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, ...
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, Quince and Co., Knitscene, Interweave Knits, Green Mountain Spinnery, and Knitty.
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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.
21 sts/30 rows = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking