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The bits and pieces of Wedgette, the sweater I’m designing for my Raverly fan group, seem to be all over the place and even I am finding them difficult to compile.  So, here is a digest of all of the instructions so far. I’ll be writing the sleeves and finishing soon. I’ll add them to this post, so all the bits will be together. Somehow, publishing the pattern booklets stalled my progress – go figure!

 

First, the schematic, in 7 sizes:

A fun way to test your gauge is to knit the wedge scarf, free pattern on the Berroco web site. Ok – TIME TO GET STARTED :) 

Some useful info: 
lace wedge bottom edge – 2.5(3-3.5-4-4.5-5-5.5)” 
empire seam edge – 1.5(2-2.5-3-3.5-4-4.5)” 
2,1”runs of garter 
1.75(2-2.25-2.5-2.75-3-3.25)“ between 
6 wedges, 5 betweens

scarf as gauge (using Pure Merino dk, as written): 
40 sts seven and a half ” across widest point 
40 sts = a generous 7” in garter st 
size 5 needle 3.75mm

ST ST GAUGE: 
5.75 sts = 1” 
23 sts & 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) 
garter st 23 sts = 4”

YARN AMOUNT I’d say this will take about the same amount of yarn as Calvert

to fit bust size 30(34-38-42-46-50)”
finished measurements
Bust (closed) – 30(34-38-42-46-50)”
materials
Berroco Pure™ Merino DK
color 4576 – 10(11-13-14-16-17), 50 gr balls

WEDGETTE CARDIGAN “SKIRT” 
Cast on 68(70-70-72-74-74-76)sts 
Wedge with garter: 
Knit 12 rows. Purl one row. 
Short row lace wedge (starts on a RS): 
1&2 – (Yo, p2tog) to the end, turn 
repeat rows 1&2 4(6-8-10-12-14-16) times more- 10(14-18-22-26-30-34) rows total 
3&4 – (Yo, p2tog) 32 times, turn 
5&6 – (Yo, p2tog) 24 times, turn 
7&8 – (Yo, p2tog) 16 times, turn 
9&10 – (Yo, p2tog) 8 times, turn 
Knit 12 rows. 
Stockinette st Separator: 
Work 1.75(2-2.25-2.5-2.75-3-3.25)“ in stst (starts and ends with a RS row). Work wedge with garter and separator 4 times more, then work wedge once more, Binding off on last row of garter st. (last knit row).

VERSION 2 – MORE FLARE 
WEDGETTE CARDIGAN “SKIRT”
 
The bottom edge will be approximately 12” larger than the high waist. (In the original version the bottom edge is 6” larger than the high waist.) 
Cast on 68(70-70-72-74-74-76)sts 
Wedge with garter: 
Knit 12 rows. Purl one row. 
Short row lace wedge (starts on a RS): 
1&2 – (Yo, p2tog) to the end, turn 
repeat rows 1&2 4(6-8-10-12-14-16) times more- 10(14-18-22-26-30-34) rows total 
3&4 – (Yo, p2tog) 32 times, turn 
5&6 – (Yo, p2tog) 28 times, turn 
7&8 – (Yo, p2tog) 24 times, turn 
9&10 – (Yo, p2tog) 20 times, turn 
11&12 – (Yo, p2tog) 16 times, turn 
13&14 – (Yo, p2tog) 12 times, turn 
15&16 – (Yo, p2tog) 8 times, turn 
17&18 – (Yo, p2tog) 4 times, turn 
Knit 12 rows. 
Stockinette st Separator: 
Work 1.75(2-2.25-2.5-2.75-3-3.25)“ in stst (starts and ends with a RS row). If you prefer a more finished bottom edge, you may want to work the last 4 sts of the WS row as knit to make a garter edging on the st st section. 
Work wedge with garter and separator 4 times more, then work wedge once more, Binding off on last row of garter st. (last knit row).

BODICE In diagram form: 

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BODICE: 
With RS facing, pick up 172(196-220-244-264-288-312)sts along top edge of “skirt”. First row – K 43(49-55-61-66-72-78)sts, place marker, k 86(98-110-122-132-144-156)sts, place marker, k remaining 43(49-55-61-66-72-78)sts Knit 4 more rows. Buttohole row – knit 6, bo 2 sts, knit to end. Knit the next row, and cast on 2 sts over bound off 2. Knit 3 rows. Next row (WS) – K 6 sts and place them on a holder. K to last 6 sts, place last 6 on a holder. Change to st st and work 4 rows straight begin neckline shaping. 
Neckline shaping:
Dec row (RS)- k3, k2 tog, k to last 5 sts, ssk, k3.
Repeat dec row every 6th row 2(3-0-0-0-0-0) times. 
Then, Repeat dec row every 8th row 9(9-12-13-13-13-14) times. 
(Meanwhile you will be shaping the armholes, and later the shoulders.) 
When piece measures 2.75(3-3.25-3.5-3.75-4-4.25)” from top of skirt, ending with a wrong side row it’s time to separate the fronts from the back. Directions assume you are working one section at a time.

