts)
Next row: *(K2 p2) twice, (k2tog) 4 times; repeat from * to end (84 sts)
Rib 1 row.
Cast off rather tightly.
Work a second sleeve in the same manner.
TO MAKE UP THE JUMPER-
Join the shoulder seams, beginning at the armhole end and taking 1 st from each side at a time.
Gather the cast-off edge of sleeve and set the sleeve top into armhole. Join the sleeve and sideseam in one long line.
Press the seams only on the wrong side with a hot iron over a damp cloth.
Originaly published in “My Home” 1938