As a beginner, making the step from knitting small accessories to making your first ever garment can seem daunting. The Iago waistcoat would be the ideal place to start! The waistcoat is knitted completely without shaping and with only three seams. Can’t get much easier than that! The variations in stitch texture using different combinations of knit and purl makes this a high end fashion item anyone would be proud to wear.
Knitting techniques include: knit and purl stitches only
Photographed in the colour Alpaca Mist
Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs 100% pure alpaca Medium yarn
Skill level: Beginner
To make this in our woollen spun yarn, click here (You'll need between 7-11 balls depending on your size)
To make this in our worsted spun yarn, click here (You'll need between 4-6.25 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 350g)
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33″ bust (weight 350g)
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37″ bust (weight 450g)
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102cm/40″ bust (weight 500g)
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44″ bust (weight 550g)
Knitted on 5, 6 and 7mm straight needles.
16 sts and 23 rows to 10 cm square over Stocking Stitch using 6mm needles and one strand of Medium yarn.
14 sts and 24 rows to 10 cm square over Garter Stitch using 7mm needles and two strands of Medium yarn.
Please note, if using a different yarn, correct tension must be obtained to make sure Iago fits properly.
Product Code : Iago