This seamless waistcoat is knit with the warming Icelandic L(c)ttlopi yarn and is designed to be a perfect fit for small, medium and larger sizes. To achieve a flattering fit in all sizes, the pattern calls for extensive waist shaping in the small and medium sizes and moderate waist shaping in the large sizes. From size 49.25 upwards, the waistcoat is knitted in an A-line. The waistcoat is shown with moderate waist shaping. It is worked in one piece from bottom up.
The stitch pattern is the linen stitch which results in a tight fabric with heavy drape that holds its shape very well. Wavy stripes in a contrasting colour at the sides break up the straight lines of the linen stitch panels which form the body. Finally, an attached I-cord in the same contrasting colour makes for a neat finish.
22 sts and 36 rows = 10 cm (4 in)
- Linen St
- US#8/5 mm or size needed to obtain the correct gauge
My name is Jana Huck. I live in Luebeck, Germany. I started knitting when I searched for something that I still could do while being sick and it has become a passion. I almost started designing right ...
My name is Jana Huck. I live in Luebeck, Germany. I started knitting when I searched for something that I still could do while being sick and it has become a passion. I almost started designing right from the beginning as I had no patience for following directions. I always need a challenge when I knit. I love to have an idea and to think: Yes, this would be nice but it is impossible to do. Then I find a way to do it. Whenever I see hand-knitted items, I try to figure out in my head how they were knit. Of course, there are many, many knitwear designers that I admire and to relax, I now love to work from their patterns.
I feel that it is very fulfilling to write down my ideas and share them with other knitters. Hooray for the internet which is making this so easy!
I have been knitting for a few years now. I am still in awe by the many possibilities. I definitely do not knit fast enough. ;)