Mielie (South African maize) is simple, classic, and utterly wearable in a number of ways. This vest is knit in Stockinette Stitch from the top down, mostly in one piece, with waist shaping. A ribbed collar is added once the body is complete, and is folded and sewn down for a thicker, warmer, and more dramatic shape. Mielie can be worn all snapped up, barely fastened with the collar falling open, or all open for a more relaxed look the use of snaps allows you to choose the best placement after trying the finished vest on. And no fall piece is complete with out pockets knit them straight onto the body (or simply leave them off if your hands are warm enough already).
|Brand||Hilary Smith Callis|
|Pattern Designer||Hilary Smith Callis|
|Skill Level||Intermediate Advanced|