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Vienne Sweater

Jan 15, 2009
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Vienne is constructed from the top down, with set in sleeves worked simultaneously with the upper bodice. Front and back v-neck lace edging is worked into the pattern as you go.

Designer Kristeen Griffin-Grimes
Finished Size 32½ (35½, 39½, 44½)” (82.5 [90, 100.5, 113] cm) bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 32½” (82.5 cm).
Yarn Worsted weight (#4 Medium). Shown here: GGH Bel Air (90% merino, 10% nylon; 142 yd [130 m]/50 g): #9 terra cotta, 6 (6, 7, 8) balls.
Needles Body and sleeves—size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) one 16” and two 24” (60 cm) circular (cir). Cuffs—size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Provisional cast-on—size U.S. 6 (4 mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); removable markers; stitch holders; smooth cotton waste yarn for provisional cast-on; size G/6 (4.25 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle.
Gauge 20 stitches and 31 rows/rounds = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on largest needles; 11 to 16 stitches of diagonal lace patterns from charts average 2½” (6.5 cm) wide on largest needles.


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Gran D wrote
on Jun 9, 2013 4:55 PM

Ok, I just took a look at my downloaded pattern and discovered that chart and the chart symbols don't match. The charts have solid black squares where the pattern symbols should be. Anyone else have this problem?

on Oct 20, 2009 7:57 PM

Would someone please describe the cable or rosette design that appears to be around the neckline? I have enlarged the photo to 200 percent on my computer, but the detail still is not clear. This is a beautiful design, and I wonder if the band around the neckline can be done in other colors, such as white, green, and red in case those are roses in the band.

