Batu by Rohn Strong
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June 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch (Blocked)
US 10 - 6.0 mm
350 - 1200 yards (320 - 1097 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL) [2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) Finished Chest Measurements: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44) [48, 52, 56, 60]
This pattern is available for $8.00.

Batu (Indonesian for Stone) is a garter stitch mens vest with a wide rib for a modern (yet classic) look. The simplicity of this pattern is great for men who are a bit fussy and just want something plain. The wide range of sizes is a refreshing hit to modern menswear. Batu is constructed from the bottom up in pieces (or seamless…your choice) with a nice wide neckline and generous armhole construction. A great choice for everyone!

Some Pattern Specs:

Easy - A knowledge of basic knit stitches and seaming needed.

Approximately 385 (480, 575, 670, 765) 860, 955, 1050, 1145) yds
Yarn Shown: Cephalopod Yarns Beastie (60% Merino, 30% Alpaca, 10% Silk; 140yds/114 grams); 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) 9, 10, 11, 13 hands in Ogopogo
; US 10 (6.0mm) Knitting Needles; 
Tapestry Needle

14sts = 4 in square in Garter Stitch

Finished Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL) 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL
Finished Chest Measurements: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44) 48, 52, 56, 60

Shown in a size L. Modeled with 2in. of positive ease.

Pattern Notes:
 Pattern is written for smallest size with alterations in parenthesis. Vest is worked in two pieces from the bottom up for stability. Although seamless knitting is an option it is not recommended, especially for larger sizes.