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.
30 ½ (33, 35 ½, 37 ¼, 39 ¾, 42 ¼, 44 ½, 47, 49 ½, 52) inches at chest
77.5 (84, 90, 94.5, 101, 107.5, 113, 119.5, 126, 132) cms at chest
Recommended to be worn with approx 1-2 inches of negative ease
Shown in size 33”/84cm with 0 ease.
US 4/3.5mm 32 or 40” circular needles
US 4/3.5mm set of dpn’s or long circular (if working magic loop for sleeves)
750 (800, 850, 900, 960, 1025, 1080, 1140, 1200, 1260) yards of fingering weight yarn.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends