Ready-to-knit sweater vest
The Cortina is knitted with Heritage, an undyed alpaca yarn. Its cut is slightly loose and straight sloping down to the hips, and its neck is round. The armholes are designed in a way that widens the shoulders. Wear the Cortina on its own or on top of a plain or striped shirt, or a fine polo-neck jumper, with a pair of jeans, a formal trousers, or a pencil skirt.
How to knit the Cortina sweater?
The Cortina sweater is knitter with 4.5 mm needles. This design is easy to knit and can be done by beginners with a bit of experience. You must know the following techniques to knit it:
Le Pull Cortina est tricoté avec des Needles n°4,5. Ce modèle facile peut être abordé par des débutants en tricot qui ont déjà un peu d’expérience. Pour le tricoter, il faut connaître les techniques suivantes :
- Knit and purl stitches
- Pick up stitches
- Cast off stitches
You can start this project if you know these techniques.
The Heritage yarn yields beautiful shades from the alpaca’s coat. Choose the colour you prefer to knit your jumper. Select the size and refer to size guide if necessary.
The knittign kit
The knitting kit is packed with everything you need to knit the Cortina jumper: balls of yarn in the colour of your choice, knitting needles (optional), a decorative heart-shaped charm, the knitting pattern with instructions for sizes S to XL and annotated figures. The pattern comes with instructions on how to knit with circular needles. To knit this piece you will also need a few extra tools: a tape measure, a pair of scissors, and a yarn needle for the assembly. Visit our Haberdashery page to complete your knitting accessory collection.
The Heritage is a slightly hairy yarn. Handwash your jumper in a 30°C water using gentle washing products in small quantities. Don’t rub your garment, instead let it soak in water. Rinse with clear water at the sale temperature without adding softeners. Remove excess water without wringing and leave to dry in a well-ventilated space. You may also use the wools setting on your washer if it comes with a cradle wash system. Iron your garment if necessary, using the low heat setting on your iron (110°C) and avoid pressing down with the soleplate. Spread out washes and air it regularly to preserve your garment longer.