Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Primavera

Last year I wrote the Primavera pattern and published it on this here blog. After all the "ohhs" and "ahhs" from you guys, I put it up as a link on my sidebar. A couple of weeks ago I realized that this link was broken. Therefore here is the pattern, re-published on this blog, so that whoever would like to make it can. Pictures of the finished garment can be found by clicking the "primavera" link above. If anyone wishes to see more clear, close up shots of the garment, let me know and I'll do a re-shoot of it.


Primavera
By Kelly A. Chichester



Gauge: 6 stitches x 7 rows = 1 inch in stockinette

Needles: Size 4 US, Size 5 US (Both straight needles)

Notions: Crochet Hook, Waste Yarn, Tapestry Needle, Stitch Markers, Cable Needle (Optional)

Yarn: 6, (6, 7) balls of Cascade Yarns Pima Tencel (109 yards, 50% Cotton, 50% Tencel) in Color # 4084

Sizes: 34 (36, 38) inches around bust


Foliage Lace Pattern (Worked over 20 stitches)
Taken from Vogue Knitting Stitchionary, Volume One


Row 1 (RS): *K5, p2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, p2tog, k2; rep from * to end
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl
Row 3: *K4, p2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p2tog, k7; rep from * to end
Row 5: *K3, p2tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, p2tog, k6; rep from * to end
Row 7: *K2, p2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, p2tog, k5; rep from * to end
Row 9: *K7, p2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p2tog, k4; rep from * to end
Row 11: *K6, p2tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, p2tog, k3; rep from * to end
Row 12: Purl
Rep rows 1-12

Cable Pattern (Worked over 20 stitches)
Row 1 (RS): P3, K6, P2, K6, P3
Row 2 (WS): K3, P6, K2, P6, K3
Rep Rows 1 & 2 till the 10th row
Row 11: P3, Slip first 3 stitches on cable needle to the back, knit next 3 stitches, then knit 3 held stitches, P2, Slip first 3 stitches on cable needle to the front, knit next 3 stitches, then knit 3 held stitches, P3
Row 12: Row 2
Rep Rows 1 -12


Directions

Back:


1. Using Size 4 US needle, CO 102 (108, 114)
2. Knit 3 x 3 rib for 2 inches
3. Change to Size US 5 needle and knit 1 (3, 4) stitches then start row 1 of lace pattern to the end (Place markers if you wish to separate the selvage from the lace pattern and the repeats within the lace pattern. Makes things easier to remember and you can catch mistakes quicker).
4. There will be 1 (3, 4) stitches at the end of each row for selvage. Once you do the 5 rep of the lace pattern, just knit (or purl if on a WS row) these last stitches.
5. Knit the lace pattern in this fashion till piece measures 13 (13.5, 14) inches, ending on a WS row.

Armholes:

1. Row 1: (RS) BO 6 stitches, knit till stitch marker for beginning of second rep of lace pattern, do 3 reps of lace pattern (depends on what row you were on when you started the decreases for the armhole), slip marker, knit last 21 (28, 34) stitches
2. Row 2: (WS) BO 6 stitches, purl till stitch marker, do 3 reps of lace pattern, slip marker, purl to end. 90 (96, 102) total stitches remain.
3. Row 3: (RS) Slip 1 stitch, SSK, knit to stitch marker, do 3 reps of lace pattern, slip marker, knit to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1
4. Row 4: (WS) Purl till stitch marker, do 3 reps of lace pattern, slip marker, purl to end.
5. Repeat Rows 3 & 4 till 78 (84, 90) total stitches remain
6. Continue stockinette on armhole stitches, maintaining lace pattern in middle of back, till piece measures 20 (20, 21.5) ending on WS row

Neck:

1. (RS) K20 (21, 22), BO 38 (42, 46), K20 (21, 22)
2. Place 20 (21, 22) stitches on right side of neck on waste yarn to work on later.

a. (Left side of Neck Back):
i. (WS) Slip first stitch, Purl till end
ii. (RS) Slip first stitch, SSK, knit to end
iii. Rep these two rows till 16 (18, 20) stitches remain.
iv. Continue to knit till whole piece measures 21 (21, 22.5) inches in length
v. BO remaining stitches

b. (Right Side of Neck Back):
i. Row 1: (WS) Place held 20 (21, 22). Starting at neck, attach new yarn and purl back to armhole
ii. Row 2: (RS) Slip 1, knit to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1
iii. Row 3: (WS) Slip 1, purl to end
iv. Rep Rows 2 and 3 till 16 (18, 20) stitches remain.
v. Continue to knit till whole piece measures 21 (21, 22.5) inches in length.
vi. BO remaining stitches

Front:

1. With Size 4 US needles, CO 102 (108, 114)
2. Do 3 x 3 rib for 2 inches
3. Change to Size 5 US needles and knit 1 (3, 4) stitches then start 2 reps of row 1 of lace pattern, pm, do row 1 of cable pattern, pm, do 2 more reps of lace pattern, knit last 1 (3, 4) stitches at end of row
4. (WS) Purl 1 (3, 4) stitches then start 2 reps of row 2 of lace pattern, pm, do row 2 of cable pattern, pm, do 2 more reps of row 2 of lace pattern, purl last 1 (3, 4) stitches
5. Continue in this fashion, following cable and lace stitch patterns, until piece measures 13 (13.5, 14) inches ending on WS row

Neck (Left Side):

1. Row 1: (RS) BO 6 stitches, K28 (30, 32), BO 34 (36, 38), knit to end
2. Place stitches on right side of neck on waste yarn to be held of work later
3. Row 2: (WS) BO 6 stitches, P28 (30, 32)
4. Row 3: (RS) Slip 1, SSK, knit to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1
5. Row 4: (WS) Purl
6. Rep rows 3 and 4 till 16 (18, 20) stitches remain
7. Continue to knit in Stockinette till armhole measures 8 (8, 8.5) inches
8. BO remaining stitches

Neck (Right Side):

1. Remove held stitches from waste yarn back on to needles.
2. Attach new yarn at neck and purl back to armhole.
3. Row 1: (RS) Slip 1, K2tog, knit till last 3 stitches, SSK, K1
4. Row 2: (WS) Purl
5. Rep rows 1 and 2 till 16 (18, 20) stitches remain
6. Continue to knit in Stockinette till armhole measures 8 (8, 8.5) inches
7. BO remaining stitches

Finishing:

1. Weave in Ends
2. Sew pieces together
3. Iron garment to block it (if using wool, just immerse in water and lay flat to dry)
4. Wear and Enjoy!


So what do you think?

2 comments:

Virtuous said...

More Ooooh Aaaahs! :o)

Valencia said...

Gorgeous! I have no idea how I found your blog, but I'm glad I did!