Gibson by Thea Colman


June 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 7.5 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
750 - 1200 yards (686 - 1097 m)
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This pattern is available for $6.50.

I’ve always loved a 1960s era portrait neckline, and as soon as I saw the wall of Lavold Silky Wool colors at my LYS, I had the urge to create something Joan Harris might have worn on Mad Men. Classic styling, plus and an amazing color.

The shell is worked from the top down, with a flattering front cable and lace detail that flatters a bust, creates a little waist, and hides a tummy - all at the same time! On the back, a sweet collar and some vintage buttons add to the retro vibe. I paired this with a pencil skirt in the photos, as I think this is perfect office wear, but I’ve also put it on with jeans and flats - more Audrey Hepburn than Joan Harris.

Yardage by size:


750(800,850,900,950,1000,1050,1100,1150,1200) yds

As always, there are instructions to modify things for your body. If using a different yarn choice, I suggest a lightweight fiber, without a lot of weight. The Silky Wool is perfect since it has a little texture, and comes in so many gorgeous colors.