Chelsea is a cropped waistcoat which can be worn in a couple of ways that each create a cosy and stylish garment. The close fitting and textured back is complemented by the triangular folding drapes at the front. Wrapped around the waist, Chelsea is worn as a double layer ensuring complete warmth for the throat, chest and body area, whereas worn with the front panels attached behind the neck, makes a different look entirely, with the softly folding drapes creating a luxurious cowl effect.
Knitted on 5.5 mm straight needles.
Tension: 16 sts and 23 rows to 10 cm square over Stocking Stitch using 5.5 mm needles and Purl Alpaca Designs’ Medium yarn.
Photographed in the colour Alpaca Mist. Named after Chelsea the alpaca.
A suggested substitute yarn is shown below.