Bookworm Vest by Meg Roke

Bookworm Vest

Knitting
July 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
240 - 560 yards (219 - 512 m)
1 (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12) year(s)
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I designed the Bookworm Vest for my growing bookworms (pictured). My oldest, Emma (now 8), has been a voracious reader since the age of 4. According to her, the 4 best authors are:

  1. Roald Dahl
  2. Charles Dickens
  3. William Shakespeare
  4. Beatrix Potter

My son, Tommy (now 5), is into anything animal, dinosaur, or warrior themed. This certainly explains why he is looking at the story of the Minotaur pictured here.

The Bookworm Vest is a charming top worked in the round from the bottom up. It features a funky little set of staggered zig-zags around the bottom half. The pattern includes instructions on how to make two different necklines: crew-neck and scoop-neck.

Finished Measurements
1 (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12) year(s)
21 3⁄4 (23 1⁄4, 24 3⁄4, 26 1⁄4, 27 1⁄2, 29, 30 1⁄2)“ 55 (59, 63, 66.5, 70, 73.5, 77.5) cm approx chest circumference
12 (13, 14 1⁄4, 15 3⁄4, 17 1⁄4, 18 3⁄4
20)” 30.5 (33, 36, 40, 44, 47.5, 51) cm approx length

Materials
YARN
Traveller from Dragonfly Fibers (100% superwash merino wool) 280 yds (256 m) / 113 g (4 oz) per skein: 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins
Shown in size 8 in Mid-century Magnolia and size 6 in Catelyn
Or approx 240 (280, 330, 380, 440, 500, 560) yards of DK- weight yarn

NEEDLES
US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” (or larger) circular needle (or size required to obtain gauge)
US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” (or larger) circular needle and double- pointed needles

NOTIONS
Stitch markers
Waste yarn
Scissors
Tapestry needle

Gauge
22 stitches and 31 rows to 4 inches, in stockinette stitch on larger needles in the rnd