Wichita Pattern

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Wichita Pattern

Pattern Details

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Category:

Knitting

Type:

Clothing

Fit:

Women

Item:

Sweater

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, cast on, bind off, work cables
  • have expereince knitting sweaters from the bottom up

Pattern Description:

Wichita is a double-breasted cabled vest knit in DK weight yarn. It's meant to be worn with 1-3 inches positive ease and have a comfortable, swingy fit at the hips.

It's named after Wichita, Kansas, where I was born. (Although I've lived in Massachusetts for 17 years, I grew up in the Midwest.)

Sizes: Women's XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL); 32 (35, 38, 41, 44, 47) inches/82 (89, 97, 104, 112, 119.5) cm bust circumference

Gauge: 21 sts/30 rows = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

Yardage: 700 (775, 850, 925, 1,000, 1,025) yards/650 (725, 775, 850, 925, 975) m DK weight wool or wool blend. Size M sample was knit with 3 skeins of Woolen Rabbit Emma [85% wool, 15% silk; 330 yd/302 m per 110g skein]; color: Grey Goose

Construction: Knit flat, bottom up, in one piece to the underarm; back and fronts are then knit separately and seamed at the shoulders.

Needles: US #5/3.75mm 32-inch circular needle OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; US #4/3.5mm 32-inch circular needle; US #4/3.5mm 16-inch circular needle

Notions: 6 3/4 inch/2cm buttons, 1 smaller, flat utility button, cable needle, stitch holders, stitch markers, locking stitch markers, scrap yarn, tapestry needle, blocking pins

Pattern difficulty: Intermediate. Some experience with cables and knitting sweaters from the bottom up is helpful.

Stitch patterns are provided in written form and in charts.

Gauge:

21 sts/30 rows = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL); 32 (35, 38, 41, 44, 47) inches/82 (89, 97, 104, 112, 119.5) cm bust circumference

Materials:

  • 700 (775, 850, 925, 1,000, 1,025) yards/650 (725, 775, 850, 925, 975) m DK weight wool or wool blend yarn
  • Needles: US #5/3.75mm 32-inch circular needle OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; US #4/3.5mm 32-inch circular needle; US #4/3.5mm 16-inch circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 6 3/4 inch/2cm buttons, 1 smaller, flat utility button, cable needle, stitch holders, stitch markers, locking stitch markers, scrap yarn, tapestry needle, blocking pins

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Woolen Rabbit Emma

Colorway:

Grey Goose

About Designer

About Designer

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I am an artist and knitwear designer living in Amherst, Massachusetts. My knitting patterns are available through Craftsy, Ravelry, and Etsy. My designs have also been published by Knitscene, Quince and Co., Interweave Knits, Knitty, Knotions, and Valley Yarns (WEBS).

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