Swing Your Tail Feathers by Melinda Baur

Swing Your Tail Feathers

January 2019
Der Bauernhof Farms 100% Royal Baby Alpaca
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1400 - 1700 yards (1280 - 1554 m)
One Size
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This swing vest is knit in garter stitch using a combination of mitered squares and short rows to shape the connected triangles. Each side is worked from front to back. The two sides are joined using a 3-needle bind off at the center back. The collar is knit onto the body by picking up stitches and working symmetrical increases at the shoulders and center back.

Each triangle of the body is worked by the same method, in three sections:

  • Section A: Decreases at the edge
  • Section B: Mitered square forms the corner
  • Section C: Short rows form the angled edge Stitches for the next triangle are a combination of active stitches from the short rows and stitches picked up along the edge of triangle A.

Main Color: 900 yds
Contrast Color: 600 yds