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Mielie Vest

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Mielie Vest
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • simple increases and decreases
  • picking up sts from the edge of your knitting

Pattern Description:

Mielie (South African maize) is simple, classic, and utterly wearable in a number of ways. This vest is knit in Stockinette Stitch from the top down, mostly in one piece, with waist shaping. A ribbed collar is added once the body is complete, and is folded and sewn down for a thicker, warmer, and more dramatic shape. Mielie can be worn all snapped up, barely fastened with the collar falling open, or all open for a more relaxed look - the use of snaps allows you to choose the best placement after trying the finished vest on. And no fall piece is complete with out pockets - knit them straight onto the body (or simply leave them off if your hands are warm enough already).

Gauge:

18 sts & 25 rows = 4"/ 10 cm in St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Bust: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)" / 71 (81.5, 91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm
  • Length from back neck to hem, excluding collar: 21.75 (22.5, 23.5, 23.75, 24, 24, 24.5, 25, 25)'' / 55 (57, 59.5, 60.5, 61, 61, 62, 63.5, 63.5) cm
  • Sample shown in size 32" / 81.5 cm with 1"/ 2.5 cm of negative ease.

Materials:

  • The Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted (75% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 5% Nylon; 200 yds / 183 m per 100g); 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins in Honey Wilkes Or, 665 (760, 855, 950, 1045, 1140, 1235, 1330, 1425) yds / 610 (695, 780, 870, 955, 1040, 1130, 1215, 1305) m of a worsted weight yarn
  • US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 24-60" / 60-150 cm long (depending on size made), or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Same size needles preferred for working a small circumference in the round (e.g. circular needle long enough for Magic Loop, dpns)

You Will Also Need:

  • Spare needle or scrap yarn (for holding sts)
  • 2 stitch markers
  • 4 to 7 size 10 / 21 mm snaps
  • Needle and coordinating thread or yarn
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

665 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

The Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted

Colorway:

Honey Wilkes


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