Matilda Waistcoat by Jane Ellison

Matilda Waistcoat

August 2019
both are used in this pattern
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
700 - 1050 yards (640 - 960 m)
to fit chest (suggested) 32" thru to 50"
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This pattern is available from for £4.50.

This was another knitter’s request. When knitters visit my Skipton Studio I love chatting with them about garments they would love to knit. This waistcoat was the dream of a new knitter who wanted to knit a garment but was nervous about starting it. We decided something like the Matilda (which was still an idea in that conversation!) would be the perfect garment to start with. There are no sleeves (obvs!), only one button and no picking up stitches. Perfect! It is also a perfect “quick” project for an experienced knitter, one to sit and relax with while watching tv, or reading a book or spending time with friends and family, whatever makes you happy!
If you wanted a version with sleeves then I’ve designed the Marian Cardigan  especially for you!

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) 50g hanks of Knoll Kilcarra Tweed (100% Pure New Wool, 80m per 50g) - which is now discontinued.
So I’ve knitted a version with West Yorkshire Spinners Croft Aran Tweed, I used 4 hanks for the first size.

Metres/Yardage (approx.): 640 (720, 800, 880, 960)m

Notions: One Button.

To Fit Chest (suggested):

81.5-86.5 (91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-117, 122-127)cm
32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50)ins

Actual Chest Size:
94, (103, 115, 127, 138)cm
37, (40½ , 45¼, 50, 54¼)ins

Length (from shoulder):
58 (60, 64, 66, 68)cm
22¾ (23½, 25¼, 26, 26¾)ins