Caroline Steinford

for KnitDesign by Caroline   2011

018 Peter Lorre, the Mysterious

From Sherlock Holmes and Mr. Moto to Charlie Chan and The Thin Man, I grew up with the classic mystery movies. (Thanks, Mom!) The detective characters were always our favorites, especially when they had a sense of humor and personality to spare. With this vest, I wanted to design something that wouldn’t be out of place in the wardrobes of Nick Charles, Archie Goodwin, or Sam Spade, but would still have something a little unexpected. The traditional argyle pattern becomes subtle and modern when it uses varying textures instead of colors. The base diamond pattern is easy and intuitive, with the surface chain-stitch applied after knitting and before seaming. The vest could as easily be worn by a gentleman of today as by a noir detective.

The rest of the P.L. Argyle family of vests:
Pete or Laurey, the Precocious, a version for children aged 6 months - 14 yrs.

Petra Laurie, the Faithful, for women, bust sizes 30-62".

Pattern Detail

  • Texture pattern and embellishments written out and charted
  • schematics included
  • sewing required
  • fall/winter
  • straight (flat)
  • men’s sizes: s (m, l, xl, xxl) to fit chest circumference: 34-36 (38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52)” / 86-91 (96-101, 106-111, 117-122, 127-132) cm. garment shown is men’s size large. finished chest at underarm: 38 (42, 46, 50, 54)”/95 (105, 115, 125, 135) fini
  • digital PDF has 6 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.25 mm
    • US 3
    • 20.0 st st
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 2.75 mm
    • US 2
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
Pf1-peterlorre Pf2-noir Pf3-v-neck Pf4-fabric-texture Pf5-vest-flat Pf6-detective-composite Pf7-page1

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