Amélie is worked from the bottom up in one piece uniting the sleeves and body at underarm and working the yoke using a Simultaneous Set In Sleeve construction. You also have the option of working long or short sleeves!
This seamless sleeve construction mimics a regular set in sleeve but the sleeve cap shaping is worked at the same time as the body is being worked. Very clever and lots of fun to knit!
I wanted this to be a vintage-like and feminine piece without too much fussiness so these are some of the other elements that I chose to include: waist shaping formed using darts on the front and back, a simple V-shaped lace bib, gently gathered sleeve caps, keyhole shaping at the back neck and a neckline finished off with some I-cord that forms a pretty bow in the back.
Yarn: Fingering weight / 4ply
Gauge: 26 sts and 36 rnds = 4" / 10cm in st st and 29 sts and 36 rnds = 4" / 10cm in twisted rib
Needles: US 4 - 3.5 mm
Sizing: 30 ½ (33, 35 ½, 37 ¼, 39 ¾, 42 ¼, 44 ½, 47, 49 ½, 52) inches at chest