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Autumn Equinox Vest

Purl Bee
Knitting
October 2008
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
4.75 stitches = 1 inch in rib pattern, unstretched
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
500 yards (457 m)
This pattern is available for free.

Description from website:
Gear up for fall hikes through the changing leaves with this cozy zippered vest. Easy details make this project fun and unique: a lofty slip stitch rib, pretty waist shaping and a bold plastic zipper. (Conquer zipper fears with our new Zipper Tutorial!)

I think vests are an autumn staple, and, for me, a pure knitting pleasure. Without sleeves, it’s over before you even knew it began! And on to the next project!

Finished Size:
Chest circumference = 33”
Waist circumference = 31”
Top of shoulder to bottom hem = 20”

NOTE: To make bigger sizes, knit at a looser gauge (by changing needle sizes).

  • 4.5 stitches to the inch will make a vest with a 35” chest and 33.5” waist.
  • 4 stitches to the inch will make a 39.75” chest and 37.75” waist.
  • 3.75 stitches to the inch will make a 42.5” chest and 40.25” waist.