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Pretty Little Things – Monthly Mini-Craft Publication

Have you seen the latest monthly publication from Scheepjes?

It’s called Pretty Little Things, or Klein Maar Fijn in Dutch, and it’s released every month with three designs which are accessible to everyone, with a crochet, knit and sewing pattern in each one.

The Most recent is called Beach and I have a pattern to share!

My design is called Toes in the Sandals, and they’re super cute, a pair of stylish sandals that you can wear at the beach or out and about because they’re so comfy!

The sandals are made using a single ball each of Scheepjes Maxi Sweet Treat, in two (or just one if you prefer) of your favourite colours. You’ll also need a pair of foam soles, which are easy to come by, I’ll share the stockist links below.

I’ve also used a fun crochet technique which prevents the straps from stretching out, which in shoes, unlike your most comfy jeans, is not what you want, right?

There are two other designs featured in the publication, one is a knit beach cover-up (or stylish top!) called Blue Skies Top, using Cotton 8 from Pat Strong:

The third design is the lovely Below The Reef Bag from Ingrid Peters, a colourful beginner-friendly sewing project for crafters looking to create a fun bag to for all summer essentials.

It also has undersea embroidery which is so much fun to do!

Get the Yarn!

Ok, so the soles can be picked up in a few different places.

If you’re in the Netherlands, go to de Brei Boerderij and choose your favourite colour.

Elsewhere, your best bet is Amazon.

To get the publication and the yarn, visit any of your favourite Scheepjes stockists, almost everyone stocks it because it’s such a fantastic yarn. I use it for embroidery as well as crochet, I love it!

Also, in NL, check out Caro’s Atelier* – my local yarn store.
For the rest of the world, Wool Warehouse* is shipping everywhere again, so they can get it to you.

You can also get a digital copy of the pattern via Ravelry.

In this lovely Dutch weather, it’s the perfect time to be getting your beach on, enjoy!

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Crochet Shawl Pattern Launch – Shallow

Close up of Shallow shawl

It’s been a long time in the making, but here she is!

Silhouette of Shallow shawl

The pattern is available to download from Ravelry here. Through the end of this weekend (until the 12th of July 2020) you will receive 50% off the pattern, plus an extra surprise at checkout, so don’t wait too long!

If you have issues with Ravelry access, please reach out to me at missnerisscrochet@gmail.com and we will arrange an easy alternative for you.

Why Shallow?

I wanted to create a shawl that had enough wingspan to wrap around my shoulders, cross over my chest and tie in a knot behind my back – Claire Fraser style, but not so big that it would be cumbersome.

So I needed to figure out construction to make a more obtuse angle, and eventually Shallow came to life, named for the more shallow depth.

View of woman wearing shallow shawl from behind

What yarn do you need?

The pattern calls for either three balls of Scheepjes Metropolis (150g fingering weight yarn), or a single Scheepjes Whirl (or Woolly Whirl) cake. There are instructions included for both yarns, so you can choose your favourite.

My Whirl sample is made with shade 560 Jade Jim Jam and the Metropolis version uses 045 Perth. I think the design suits both a solid colour and the long whirl colour changes perfectly.


Get the supplies

Wool Warehouse* ships globally (although check their shipping process due to Covid-19 restrictions if ordering from outside the UK)
Choose your Scheepjes Whirl here*.
Choose your Scheepjes Metropolis here*.

Caro’s Atelier will also ship pretty much everywhere, and they’re my local yarn shop (and great people!)
Choose your Scheepjes Whirl here*.
Choose your Scheepjes Metropolis here*.

(If you own a yarn store and stock either or both of the listed yarns, please feel free to add direct links to your product page in the comments of this post.)


Tips from me

One thing you’ll see quickly is that the stitch placement is a bit tricky while you’re getting the hang of the pattern. I recommend you use stitch markers to keep track of your counts to prevent one side suddenly becoming longer than the other.

Another tip: if you match gauge, you’ll be able to follow the instructions without much issue, but if you find using Whirl that your tension is looser than mine, you can follow the Metropolis instructions instead. It will just mean fewer rows to work.

The pattern includes two charts which will help you progress, and there’s a handy puff stitch video that I’ve linked in the pattern as well.


