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Adult Version of TALITHA Yoke Vest


    The project is finally finished! We have had multiple requests for an adult version of the TALITHA Yoke Vest I made for my daughter five years ago. Now the adult version of the pattern in five sizes ranging from XS to XL is here!

    Så er projektet endelig færdigt! Vi har fået adskellige henvendelser om at lave en voksen udgave af den TALITHA  vest med bærestykke, jeg strikkede til min datter for fem år siden. Nu er voksenudgaven i fem størrelser fra XS til XL endelig færdig!


         TALITHA adult in "Sea Foam"       "Havskum"





    It was a huge undertaking; it took countless hours of calculating and knitting, making corrections, and checking stitches for all the sizes over and over again. But it was a labor of love and so worth it in the end.

    Det var et større project. Adskellige timer er gået med at strikke og regne, omregne, korrigere, og tjekke maskeantal for alle størrelser om og om igen. Men det var det værd.

    We have decided to make the design available as a stand-alone pattern as well instead of only offering it as a knitting kit. There are lots of great yarns out there that can work for this pattern, and my original concept of using Louets Merino Wool to create a 110% scratch free vest (because it was made for a child), may not apply in the same degree for an adult. Besides, so many people are allergic to the lanolin in wool, so they should have an option to substitute the yarn.

     Vi har besluttet også at lave designet tilgængeligt som selvstændigt mønster i stedet for kun at tilbyde det som garnpakke. Der er mange andre garner på markedet, der kan bruges til denne opskrift, og mit oprindelige koncept med at bruge Louets Merino uld til at strikke en 100% kradsefri vest (fordi den var til et barn), er nødvendigvis ikke så vigtig for en voksen. Desuden er der mange mennesker, der er allergiske over for lanolinen i uld, og disse mennesker bør også have muligheden for at finde et egnet garn til at strikke deres egen vest.


The pattern for women in English can be purchased here  


Opskriften til kvinder på dansk kan købes her: http://www.amioamio.com/da/produkt/151555/



                         TALITHA in "Willow"     "Pil"


                                                TALITHA in "Aqua" color combination


    Traditionally wool has always been preferred for color stranding because of its elasticity and ability to retain the shape well, but there are many other yarns on the market that can be substituted provided the knitting gauge and drape also will be taken into consideration. Alpaca for example has a good elasticity, whereas cotton has none! Another aspect that changes drastically in substituting Gems with the suggestions below is the brightness. These yarns are more muted than the bright Gems Sport, but I think that it may turn out to be an asset for adults.

    Traditionelt set har uld altid været at fortrække til mønsterstrik pga dens elasticitet og evne til at holde formen; men der er mange andre garnkvaliteter, der kan bruges, hvis strikkefastheden og den måde, det  opskrikkede falder på, også tages i betragtning. Alpaca fx har god elasticitet i modsætning til bomuld! Et andet forhold, der drastisk ændrer udeseendet på vesten, er, at Gems farver er meget klare, hvorimod garnforslagene nederst her er mere afdæmpede, men det kan nu være en fordel, når vesten skal være til en voksen . 

Blue Sky 100% Baby Alpaca with a gauge of 5-6 sts = 1" on US 3-5/3.5-4 mm
See website for additional colors: blueskyalpacas.com



Fibre Company Road to China Light: 65% Baby Alpaca/10% Cashmere/10% Camel/15% 
See website for additional colors:www.thefibreco.com




Classic Elite Fresco:  60% Wool/30% Baby Alpaca/10% Angora with a gauge of 6½ sts/inch on US 5/4 mm. See website for additional colors: http://www.yarn.com

    The gauge in TALITHA: Two color stranded knitting from diagram A on 3,5 mm/US 3: 16 sts x 24 rows = 6.5 cm/2 ½ in by 8.5 cm/3 ½ in.    When substituting yarn for the vest, it is extremely important to keep changing needles (going down a size) until you come very close to the gauge. We find that most needle recommendations from yarn companies result in a too loosely knitted piece, which affects its ability to retain the shape.


    Strikkefastheden for TALITHA: Mønsterstrik i to farver fra Diagram A på rndp. 3,5 mm:
16 m x 24 rækker: 6,5 cm x 8,5 cm.    Når garn ændres i denne vest, er det meget vigtigt at blive ved med at skift pinde (gå ned i størrelse), indtil du er meget tæt på den korrekte strikkefasthed. Vi synes, at de fleste pindeangivelser på banderolen resulterer i et løst strikket materiale, hvilket giver et uformeligt udtryk.


If you are making the TALITHA Vest in different yarn and you are happy with the outcome, send us some pictures and we will be happy to post them here.


Har du lavet TALITHA vesten i et andet garn, og er du stolt af resultatet, vil vi meget gerne poste nogle billeder af den. 





This post first appeared on Knitting Across The Atlantic, please read the originial post: here

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