Jiree is a Japanese word for vest/cardigan. And this is exactly what this piece is. A versatile piece that can be made as a vest, or add sleeves for warmth. Overlapping fronts and ties allow the size to be adjustable to fit various sizes. Flared sleeves give it an extra touch giving it a little extra style! The single strand of boucle yarn makes the piece a soft loose textured yet flowing fabric that is both warm and comfortable!
Sizes: Adult: Finished bust size: 44 inches; length: adjustable in main pattern (alternate directions are in process for custom fit adult sizes; which can be larger or smaller than finished size given in main pattern but length will be fixed at 22 from shoulder to waist) Child: finished chest size 30 inches Infant: finished chest size 20 Inches (The wrap front nature of the piece allows for the sweater to be wrapped tighter, to fit smaller sizes than the finished given size.)
Materials: Round Knitting loom regular or large gauge with minimum of 40 pegs Yarn 200(400,600) yards; bulky boucle yarn, or yarn of your choice. Single strand used throughout. Knitting tool Crochet hook (size K) Yarn needle for weaving in ends.
Sample knit on round Yellow Knifty Knitter loom; with 3 balls of Bernat Soft Boucle (255 yards per ball). Possible yarn substitutions include Joann’s Sensations Rainbow Boucle (780 yds. per ball), Bernat Baby Boucle (180 yds. per ball) If using other yarns please note your results may vary as to size and appearance of the piece.
Gauge: 2 stitches per inch 4 rows per inch in garter stitch pattern
Skills needed: Cable Cast on, knitting a flat piece, garter stitch (alternating knit and purl rows.) flat bind off with crochet hook.
Pattern Level: Advanced beginner and up.