Colossus: a knitted vest/tank top kit

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Colossus: a knitted vest/tank top kit

This is a gorgeous little kit for the Colossus vest from our Bletchley Collection. In includes the A4 printed pattern (with complimentary free pdf download code), an ECY printed drawstring cotton project bag, a 5ml sachet of Soak (scent picked at random unless otherwise requested), and of course your 50g skeins of Milburn 4ply (85% superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool/15% silk). Remember to pick your colour and size.

About the top

Joanne says, "As soon as I saw the early computer Colossus I knew it would inspire a piece of knitwear. The cables weave in and out connecting all the valves and switches that need to be set to crack the codes. The cables in this tank top are a little more orderly. With beautiful patterned waist shaping and classic lines this is perfect for capturing the glamour of the Wrens who worked the machine."

 

Materials

Eden Cottage Yarns Milburn (4ply/Fingering weight; 85% Bluefaced Leicester Wool, 15%Silk; 200m / 218yds per 50g skein)

Shade: Damson x 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins

Needles and Accessories

3.5mm (US4) circular needle 60 (60, 60, 80, 80, 80, 100, 100, 100)cm / 24 (24, 24, 32, 32, 32, 40, 40, 40)in length

3.25mm(US 3) circular needle, 40cm / 16in length

Cable needle

4 removable stitch markers

2 stitch holders or waste yarn

 

Gauge

28 sts and 32 rows to 10cm (4in) over 4x4 rib using 3.5mm needles or size needed to achieve gauge.

 

Sizes

XS (S, M,L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Finished bust: 87 (93, 98, 110, 122, 133, 139, 145, 157)cm / 34.25 (36.5, 38.75, 43.5,48, 52.5, 54.75, 57.25, 61.75)in

Finished length: 57 (58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67) cm / 22.5 (23, 23.5, 24, 24.5, 25,25.5, 26, 26.5)in

Armhole depth: 19 (20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29)cm / 7.5 (8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5,11, 11.5)in