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Bookworm Vest

Knitting
January 2002
100% wool, Aran weight
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
880 - 1100 yards (805 - 1006 m)
44 (48, 52)" / 112 (112, 132) cm chest circumference
Errata available: interweave.com

Inspired by the simple and practical working wear worn by Audrey Hepburn in the movie Funny Face. Vest is knitted in one piece to the underarms; then fronts and back are worked separately.

Measurements:

  • Size A: 44” / 112 cm chest; 30” / 76 cm length
  • Size B: 48” / 122 cm chest; 31” / 79 cm length
  • Size C: 52” / 132 cm chest; 31” / 79 cm length

Needles:

  • US 7 / 4.5 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles
  • US 5 / 3.75 mm, 16” / 40 cm circular needles

Notions:

  • Five 1.5” / 4 cm buttons
  • Stitch markers
  • Scrap yarn
  • Stitch holders

Techniques (included in book):

  • Long-tail cast-on
  • Pick up stitches by knitting
  • Three-needle bind-off