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Vera Underwear Set from Patons Specialty Knitting Book No 54

vintage vest and knickers with lace patterning and drawstring waist

Materials

BEEHIVE "SILVERSHEEN" - the original was worked with Powder Blue (shade 0532).

The Vest - 3 oz
The Knickers - 3 oz

Two UK No 10/3.25mm/US 3 and two UK No 12/2.75mm/US 2 Knitting Needles

Measurements

The Vest: Width all round at underarm, to fit 34 inches (actual measurement, 29 inches)

The Knickers: Length of front seam to lower edge of gusset - 13½ ins.

Length of leg seam - 3½ ins.

Tension

Work at a tension to produce 1 pattern (10 stitches) to 1¼ inches.

Pattern

The Back

Using the No. 10 Needles, cast on 112 stitches.

1st row: K2, * P1, K1 , repeat from * to the end of the row.

Repeat this row three times.

5th row: K1, * P4, K2tog, yo, P4, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

6th row: K1, * K4, P2, K4, repeat from * to the last stitch , K1. **

7th row: K1, * P2, P2tog, yo, K2, yo, P2tog, P2, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

8th row: K1, * K3, P4, K3, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

9th row: K1, * P3, K4, P3, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

10th row: Like the 8th row.

11th row: Like the 9th row.

12th row: K1, * K4, P2, K4, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

13th row: K1, * P5, knit into the back of the second stitch, and, before slipping this stitch off the needle,
knit into the front of the first stitch, P3 (the crossing of these two stitches will now be termed "Cross" throughout), repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

14th row: K1, * K3 , P1, K6, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

15th row: K1, * P6, Cross, P2, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

16th row: K1, * K2, P1, K7, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

17th row: K1, * P7, Cross, P1, repeat from* to the last stitch, K1.

18th row: K1, * K1 , P1, K8, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

19th row: K2, * P7, knit the second and third stitches together through the back of the loops, and, before slipping the stitches off the needle, knit into the front of the first stitch, yo, repeat from * to the last 10 stitches, P7, Cross, K1.

20th row: K1, * P1, K8, P1, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

21st row: K1, * K1, yo, P2tog, P4, P2tog, yo, K1, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

22nd row: K1, * P2, K6, P2, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1 .

23rd row: K1, * K2, P6, K2, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

24th row: Like the 22nd row.

25th row: Like the 23rd row.

26th row: K1, * P1, K8, P1, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1 .

27th row: K1, * Cross, P8, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

28th row: K1, * K8, P1, K1, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

29th row: K1, * P1, Cross, P7, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

30th row: K1, * K7, P1, K2, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1 .

31st row: K1, * P2, Cross, P6, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

32nd row: K1, * K6, P1, K3, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

33rd row: K1, * P3 , knit the second and third stitches together through the back of the loops, and, before slipping the stitches off the needle, knit into the front of the first stitch, yo, P4, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

34th row: K1, * K4, P2, K4, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1. **

Repeat from ** to ** four times, then from the 7th to the 14th rows once.

Using the No. 12 Needles, proceed as follows:

1st row: K2, * P1, K1, repeat from* to the end of the row.

Repeat this row twenty-five times.

Using the No. 10 Needles, repeat from the 15th to the 34th rows once, then from ** to ** once.

Using the No. 12 Needles, repeat the 1st row nine times.

Cast off.

The Front

Using the No. 10 Needles, cast on 112 stitches.

Work exactly as given for the Back until the ribbing at the top of the vest is reached.

Using the No. 12 Needles, proceed as follows:

1st row: K2, * P1, K1, repeat from * to the end of the row.

Repeat this row eight times.

10th row: K2, (P1, K1) twenty-seven times, turn.

Work in rib on these 56 stitches, decreasing once at each end of the needle in the next and every alternate row
until 10 stitches remain.

Continue in rib on these 10 stitches for the length required.

Cast off.

Join in the wool and work on the remaining 56 stitches as follows:

1st row: K2, * P1, K1, repeat from * to the end of the row.

Work in rib on these 56 stitches, decreasing once at each end of the needle in the next and every alternate row
until 10 stitches remain.

Continue in rib on these 10 stitches for length required.

Cast off.

To Make Up the Vest

With a damp cloth and hot iron, press carefully.

Sew up the side seams.

Sew the straps in position at the back, 4½ inches from the side seam.

The Knickers

The Left Leg

Using the No. 12 Needles, cast on 114 stitches.

1st row: K2, * P1, K1, repeat from * to the end of the row.

Repeat this row twelve times.

