Indian Slip-On No. 13A by Corticelli

Indian Slip-On No. 13A

January 1922
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
To fit 36''
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Out of print. This pattern was available for free.

This slip-on, one of the newest of the Indian designs, is made of Corticelli Flosola in Sand, with the odd designs in Red, Goldenrod, Marion Blue and Black. The slashes at bottom of sleeves, the collar made of square tabs, and the bone rings worked in the girdle all add to the charm of this slip-on.

Pattern is written for one size, 36 (presumably to fit 36’’)
The front of the booklet mentions that Corticelli Flosola (or Shetland Floss) is worked at 5 sts to the inch on an American size 5 needle. No information about row gauge is given. Assuming 5 sts/in, and adding the 85 sts for the back and the 104 sts for the front, the total circumference of the sweater is about 37.75’’

The pattern calls for 7 balls of Flosola in Sand, 1 ball each of Victory Red, Marion Blue, Goldenrod, and 2 balls of Black. No information about actual yardage is given.

Also needed: 7 dozen bone rings (no information about diameter is given)

American needle size 5 (size may not be equivalent to contemporary size 5 needle), a size 3 bone crochet hook, and an extra large crochet hook for the girdle.

The sweater construction begins from the bottom back, and is worked flat to the underarm, and then stitches are cast on for the sleeves. The sleeves and back are worked in one piece until stitches are cast off for the back of the neck. Each half of the front is worked separately to match the back while increasing for the V-neck. Stitches are then bound off for the sleeve, and when the V-neck increases are complete, the two halves of the front are joined and worked to the bottom of the front. The front is 4’’ wider than the back.

While not stated, the colorwork pattern is likely worked using intarsia, rather than stranded, given the distance between the motifs in the rows worked in two colors.

Side seams for the body, and seams for the sleeves.

The colored squares forming the collar are crocheted separately, then joined together, then sewn around the neck. The sleeve cuffs are also crocheted. The “girdle” (belt) is made by crocheting a thick chain, using all five colors, and then weaving the chain through 7 dozen bone rings. Fringe made from thin chains of each separate color is added to the rings at the end of the girdle.