With summer in full swing, I wanted to knit myself something quick, easy and versatile in the changeable British weather. I have been coveting this slipover on Ravelry for a couple of months. Finally, I’ve decided to order the yarn and knit it up. Here is my Stockholm Slipover review.
Stockholm Slipover Review
I must confess to not owning many slipover vests. I always found vests slightly awkward to pair the rest of an outfit with. However, this vest may well have converted me into a knitted vest lover!
As with many of PetiteKnit’s lovely patterns, the Stockholm Slipover is knit holding two strands of yarn together. I selected a light brown fingering weight alpaca wool blend to hold together with beige mohair. The final result is a stunning heathered fabric that is wonderfully warm and soft.
The pattern is knitted top-down starting with shaping the back piece. Following this, the shoulders are created using German short-rows. (PetiteKnit has a great instructional video on their website.) After joining front and back, the body is worked in simple stockinette with decreases for the bust. I added some extra decreases for waist shaping and more increases for hip size. Hem, neck and armholes are finished with simple ribbing which looks nice and crisp when done.
Things I love about this pattern:
- Very fast to knit and with seamless construction.
- In addition, it requires no fanciful finishing.
- Creates a comfy and classic garment.
- Above all, extremely versatile for different occasions and temperatures.
Needles, Yarn & Details
Yarn: Drops Flora in Brown + Drops Kid Silk in Beige
Needles: 4.5mm (US 7) Circular and 3.5 (US 4) Circular. I used my Lykke Interchangeables, available here.
Gauge: 19 sts x 27 rows
Size: Small (with decreases at bust/waist and increases for hips)