Leif Slipover

Leif Slipover
Adrienne Larsen

Hooded women’s vest featuring a flattering hourglass fit and chunky, cabled, texture.

Finished Size 32½ (35½, 39½, 44½, 49½, 51½)" bust circumference. Vest shown measures 32½".
Yarn Cascade Yarns Lana Grande (100% Peruvian Highland wool; 87 yd [80 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #6035 gray marl, 7 (8, 9, 11, 12, 13) balls.
Needles Size 17 (12 mm): 29" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
Gauge 8 sts and 14 rows = 4" in garter st; 18 sts of Upper Body chart = 4½" wide.

CLARIFICATION:

On page 78, the photo shows a crossover at the underarm. This crossover is achieved by working into the purl bumps behind the stitches on the needle. The instructions for placing the right-side purl bumps onto the holder are at the bottom of the first column on page 86, and the instructions for placing the left-side purl bumps onto the holder are at the top of the center column of the same page. Nothing needs to be done to these 6 (7, 7, 12, 15, 19) stitches until the back is worked (top of 3rd column): With the WS facing, place the left-side stitches, the back stitches and the right-side stitches onto needle.

 

 

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40 thoughts on “Leif Slipover

  1. Beautiful vest pattern. Too bad the instructions are unclear and confusing (apparently I am not the only one to say so). I bought expensive yarn to make this and have had many problems so far…

     

  2. I’m having trouble with the instructions as well. The directions say to decrease twice within a few rows of eachother (size small) but the chart shows the decreases at row 9 and 29… can anyone help?

     

  3. I am NOT a novice knitter and am having trouble with the instructions as well.  The additional pictures in the gallery certainly help, but i”m headed to see if there is any errata on this pattern.  I, too, bought some nice yarn for this jacket.  Hopefully, I can work through the instructions as I go along.

  4. Well, I feel you made me feel a little better! I looked for errata but didn’t find anything. Please let me know if you uncover something. I’d appreciate it. Thanks and good luck!

     

  5. I’ve gotten thru the tough parts of this pattern.  You can email me at knitsbyconnie@yahoo.com if you have questions.  

    A phone call might help too, as the instructions are tough to dicipher as written. 

    I hope interweave knits reads these posts and takes some action.

  6. I am finding this a very challenging knit, and I’m a pretty experienced knitter. First, in looking at the photos, both the professional ones and those on ravelry, it was clear that unless you are a very tight knitter a size 17 needle is not going to give you much stitch definition and negative ease is definitely needed. So, even though I am a 34″ bust, I am making the smallest size and I’m knitting this on size 13 needles. So far, it looks pretty good, but this is only after pulling it out 4 times. On to the pattern, what looks like decreases on rows 9 and 29 are actually where the stitch markers are moved to prepare for decreases on the next row. I’ve gotten through all that, to the waist shaping row, where there are all those “remove markers.” I have counted and counted, and there just aren’t enough markers to remove, so I think some of these must be place markers, but if anyone has actually done it I’d love to know! Yes, IK definitely needs to address some of these issues. Sounds like a lot of us have invested a lot of time and money in this pattern and I want to be able to actually finish and wear it!  

  7. I am finding this a very challenging knit, and I’m a pretty experienced knitter. First, in looking at the photos, both the professional ones and those on ravelry, it was clear that unless you are a very tight knitter a size 17 needle is not going to give you much stitch definition and negative ease is definitely needed. So, even though I am a 34″ bust, I am making the smallest size and I’m knitting this on size 13 needles. So far, it looks pretty good, but this is only after pulling it out 4 times. On to the pattern, what looks like decreases on rows 9 and 29 are actually where the stitch markers are moved to prepare for decreases on the next row. I’ve gotten through all that, to the waist shaping row, where there are all those “remove markers.” I have counted and counted, and there just aren’t enough markers to remove, so I think some of these must be place markers, but if anyone has actually done it I’d love to know! Yes, IK definitely needs to address some of these issues. Sounds like a lot of us have invested a lot of time and money in this pattern and I want to be able to actually finish and wear it!  

  8. I am a little relieved to hear I’m not alone, and also consider myself an experienced knitter!  I even teach others and am struggling with this. I agree with Martha about the stich definition, but it really hard to knit a P 2 together TBL with 17s as it is. Crazy pattern. I haven’t heard anyone address my particular complaint about the symbol weirdness. Odd enough to get used to the dot meaning K on WS and P on RS, but when the twist symbol for doing those stitches TBL is the opposite and the symbols are right next to each other, it’s insanity!  I really hope someone from IK weighs in, expensive yarn and on my 4 rip out!

