6 March 2009

Bracken

I knitted Bracken a good few months ago and it got A LOT of wear since: I tried it with a blouse (as in this photo) which looks very casual and laid back, I wore it with a tailored shirt for a polished smart look, with a long sleeve t-shirt, buttoned up, unbuttoned, paired with jeans or trousers. It goes with everything and anything and I can't get enough of it. It's perfect. Chic and stylish yet simple vest with clean lines and slightly fitted waist for a more feminine silhouette. I love it. And what more - it it only took a few days to finish (mind you, I do knit rather fast)!
Knitted in one piece from bottom up with button-band and armhole trims being knitted on after the waist coat is finished.
SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate – Stocking stitch, simple decreases and increases, and finishing.
TO FIT SIZE
To fit 32 (34, 36, 38, 40) 42, 44, 46, 48 in / 81.5 (86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5) 106.5, 112, 117, 122 cm chest circumference.


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
32 (33 ½, 35, 38, 39 ½) 41 ¼, 44 ¼, 45 ¾, 47 ¼ in / 81.5 (85, 89, 96.5, 100.5) 105, 112.5, 116, 120 cm chest circumference.
The sample shown is in size 32 with no ease.
YARN
Approximately 400 (430, 460, 480, 510) [530, 560, 580, 610] meters / 440 (470, 500, 530, 560) [580, 610, 640, 670] yards of any yarn in DK weight which knits to the specified gauge. I advise using pure wool for this project in order to get the same fit. Sample done in Natural Shetland DK approximately 124 meters / 50g skein by Woodpark Rare Breeds Yarns.
GAUGE
21 sts and 32 rows = 4 in / 10 cm over Stocking stitch
NEEDLES
Size 4 mm (US6) circular needle and a set of double pointed needles of the same size or size required to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS
2 Stitch markers, tapestry needle.


1 comment :

  1. oooh. i love a simple, versatile vest. ;D

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