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Wichita

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Pattern Details

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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, cast on, bind off, work cables have expereince knitting sweaters from the bottom up 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 PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Woolen Rabbit Emma COLORWAY Grey Goose

Recommended with this pattern

  • 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
  • 700 (775, 850, 925, 1,000, 1,025) yards/650 (725, 775, 850, 925, 975) m DK weight wool or wool blend yarn
  • 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

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Blue Peninsula
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. Visit the Blue Peninsula Facebook page or my website, Blue Peninsula, at http://www.bluepeninsulaknits.com/, for news about my latest projects and designs. Sign up for the Blue Peninsula email newsletter at http://www.bluepeninsulaknits.com/p/mailing-list.html