14th row: K2, (P1, K1) twice, P1, * increase once in the next stitch, (P1, K1) six times, P1, repeat from * to the last 9 stitches, increase once in the next stitch, (P1, K1) four times (122 stitches).

Using the No. 10 Needles, proceed as follows:

1st row: K1, * P4, K2tog, yo, P4, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

2nd row: K1, * K4, P2, K4, repeat from* to the last stitch, K1.

3rd row: Increase once in the first stitch, * P2, P2tog, yo, K2, yo, P2tog, P2, repeat from * to the last 11 stitches, P2, P2tog, yo, K2, yo, P2tog, P1, increase once in the next stitch, K1.

4th row: K2, * K3, P4, K3, repeat from * to the last 2 stitches, K2.

5th row: Increase once in the first stitch, P1, * P3, K4, P3 , repeat from * to the last 2 stitches, increase once in the next stitch, K1.

6th row: * K6, P4, repeat from * to the last 6 stitches, K6.

7th row: Increase once in the first stitch, P2, * P3, K4, P3, repeat from * to the last 3 stitches, P1, increase
once in the next stitch, K1.

8th row: * K8, P2, repeat from * to the last 8 stitches, K8.

9th row: Increase once in the first stitch, * P8, knit into the back of the second stitch, and, before slipping the
stitch off the needle, knit into the front of the first stitch (the crossing of these two stitches will now be termed "Cross" throughout), repeat from * to the last 7 stitches, P5, increase once in the next stitch, K1.

10th row: * K8, P1, K1, repeat from * to the end of the row.

11th row: Increase once in the first stitch, * Cross, P8, repeat from * to the last 9 stitches, Cross, P5, increase
once in the next stitch, K1.

12th row: K1, * K7, P1, K2, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

13th row: Increase once in the first stitch, * P2, Cross, P6, repeat from * to the last 11 stitches, P2, Cross, P5, increase once in the next stitch, K1.

14th row: * K8, P1, K1, repeat from * to the last 4 stitches, K4.

15th row: Increase once in the first stitch, P1, * P3, knit the second and third stitches together through the back of the loops, and, before slipping the stitches off the needle, knit into the front of the first stitch, yo, P4, repeat from * to the last 2 stitches, increase once in the next stitch, K1 .

16th row: K3, * K4, P2, K4, repeat from * to the last 3 stitches, K3.

17th row: Increase once in the first stitch, * P4, P2tog, yo, K2, yo, P2tog, repeat from * to the last 5 stitches, P3, increase once in the next stitch, K1.

18th row: K4, * K3, P4, K3, repeat from * to the last 4 stitches, K4.

19th row: Increase once in the first stitch, * P6, K4, repeat from * to the last 7 stitches, P5, increase once in the next stitch, K1.

20th row: K5, * K3 , P4, K3, repeat from * to the last 5 stitches, K 5.

21st row: Increase once in the first stitch, K1, * P6, K4, repeat from * to the last 8 stitches, P6, increase once in the next stitch, K1.

22nd row: K1, * P1, K8, P1, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

23rd row: K1, * Cross, P8, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

24th row: K1, * K8, P1, K1, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

25th row: K1, * P1, Cross, P7, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

26th row: K1, * K7, P1, K2, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

27th row: K1, * P2, Cross, P6, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

28th row: K1, * K6, P1, K3, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

29th row: K1, * P3, knit the second and third stitches together through the back of the loops, and, before slipping
the stitches off the needle, knit into the front of the first stitch, yo, P4, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

30th row: K1, * K4, P2, K4, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

31st row: K1, * P2, P2tog, yo, K2, yo, P2tog, P2, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

32nd row: K1, * K3, P4, K3, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

33rd row: K1, * P3, K4, P3, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

34th row: Like the 32nd row.

35th row: Like the 33rd row.

36th row: K1, * K4, P2, K4, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

37th row: K1, * P5, Cross, P3, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

38th row: K1, * K3, P1, K6, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

39th row: K1, * P6, Cross, P2, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

40th row: K1, * K2, P1, K7, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

41st row: K1, * P7, Cross, P1, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

42nd row: K1, * K1, P1, K8, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

43rd row: K1, P1, * P7, knit the second and third stitches together through the back of the loops, and, before slipping the stitches off the needle, knit into the front of the first stitch, yo, repeat from * to the last 10 stitches, P7, Cross, K1.

44th row: K1, * P1, K8, P1, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

45th row: K1, * K1, yo, P2tog, P4, P2tog, yo, K1, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

46th row: K1, * P2, K6, P2, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

47th row: K1, * K2, P6, K2, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

48th row: Like the 46th row.

49th row: K1, * K2, P6, K2, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

Repeat from the 22nd to the 49th rows twice, then from the 22nd to the 28th rows once.

