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Cruden

A traditional Fair Isle vest worked from the bottom up entirely in the round. The colourwork is simple but effective alternating a smaller and larger motif, the larger of which is offset on alternate repeats.

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Fingering weight / 4ply wool yarn.
Shown in Jamieson and Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (100% wool, 125yds / 114m, 0.88oz / 25g)

30 sts and 36 rows = 4" / 10 cm in charted colourwork pattern in the rnd

Size 2 US / 2.75mm 24" / 60cm circular
Size 3 US / 3.25mm 24" / 60cm circular

Regular and tall sizes with a finished chest circumference of 32(35¼, 38½, 41½) [44¾, 48, 51¼] (54½, 57½)" 
Shown in size 35¼ with no ease.

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  • CONSTRUCTION

    The neck and armholes are steeked and the front shoulders are worked slightly longer than the back to both drop the back neckline for a better fit and to allow the stitch patterns to flow over the shoulder. Detailed instructions for finishing the steeks with crochet are provided. After cutting the steeks open stitches are picked up around the armholes and neck and ribbed bands are worked in one of the contrast colours for a slightly sporty detail.

    OTHER SUPPLIES

    Size US C-D / 3mm crochet hook

    For larger sizes you may find it more comfortable to use a longer circular for the body up to the underarms. Working the armhole ribbing may require additional needles in the smaller size depending on whether you prefer to work small circumferences on magic loop, dpns or two circulars.

    VERSION INFORMATION

    cruden_v2.1.pdf

  • Directions for reinforcing the steeks with crochet are provided. This method requires a relatively ‘sticky’ wool that has not been superwash treated.

    The colourwork is simple but effective alternating a smaller and larger motif, the larger of which is offset on alternate repeats. Seven colours are used to shade the patterns but the number used can be varied. A colour in chart and quick reference palette are included for planning your own combinations, I recommend using a more vibrant or unexpected colour at the centre of the larger motifs.

    Shown in Jamieson and Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (100% wool, 125yds / 114m, 0.88oz / 25g) in:
    MC – #FC11
    CC1 – #FC41
    CC2 – #FC62
    CC3 – #132
    CC4 – #FC24
    CC5 – #203
    CC6 – #91

    Size 32 35 1/4 38 1/2 41 1/2 44 3/4 48 51 1/4 54 1/2 57 1/2
    Yards
    Regular
    mc 435 480 520 565 605 645 685 815 865
    cc1 275 295 315 340 360 385 405 475 505
    cc2 160 175 190 210 220 235 250 305 325
    cc3 165 175 180 190 200 215 225 240 250
    cc4 100 105 110 115 120 125 130 140 150
    cc5 75 75 80 85 95 100 105 110 115
    cc6 20 20 20 20 25 25 25 35 35
    Tall
    mc 465 535 585 625 675 855 900 955 1010
    cc1 310 355 385 405 430 540 575 600 635
    cc2 185 220 240 255 275 360 385 405 425
    cc3 175 180 190 195 210 220 230 240 255
    cc4 105 105 115 115 10 130 135 140 155
    cc5 75 80 85 85 95 100 105 110 115
    cc6 25 35 40 40 45 55 60 65 65
    Metres
    Regular
    mc 400 440 475 515 555 590 625 745 790
    cc1 250 270 290 310 330 350 370 435 460
    cc2 145 160 175 190 200 215 230 280 295
    cc3 150 160 165 175 185 195 205 220 230
    cc4 90 95 100 105 110 115 120 130 135
    cc5 70 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 105
    cc6 20 20 20 20 25 25 25 30 30
    Tall
    mc 425 490 535 570 615 780 825 875 925
    cc1 285 325 350 370 395 495 525 550 580
    cc2 170 200 220 235 250 330 350 370 390
    cc3 160 165 175 180 190 200 210 220 235
    cc4 95 95 105 105 10 120 125 130 140
    cc5 70 75 80 80 85 90 95 100 105
    cc6 25 30 35 35 40 50 55 60 60


  • Schematic of vest showing how to measure the garmentvest schematic

    inches

    Regular

    bust

    32

    35¼

    38½

    41½

    44¾

    48

    51¼

    54½

    57½

    length to underarm

    13½

    13

    12½

    12¼

    12

    11½

    11

    13

    12¾

    neck width

    5¾

    6

    6¼

    6½

    6½

    6¾

    7

    7¼

    7¼

    shoulder

    3¼

    3¼

    3¼

    3½

    3½

    3¾

    3¾

    3¾

    4

    armhole depth

    7¼

    7¾

    8¼

    8½

    9

    9¼

    9¾

    10¼

    10½

    neck depth

    4½

    4¾

    5¼

    5½

    5¾

    6

    6¼

    6½

    6¾

    Tall

    bust

    32

    35¼

    38½

    41½

    44¾

    48

    51¼

    54½

    57½

    length to underarm

    15½

    15

    14½

    14¼

    14

    13½

    13

    12½

    14½

    neck width

    5¾

    6

    6¼

    6½

    6½

    6¾

    7

    7¼

    7¼

    shoulder

    3¾

    3¾

    3¾

    3¾

    4¼

    4¼

    4¼

    4¼

    4½

    armhole depth

    8

    8½

    9

    9¼

    9½

    10

    10½

    11

    11¼

    neck depth

    5

    5½

    5¾

    6

    6¼

    6¼

    6¾

    7

    7½

    cm

    Regular

    bust

    80

    88

    96

    104

    112

    120

    128

    136

    144

    length to underarm

    34

    32.5

    31.5

    30.5

    30

    29

    27.5

    32.5

    32

    neck width

    14.5

    15

    15.5

    16.5

    16.5

    17

    17.5

    18.5

    18.5

    shoulder

    8

    8.5

    8.5

    8.5

    9

    9.5

    9.5

    9.5

    10

    armhole depth

    18.5

    19.5

    20.5

    21

    22

    23.5

    24.5

    25.5

    26

    neck depth

    11.5

    12

    13

    13.5

    14

    15

    16

    16.5

    17

    Tall

    bust

    80

    88

    96

    104

    112

    120

    128

    136

    144

    length to underarm

    39

    37.5

    36.5

    35.5

    35

    34

    32.5

    31.5

    36.5

    neck width

    14.5

    15

    15.5

    16.5

    16.5

    17

    17.5

    18.5

    18.5

    shoulder

    9.5

    9.5

    9.5

    9.5

    10.5

    10.5

    10.5

    10.5

    11.5

    armhole depth

    20

    21

    22

    23.5

    24

    25

    26

    27

    28.5

    neck depth

    12.5

    13.5

    14

    15

    15.5

    16

    17

    17.5

    18.5

  • Blog post - Alternative colour palettes for Cruden

    Tutorial - Crochet steeks on Cruden

    Technique Thursday - Colour dominance

    Technique Thursday - Choosing colours, a guest post from Felicity Ford

    Technique Thursday - Swift swatching in the round

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