Finally, as with all patterns, the more languages the better! If you would like to volunteer to translate this pattern into your local language, please do reach out to me via email (missnerisscrochet.com) and we can go through it together.

Enjoy, I can’t wait to see your ravelry projects and instagram posts. Use #shallowshawl so I can find it, and tag me @miss__neriss.

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Our Tribe, My Tribe – Shawl Reveal

Happy New Year!

I hope your start to 2018 have been as great as mine – we took an amazing family holiday to San Diego over Christmas, which was my first ever trip to North America, and I LOVED it! San Diego is a fantastic city, I could almost pretend I was in Australia.  We ate our Christmas dinner outside in the sunshine, the kids played in the pool (well, the heated jacuzzi.  It wasn’t that warm) and we just completely unplugged and enjoyed being together.

And now we’re back to reality, and it’s reveal time!

Just before Christmas I talked to you about the Our Tribe yarn collection from Scheepjes, and that I have my very own colourway, MissNeriss, and how proud I am.  I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the warm and positive messages and reactions, it was just the best way to close out the year.

I’ve finished working on my Our Tribe, My Tribe shawl, and have a couple of versions to share with you!

ETA: The pattern is live!  Get your copy here!

The first is the Original, using a single colour (MissNeriss, obviously):

Our Tribe My Tribe shawl by MissNeriss

And I’ve also created a fade version too!

Our Tribe My Tribe shawl (fade) by Nerissa Muijs. Colourways (from top): New Leaf, Look at What I Made, Jellina Creations

Our Tribe My Tribe (fade) shawl by Nerissa Muijs

For my fade I used New Leaf, Look at What I made, and Jellina Creations.  They’re three colours that to look at them in a ball you probably wouldn’t consider them as complementary, but they’re actually a great match, thanks to the common elements.

For something  bit different, I’m going to host a mini-CAL! So when the pattern launches next week, I’m going to start making a new one, and post progress pics as I go, and I want you to join me!  That way we can work on it together, chat about how much we love the yarn (obviously!) and I can help you through any parts where you might become stuck.

I’m going to host the mini-CAL on Instagram, under the tag #ourtribemytribe and to be the first to know about the pattern release (and to get a discount), make sure you’re signed up to receive my newsletter which will go out at the beginning of next week!

Ahead of the pattern launch and mini-CAL, make sure you get hold of the yarn!

For the single colour shawl you’ll need two skeins of Scheepjes My Tribe in MissNeriss (or another colourway should you prefer, and for the fade you’ll need three colourways, including New Leaf, Look at What I Made and Jellina Creations.  Or of course a three colour fade in your choice.  Be sure to choose colourways with similar elements throughout.

To get hold of the yarns, here’s a list of some of my favourite suppliers, in NL and beyond:

Wool Warehouse:* has you covered globally (including Australia and the US)

Caro’s Atelier*: my local yarn store here in Almere, with all the Our Tribe yarns, plus the entire Scheepjes range with great service!

Magnolia Tree Wools*: a small business, based in the UK, with a growing selection of Our Tribe yarns (including MissNeriss), plus lots of other scrummy things you didn’t know you need.

Of course there are also a bunch of other retailers across Europe, and a growing range in North America.  You can find all the stockists on the Scheepjes site here.

And to tide you over for a few more days, here are some more photos!

Our Tribe My Tribe (fade) shawl by Nerissa Muijs

Our Tribe My Tribe (fade) shawl by Nerissa Muijs

Let me know what you think in the comments, and speak to you next week.  I’m off to choose a new fade for my next Our Tribe My Tribe shawl in time for the min-CAL!

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Camel Stitch Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

Here we go, it’s the pattern for the Camel Stitch hat that I’ve been sharing over the last few weeks.

I used the lovely Scheepjes Colour Crafter premium acrylic, which makes a wonderful hat.  It’s soft, warm, hard wearing and comes in about a million colours.

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Materials

Scheepjes Colour Crafter, 1 ball of lilac – 1082 Zwolle (colour 1)
Scheepjes Colour Crafter, 1 ball of neon pink – 1257 Hilversum (colour 2)
Large pompom maker (or cardboard rings cut to size)
8mm crochet hook

You’ll need to be able to get the yarn for this of course.  Depending on where you live there is a stockist for you.

