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Wichita

from Blue Peninsula
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Wichita
Wichita
Wichita
Wichita
Wichita
Wichita

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


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Intermediate
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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 Brooklyn Tweed, ...

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