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Lachina by Marlaina Bird »
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Preppy, Classic, Casual, Traditional
Yarn: Buffalo Gold, Earth (90% bison, 10% nylon; 200 yards; 62 grams) color, 5 (5, 6, 7, 8) hanks Needles: Size US 6 (4mm) 32 (32, 40, 40, 40) circular Notions: Stitch markers (m); cable needle (cn)
What was your inspiration?
As always, I design things that I would like to wear. Sweater vest are some of my favorite things to wear and it just so happens that cables are some of my favorite stitches. When the wonderful owners of Buffalo Wool Co. (formally Buffalo Gold) asked me to design a piece for them of course I had to go with a cabled vest!
Buffalo is a really warm fiber so I think a garment without sleeves is a must when so many cables are used (as cables take up more yarn). Also, the feel of the buffalo yarn is wonderful to work with and is nice against the skin but I envisioned this piece with a long sleeved white button up shirt underneath.
What are you most proud of?
I love the simple beauty of this cable pattern coupled with the luxury of the Buffalo Yarn.Please note that the sizing is on the larger size because it is meant to be a larger layering piece so make a size larger than your actual bust measurements.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Charts are your friend in this pattern.
Also, please note that the sizing is on the larger size because it is meant to be a larger layering piece so make a size larger than your actual bust measurements.