Jacqueline Ensemble by Nataliya Polyakov

Jacqueline Ensemble

by Nataliya Polyakov
Knitting
October 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
440 - 510 yards (402 - 466 m)
XS(S, M, L, XL)
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Description: A vest and beret knitted in luxury mohair boucle yarn from Les Belles Bouclettes! Vest’s simple construction is a breeze to knit and allows for a lot of individual tailoring. Knit seamlessly in the round from the top down, the pattern is cast on at the garter stitch neckband and continues in garter stitch down over the shoulders. Measurements are provided and a suggested number of decreases given, but throughout the pattern sizing is entirely up to the knitter. After stitches are cast off to form the armholes the vest is again joined in the round and worked in stocking stitch. A series of decreases allows the garment to be tapered in around the hips (if desired) and the vest is finished with a generous band of garter stitch. Optional beads are added using the crochet hook method on the shoulders and at the hem. The matching beret can be worked to any depth you prefer and also has the option of a row of beads worked into the ribbed hat band. The rest of the beret is knitted in the round in stocking stitch, making an attractive simple accessory to complete this set with style.
The vest requires absolutely no finishing!

To read more about a retro take on this vest and how the name of this set came to life, please visit Les Belles Bouclettes web site.

Sizes: XS(S, M, L, XL) to fit standard sizes 28-30(32-34,36-38,40-42,44-46)”
Gauge: 12sts x 14rows using bigger needles in st st = 4”/10cm
Needles: US 8(5mm) and US10(6mm) circular needles 24”/61cm long.
Shorter needles may be used for casting on and longer needles may be used for sizes L and XL but not necessary.
Beads: size 4/0 or 3/0, 1 20g tube for sizes XS, S, M and 2 20g tubes for sizes L and XL.
Yarn:Les Belles Bouclettes Arctic Wolf 3(3, 4, 4, 5) skeins. Worsted / 10 ply; (75% Mohair, 25% Wool) 150 yards / 125 grams
Other Materials: crochet hook 1.25mm for beading, tapestry needle to hide the loose ends.
Skill Level: Intermediate. While vest is worked in st st and garter, the neck is shaped via short rows and the vest is worked in round. Video on how to work beads is provided in the pattern.

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about the pattern.