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Mielie Vest

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PATTERN DETAILS

Mielie (South African maize) is simple, classic, and utterly wearable in a number of ways. This vest is knit in Stockinette Stitch from the top down, mostly in one piece, with waist shaping. A ribbed collar is added once the body is complete, and is folded and sewn down for a thicker, warmer, and more dramatic shape. Mielie can be worn all snapped up, barely fastened with the collar falling open, or all open for a more relaxed look - the use of snaps allows you to choose the best placement after trying the finished vest on. And no fall piece is complete with out pockets - knit them straight onto the body (or simply leave them off if your hands are warm enough already). BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl simple increases and decreases picking up sts from the edge of your knitting GAUGE 18 sts & 25 rows = 4"/ 10 cm in St st SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Bust: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)" / 71 (81.5, 91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm Length from back neck to hem, excluding collar: 21.75 (22.5, 23.5, 23.75, 24, 24, 24.5, 25, 25)'' / 55 (57, 59.5, 60.5, 61, 61, 62, 63.5, 63.5) cm Sample shown in size 32" / 81.5 cm with 1"/ 2.5 cm of negative ease. SUGGESTED YARN 665 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN The Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted COLORWAY Honey Wilkes

Recommended with this pattern

  • US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 24-60" / 60-150 cm long (depending on size made), or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Same size needles preferred for working a small circumference in the round (e.g. circular needle long enough for Magic Loop, dpns)
  • The Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted (75% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 5% Nylon; 200 yds / 183 m per 100g); 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins in Honey Wilkes Or, 665 (760, 855, 950, 1045, 1140, 1235, 1330, 1425) yds / 610 (695, 780, 870, 955, 1040, 1130, 1215, 1305) m of a worsted weight yarn

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