Project Inspiration: Porter
There's been a notable trend happening in the shop this week... The lightweight warm weather yarns are making their way into the back storage, and some seriously cozy yarns and patterns have begun pouring into the shop. Among several new arrivals is a brand new Classic Elite yarn named Palace.
It's essentially the same as the popular yarns Chalet and Chateau, only Palace is available in soft tinted colors- each with a subtle touch of tweed. These three yarns are all bulky weight chainettes, with a blend of baby alpaca and bamboo fibers. The loft and softness in them is incredible. Each skein is like a cloud. Since we currently have a lot in stock for all three of these yarns, I figured it was an excellent time to share the Porter Vest!
Porter is available to download for $6.00. The finished sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL) for the bust measurements 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51)”, require 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8) skeins of Chateau, Chalet, or Palace. Your choice!
All three yarns are $12 a skein, so the yarn budget for this project will run $48 - $96.
The quick-knit gauge for these three yarns does not mean they create a heavy hot garment. The finished fabrics that Chateau, Chalet, and Palace create are surprisingly light and airy for bulky weights- and that's thanks to the lofty chainette ply. Layer up with Porter for fall, and you won't be regretting it, even when the sun peeks out mid-afternoon.
The Porter is knit in two almost-identical halves, with a v-neck in front. The reverse stockinette background accentuates the pyramid-shaped cable design on both the front and back. There is nothing too complicated with this pattern- if you're familiar with knitting cables and keeping track of increases and decreases, then you got this!
The sample in the photo was knit with the Dusty Rose Chateau. Since you have all 3 yarns to choose from- you have over 30 different color options! If you're interested in deep jewel tones, start with Chateau. If you're more of a neutral undyed color fanatic, then go straight to Chalet. If you like light colors with tweed, then take a look at Palace.