As a beginner, making the step from knitting small accessories to making your first ever garment can seem daunting. The Iago waistcoat would be the ideal place to start! The waistcoat is knitted completely without shaping and with only three seams. Can’t get much easier than that! The variations in stitch texture using different combinations of knit and purl makes this a high end fashion item anyone would be proud to wear.
Photographed in the colour Alpaca Mist
Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs 100% pure alpaca Fine yarn
Skill level: Beginner
X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29″ bust (7 balls of yarn)
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33″ bust (7 balls of yarn)
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37″ bust (9 balls of yarn)
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102cm/40″ bust (10 balls of yarn)
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44″ bust (11 balls of yarn)
Knitted on 5, 6 and 7mm straight needles.
16 sts and 23 rows to 10 cm square over Stocking Stitch using 6mm needles and one strand of DK yarn.
14 sts and 24 rows to 10 cm square over Garter Stitch using 7mm needles and two strands of DK yarn.