Generalife Vest by Beagle Knits inside The Sewing Box 10

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This vest is knitted bottom up in a circular pattern and through the wrong side of the work. When reaching the armholes and the neck hole, you have to make a steek (a Scottish fabric cut). Finally, the shoulders have to be joined with Kitchener stitch, the steeks are cut and the ribbings of the armholes and the neck hole are worked. It is inspired by the Generalife Gardens (Granada, Spain), where its designer, Antonio, used to walk as a child with his family.

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This project is included in The Sewing Box 10. If you’d like to make it, get the full issue, in which you’ll find this and other 14 patterns to have fun with. Its guest editor, Santa Pazienzia, will also help you be more sustainable. Add it to your cart through this page or click here to see the full publication.

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Pattern detailsFinished measurementsDesigner & contributors

60% merino, 20% silk and 20% yak yarn: 100 g – 366 m of Silkyak from El Robledal de la Santa Mohair (Deep Waters colour) or any other yarn of fingering thickness.

3 mm (US 2.5) and 2.75 mm (US 2) needles with cables of 40cm, 60cm and 80cm (32in, 24in and 16in) or the necessary to have the gauge
2 auxiliary needles for braids
Tapestry needle
2 mm crochet hook (or 2 sizes smaller than the bigger hook used) or a sewing machine to secure the steek

Markers (one marker for the round start, two markers to mark the motif and 5 markers to mark the steeks)
Waste yarn

Size S

Design: MamaQuilla
Model: MamaQuilla
Editing: Estefanía González, Santa Pazienzia, Anabel García-Plata and Roberto Hinojo
Artistic direction and layout: Clara Palomero