In the Benelux, check this enormous list here.  Wool Warehouse* ships all over the planet.  In the US Deramores* and Paradise Fibers also have you covered and in South Africa go to my friends at Be Inspired.

Measurements

Child: to fit from 4-10 years
Adult: to fit from 10 years

Abbreviations

(US Terms)
ch chain st
Hdc half double crochet
Hdc3blo half double crochet in the third back loop only
Hdc3flo half double crochet in the third front loop only
Inc 2 half double crochet in one stitch
Sc3blo single crochet in the third back loop only
Sc3flo single crochet in the third front loop only
ss slip stitch
sts stitch(es)

Notes

This project is worked in the round, with no joining at the end of each round.
We will also be working with the yarn triple stranded.  A video of the technique can be found here:

Instructions

Colour 1
Round 1 9 Hdc into a magic ring (9).
Round 2 Inc in each stitch around (18).
Round 3 *Inc in the first stitch, Hdc3blo in the next.* Repeat 8 times (27)
Round 4 *Inc in the first stitch, Hdc3blo in the next 2 stitches.* Repeat 8 times (36)
Round 5 *Inc in the first stitch, Hdc3blo in the next 8 stitches.* Repeat 3 times (40)
Round 6 Child *Inc in the first stitch, Hdc3blo in the next 9 stitches.* Repeat 3 times (44)
Round 6 Adult Hdc3blo in the next 5 stitches, *inc, Hdc3blo in the next 9 stitches.*Repeat 3 times, Inc, HDC3blo in the last 4 stitches.
Round 7 *Inc in the first stitch, Hdc3blo in the next 10 stitches.* Repeat 3 times (48)
For the child size, stop increasing here and skip to round 11.
Round 8 Hdc3blo in the next 6 stitches, *Inc, Hdc3blo in the next 11 stitches.* Repeat 3 times, Hdc3blo in the last 5 stitches (52)
Round 9 *Inc in the first stitch, Hdc3blo in the next 12 stitches.* Repeat 3 times (56)
Round 10-19 Hdc3blo around (60). Attach colour 2 to continue around.
For extra slouchiness, add a couple more rounds before starting the visor.  However, for the adult size, there will be minimal yarn left, so feel free to just use it all and then start the visor.

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Visor

Colour 2
Round 20 Sc3blo in the next 18 sts (the next 23 stitches for the adult size.).  Hdc3blo in the around to where the sc round in colour 2 begins (the next 34). CH2, turn.
Round 21 Hdc3flo in the first and next 33 sts (the HDC sts from the previous round). CH2, turn.
Round 22 hdc3blo in the next 34 sts. CH2, turn.
Round 23 hdc3flo in the next 34 sts.
Round 24 CH20, Sc in the 2nd and next 17 CH sts.  Continue Sc3flo in the next 34 sts.  CH20. Sc in the 2nd and next 17 CH sts.  Work 3 sc down the side of the visor and sc in each or the 18 Sc3blo sts from round 21.  Work 3 sc into the side of the visor, and ss to join to base of the chain cord.

Assembly

Make the pompom and attach to the top of the hat.

Camel Stitch Hat, free crochet pattern by @missneriss

Now, enjoy!

Do share your projects on Ravelry, your pictures on Instagram and tag me @miss__neriss (follow me while you’re at it) and pin the photos all over your Pinterest.

Chunky Camel Stitch Hat Free pattern by @missneriss. Yarn: Scheepjes Colour Crafter, available from Wool Warehouse: http://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=819303&m=63378&u=1168367&afftrack=cc&urllink=www%2Ewoolwarehouse%2Eco%2Euk%2Fyarn%2Fscheepjes-colour-crafter-all-colours&lplid=mkDktw%2BCcC9XnK7MrBr8Pw%3D%3D

Miriem Shawl Pattern is LIVE!

And it’s 20% off!

To celebrate the launch of this design, I’ve created a coupon for you to use at the checkout on Ravelry until this Friday the 22nd of October.  Enter code miriem and check out.  It’s that simple.

