Greenwich Tunic Vest #200
Greenwich is a comfortable tunic vest that is worked from the bottom to the underarms in one piece, including the center front Moss Stitch panels. Stitches are provisionally cast on for the narrow sleeves, then the back is worked to the shoulders, which are shaped using your choice of short rows or bind-offs. The front sleeves are picked up from the provisional stitches, then the fronts are worked in a similar manner to the back to the end of the shoulders, leaving the collar stitches to be worked to the center back neck, joined using 3-Needle Bind-Off, then sewn in place. Finally, armhole edging finishes off the piece.
The main stitch pattern is presented in both written and charted formats.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Skills Used: Provisional cast-on, decreasing, picking up stitches, 3-Needle Bind-Off
Optional Techniques: German Short Rows, Sloped Bind-Off
Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium) (Large, 1X, 2X) (3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)
Finished Measurements: 31.5 (36, 40, 44) (48.5, 52.5, 56.5) (61, 65, 69, 73.5)" bust, with fronts overlapped; intended to be worn with approximately 8" ease
Materials: Worsted weight acrylic/wool blend: 1035 (1155, 1270, 1380) (1490, 1605, 1725) (1860, 1995, 2175, 2325) yards. Model knit in Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 100 grams / 200 yards): color #6007 Light Grey Heather.
Needles and Notions: Size 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 29" long or longer, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 29" long or longer and one set of double-pointed needles for armhole edging; stitch markers; waste yarn; crochet hook size G-6 (4 mm)
Gauge: In Beads Pattern, 23 stitches and 32 rows = 4"/10 cm, blocked, using larger needle.