Mitzie Fake Fur Gilet
This flattering gilet made in our chunky yarn and so super soft and warm. Shaped with darts and short row shaping, fitted into the small of the back with curved panel at hem to keep your lower back warm. The fake fur effect is achieved within the knitting and anyone who has made either Al Paca or Cate will know how to do this stitch. Mitzie is the perfect body warmer for walking your dog but as we didn’t have one, we used Shadow instead!
Mitzie Gilet is knitted in Purl Alpaca Chunky Yarn and photographed in the natural white colour (Ivory).
Skill level: intermediate
X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29″ bust (5 balls of yarn)
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33″ bust (5 balls of yarn)
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37″ bust (6 balls of yarn)
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102cm/40″ bust (6 balls of yarn)
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44″ bust (7 balls of yarn)
Knitted on 6mm and 7 mm needles (not included)
Loop St = 10 sts and 20 rows = 10 cm square using 7 mm needles:
St St = 14 sts and 20 rows to 10cm square using 6 mm needles.
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.
Darts at the back
The two fronts are made differently, with the cast off edge of the left front forming a feature stitch to join the two sides together
Right front showing dart, fur trim and placket
Close up on the placket. We’ve used press studs to join the two sides together