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Prince of Wales (DBJ) Jacket - by Loulou Pirotte
Click here for notes on how to put the shape and stitch pattern files in your usual folder.
Inspiration: I have always been intrigued by dressmaker and tailoring details. This is inspired by a basic dressmaker shape, modified to some extent. It is important to remember that, whatever the type of dressmaker garment we want to knit, the knitted version will be different, in its fabric, from the original which is usually woven. Knitted garments will also require different construction methods.
Size: petite (Bust - waist - hips: 88 - 68 - 88 cm)
Machine: Electronic standard gauge Brother KH970. KRC1000E Colour changer (or any double-bed changer).
Total amount used: 320 grs. (170 grs off-white, 150 grs medium grey).
Tension: 0 on both carriages. The close knit bar is used.
Gauge: 10 x 10 cm: 39 stitches x 58 rows.
‘Prince of Wales’ has always been a popular pattern and many variations have been designed over the years.
You can easily design your own in Stitch Designer by looking at one of those fabrics.
The shape was designed in Original Pattern Drafting.
Note: I like to take my shapes into Interactive Knitting and “knit them manually” before starting the actual knitting, to make sure everything is OK.
By “knit manually”, I mean using Interactive Knitting *without the machine*, i.e. using the UP arrow tool.