The Shetland Trader

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Amélie by The Shetland Trader | Amélie is worked from the bottom up in one piece uniting the sleeves and body at underarm and working the yoke using a Simultaneous Set In Sleeve construction. You also have the option of working long or short sleeves! This seamless sleeve construction mimics a regular set in sleeve but the sleeve cap shaping is worked at the same time as the body is being worked. Very clever and lots of fun to knit! I wanted this to be a vintage-like and feminine piece without too much fussiness so these are some of the other elements that I chose to include: waist shaping formed using darts on the front and back, a simple V-shaped lace bib, gently gathered sleeve caps, keyhole shaping at the back neck and a neckline finished off with some I-cord that forms a pretty bow in the back.


  • 26 sts and 36 rnds=4 inches in St St on US 4 needles
  • 29 sts and 36 rnds= 4 inches in twisted rib on US 4 needles

Finished Measurements:

  • 30 ½ (33, 35 ½, 37 ¼, 39 ¾, 42 ¼, 44 ½, 47, 49 ½, 52) inches at chest
  • 77.5 (84, 90, 94.5, 101, 107.5, 113, 119.5, 126, 132) cms at chest
  • Recommended to be worn with approx 1-2 inches of negative ease

Materials Used: 750 (800, 850, 900, 960, 1025, 1080, 1140, 1200, 1260) yards of fingering weight yarn; Shown in: Fiber Company Canopy (200 yrds/50g; 50% Baby Alpaca/30% Merino/20% bamboo) shown in Acai

Needle Size:

  • US 4/3.5mm 32 or 40” circular needles
  • US 4/3.5mm set of dpn’s or long circular (if working magic loop for sleeves)

Pattern Includes: Written Instructions, Chart & Schematic

Skill Level: Intermediate