Miriem Shawl crochet pattern by @missneriss. Available on Ravelry

Miriem Shawl crochet pattern by @missneriss. Available on Ravelry

I’m so happy with the results of this design.  Ever since I took part in the Winterlight KAL a few months ago, I’ve been wanting to create a similarly shaped shawl in crochet, showing off the amazing yarn that I picked up from Circus Tonic Hand Dyed Yarns.  I still have four skeins of this glorious yarn that is waiting patiently to become something special, but that’s a story for another day…

I’ve named the shawl after my dear friend Miriem, who has been in The Top Five for almost 20 years now!  This is a girl who has routinely gone above and beyond what you could possibly expect any friend to do.  Let’s just say, if there are bodies to be buried, it’s Miriem that I’m calling.

Miriem Shawl crochet pattern by @missneriss. Available on Ravelry

About the pattern:

It is worked in rows, on the bias.  The base stitch is a half double crochet (HDC). However, it is a deep HDC. Meaning, each HDC stitch goes around the regular top two loops, and also around the 3rd loop at the front of the stitch. This removes the line that rows of HDC stitches tend to create, making the design truly reversible.

What you’ll need:

Almost 800 metres of 4ply (sock) weight yarn. I used yarn from Circus Tonic Handmade; to catch shop updates, I highly recommend following Hannah on Instagram as yarn sells out in a heartbeat. I also recommend checking the sock yarns on both LoveCrochet.com* and Wool Warehouse* as their selections are fantastic.

Miriem Shawl crochet pattern by @missneriss. Available on Ravelry

what are you still doing here?  Get over to Ravelry!

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Sidetracked -Yarn, The After Party

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see that I’m busy plugging away on my Aquarel blanket (progress report on that this week), but today I’m taking some time out to investigate a new project.

A new fortnightly pattern booklet from Scheepjes has just landed on my doorstep.  It’s called Yarn: The After Party, and complements the twice yearly bookazine – Yarn* – that was launched earlier this year.

The concept behind The After Party is to keep the creative juices flowing between Yarn editions, and each booklet will include a single pattern and a colour chart with all the available yarns.  The styling is amazing, it makes me excited for the next instalment!

The booklet is in English and Dutch (which is great for me to practice my Dutch pattern reading), and for all us Ravelry nerds, it’s also available as a digital download for a euro.  If you buy the yarn for the design from one of the retailers, the booklet is free.

The Linen and Lace Cardigan in this edition was designed by Annelies Baes.  Annelies is such a talented garment designer, she is fully dedicated to figuring out how to create the best fit!

I’m sure it’ll be an enjoyable project, the linen soft is so easy to work with, it was such a pleasure while I was making my Rustic Lace Blanket over the winter.

Right, so the important info:  You can get The After Party at your favourite Benelux Scheepjes stockist, and Deramores* will ship them worldwide.

Still don’t have a copy of Yarn?  Get it here*.

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Peek-a-Boo Button Wrap – For Kids!

I’m really not a fan of Dutch winters.  I’ve had this wrap ready to show you for ages, but haven’t had any decent light-filled days to photograph it. Finally at the weekend there was glorious sunshine, so Raina and I spent the morning outside taking pics.

Peek-a-boo button wrap for kids. Using Scheepjes Stone Washed XL, designed by MissNeriss.

Raina really loves her wrap.  It looks cute on her, don’t you think?

Peek-a-boo button wrap for kids. Using Scheepjes Stone Washed XL, designed by MissNeriss.

Peek-a-boo button wrap for kids. Using Scheepjes Stone Washed XL, designed by MissNeriss.

Peek-a-boo button wrap for kids. Using Scheepjes Stone Washed XL, designed by MissNeriss.

The Scheepjes Stone Washed XL is also a seriously snuggly yarn.  Even though it’s a cotton/acrylic blend, it’s warm enough that Raina had no complaints about the cold when it was only 5 degrees outside!

I’m in the process of writing the instructions for kids sizes.  I need to get hold of a few different sized kids and a tape measure!

Stay tuned, the instructions and measurements are coming soon.

You can pick up the yarn at Scheepjes retailers all over the Benelux, or internationally from Wool Warehouse*.

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Crochet Brioche Beanie – WIP

Last week I shared with you the beginning of a new project, using a crochet Brioche stitch that I’ve figured out.

