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Chelsea Waistcoat Knitting Pattern

Chelsea Waistcoat Knitting Pattern

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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.

Unfortunately I opted for wool instead of alpaca: it lacks drape and lightness. I still think it is a nice pattern

Photographed in the colour Alpaca Mist
Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs 100% pure alpaca Medium yarn
Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate

Sizes:
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.