RIGHT FRONT 
(While continuing neck shaping) work to first maker. turn, begin armhole shaping. 
Armhole shaping 
Bind off at armhole 4 sts once, 3 sts once, 2 sts 1(1-2-3-4-5-6) times. Dec one st (following neckline necks as a model) 3(5-6-7-8-9-10) times 
When piece measures 7(7.5-8-8.5-9-9.5-10)” from beg of armhole shaping, begin shoulder shaping. (You may still be shaping the neckline).

Shoulder shaping 
Bind off at shoulder edge, 3(5-5-5-6-7-8) sts 2(1-4-2-4-1-1) time(s), then 4(4-0-6-0-6-7)sts 2(3-0-2-0-3-3) times.

BACK 
With RS facing, join yarn to back and work armhole shaping at each edge. Work shoulder shaping at each shoulder as described above.

LEFT FRONT 
With RS facing, join yarn to left front and work armhole shaping at beg of RS rows. (Continue with neckline shaping as well). Work shoulder shaping at beg of RS rows as described above.

FRONT BANDS 
With smaller needles (2 sizes smaller) and WS facing, slip sts for right front holder to needle. Join yarn, p1, k1 (m1p, k1) 3 times, p1 – 9 sts. Work 1/1 rib for the same # of rows as the front edge. 
Trick – work the rib until you think it’s about right. Don’t’ bind off. Sew it to the front using the mattress st – one full st in and taking one row at a time. When you get to the top adjust the # of rib rows as you complete the sewing and bind off. For the left band, begin with RS facing, join yarn, k1, p1 (m1k, p1) 3 times, k1.

FRONT BANDS (revised 2/20/09)

With smaller needles (2 sizes smaller) and WS facing, slip sts for right front holder to needle. Join yarn, p1, k1 (m1p, k1) 3 times, p1 – 9 sts. Work 1/1 rib  for the same # of rows as the front edge + 3(3-3-3.25-3.25-3.25-3.5)”.

Trick – work the rib until you think it’s about right. Don’t’ bind off. Sew it to the front using the mattress st – one full st in and taking one row at a time. Then continue sewing the band to the back neck until you reach the center back. When you get to the center back adjust the # of rib rows as you complete the sewing and bind off. The neck line will lie more nicely if the band is stretched across the back neck, so too few rows is better than too many. For the left band, begin with RS facing, join yarn, k1, p1 (m1k, p1) 3 times, k1. Sew the bind off ends of the bands to each other.

 

LONG SLEEVE (make 2)

With larger needles cast on  46(49-52-55-58-61-64) sts. Knit 6 rows. Change to stst and work ½” straight, ending with a WS row.  Inc row (RS)- K3, m1, k to last 3 sts, m1, k3.  Repeat increase row every 14th(12th-10th-10th- 8th-8th-6th) row 8 (9-11-12-14-15-17) times more – 64(69-76-81-88-97-100) sts.  Work straight until piece measures 18” (or desired length to undersarm). Shape sleeve cap – Bind off 3 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows. Bind off 2 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows. Work dec row (as for bodice) every RS row 6 [7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12] times. Work dec row every 4th  row 2 times. Work dec row every RS row 8 [9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14] times. Bind off 2 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows. Bind off 3 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows. On next RS row, bind off remaining 12 [13, 16, 17, 20, 25, 24] sts.

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Trang #

    genius!thanks for the Pattern!;)

    December 4, 2008
  2. Iris (Beetsie) #

    Wow. This is another amazing work of art. Really nice of you to go to this effort for your fan club. Hope you know how much we appreciate it – thank you!!

    December 4, 2008
  3. LA #

    I keep telling my kids that there IS use for math and geometry when you grow up…. you’ve provided a perfect example! (and a lovely design)

    December 4, 2008
  4. I love seeing your design process come together. I learn so much from your posts. Thank you. Wedgette looks gorgeous!

    December 4, 2008
  5. I have not yet achieved the skill level required to make a garment such as this one, but indeed, it is a beautiful design and I look forward to adding it to my project goals poster. Thank you so much for sharing.

    December 4, 2008
  6. I love you Norah!!!!

    December 9, 2008

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