Friday, September 18, 2015

Patternum Novum :: Pommier Vest

Happy Friday! Today, I have a couple of things to share with you. First is a new pattern. Second is my annual birthday BOGO sale, in celebration of my birthday tomorrow, which I'd rather just skip and stay 34 for a few more years, but that isn't really possible under the current laws of physics/ the space-time continuum, etc. etc. But at least you get a free pattern out of the deal! :) Just read to the end to find out more. So first up, Pommier:


Pommier - $5 via Ravelry (no account required)

Pommier is a fun vest I cooked up forever ago to use two stunning colors of Anzula's For Better or Worsted yarn. The body is worked from the top down in Stockinette stitch and knits up quite quickly in worsted weight on size 7 needles -- a simple i-cord lines the armhole openings, and stitches are picked up around the vests opening to create a big, cushy collar in two-color Brioche Stitch. Now, I was a bit intimidated by Brioche Stitch until I designed this vest -- all those new terms freaked me out! But, seriously, it is not that hard. And I've included a full photo tutorial in the pattern to prove it to you. Because it looks really cool once it's done. Anyway, Pommier also features a slight racerback, just to give it a little something extra.


The specs...

Finished measurements: Bust: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)”/ 71 (81.5, 91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm; Length from back neck to hem, excluding collar: 22.75 (23.25, 24, 24.25, 25, 25.25, 25.75, 26, 26.25)”/ 56.5 (58.5, 60, 61, 62.5, 63.5, 65.5, 66, 66.5) cm
Sample is shown in size 32” / 81.5 cm with 2”/ 5 cm of negative ease. Positive ease would also look great.

Yarn: Anzula Luxury Fibers For Better or Worsted (80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 200 yds / 183 m per 115g); 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins in Navy (MC) and 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) in Candy Apple (CC)
Or, 475 (550, 625, 700, 750, 825, 900, 975, 1025) yds/ 435 (505, 570, 640, 685, 755, 825, 890, 935) m (MC) and 200 (200, 225, 225, 225, 225, 250, 250, 250) yds / 185 (185, 205, 205, 205, 205, 230, 230, 230) m (CC) of a worsted weight yarn

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 32-60” / 80-150 cm long (depending on size made), or size needed to obtain gauge
Same size needles preferred for working a small circumference in the round (e.g. circular needle long enough for Magic Loop, dpns)

Gauge: 18 sts & 24 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in St st; 15 sts & 36 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Brioche St


And how about that SALE? Well, I've stuck a birthday-specific coupon code in Pommier's Ravelry page -- just add two patterns to your cart, enter that code, and it will deduct the price of the less expensive pattern. The sale will be going on from now until the end of my birthday tomorrow (11:59pm Pacific time on September 19th), so go, go!

For more information on Pommier, you can check it out on Ravelry here.  And if you'd like to knit along with others and/or share photos, come join the Safrani discussion in my Ravelry group, The Yarniad's Symposium.


Julie said...

happy birthday, Hilary!! I wish I could have stayed 34, too- can't someone do something about those laws of space and time? Love your new pommier vest!

Katinka said...

Super, super cute! Enough to tempt me to learn brioche! :)

Philigry said...

Love this! Happy belated birthday!!

Danielle said...

Found you through a group on Ravelry and realized I have several of your patterns in my favorites. Bummed I missed the sale but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you had a good one.