Anna Vest by Karen Templer
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Anna Vest

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Knitting
November 2015
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Andalusian stitch
520 - 968 yards (475 - 885 m)
Women’s sizes S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) Chest circumference: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54) in / 86 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137) cm
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Errata available: toltyarnandwool.com

(Please note the errata only applies to the 2015 book version of this pattern. The individual download pattern does not contain the error.)

Inspired by a vintage men’s pattern from WWII, this waistcoat pairs classic style with modern shaping and a lighter look for a versatile layering piece. It is an excellent project for learning garment finishing techniques such as inset pockets and a polished, sewn-on, 1x1 button band (as seen on the grey sample), but for this new 2018 version it also now includes the options to omit the pocket(s) and/or work a simpler, quicker, picked-up garter-stitch band instead (as seen on the plum version). It’s lovely either way, and you’ll likely knit more than one!

There are also in-depth tutorials on Fringe Association for several of the steps and techniques: Scroll through the Anna Vest KAL posts for all kinds of additional info.

MATERIALS
• Approximately 520 (603, 688, 774, 873, 968) yd / 476 (552, 629, 708, 799, 885) m worsted weight yarn, slightly less if omitting pockets (Pictured in Thirteen Mile Worsted in Light Gray Heather and in Kelbourne Woolens Germantown in Rhododendron)
• Optional double-pointed needles in Size A for pocket linings (see Tips & Techniques, p. 7) or smooth waste yarn
• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle
• Five .75 in / 18-20 mm buttons, matching thread and needle
(20mm horn buttons pictured are from Fringe Supply Co.)

NEEDLES
• Size A (main fabric): 24” or longer circular needle in size to achieve gauge (suggested size US8 / 5.00 mm)
• Size B (ribbing): 24” or longer circular needle plus 16–24” circular needle, two needle sizes smaller than Size A
• Size C (Button Band A only): Straight or double-pointed needles, three needle sizes smaller than Size A
see Notes on the vests pictured, p. 7

SIZE AND MEASUREMENTS
Women’s sizes S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
• Chest circumference: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54) in / 86 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137) cm
• Length from neck to hem: 20.75 (21.25, 21.75, 22.25, 22.75, 23.25) in / 53 (54, 55, 56.5, 58, 59) cm
• Intended ease: 1-2 in / 2.5-5 cm for a tailored fit; 4-6 in / 10-15 cm for a slouchier look (Gray vest pictured with approx 2 in / 5 cm positive ease; plum vest pictured with 3.5 in / 9 cm)