  9. This pattern is making me crazy. I think it should be called the “life” pattern, because for the past two weeks it has been exactly that! Very diffictult to understand. I have finally made it through the waist and now I am completely lost on the start of the upper body. My confusion escalated at row 31 for all sizes. What is the k1, pick up purl bump from st below st on right hand needle? If you repeat from star 6 times? you end up with 12 stitches? however I should only have 7? why am i holding them and when do I use them? And if I ever see a P2togtbl again it will be too soon. I have ripped this pattern twice and I am past that point now. Moving forward as soon as I figure out why I have to many stitches and why I am holding the other ones.

     

  10. I can help with the purl bump issue, and it’s also addressed on Ravelry. As you are knitting the side body section, you will pick up a purl bump below each of the 6 knitted stitches, leaving you with 6 stitches on a holder that you will pick up when you get to the back. If you look at the second photo above, you can see where the armhole divides and 6 stitches go to the front and 6 go to the back.

    My current conundrum is the blank squares in row 3 of the upper body chart. I don’t see where I lost two stitches in the row below, so what’s going on here? Any help is appreciated.

  11. I can help with the purl bump issue, and it’s also addressed on Ravelry. As you are knitting the side body section, you will pick up a purl bump below each of the 6 knitted stitches, leaving you with 6 stitches on a holder that you will pick up when you get to the back. If you look at the second photo above, you can see where the armhole divides and 6 stitches go to the front and 6 go to the back.

    My current conundrum is the blank squares in row 3 of the upper body chart. I don’t see where I lost two stitches in the row below, so what’s going on here? Any help is appreciated.

  12. I should have written row 4 (not 3) of the upper body chart. Connie thinks it’s a mistake. I agree. I am not working up the fronts. We’ll see what new challenges await!

  13. thanks for the posting MarthaH. and thanks for the clarity on picking up the purl bumps. I have already done away with them. I am seriously considering ripping the whole project out, even though I am past the waist. As I look ahead to all the p2togtbl I am not very excited to complete, especially since it appears to get even more confusing. I skipped the blank box all together and made it a knit stitch. I will need a snowy afternoon to get back at this one. Happy Knitting and thanks again.

  14. I am wondering if you could help me with this pattern.  I have just completed Row 9 of the Lower Body  chart pattern. This is where I get very confused.  Since the chart pattern now is a total of 18 stitches I believe I should continue with Next row  finishing up with 119 sts for Size 391/2 in order to keep chart pattern right.  The pattern does indicate that I should work until Row 15 of chart .  Should I continue until row 15 and then go back and work nine rows even  and then complete decrease rows..  I have calculated the # of rows and I just cant seem to come up even to where I should start Row 31.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I have been knitting for a long time, but this one is proving to be very challenging for me.  Gillian

     

     

  15. Ok, I’m going to start this comment by apologizing. This is the first pattern I ever wrote. Also, from reading it, I can’t be exactly sure what the text means. My suggestion (GillianH), if you’re still out there, is to ignore the text. It’s devilishly confusing. Take your cues from the graph. Follow the graph, keeping the cable stitches in place. Where the graph gets smaller, decrease stitches from the edges.

  16. I too have had great difficulty with this pattern.  I have ripped this out at least 5 times, tried rewriting the directions – went to an expert knitter and am now trying again with smaller needles.  Like all I have spent a lot of money on the yarn and am determined to make this “gift”.  I am very disappointed that this magazine did such a poor job on directions and at this point may never purchase another one.  I am also very disappointed that the writer has not done anything to make it easier for those of us who are trying to make this beautiful vest.

  17.  I, too have a 34″ bust measurement, and a small waist and a height of 5’7”, and fear that the 35.5″ finished bust size would be too large and not provide the flattering hourglass shape that the pattern boasts. How did the 34″ finished bust measurement size look and fit on you? You even stated that you dropped down to size 13 needs, so I figured that if the 34″ finished bust measurement size fit well on you, then that size should definitely not be too small for me if I went with the recommended size 17 needles. Your thoughts?

  18. Hi,

    I’m starting this amazing and apparently challenging piece now.

    Actually I’m stuck at row 7 at the smallest size. As I’m french, it’s very hard to translate terms. I was wondering if anyone was doing it too and if by any chance someone did it in french?

    Tyvm 😉

  19. Hi I just bought this pattern and I cant get past row 7 I find it very difficult to read chart  and go from chart to written instructionsand pattern could you please tell me what the name of the pattern stich is ! 

  20. Hi I just bought this pattern and I cant get past row 7 I find it very difficult to read chart  and go from chart to written instructionsand pattern could you please tell me what the name of the pattern stich is ! 

    Or could you send me the written pattern for charts plz( but if its too much trouble ) the name of the pattern stich is enough! Thankyou

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