Brioche Work in Progress, using Scheepjes Colour Crafter

This week I’m showing you some of the work in progress.

I love the stitch pattern, the colour change is so effective.  At first glance it really looks like knit!

Crochet Brioche stitch pattern by MissNeriss. Tutorial on missneriss.com

And then there’s the decrease:IMG_2380

This took a bit of figuring out, but the overall effect is amazing.

Then there’s the trim:IMG_2378

I’m considering making this a bit longer, because it’s going also turn up: I'm considering making this a bit longer, because it's going

And the final touch?  The pom pom!  According to The Guardian, pom pom beanies are right on trend in 2015, and lucky for me I’m all over it!

But aren’t these colours just insane?  The vibrancy of the Scheepjes Colour Crafter is amazing.  I haven’t edited the images to boost the saturation at all.  Quite the opposite, in fact!  Orange and hot pink (or is it really Shocking Pink?) are probably my favourite colour combination.  They’re just such happy shades.  I have a cousin who would rock these colours and my aunt would easily pull off decorating her house using these two.  In fact I think she may have even done it!

Next week, the reveal!  And you know what the best part is, I’ve made this hat to be One Size Fits All!  Well, most…

You can pick up the yarn at Scheepjes retailers all over the Benelux, or internationally from Deramores, Wool Warehouse, and at Paradise Fibers in North America!

Egyptian Star Flower Stool – Free Pattern

I’ve had the patterns for this ready for a week now, but I haven’t shared it because I still couldn’t decide on a name!  I made the mistake of asking for recommendations on Facebook, and I think honestly there were around 200 different suggestions!  They were all amazing, and it was wonderful what different people could see when they look at the stool.  Some saw Aztecs, others carnival, the circus, Arabian style, Moroccan even.  I loved all the suggestions!

Tapestry crochet stool by missneriss

There were a couple that really stood out – Star Flower, Moroccan Candy, and the Circle of Life.  The Moroccan Candy was probably my favourite, but then it doesn’t really give room to use other colours.  And I had the inspiration from Lucky the Camel on Holidays in Egypt earlier this year, and I can’t decide if the top of the stool is a star or a flower, so star flower it is!  So I’m enormously excited to bring you the pattern for the Egyptian Star Flower Stool!

En dames, voor jullie heb ik het ook in het Nederlands vertaald, met dank aan mijn vriendin Kirsten van Haak Maar Raak!  Do be kind, it is the first time I’ve written a design in Dutch.

You’ll need 5 ball of Scheepjes Catona Denim, which you can pick up from Wool Warehouse* or Caro’s Atelier in the Benelux and Germany.

You can find the patterns below/beneden vindt jij het patroon.

Click here for English

Klik hier voor Nederlands

Enjoy, do let me know if you have any questions or issues, and please don’t forget to add this to your Ravelry favourites so more people can find it!

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Peek-A-Boo Button Wrap – Gratis Nederlands Patroon

Finally, the Peek-a-Boo Button Wrap has been translated into Dutch.  Well, actually the pattern was translated ages ago by my new friend Peggy (more about her shortly), but it has taken me a while to post it here for you.

I’m completely bowled over by the positive response that I’ve had to this design.  It was such a pleasure to make, and I love the buzz that has surrounded it.

Now, let me tell you about Peggy.  For you Dutch girls, Peggy curates a wonderful Facebook group called Dutch Crochet Talent, which is essentially THE Dutch language crochet group.  I mean, there are lots of different groups, but this one is my favourite.  It’s a great atmosphere in there.  Lots of beautiful designs being shared and positivity all round.  I’ve always been to afraid to post in Dutch speaking groups, but I’m made to feel so welcome that my heart wants to burst!

It’s thanks ultimately to Peggy that this translation came about.  She asked me if I would translate it, and when I told her that I didn’t know where to start she offered to do it for me.  Seriously, a woman that I’ve not (yet) met in person just offered.  Offered!

So, without further ado, dank aan Peggy voor de vertaling, gaan we!

Crochet body warmer

Wat heb je nodig?

