Balboa is an unusual waistcoat design, knitted on 7mm needles in a thicker yarn, it grows quickly and the constant shaping and edge pattern makes it both interesting and fun to knit. The short-row shaping technique ensures the garment fits into the small of your back and each row includes the blackberry stitch border giving textured detail to the collar and edge. Balboa's shape is extremely flattering and can be fastened at the front with a broach, button or pin to give an extra indication of the hour-glass figure.
Knitting techniques include: short row shaping, K1, p1, k1 all into 1 st, p3tog, stitch markers
Photographed in colours Alpaca Night (black) and Alpaca Light (ivory).
Balboa waistcoat is knitted in Purl Alpaca Medium Yarn
Skill level: intermediate
To make this in our woollen spun yarn, click here (You'll need between 5-7 balls depending on your size)
To make this in our worsted spun yarn, click here (You'll need between 3-4 skeins depending on your size and work 2 strands together at the same time)
X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29″ bust (weight 250g)
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33″ bust (weight 250g)
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37″ bust (weight 300g)
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102cm/40″ bust (weight 300g)
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44″ bust (weight 350g)
Knitted on 7 mm straight needles
Tension: 13sts and 28 rows to 10cm square over Garter Stitch
Please note, if using a different yarn, correct tension must be obtained to make sure Balboa fits properly.
Product Code : BALBOA-PDF