GraceB wrote
on May 5, 2009 9:00 PM
Please dear ones can you tell me how I could make the neck HIGHER? I would love to make this for church but it is way too lowcut. thanks, it is a lovely creation. blessings, grace
TracyM wrote
on Apr 18, 2009 3:12 PM
I see that the pattern was updated in February---but it would be REALLY nice to know what the update was. I printed it out the day it was released, and have posted here, and several other places, about an issue with the line of SSK decreases on the right chart. Does anyone know what the update was? Enail me at tracykm at yahoo dot com please!
varzesh wrote
on Apr 12, 2009 12:20 PM
I canot download.
JanetA wrote
on Apr 3, 2009 11:27 AM
are there any correctiions for this pattern? has anyone knitted it without a problem?
TracyM wrote
on Mar 14, 2009 5:27 PM
The line of SSK decreases don't match in the two charts. On the left chart, they form a nice, smooth, aligned column. On the right chart, they don't align, so the one st crosses over. Is there a correction for this chart?
DebbieD wrote
on Feb 13, 2009 9:30 AM
I love this sweater. Unfortunately I am a 40 D bust size. I really wish the designer would have added up a size or two. Many people are my size or larger. I have no idea how to enlarge a pattern. Maybe there are computer programs that do that? Debbie
AngelaA wrote
on Feb 13, 2009 8:19 AM
I had lots of problems until I downloaded the newest version of Acrobat. Then no problems!
MarianneG wrote
on Jan 31, 2009 9:46 AM
There seems to be a serious error in this pattern. I have got as far as the bust darts, and there is only one set of instructions for placing the darts, but there should be more, since there are different amounts of stitches for the different sizes. Even for the smallest size the amount of stitches used is not correct, since it uses 74 stitches, but there are 77 for the front.
LynnL@2 wrote
on Jan 27, 2009 10:33 AM
I use Safari on my Mac and had no trouble with the download either. Beautiful sweater!
Louise@2 wrote
on Jan 27, 2009 9:47 AM
I would also like tip to make the back round instead of V. Also a picture of the back would help a lot! Thanks Lou from Sweden
KIMB wrote
on Jan 26, 2009 5:32 PM
the pattern downloaded just fine, now when I feel I am experienced enough I will try it...it is gorgeous!!
bquiltstitch wrote
on Jan 26, 2009 4:05 AM
no problems getting the pattern to open and save. very pretty sweater. thanks.
RuthK@3 wrote
on Jan 25, 2009 2:15 PM
Wow! I was smitten with the FGK book at 1st sight. Thanks for the pattern! Does anyone have experience with her other published patterns and can comment on how they are? As for downloading, you don't have to change any settings in your browser to download. Take the following steps - 1-- RIGHT CLICK on the TEXT LINK "Download XYZ" (in this case, "Download Vienne Sweater") 2-- SELECT 'Save Target As...' 3-- SAVE the file There may be a lot of causes for the trouble. For me, I had a problem once when my firewall was updating in the background. You may have an old version of Acrobat. The more applications, browser tabs, Google applications, video, audio, etc. you have running, the less attention Windows will give to Adobe Acrobat. Good Luck.
caroltyoung wrote
on Jan 25, 2009 12:34 PM
The sweater is beautiful. Could you give any tips to make the back neckline rounded rather than v shaped? The only problem I had downloading was my computer only printed the odd pages. I had to go back and get the even pages manually. Thanks for the pattern. CarolY
Beth G wrote
on Jan 25, 2009 11:22 AM
One-piece construction is THE BEST! I've been knitting for several years but never completed a sweater because I hate seaming. But, there are more & more one-piece construction patterns out there and I've not only completed a sweater, but I have two more on the needles! Have ordered "French Girl Knits", so I'll add the Vienne Sweater to the book when I get it. Beautiful!!!! Thank you for the pattern, and thanks to all of the top-down/bottom-up/one-piece designers out there! :-)
greenmt wrote
on Jan 25, 2009 3:31 AM
I had problems downloading patterns from here also. I had to set my browser to save downloads rather than open them. Once they are saved on my computer, they open OK. This is the only place I've run into this issue, but the patterns are worth it.
nancy@5 wrote
on Jan 24, 2009 9:25 AM
Sandi - You rock. I LOVE this website. You provide great insights to knitting issues that I didn't realize other people struggled with as well (e.g. fitting a knitted garment). And I really really like the galleries - priceless!!! Free patterns too. P.S. Beautiful sweater.
TammyE wrote
on Jan 24, 2009 6:38 AM
No problems with downloading from Firefox on my Dell pc. i too will have to work my way up to something this complex, but the challenge will be worth it!
HarrietT wrote
on Jan 24, 2009 3:33 AM
dl ok for me in firefox lovely piece ! now to find the yarn
amylovie wrote
on Jan 23, 2009 8:44 PM
No problems downloading. As with ALL of the patterns in this book, it is FABULOUS!!! Y'all should run to your nearest LYS and buy this. You will be in love.
HennieL wrote
on Jan 23, 2009 7:25 PM
Got it to download, but I'm a 2XL - guess I'll have to do some altering - probably add 5" to the 'side seams' & sleeves. I wonder how much more yarn that will require.
Jackie@3 wrote
on Jan 23, 2009 7:11 PM
I wish you would show a back view.
sjsr wrote
on Jan 23, 2009 6:48 PM
I just started to have problems with downloading, went to your site, and had to log in and hit the download button at the bottom of the page and it works great. Love the pattern
HillaryB wrote
on Jan 23, 2009 6:24 PM
I didn't have any trouble with the download, but for those of you who can't get the file to open, look at the extension of the file. I have downloaded PDF files before that, for some reason, had another extension, so windows didn't know what program to use to open it. I just renamed the file with a .pdf extension and it opened fine in Adobe.
on Jan 23, 2009 6:24 PM
MelissaH...yes, indeed, this design had Vienne in Chocolat as its muse...I adored that film and the amazing wardrobe designed by Renee Erlich Kalfus--the DVD has a little featurette about the costume design--very interesting! Thanks for the nice comments on the book.
TiffanyM wrote
on Jan 23, 2009 6:05 PM
I was unable to download in Firefox but was able to download with explorer.
Lil Gracie wrote
on Jan 23, 2009 5:58 PM
It downloads perfectly in firefox on a mac for me. its gorgeous. It will inspire me to learn new techniques too!! thanks
ElleH wrote
on Jan 23, 2009 5:43 PM
Yep...I'm in the "having problems" part of the chorus. The message popped up: "There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and could not be repaired." I have never had a problem opening your pdfs before this.
MelissaH wrote
on Jan 23, 2009 4:47 PM
Thanks for yet another lovely pattern. I may have to work up to this skill level, but it gives me something to shoot for because this is a gorgeous sweater! The color and pattern really lives up to its name, as it reminds me of the character Vienne in the movie Chocolat...exactly something she would wear! I appreciate your generosity in offering such wonderful patterns. The book French Girl Knits has some of the most beautiful patterns I've ever seen. Thanks again!
BirgittaV wrote
on Jan 23, 2009 4:09 PM
canĀ“t get it downloaded!
LindaG@5 wrote
on Jan 23, 2009 3:56 PM
I had no problems downloading or printing it either. I've never had any problem w/downloading any of the patterns or printing them. Thanks for all the patterns.
DellaM wrote
on Jan 23, 2009 3:54 PM
I normally use the Mozilla browser Firefox on my Mac, and I have had the same downloading problems mentioned above. I've found that if I go to the supplied Mac browser, Safari, and paste in the URL from the downloading page and proceed with my downloading from there, it works like a charm.
Carol Y wrote
on Jan 23, 2009 3:25 PM
I had no problems downloading either. Thank you so much for the free pattern. This book looks like it has some really unique projects in it. I'm going to check it out at my lys.
SarahR@5 wrote
on Jan 23, 2009 3:21 PM
No problems with the download. Many thanks - and thank you also for including the yarn length etc. so that I can find an equivalent here in Australia.
margo@2 wrote
on Jan 23, 2009 3:16 PM
I logged in then tried to download the pattern. It seems to have downloaded but impossible to open the file. Even DH - a computer person - couldn't work out what is wrong.
Jalama wrote
on Jan 23, 2009 3:01 PM
Try logging in first and then downloading the pattern.
CarolI wrote
on Jan 23, 2009 2:44 PM
I have tried to download this pattern and it comes in a coded format rather than a PDF, how do I change it?
CarolI wrote
on Jan 23, 2009 2:44 PM
I have tried to download this pattern and it comes in a coded format rather than a PDF, how do I change it?
fonv wrote
on Jan 23, 2009 2:43 PM
Cannot get this to download!
on Jan 23, 2009 1:31 PM
I bought this book on Saturday, bought the yarn for the pattern Louisa on Wednesday, and swatched the yarn on Thursday, cast-on on Thursday afternoon. (I already had five other projects on the needles, but decided I couldn't put this one off!) So far, am loving it. This is a lovely sweater as well, and I'll look forward to trying it!