Garen: Scheepjeswol Stone Washed XL kleur Garnet (850)
Elk bolletje Stone Washed XL is 75 meter
Small:  10 bollen
Medium:  12 bollen
Large:  15 bollen
XL:  17 bollen
Haaknaald: 5mm
Knoop: 7cm diameter (evt van bamboe) verkrijgbaar in de betere handwerkwinkel of online
Schaar- Rolmaat – Naald – Eucalan Wasmiddel

Steken verhouding van 8 hst x 5 toer = 5 x 5 cm

gauge up gauge across

Gebruikte Steken

Losse (L)
Half stokje (HST)
Half stokje  in de achterste lus (HSTA)
Half stokje in de voorste lus (HSTV)

Patroon voor Medium

Toer 1: Haak 117 + 2 lossen (of tot 70 cm).  Let op!  Niet te strak haken, of gebruik een grotere haaknaald om de lossen te maken.

Toer 2: Haak een Half stokje (HST) in de 3e losse vanaf de naald, daarna 116 halve stokjes.  Je hebt nu 117 halve stokjes (of 70cm lang).

Toer 3: Keerlosse, Halve stokje in de achterste lus (HSTA), daarna halve stokje in de voorste lus van de volgende steek (HSTV).  Herhaal tot het einde van de toer (HSTA daarna HSTV enz.)

Tip: Het is belangrijk dat je een oneven aantal steken hebt dan bereik je op een eenvoudige manier de textuur van het vest. Eindig je in de achterste lus dan start je in de voorste en vice versa. Het effect ervaar je naarmate de toeren zich opvolgen.

Effect wordt anders wanneer je voorste- en achterste lus niet aanhoudt.

Herhaal toer 3 tot 25cm.

Nu starten we met  de eerste mouw. Keerlosse, volg de HSTA/HSTV steken tot de 20e steek (dit word de begin van de mouw) , haak 35 lossen, 35 steken overslaan, en herhaal daarna de HSTA/HSTV steken tot het einde van de toer.

Keerlosse, HSTA/HSTV tot de losse van de vorige toer.  35 Gewoon HST in de losse, ga daarna verder met the HSTA/HSTV steken tot het eind.

Herhaal toer 3 voor een verdere 37 cm en daarna maken we de 2e mouw. Let op!  Begin de mouw van de bovenste kant (korter boven de mouw).  Dit zal de achterkant van  jouw wrap worden.

Herhaal de instructies van de eerste mouw.

Ga verder met de 2e paneel aan de voorkant, voor 25 cm, begin daarna aan het knoopsgat. Haak van de bovenkant 37 HSTA/HSTV, daarna 7 lossen, 7 steken overslaan, en verder met de HSTA/HSTV tot het einde van de toer.

Haak nog  7 toeren (of tot het bolletje op is) en je bent klaar!

Naai de knoop 9 cm van het eind en 25 cm van bovenkant op de voorkant tegenover de knoopsgat.peek-a-boo Button crochet body warmer

Werk de draden weg en block je wrap vest.

Tip: Let op met het  meten, je kunt altijd en toer toevoegen of verwijderen als het nodig is om de juiste maat te vinden.

SMALL MEDIUM
CM Toeren CM Toeren
Lengde 70 Lossen 117 + 2 70cm Lossen
117 + 2
Achterkant 32 32 37 37
Voorkant 
(knoop)
20 20 25 25
Voorkant 
(knoopgat)
27 27 32 32
CM Steken CM Steken
Begin Mouw (vanaf bovenkant) 12.5 20 12.5 20
Eind Mouw (vanaf bovenkant) 20 32 22.5 35
Begin Knoopgat (vanaf bovenkant) 23 37 23 37
Knoopsgat maat 7 7
LARGE X-LARGE
CM Toeren CM Toeren
Lengde 75cm Lossen
123 + 2
75cm Lossen
123 + 2
Achterkant 42 42 47 47
Voorkant 
(knoop)
30 30 35 35
Voorkant 
(knoopgat)
37 37 42 42
CM Stitch Count CM Stitch Count
Begin Mouw (vanaf bovenkant) 15 24 17.5 28
Eind Mouw (vanaf bovenkant) 25 39 27.5 43
Begin Knoopgat (vanaf bovenkant) 25 40 25 40
Knoopsgat maat 7 7

printvriendelijk formaat hier: Pattern-Peekabo-Wrap-Vest-NL (dank ook aan Peggy!)

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