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SMART - WARM - SENSIBLE
This is the ideal underwear set for everyday wear. It's sensible, warm, yet well fitting and trim. The whole set only requires eight ounces of yarn.

All set for the day's work. If you're working round the house or have any energetic out-of-door task on hand you'll appreciate this trim yet sensible vest and pantie set with knitted shoulders that have no ribbon straps to slip and break.

"Who cares if it snows?" Certainly no one if they're wearing this variation of the vest and pantie set. It is knitted in such fine wool that it can be worn under a fitting frock, and is so warm you can laugh at a north-east wind.

MEASUREMENTS The Vest Length, 30 ins. Bust size, 34 ins. to 36 ins. The Panties Length at side edge, 16-i ins.
TENSION About 8 sts. to 1 in., measured over unstretched pattern.

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  • Step 1

    THE VEST

    The Front.-Using No. 9 needles cast on 140 sts. and work in k. 2, p. 2 rib thus :- 1st row.-* K. 1, p. 2, k. 1; rep. from to end. 2nd row.-* P. 1, k. 2, p. 1; rep. from to end. Rep. these 2 rows until work measures 13/ ins. from commencement. Change to No. 12 needles and continue in rib for 2i ins., ending with a 2nd row of rib. Change to No. 9 needles.

    Continue in the following patt. :- 1st row.-K. 1, * p. 2 tog., pick up and k. the thread between the sts., k. 2 ; rep. from * to last 3 sts., p. 2 tog., pick up and k. the thread between the sts., k. 1. 2nd row.-P. 1, * k. 2 tog., pick up and k. the thread between the sts., p. 2 ; rep. from * to last 3 sts., k. 2 tog., pick up and
    k. the thread between the stitches, p. 1. Rep. these 2 rows for 7 ins., ending with row on wrong side of work.

  • Step 2

    Shape Neck and Armholes thus:
    Work 2 rows in patt., casting off 10 sts. at beg. of each row. Next row.-Patt. 48 sts., cast off 24 sts., patt. to end.

    Continue in patt. on the last set of 48 sts., dec. 1 st. at both ends of every alternate row until 20 sts. remain, then dec. at the neck edge only on every alter-nate row until 18 sts. remain., Proceed without shaping until work measures 30 ins. from lower edge.
    Cast off.

    Rejoin wool at needle point and work the second side to correspond.

  • Step 3

    The Back.-Work exactly as given for the front until work measures 7 ins. above the waist ribbing and armhole shaping is reached.

  • Step 4

    Shape Armholes thus: Cast off 10 sts. at beg. of next 2 rows, then dec. ,1 st. at both ends of every alternate row until 92 sts. remain.

  • Step 5

    Shape Neck and Shoulders thus:- Next row.-Patt. 33 sts., cast off 26 sts., patt. to end. Continue in patt. on the last set of 33 sts., dec. 1 st. at neck edge on every alternate row until 18 sts. remain. Proceed without shaping until work measures 30 ins. from lower edge. Cast off. Rejoin wool at needle point and work the second side to correspond.

  • Step 6

    Make-up.-Press the work very lightly on wrong side with warm iron and damp cloth, taking care not to stretch fabric.

    Join side and shoulder seams. Work the following picot edge all round neck and armhole edges:-Commence with 1 s.c. into first st., * 3 ch., 1 d.c. into the first of these ch., miss the next st., 1 d.c. into next st. ; rep. from * all round. Thread ribbon through this edging. Press the seams.

  • How to make pyjamas / a nightie. Everyday Underwear - Step 7
    Step 7

    THE PANTIES

    The Front. The Right Leg.-Using No. 9 needles cast on 80 sts. and work in k. 2, p. 2 rib thus:- 1st row.-* K. 1, p. 2, k. 1; rep. from * to end. 2nd row.-* P. 1, k. 2, p. 1; rep. from * to end. Rep. these 2 rows for 1 in. Continue in patt. thus:-Next row.-K. 1, * p. 2 tog., pick up and k. the thread between the sts., k. 2 ; rep. from * to last 3 sts., p. 2 tog., pick up and k. the thread between the sts., k. 1. Next row.-P. 1, * k. 2 tog., pick up and k. the thread between the sts., p. 2 ; rep. from * Co last 3 sts., k. 2 tog., pick up and k. the thread between the sts., p. 1. Rep. the last 2 rows for 11 ins., ending with a 2nd patt. row. Leave these sts. on a spare needle.

