The Fringe of Fashion
Fringes appeared everywhere last year so this may still have a place this summer. The seventies photo is delightful - a sophisticated peasant style making you long for an adventurous getaway to foreign climes - you can feel that heat.
However the editors haven't quite caught up in the ways of modern copy to match...
"... a dashing little crochet vest to wear in many ways."
The pattern is given in one size.
Back and Fronts
Using 2 balls of yarn and working with yarn doubled, make 128 ch
Foundation row: 1 dtr in 6th ch from hook, * miss 1 ch, 1 ch, 1 dtr in next ch; repeat from * to end.
1st row: 1 dc in 1st stitch, *
miss next 3 stitches (that is: 1 ch, 1 dtr, 1 ch), 8 ch, 1 dc in next
stitch; repeat from * working last
dc in 4th of 5 turning ch, turn with 10 ch (work into 3rd of 4 turning
ch here on all following 1st pattern rows).
These 4 rows form pattern.
Divide for armholes as follows:
Next row: 1 dtr in next ch SP, 1 ch, 1 dtr in next dc, (1 ch, 1 dtr in next ch SP, 1 ch, 1 dtr in next dc) 6 times, turn.
Continue for right front, shaping armhole and neck as follows :
Continue for back as follows:
Leaving 7 stitches unworked, rejoin double yarn to next dc, make 4 ch, 1 dtr in next ch SP, 1 ch, 1 dtr in next dc, (1 ch, 1 dtr in next ch SP, 1 ch, 1 dtr in next dc.) 12 times, turn.
Work the 4 rows as for right front from **
then repeat these 4 rows twice more: after which you have 29 stitches
= 4 ch, 1 dtr, (1 ch, 1 dtr) 13 times.
Continue for left front as follows:
Leaving 7 stitches unworked, rejoin double yarn to next dc, make 4 ch, 1 dtr in next ch SP, 1 ch, 1 dtr in next dc, * 1 ch, 1 dtr in next ch SP, 1 ch, 1 dtr in next dc; repeat from * to end.
Finish to correspond with right front, reversing shapings.
To Make Up
To prevent heavy pressing and use of a hot iron, either of which could be injurious to the fabric, light pressing may be suitable as follows:
Block each piece by pinning out round edges and press using a warm iron and slightly damp cloth.
Join shoulder seams.
With double yarn, work 1 row dc along front and neck edges.
For the front ties: Make two lengths of ch. 20 inches (51 cm) long and sew one to each side of front, level with armhole division.
Fringes: Cut remaining yarn into 12 inch (30 cm) strips and taking 6
strands together each time, knot through lower edge, placing
A word on the wool.
Patons marketed two different yarns called Promise in different eras
both DK equivalents. This pattern, being crocheted and from the 1970s,
is the earlier manifestation - a smooth yarn "with Tricel" sold
in 50g balls. [The later yarn marketed in the 1980s was a fluffy acrylic
with a good yardage, thus sold in 40g balls].