Yarn kit for Sille Slipover from PetiteKnit. With this yarn option, the vest is knitted in 2 strands of 4-ply Pure Merino Wool. Unfortunately, we do not have the rights to sell the pattern, but you can find it here:
If you want to knit the vest longer than the pattern suggests, you must go up a size.
The Sille Slipover is worked from the top down in a knit and purl structure pattern. First the back yoke is worked, then the shoulders, and then the front yoke are worked flat. After this, the front and back yoke are joined and the body is worked in the round, and finally rib edges are worked along the neck and armhole openings.
Begin by knitting a swatch to determine which needle size you need to achieve the correct gauge before starting the project.
Note that these measurements are only achieved if the correct gauge is kept.
The Sille slipover is designed to have approx. 6-10 cm [2¼-4 inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be 6-10 cm [2¼-4 inches] larger in circumference than your bust measurement. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) are designed to fit a bust circumference of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 (130-140) cm [31½-33½ (33½-35½) 35½-37½ (37½-39½) 39½-43¼ (43¼-47¼) 47¼-51¼ (51¼-55) inches].
The measurements for the finished garment are on the front page of the pattern. Before beginning your project, measure yourself to determine which size to knit. For example, if you measure 90 cm [35½ inches] around your bust (or around the widest part of your upper body) you should knit a size S. A size S slipover has a bust circumference of 96 cm [37¾ inches], which in the given example would give you 6 cm [2¼ inches] of positive ease. If you would like a more oversize fit, knit a size larger.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL)
Bust circumference: 92 (96) 104 (108) 116 (128) 136 (148) cm [36¼ (37¾) 41 (42½) 45¾ (50½) 53½ (58¼) inches]
Length: 52 (54) 56 (57) 59 (61) 63 (65) cm [20½ (20¾) 21¾ (22½) 23¼ (24) 24¾ (25½) inches] (measured mid back incl. neck edge)
Shoulder width: 38 (38) 41 (42) 43 (45) 47 (47) cm [15 (15) 16¼ (16½) 17 (17¾) 18½ (18½) inches]
Gauge: 20 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in pattern on 4 mm [US6] needles with two strands of yarn held together
Needles: 4 mm [US6] / 60 and 80 cm [24 and 32 inches] and 3.5 mm [US4] / 40 and 80 cm [16 and 32 inches] circular needles
The pattern was developed in collaboration with Aiayu.
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ★ (4 out of 5)
4-ply Pure Merino Wool:
Extrafine merino wool is used for this yarn so that it feels soft and gentle on the skin. The yarn is spun with extra long fibers to produce a yarn that is thin and strong with a silky feel and shine. It is incredibly soft and elastic, and the threads are twisted in such a way that it gives extra strength to the yarn.
🐑 100% extrafine merino wool
🥢 3 mm (US 2.5)
👕 28 st / 10 cm (4")
🧶 100 g = 400 m (436 yds)
We recommend that you knit every other round from different skeins to camouflage any color differences. The more colorvariety in the yarn, the more important is this. Kimmie Munkholm shows this nicely when knitting circular in this video, and when you knit back and forth in this video.
If you don't want to knit every other round from different skeins (this is done at your own risk 😉), it is recommended to do this a few rounds when changing yarn. This applies regardless of the color of the yarn.
Please note that the yarn may contain excess colour. Therefore, wash separately the first time.
All knitted garments should be stored flat.