Here are my favorite photos of the Arcade Vest, modeled by stunning dancer Francesca Golfetto, captured by brilliant photographer Kim Müller taken at the Astrup Fearnley Museum at Tjuvholmen in Oslo. Test knit of the English pattern in my group on Ravelry will start 22nd November with a flexible deadline of 17th January, but you can sign up now. A straight vest inspired by Haider Ackermann’s architectonic style and jewel colours. Arcades knitted by cables, framed by double moss/seed stitch and ended with an I-cord around neck and armholes. The double front gives the vest weight and close it as you prefer with a shawlpin or a belt. Close it at the top for a trendy look and an asymmetrical opening. Knitted in the beautiful Norsk Pelsull/Norwegian Furyarn from Hifa in a turquoise mélange colour.
Finished measurements: Bust: 92 (96) 102 (116) 124 (134) cm/36.25 (38.25) 40 (45.75) 48.75 (52.75)” incl overlap: 6.5 (6.5) 6.5 (6.5) 8.5 (8.5) cm/2.5 (2.5) 2.5 (2.5) 3.25 (3.25)” Length: 77 (77) 77 (79) 79 (79) cm/30.25 (30.25) 30.25 (31) 31 (31)”
Yarn: Hifa, Norsk Pelsullgarn in turquoise sh 1106: 4 (4.5) 5 (6) 6.5 (7.5) skeins; 1014 (1144) 1300 (1508) 1664 (1846) m/1109 (1251) 1422 (1649) 1820 (2019) yds (100% Norwegian furyarn wool, 100 g, 260 m/284 yds). www.ull.no.
Alternative Yarns: Berroco, Ultra Alpaca Light (50% alpaca, 50% wool, 50 g, 133 m/144 yds). www.berroco.com/yarns/berroco-ultra-alpaca-light Anzula, Kern (100% alpaca, 50 g, 160 m/175 yds) see anzula.squarespace.com/anzula/ Or another DK/8 ply yarn.
Notions: Cable needle, 3 stitch holders and yarn needle
Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows in Arcade Pattern, 20 sts and 26 rows in double moss/seed stitch equals 10cm/4” square.
Notes: The vest is knitted in rows in one piece to armhole, where it is separated. The armhole band is knitted in the round. Dec: When decreasing for neck and armhole only for L and XL, change first and last Arcade Pattern repeat into reverse st st to avoid decreasing in pattern. Length: Adjust length by knitting additional rows in double moss/seed st at the bottom and/or more/less Arcade Patterns before armhole dec.
The test knit pattern includes video links to techniques used, chart and schematic. Come and join us at www.ravelry.com/groups/linda marveng.