Proceed as follows:

1st row: * K1, P1, repeat from * to the last 2 stitches, K2.

Repeat this row twenty-one times.

Shape for the back as follows:

1st row: * K1, P1, repeat from * to the last 30 stitches, turn.

2nd and alternate rows: * K1, P1, repeat from * to the last 2 stitches, K2.

3rd row: * K1, P1, repeat from * to the last 42 stitches, turn.

5th row: * K1, P1, repeat from * to the last 54 stitches, turn.

7th row: * K1, P1, repeat from * to the last 66 stitches, turn.

9th row: * K1, P1, repeat from * to the last 78 stitches, turn.

11th row: * K1, P1, repeat from * to the last 90 stitches, turn.

13th row: * K1, P1, repeat from * to the last 102 stitches, turn.

15th row: * K1, P1, repeat from * to the last 114 stitches, turn.

17th row: * K1, P1, repeat from * to the last 126 stitches, turn.

18th row: * K1, P1, repeat from * to the last 2 stitches, K2.

Using the No. 12 Needles, proceed as follows:

1st row: * K1, P1, repeat from * to the last 2 stitches, K2.

Repeat this row nineteen times.

21st row: K1, * P1, K1, yo, K2tog, repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.

Repeat the 1st row twice.

Cast off.

The Right Leg

Using the No. 12 Needles, cast on 114 stitches.

Work exactly as given for the Left Leg until the ribbing has been reached.

Proceed as follows:

1st row: K2, * P1, K1, repeat from * to the end of the row.

Repeat this row twenty times.

Shape for the back as follows:

1st row: K2, * P1, K1, repeat from * to the last 30 stitches, turn.

2nd and alternate rows: * P1, K1, repeat from * to the end of the row.

3rd row: K2, * P1, K1, repeat from * to the last 42 stitches, turn.

5th row: K2, * P1, K1, repeat from * to the last 54 stitches, turn.

7th row: K2, * P1, K1, repeat from * to the last 66 stitches, turn.

9th row: K2, * P1, K1, repeat from * to the last 78 stitches, turn.

11th row: K2, * P1, K1, repeat from * to the last 90 stitches, turn.

13th row: K2, * P1, K1, repeat from * to the last 102 stitches, turn .

15th row: K2, * P1, K1, repeat from * to the last 114 stitches, turn.

17th row: K2, * P1, K1, repeat from * to the last 126 stitches, turn.

19th row: K2, * P1, K1 , repeat from * to the end of the row.

Using the No. 12 Needles, proceed as follows:

1st row: K7, * P1, K1, repeat from * to the end of the row.

Repeat this row nineteen times.

21st row: K2, * K2tog, yo, P1, K1, repeat from * to the end of the row.

Repeat the 1st row twice.

Cast off.

The Gusset

Using the No. 10 Needles, cast on 2 stitches.

1st row: Increase once in each stitch.

2nd row: K2, P1, K1.

3rd row: Increase once in the first stitch, K1, increase once in the next stitch, K1.

4th row: (K1, P1) twice, K2.

5th row: Increase once in the first stitch, P1, K1, P1, increase once in the next stitch, K1.

6th row: K2, * P1, K1, repeat from * to the end of the row.

7th row: Increase once in the first stitch, * K1, P1, repeat from * to the last 3 stitches, K1, increase once in the next stitch, K1.

8th row: * K1, P1, repeat from * to the last 2 stitches, K2.

9th row: Increase once in the first stitch, * P1, K1, repeat from * to the last 3 stitches, P1, increase once in the next stitch, K1.

Repeat from the 6th to the 9th rows six times.

Proceed as follows:

1st row: K2, * P1, K1, repeat from * to the end of the row.

2nd row: K1, P2tog, * K1, P1, repeat from * to the last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1.

3rd row: * K1, P1, repeat from * to the last 2 stitches, K2.

4th row: K1, K2tog, * P1, K1, repeat from * to the last 3 stitches, P2tog, K1.

Repeat from the 1st to the 4th rows six times.

Proceed as follows:

1st row: K2, * P1, K1, repeat from * to the end of the row.

2nd row: K1, P2tog, K1, P1, K2tog, K1.

3rd row: (K1, P1) twice, K2.

4th row: K1, K2tog, P2tog, K1.

5th row: K2, P1, K1.

6th row: (K2tog) twice.

Cast off.

To Make Up the Knickers

With a damp cloth and hot iron, press carefully.

Sew up the leg seam to the last increasing.

Sew up the back and front seams to within 3 inches of the leg seam.

Sew gusset in position.

Thread elastic through the holes at the waist.


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