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I made these last year for myself.
The first one was so successful I had to do another
before I forgot how to do it!

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pfflyer --

Is the pattern DixSew posted the same as the one you used? Thanks, Myra
How do you find Strictwear? I Googled it but didn't come up with anything. Thanks, Myra
Hi Courier
Am an ol bird and not new to knitting, however , have not knitted for a few years.Can you suggest an easy pattern for a sleeveless vest that buttons up instead of pullover. My old bones need a cover u p sometimes even here in So. Cal. Thanks for any info you can lead me to>
Lilllian :D
Yes, it is the one I taught for the Memphis group.
DixieSew
DixSew said:
Yes, it is the one I taught for the Memphis group.
DixieSew
I was the one who posted the original vest picture.
I took your class at Rainbow Yarns in G'town.
I did not want to share instructions without your permission.
I'm sure you have made many people happy by sharing.
I LUV my vests!
Compliments where ever I go.
Oh, DixSew! Thank you so much! I just now realized who you are!! Welcome and thanks again! Myra
Thank you so much for posting this pattern. I really appreciate your generosity. Vicky
pfflyer: Hmm, I seem to remember those. Thanks for stimulating a few memory cells. They needed it.
DixSew: Are you the original designer? That vest is very nice; the mitered squares are perfect in this design. Thank you. Mary
Fourratz: I don't think anyone answered your question about entrelac. No, entrelac is different from mitered squares. I've always been pretty intimidated by entrelac but am about ready to try some. I've seen a couple of tutorials and videos and they are beginning to make sense.
Here's a link for an entrelac scarf: http://knittyotter.typepad.com/otterknits/2007/03/entrelac_scarf_.html
Here's a how-to video:
Here's a video for mitered squares:
Hope this helps. Mary
Those are neat.

Chris B
Central TX
Mitered knitting is not new. Many patterns have been written, too. But mine is worked diagonally instead of across the row. Sort of a puzzle, but it has only shoulder seams to sew.
Modular knitting takes many forms and this is just one form.
I am so glad you shared your pattern with us. My only question is in the amount of yarn. The pattern calls for 8-50 oz balls of worsted weight yarn. That seems like a lot of yarn to me for a vest. Please confirm that the quanity is correct or if it is a typo and what the correct amount is.
Thanks Mary! Iam actually trying to learn entrelac from the "otter link you sent. I havIed ripped out the first 2 rows so manny times I have to get a fresh piece of yarn!!
But I think I finally have it....the first 2 rows anyway!!

give it atry!
Fourratz: wow, you are brave. I had better watch that video again and get started so I don't get too far behind.
Did a fruitless search on Knitpicks for this pattern but did find a pattern with a mitered square design. Here is a little description on doing these mitered squares:

"different sizes of garter stitch squares, using multicolored or self striping yarn. The squares start out as a straight piece of knitting, but decrease up the center 聯miters聰 the stitches into a square. A great technique to learn! " It came from here:
http://www.knitpicks.com/patternsGarter_Stitch_Squares_Scarf_Pattern__D15091220.html

Looking at Pfflyers photos, they remind me of the technique for entrelac. With a little entrepreneural motivation, I bet the pattern could be reconstructed or a fascsimile thereof. My mind is crazy and likes to figure out how things work. This could be fun to try.
Did a fruitless search on Knitpicks for this pattern but did find a pattern with a mitered square design. Here is a little description on doing these mitered squares:

"different sizes of garter stitch squares, using multicolored or self striping yarn. The squares start out as a straight piece of knitting, but decrease up the center 聯miters聰 the stitches into a square. A great technique to learn! " It came from here:
http://www.knitpicks.com/patternsGarter_Stitch_Squares_Scarf_Pattern__D15091220.html

Looking at Pfflyers photos, they remind me of the technique for entrelac. With a little entrepreneural motivation, I bet the pattern could be reconstructed or a fascsimile thereof. My mind is crazy and likes to figure out how things work. This could be fun to try.
Just email me for the vest pattern. I also have the jacket pattern with squares turned on the square instead of "on point".
DixSew
DixSew, Thank you for sharing your pattern. It's obvious that you should be selling it! Word of mouth is just the best advertising, and this forum is awesome when it comes to bringing people together to share. And thank you to pfflyer for posting the pictures that got this started. They are just beautiful. I bet this pattern could be translated into a vest for teens/and pre-teens with a little bit of ingenunity. I have four granddaughters who would probably love something this colorful and non-traditional. Thank you both, again, from the wilds of Idaho.
Thank you! Yes, to translate to other sizes, think of squares across the front and back in inches rather than sts. The yarn chosen then would decide how many sts per inch. A calculator will get you a new pattern. However, you are limited to square shapes.
The basic number of squares on point means to measure across from point to point of the FIRST ROW after completion. It is weird, but it works.
The numbers of squares may be kept with only the size adjusted.

Happy Stitchin', DixSew
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