Mitzie Gilet (Waistcoat) by Tracy Birch

Mitzie Gilet (Waistcoat)

Knitting
November 2018
Purl Alpaca Chunky yarn
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
7.0 mm
421 - 589 yards (385 - 539 m)
BUST 72cm to 112 cm (or 29 inches to 44 inches)
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This flattering gilet made in our chunky yarn and so super soft and warm. Shaped with darts and short row shaping, fitted into the small of the back with curved panel at hem to keep your lower back warm. The fake fur effect is achieved within the knitting and anyone who has made either Al Paca or Cate will know how to do this stitch. Mitzie is the perfect body warmer for walking your dog but as we didn’t have one, we used Shadow instead!

Mitzie Gilet is knitted in Purl Alpaca Chunky Yarn and photographed in the natural white colour (Ivory).

Skill level: intermediate
Sizes:
X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29″ bust (5 balls of 100g yarn)
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33″ bust (5 balls of 100g yarn)
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37″ bust (6 balls of 100g yarn)
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102cm/40″ bust (6 balls of 100g yarn)
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44″ bust (7 balls of 100g yarn)

Knitted on 6mm and 7 mm needles (not included)

Tension:
Loop St = 10 sts and 20 rows = 10 cm square using 7 mm needles:
St St = 14 sts and 20 rows to 10cm square using 6 mm needles.