Bob Dobbs Vest by Jennifer Stafford

Bob Dobbs Vest

Aran / Worsted ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1019 - 1254 yards (932 - 1147 m)
To fit chest 38 (40, 42, 44)" 97(102,107,112)cm
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Bob Dobbs and Skull vests

Page 172
Underarm bind off
Round 6, at underarm bind off, after bind off 5 sts in patt, p1, k1, p1, should read: ssk, k66 (72, 76, 82), k2 tog, then continue as in pattern. Stitch count needs correction to 76 (82, 86, 92) for front only.

Row 8: p1, p1 should be corrected to k1, p1 twice

Row 1: after p1, k1 twice, should read: ssp, p64 (70, 74, 80), p2 tog, k1, p1 twice – 74 (80, 84, 90) sts

After row 2 where it says rep rows 1-2, correct to say: work as established until piece measures 4” from underarm bind off; end with a WS row Instead of rep rows 1-2 and end with row 1 which is incorrect now that we’ve made the changes above.

Notes about chart placement:
For Bob Dobbs, begin the second row of chart (the pipe) 19 rows after the ribbing. The chin will follow 6 rows later.

For Skull, begin the first row of chart (the chin) 35 rows after the ribbing.

If you wish to adapt this design for intarsia, please review the Big Bad Wolf sweater pattern for technique. Intarsia was accomplished on that design by adding a seam stitch at each side before splitting the front and back at the waist, working intarsia chart back and forth on the front, then finishing the back by working flat as well. It would be equally simple use the same technique on this vest to work intarsia if that is your preference. For the skull, use a mix of intarsia and stranded knitting, since the teeth would be very annoying to do in intarsia!