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Jester Waistcoat

Knitting
May 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in moss stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
595 - 714 yards (544 - 653 m)
91 (101) cm / 36 (40)"
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This pretty waistcoat is knitted in one piece. This pattern is ideal in Gotland, as the fibre has a lovely drape. The main body of the garment has rib lines which give it a period “boned” look and create the shaping.

To Fit Bust:

91 (101) cm / 36 (40)”

Garment Measurements:

Bust: 96 (108) cm / 38 (43)”

Yarn:

Blacker Yarns Gotland DK (100% British Gotland Wool; 110 m / 119 yds per 50g)
Pale; 5 (6) balls

Gauge:

16 sts x 20 rows = 10 cm / 4” with larger needles in moss stitch.

Needles:

3.75 mm (US 5) - straight knitting needles
4.5 mm (US 7) - straight knitting needles

Always use needles which result in the correct size after blocking.

Notions:

stitch markers, darning needle, 5 (6) small buttons, beads (optional)

Notes:

This garment is knitted in one piece. The triangular border is worked first and then stitches are picked up to knit the main body. The waistcoat is then finished with a delicate button band.

Level of difficulty:

Intermediate