Saturday, 13 October 2012

Lucy Pattern






I've been very organised today and I've created the chart and typed up the knitting pattern for my Fair Isle vest.  The pattern is called Lucy and has a lovely vintage feel to it.

The pattern was originally inspired by the Ralph Lauren Autumn / Winter 2012 collection.

The pattern can be downloaded for free, HERE.  This pattern has been updated (as at 4 February 2014) to include charts for small, medium, large and extra large.

16 comments:

  1. Simply gorgeous! I looked at the pattern and the chart; I've never attempted anything quite this fancy, but I am very tempted to do so! You are so very talented with your craft.

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  2. That is GORGEOUS! I'm impressed. :)

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  3. Hi Janet

    Just came across your blog, love your crochet and knit work, your little bears are very sweet. I love to crochet too, in fact, that's how l found you l think as l searched crochet blogs.

    My Mum is a very good knitter and l have requested she makes your gorgeous Lucy vest for me but l am a 36/38" chest, could you tell me how l would need to alter the pattern to make the vest bigger.

    Thanks for providing such wonderful patterns.

    Rach xx

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    1. Hi Rach,
      So glad you like the blog and the patterns. It'll take a bit of work to alter the pattern for the next size up. Let me have your email address and I'll rewrite the pattern for you and send you a copy.
      Best wishes,
      Janet

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  4. Hi, Janet, i would be thrilled if you could publish the 36/38 size on your blog. I found you by googling fairisle vest patterns. It is absolutely gorgeous. You are very talented. I would be really happy to buy your patterns. Best Wishes, Caroline

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    1. Hi Caroline,
      Thank you for your message. Let me have your email address and I will gladly send you a copy of the 36/38 size pattern.
      Best wishes,
      Janet

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  5. Hello,
    I would very much like this pattern in the 36/38 size as well. I love the vintage look it has.
    Barb

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    1. Hi Barb,
      I'm glad you like the pattern. Let me have your email address and I'll send the pattern to you.
      Best wishes,
      Janet

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  6. Hello Janet!
    I am going to jump on the bandwagon of fans before me and tell you that I love this design. I hope it's not too much to ask you, also, for a copy of the size 36/38 pattern? I'm willing to pay. I love this so much and have been putting it off until I could figure out how to adjust it for a larger size. I've been eyeing this beauty for a while through Ravelry.
    -Renee

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    1. Hi Renee,
      So glad you like the pattern.
      I have now updated the pattern to include the larger sizes. You can either click on the link above to download the pattern or on the Ravelry pattern page.

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    2. JANET!
      You doll!!! Thank you so very much! I can't wait to cast on (once these blasted socks are finished) Thank you so much!!!

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  7. Dear Janet,
    I love this vest of yours and am knitting to the point of v neck. The shoulder has 16 st width but the front ends at 10 st according to the instruction. I was wondering how will the back and front shoulder match while it comes time to sew together.
    One more question: Please explain "Decrease a st at armhole edge on next 13 rows and 3 following alternate rows." (Front armhole shaping and divide for neck)
    what do I do for "3 following alternate rows" ? how many st to decrease?
    Thank you so much for clarifying!
    nan_shang@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi,
      Thank you for your message. The shoulders are formed from 10 stitches (for the smallest size). The other 6 stitches on the back form part of the back neck. You will see that there are two decreases of three stitches.
      The arm hole shaping requires that a stitch is decreased at the armhole edge on every row for 13 rows. After that a stitch is decreased at the armhole edge on every other row, three times. That makes a total of 16 stitches decreased at the armhole edge.
      I hope that makes things clearer for you.
      Best wishes,
      Janet

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  8. Hi Janet i am after a fair isle vest but cant knit. Do you know of any knitters that would be happy to be paid to knit one for me. Pleaseeeee

    Cheers
    Amanda Jones

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    1. Hi Amanda,
      I'm afraid I don't know of any knitters who do this. Have you tried contacting your local knitting clubs? They should have this information and may be able to help you.

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