    The Left Leg.-Work exactly as given for right leg, then commence the gusset and join the two legs thus:-Next row.-Patt. 80 sts., cast on 26 sts. for the gusset, work in patt. across 80 sts. for right leg. Next row.-Patt. 80 sts., p. 26 sts., patt. 80 sts.

    Shape Gusset thus:- 1st row.-Patt. 80, k. 2 tog., k. 22, k. 2 tog., patt. 80. 2nd and each alternate row.-Patt. 80, p. to last 80 sts., patt. 80. 3rd row.-Patt. 80, k. 2 tog., k. 20, k. 2 tog., patt. 80. 5th row.-Patt. 80, k. 2 tog., k. 18, k. 2 tog., patt. 80. Continue thus, working in patt., with gusset in st.st. and dec. 1 st. at each side of the gusset on every alternate row until 2 sts. remain in the gusset. Work 1 row after the last dec. row. Next row.-Patt. 80, k. 2 tog.. patt. 80. Next row.-Patt. 80, p. 1, patt. 80. Next row.-Patt. 79, k. 2 tog., patt. 80. Next row.-Patt. to end. Now continue in patt., without shaping, until work measures 10 ins. from the cast-on gusset sts., ending with a 2nd patt. row. Now continue in k. 2, p. 2 rib for 2 ins. Change to No. 12 needles and work a further 2 ins. in rib. Cast off loosely in rib.

    The Back.-Work exactly as given for front until work measures 10 ins. from the cast-on gusset sts. Work in k. 2, p. 2 rib for 2 ins., ending with row on wrong side of work, then shape for back thus:-1st row.-Rib 90 sts., turn. 2nd row.-Rib 20 sts., turn. 3rd row.-Rib 30 sts., turn. 4th row.-Rib 40 sts., turn. 5th row.-Rib 50 sts., turn. 6th row.-Rib 60 sts., turn.

  • How to make pyjamas / a nightie. Everyday Underwear - Step 8
    Step 8

    Continue thus, working up 10 sts. extra on every row until sts. are all worked on to one needle. Change to No. 12 needles and work 2 ins. in rib. Cast off loosely in rib. Make-up.-----Press work very lightly on wrong side, using a warm iron and a damp cloth, taking care not to stretch rib. Join side, leg and gusset seams.
    Page 10
    Press all seams. Make a crochet casing for elastic on the wrong side of the waist ribbing thus :- Make 1 s.c. into the top edge of the ribbing, 3 ch., make another s.c. into the ribbing about in. along and 2 in. down, make 3 ch., then another s.c. into the top edge of the ribbing about 2 in. along. Continue thus all round. Thread elastic through this casing.

  • How to make pyjamas / a nightie. Everyday Underwear - Step 9
    Step 9

    Not quiet so "everyday"

    You think it's a charming pattern, but you don't like knitted shoulders to your vests? To ring the changes and turn it into an opera-top vest is very simple. You work exactly as given for the original vest as far as the beginning of the neck and armhole shaping. Here you cast off right across. Work the back to correspond, then join the side seams and work the picot edge as given in the instructions all round the top. Thread ribbon through the edging and sew on the shoulder straps. There are not a few of you who really do feel the cold severely, and unless you wear woollen underwear are never properly warm. You are faced with the problem of finding woollen undergarments sufficiently fine and well fitting no, to spoil the line of frocks. This vest and pantie set can be adapted to your particular needs. The photograph on page 9 shows the set worked in a very fine wool. You will see how slim fitting the vest and panties set can be, and quite suitable for wearing under a slim-fitting frock. The wool used is a specially fine 2-ply wool, and the whole set can be made with 4 oz.

  • How to make pyjamas / a nightie. Everyday Underwear - Step 10
    Step 10

    The sketch of the opera-top vest shows it worked in a fascinating alternative stitch called the zigzag rib. It is very simple to knit ; here are the instructions:-
    Zigzag Rib.-Use a number of stitches divisible by 5 plus 1. 1st row.-* P. 3, k. 2 tog., m. 1; rep. from * to last st., p. 1. 2nd row.-K. 1, * p. 2, k. 3 ; rep. from * to end of row. 3rd row.-* P. 3, k. 2; rep. from * to last st., p. 1. 4th row.-As 2nd row. 5th row.-* P. 3, m. 1, k. 2 tog. ; rep. from * to last st., p. 1. 6th row.-As 2nd row. 7th row.-As 2rd row. 8th row.-As 2nd row. These 8 rows form the patt.

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