Mildred

A fitted version of the sweater vest – still classic and comfortable – this slim and shapely silhouette extends mid-hip in length with an extra deep v-neckline.   Mildred looks great over long sleeves, short sleeves, or even no sleeves, for year-round wear-ability.  Horizontal stripes, narrow below the waist and wider above, add visual interest and fun!  This design is worked bottom-up and in the round with 1x1 rib trimming.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55" / 78.7, 88.9, 99.1, 109.2, 119.4, 129.5, 139.7 cm
Waist:  27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51" / 68.6, 78.7, 88.9, 99.1, 109.2, 119.4, 129.5 cm
Hips:  35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59" / 88.9, 99.1, 109.2, 119.4, 129.5, 139.7, 149.9 cm
Length: 24¾, 25¼, 25½, 25¾, 26, 26¼, 26½" / 62.9, 64.1, 64.8, 65.4, 66, 66.7, 67.3 cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in The Fibre Co's Cumbria (a blend of mashan wool, merino, and mohair; 236 yards /216 m per 100 gram skein);
-        Main color (MC):  Catbells #56: 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approx 355, 400, 435, 475, 515, 550, 585 yards / 325, 366, 398, 435, 471, 503, 535 m
-        Contrast color (CC):  Appleby Castle #CU044:  2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approx 245, 270, 310, 335, 370, 400, 425 yards / 225, 247, 284, 307, 339, 366, 389 m.
I always have a little extra on-hand for swatching.

Needles
US6 / 4.0mm or size to obtain gauge
-        1 24 to 32" / 60 to 80 cm circular (circ) – choose length shorter than waist measurement
-        1 24" / 60 cm circ or 1 pair straight ndls for upper bodice

US5 / 3.75mm (1 size smaller than above)
-        1 24" / 60 cm circ for neckline trim
-        1 16" / 40 cm circ for armhole trims

Notions
-        Stitch markers (rings and locking)
-        Stitch holders
-        Tapestry needle  
-        T-pins for blocking

GAUGE
20 sts and 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail cast on, circular knitting, decreases (ssk, k2tog), increases (m1L, m1R), stitch pick up around neckline and armholes, short row shaping and 3-needle BO at shoulders, and blocking.

9 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, a row counter for managing at-the-same-time instructions, and definitions for relevant abbreviations

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