Mielie (South African maize) is simple, classic, and utterly wearable in a number of ways. This vest is knit in Stockinette Stitch from the top down, mostly in one piece, with waist shaping. A ribbed collar is added once the body is complete, and is folded and sewn down for a thicker, warmer, and more dramatic shape. Mielie can be worn all snapped up, barely fastened with the collar falling open, or all open for a more relaxed look – the use of snaps allows you to choose the best placement after trying the finished vest on. And no fall piece is complete with out pockets – knit them straight onto the body (or simply leave them off if your hands are warm enough already).
Sizes available: Finished bust: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)” Length from back neck to hem, excluding collar: 21.75 (22.5, 23.5, 23.75, 24, 24, 24.5, 25, 25)''
Yarn requirements: 665 (760, 855, 950, 1045, 1140, 1235, 1330, 1425) yards of a worsted weight yarn