By Susan Crawford
Named after the 70s sensation, Farrah Fawcett, this fun, summery pattern is knitted in a denim yarn using moss stitch. It is knitted flat, in 3 pieces.
Multisized pattern. Sizes to fit:
I named this design after the sensational Farrah Fawcett. The pattern and design were completed prior to her recent sad death. I wondered whether to keep the name but ultimately it was this wonderful lady who had shaped my imagination whilst working on the project. I watched Charlie's Angels as a child and was dreadfully disappointed when the gorgeous Farrah left the show. I loved the Katherine Hepburn-esque nonchalance that she brought to clothes, an effortless elegance. I envisaged this waistcoat with a sheer chiffon floral blouse with floaty bell sleeves and wide legged pants with a high waistline. So Farrah, so timeless.
I chose denim yarn as denim waistcoats were such an enormous part of a 1970's wardrobe and I wanted to reflect that association in the yarn I used. Remember if substituting for a different yarn, that denim shrinks vertically after the first wash, so the garment is designed (and photographed) to be worn after washing, where as the working measurements in the pattern are those of the yarn prior to washing.
Rowan Denim, 100% Cotton,
5 (5, 6, 6, 7) x 50 gm balls
1 pair 3.75 mm (US #5) needles
Difficulty level: 2 (out of 3)