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A Knitted Waistcoat

  • The A Knitted Waistcoat pattern was first published in 1947 and is an extremely useful garment knitted in a broken rib pattern. It is designed to be worn with negative ease and to fit close to the body. A nipped in waist is followed by increases at side seams until required chest stitch count is reached. If a less shaped fit is preferred, cast-on the chest stitch count and work straight to the underarm. The waistcoat is worked in separate flat pieces which are then sewn together.

    A Knitted Waistcoat is knitted using Susan Crawford Excelana North, fingering weight a soft, fingering weight 100% British wool, spun for us in nearby Yorkshire. Knitted in shade Land Army Green which is dyed in-house by Susan and her team.

    Our model Theodora is shown wearing the first size to fit chest 76-81cm (30-32in).

    The pattern includes instructions for six sizes to fit chest measurements between 76cm (30in) and 132cm (52in) and contains clear written instructions plus a comprehensive schematic diagram and sizing chart.

  • Yarn
    Susan Crawford Excelana North, fingering weight, 100% British wool, 75% Cheviot, 25% Bluefaced Leicester (159m / 174yds per 50g skein approx)

    4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) skeins, shade Land Army Green

    Suggested needles
    1 pair 2.75mm (US 2) needles
    1 pair 3.25mm (US 4) needles

    42 sts and 40 rows = 10cm (4in) using 3.25mm needles over rib pattern

    Stitch holder
    5 buttons

  • Basic knit and purl stitches
    Increases and decreases
    Sewing up

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