La Moelle

lamoelle

This color of this yarn reminds me of frozen river water, icy blue with lots of air trapped inside. The heavy worsted weight yarn knits up to a thick warm fabric perfect to wear in cold wintery weather. The pattern name comes from the old french name for the river in my county in VT.

la moelle PDF preview

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lamoelle side

I wanted a cute, well fitted knit vest, and I had this idea of a single braid up the center that split and went up either side of the neckline. I couldn’t find anything that was exactly what I wanted. Then while I was trying to design a completely different vest with this yarn, this one appeared almost fully formed in my head.

It’s a plain stockinette vest, long enough to insure there’s no gap between my pants and my shirt, with hip/waist and bust shaping including short rows at the bust. There bottom hem is knit on smaller needles and folded under. The neckline and armscyes are trimmed with simple twisted cabling so no further finishing is necessary. Here’s my favorite part though:

lamoelle square

All the stitches at the top are kept live, the shoulders are grafted together except for the cable along the neck line. Then I continued to knit it around the back binding off the live stitches along the back neckline as I go. The cable goes around the neckline with no apparent end, and there’s almost zero finishing. Once you’re done knitting all you have to do is sew the bottom hem up and weave in the ends! See more on Ravelry.

Every effort was made to provide an error free pattern, however mistakes do happen. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, and/or errata.
Tech editing by: Joeli Caparco (joeli on Ravelry)

Errata:
There was an issue in version 05142011 – the number of stitches on the front and back shoulder sections was incorrect and did not allow for the collar to be knit around the back of the neck. This has been corrected in PDF version 02202012. If you purchased a hard copy of this pattern please e-mail me: becky(dot)herrick(at)gmail(dot)com and let me know where you purchased your hard copy, I’ll happily send you a PDF update.

Below are the changes which have been incorporated into the pattern:
Shoulder Shaping Errata:
Left Front:
Work Rows 2-3 for 1 (2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5) times total.
18 (19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 29, 32, 33) sts.
and
Work Rows 5-8 for 1 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6) times total.
17 (17, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27) sts.
Right Front:
Work Rows 3-4 for 1 (2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5) times total.
18 (19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 29, 32, 33) sts.
and
Work Rows 5-8 for 1 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6) times total.
17 (17, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27) sts.
Back Right Shoulder:
Work 12 (12, 12, 13, 15, 15, 17, 19, 20) sts, turn work.
Work until 5 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9) sts from edge, w&t, work back to neck.
Work until 7 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 11) sts from edge, w&t, work back to neck.
continue as described to grafting:
Beginning at shoulder edge graft 10 (10, 10, 11, 13, 13, 15, 17, 18) sts.
Back Left Shoulder:
Work 12 (12, 12, 13, 15, 15, 17, 19, 20) sts, turn work.
Work until 5 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9) sts from edge, w&t, work back to neck.
Work until 7 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 11) sts from edge, w&t, work back to neck.
continue as described to grafting:
Beginning at shoulder edge graft 10 (10, 10, 11, 13, 13, 15, 17, 18) sts.
Cabled Neckband:
There will be 7 or 9 live sts on holders at each shoulder and 16 (22, 24, 26, 28, 34, 36, 38, 38) live sts along the back of the neck on the circular needle.

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