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  • Susan has long been a fan of knitted underwear and nightwear patterns that can easily be updated to work as outerwear. The Weldon pattern is inspired by an old booklet called Dainty Undies, published by Weldons Practical Needlework in the early 1940s. Weldon is a close-fitting, lacy garment that comes in two versions: a cropped vest and a stylish dress. The easy lace and garter stitch panels provide a great introduction to lace knitting, and the simple shape makes this a fun and surprisingly quick knit. Both garments are knitted from the bottom up.

    Weldon is knitted using Susan Crawford Lomaria, a luxurious fingering weight yarn created from a blend of 70% Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere.

    Weldon is shown here in two styles; the dress in shade Snowdrop and the top/vest version in shade Dealbata.

    The pattern includes instructions for nine sizes to fit chest measurements between 71cm (28in) and 162cm (64in) and contains both clear written pattern directions, together with charted lace pattern instructions.

  • Yarn
    Susan Crawford Lomaria, fingering weight, 70% alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere (400m / 366yds per 100g skein)

    2 (3, 3, 4, 4) (4, 5, 5, 6) skeins, shade Snowdrop

    Top / Vest
    1 (1, 2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins, shade Dealbata

    Suggested needles
    Small Needles: 2.75 mm (US 2) circular needle (80-100 cm / 30-40 in)
    2.75 mm (US 2) circular needle (40-60 cm / 16-24 in)
    Large Needles: 3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle (80-100 cm / 30-40 in)

    28 sts and 42 rows = 10 cm / 4 in over stitch pattern without blocking. We obtained this gauge using 3.5 mm needles.

    Stitch markers, removable marker, tapestry needle.

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