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!  All trimming is worked in 1x1 ribbing. Pieces are knit flat, bottom up, with seaming.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55" / 78.75, 89, 99, 109.25, 119.5, 129.5, 139.75 cm
Waist:  27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51" / 68.5, 78.75, 89, 99, 109.25, 119.5, 129.5 cm
Hips:  35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59" / 89, 99, 109.25, 119.5, 129.5, 139.75, 150 cm
Length: 24¾, 25¼, 25½, 25¾, 26, 26¼, 26½" / 63, 64, 64.75, 65.5, 66, 66.75, 67.25 cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Classic Elite's Wool Bam Boo (50% bamboo viscose, 50% wool; 118 yards per 50 gram skein);
Main color – Plum; 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approx 395, 440, 480, 530, 575, 625, 675 yards / 365, 405, 440, 485, 525, 575, 620 m
Contrast color – Ivy; 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approx 280, 320, 355, 395, 430, 470, 510 yards / 260, 295, 325, 365, 395, 430, 470 m.

Needles
1 pair US5 / 3.75mm straight needles, or size to obtain gauge

Notions
• Stitch markers (rings and locking – or use a safety pin)
• Stitch holders
• Tapestry needle  
• T-pins for blocking

GAUGE
20 sts and 30 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch

SKILLS REQUIRED
Decreasing (k2tog, ssk, p2tog, p2tog tbl), increasing (m1L, m1R), stitch pick up around neckline and armholes, short row shaping at shoulders, blocking, and seaming.

8 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, and relevant abbreviations.

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