From Elena Solier Jansà, the designer: “I designed this to be something comfy and cool to keep one cosy on an autumnal campfire evening. The Cingles Vest will keep your heart warm and your arms free! It is an easy to wear layering piece. This design is clearly inspired by traditional Fair Isle knits.
I opted for a low contrast palette, inspired by an autumnal forest landscape: the mossy green vegetation melts with the earthy browns and are splashed by the grey blue sky and the white clouds; the sparks of the fire shine in the middle of this bucolic landscape."
The vest is worked from the bottom-up entirely in the round, with steeks for the armholes and v-neck. Once the steeks are completed, stitches are picked up to finish the armholes and neckline with ribbing.
Sample shown is knit in colourways Fossil (MC), Aram (CC1), Molsa (CC2), Sorra (CC3), Tramuntana (CC4) and Xocolata (CC5). Emma wears a size 3 with 6 cm / 2.5" of positive ease.
2.75 mm / US 2 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
2.25 mm / US 1 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle two sizes smaller than main needle)
30 sts x 36 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in colourwork, on larger needle, after blocking)
27.5 sts x 40 rows = 10 x0 1 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in 2x2 ribbing, on smaller needle, after blocking)
Katie's iconic British Sheep Breeds illustration now also come screen printed on an unbleached cotton ribbon!
This 20mm wide cotton tape is ideal for wool and sheep lovers. Use it to line button bands, neaten your steeks, or simply to add a personal touch to a knitterly gift.
Price is per single meter. Multiples will be cut as one continuous length.
Screen printed in the UK from Katie's original scratchboard illustration.
Why we love Katie's products:
Katie Green hand-draws gorgeous, extremely detailed illustrations of all things fiber and nature. Katie's work is not only impeccable, you also discover something new every time you look at it. Katie continuously shares the creative process behind her work on Instagram and in a wonderful podcast, and we very much enjoy the behind-the-scenes of how these products are made.