Chelsea Waistcoat Knitting Kit
Chelsea is a cropped waistcoat which can be worn in a couple of ways that each create a cosy and stylish garment. The close fitting and textured back is complemented by the triangular folding drapes at the front. Wrapped around the waist, Chelsea is worn as a double layer ensuring complete warmth for the throat, chest and body area, whereas worn with the front panels attached behind the neck, makes a different look entirely, with the softly folding drapes creating a luxurious cowl effect.
Photographed in the colour Alpaca Mist
Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs 100% pure alpaca Medium yarn
Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29″ bust (6 balls of yarn)
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33″ bust (6 balls of yarn)
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37″ bust (7 balls of yarn)
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102cm/40″ bust (8 balls of yarn)
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44″ bust (8 balls of yarn)
Knitted on 5.5 mm straight needles
Tension: 16 sts and 23 rows to 10 cm square over Stocking Stitch using 5.5 mm needles and Purl Alpaca Designs’ Medium yarn.
The Kit includes pattern, yarn, postcard biography and image of the alpaca the design is named after, care instructions and a recycled brown paper gift bag with rope handles. It is packed in a clear plastic resealable bag which you can use for final garment storage.
Purl’s 100% pure alpaca yarn is not dyed, all the colours are completely natural and the fibre is sourced from local breeders.