Working Notes for 4ply Vest
Different styles to experiment with:
- Big cable ? Susan G's HMSFMK version of short rows? looser stitch size and 4x4 x4 at rest, reversing in say 6 rows time?
- A pattern out of my Passap pattern book?
- Incorporating some of the colour samples from the coop buy?
- A racked zigzag on the front, plain back (seen in the shops?)
I've bought 2 x 200G Luxury 4ply each of Black, Denim Blue and Ghost for my machine to knit. I'm using Caron's Long Cabled Vest as a template and although written for 10ply aran, the schematic is exactly right and I should be able to adapt the patterning to suit.
Swatch stitch sizes tested after a nice time relaxing on the lid of the sample container:
T5.5 30S /44R
T6.5 26s /37R
Going with T6 for stocking stitch,
T4 for 2:2 industrial rib.
Have had a couple of false starts, and it's off the machine and remeasure - too big, I'll recheck all my calculations. 4x4 cable and 4 resting each side, every 10 rows is OK. I changed the spare looped stitches from this swatch so that 2 loops go on the 4 stitches that go behind.