House Sweater Vests

by jkg_vader
(Currently in Iraq....)

From left to right size 22, 14, 10, 4

From left to right size 22, 14, 10, 4

Make perfect Christmas gifts!

So, this year for Christmas instead of making House scarves for my friends, I opted to make them House Sweater vests (because really, how many house scarves does a person need?).

I've never made a sweater vest, so my first one has some issues... but over all I think this first batch turned out quite nice. :) Also, Sweater vests are ideal because they take considerably less time to knit then a full sweater!

Now that the Gryffindor® ones are out of the way (and I've made all my mistakes on them) I'm free to make the wonderful Slytherin® ones. :)

I will submit pics of the entire group of us in costume wearing them this summer. :)

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Re: Where To Work Color Stripes
by: Hobbie's House

Hi!

Why not contact us directly providing us with the size you intend to knit? We happen to have some Red Heart on hand and can easily give you the gauge and resulting "width" of the stripe.

We can also take the opportunity to write out the pattern and give you the exact placement of the House stripes.

As I mentioned in the previous comment, we normally complete the ribbed band, then knit 1 or 2 plain rows then begin knitting the stripe by simply changing colors.

Please use our contact form and the Comment Title as the Subject Line of your email so we can immediately identify the incoming message.

Regards,
The Knitting Elves

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Response to Response to Question...
by: Anonymous

Thanks so much for responding to my question!!!
I was going to try for the "Red Heart Super Saver; 0400 Grey Heather; 100% acrylic" that the pattern calls for at the top or something similar...maybe something softer, if that doesn't feel great once I feel it, and once I get her recommendations...but definitely not wool, as I'm super-allergic, and I wouldn't be able to touch the vest. :)
I noticed that the pattern only calls for the grey, so I'm confused as to how to work in the stripes, or even how to know how much yarn to buy in the other colors...is that just intuitive knowledge amongst knitters? :)

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Re: Where To Work Color Stripes
by: Hobbie's House

Hi!

The width of the stripe varies depending on the stitch gauge used to knit the vests.

With Patons® Classic Wool, you can use a single row of each contrast color for the Chamber of Commerce® style vest and a 1/2/1 sequence for the POA styled vests.

We normally begin the stripe pattern one or two rows above the ribbed band so that the stripe does not "gather" along with the ribbed stitches.

What yarn was your mother in law planning on using?

Regards,
The Knitting Elves

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Question about pattern?
by: cbluna

I am planning to ask my Mother-In-Law to make one of these for my daughter's "Hermione" costume for Halloween, but the pattern only seems to call for grey yarn. I'm not any sort of knitter. Will it be obvious to her as a knitter on the pattern, where to work in the other color stripes? I simply can't tell from the pattern, the words mean nothing to me...any advice would be deeply appreciated!!

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