Knitted in a combination of wools, ribbon, and a linen yarn, of various weights using the basic shape of a double knitting pattern. The length is short to allow for sitting in bed.
Knitted to a basic shape as follows:
Back - cast
on 88 sts. Knit in your own pattern for 7 or 8 inches.
- cast on 36 sts. Knit to pattern increasing 1st at the beginning of every
alternate row until there are 44 sts. (This forms a curved front edge).
Left front - work to match the right front, reversing all shapings.
Sleeves - cast on 56 sts and work for 2 inches, then increase 1 st at each end of next and every following 6th row to 76 sts. Work straight to 15 inches from beginning. Cast off.
Crochet border - a simple row of double crochet and then a crochet shell pattern (1 dc; miss 2; 5 tr into next stitch; miss 2; then repeat).
Make up - sew
shoulders and side seams. Set sleeves into the armholes, placing 2 ins
at the sleeve top to the cast off sts at the underarm, and sewing up the
Self-styled free form pattern, knitting a mixture of rows in plain and purl, using wools from 4ply through to a chunky boucle and including ribbon yarn.
Tie made from twisted cord or ribbon.
Tension (average over different yarn weights):
Close up of the pattern detail: