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Nutshell

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Intermediate

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  • Intarsia|Short Rows

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PATTERN DETAILS

This seamless waistcoat is knit with the warming Icelandic L(c)ttlopi yarn and is designed to be a perfect fit for small, medium and larger sizes. To achieve a flattering fit in all sizes, the pattern calls for extensive waist shaping in the small and medium sizes and moderate waist shaping in the large sizes. From size 49.25 upwards, the waistcoat is knitted in an A-line. The waistcoat is shown with moderate waist shaping. It is worked in one piece from bottom up. The stitch pattern is the linen stitch which results in a tight fabric with heavy drape that holds its shape very well. Wavy stripes in a contrasting colour at the sides break up the straight lines of the linen stitch panels which form the body. Finally, an attached I-cord in the same contrasting colour makes for a neat finish. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY you will learn (there is a detailed appendix): backwards loop cast-on increases decreases intarsia technique short rows bind-off attached i-cord zipper tutorial GAUGE 22 sts and 36 rows = 10 cm (4 in) - Linen St - US#8/5 mm or size needed to obtain the correct gauge SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS To fit bust sizes from 32-55.5 inch (12 sizes) PREFERRED BRAND/YARN L(c)ttlopi, 100% new wool; 100 m (109 yd)/50 g; COLORWAY oatmeal heather, black heather

Recommended with this pattern

  • US#8/5 mm circular needle, 40 cm (16 in) [for pocket facing, front panels and collar]
  • US#8/5 mm circular needle, 60-150 cm (24-60 in) [for body, including front and side panels as well as the back]
  • US#6/4 mm circular needle, 60 cm (24 in) or longer [for zip lining]

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janukke Strickdesign
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