- The Beatrix vest features an all-over textured pattern that is intuitive and pleasant to knit. The vest can be worn by itself or together with the Potter cowl, which features the same twist stitch pattern. Beatrix is knitted from the bottom up in the round with steeks added at the armhole divide. Finally, neckbands and armbands are picked up and knitted. The vest is inspired by Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) - an author, farmer, shepherd, entrepreneur, and activist, passionate about maintaining traditional ways of life in the Lake District where she lived. It reflects the practicality and simplicity of Beatrix Potter's way of life.
Beatrix is knitted using Susan Crawford Barn a DK weight, worsted spun yarn that is delightfully smooth and soft, created from a blend of Jacobs and Shetland fibres spun exclusively for us in a nearby Yorkshire mill.
Beatrix is shown here in two colour ways.
Colourway One uses shade:
Colourway two uses shade:
Samples shown in size 3 worn with 2.5 cm / 1 in positive ease (on Ruth) and with 7.5 cm / 3 in negative ease (on Susan).
The pattern includes instructions for nine sizes to fit chest measurements between 71cm (28in) and 157cm (62in) and contains both clear written pattern directions, together with charted instructions for cable pattern.
Susan Crawford Barn, 100% British wool, a unique blend of Jacob, white Shetland and black Shetland fleeces,DK weight (225m / 246yds per 100g skein approx)
3 (3, 4, 4, 4) (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins, shade Puddle
3 (3, 4, 4, 4) (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins, shade Plum Jam
Small Needles: 3.25 mm (US 3) circular needle (80-100 cm / 30-40 in),
3.25 mm (US 3) circular needle (30-40 cm / 12-16 in)
Large Needles: 4 mm (US 6) circular needle (80-100 cm / 30-40 in)
22.5 sts and 27.5 rounds = 10 cm / 4 in over stitch pattern worked in the round, after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 4 mm needles.
Waste yarn, stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors