Brookdale Vest by Elizabeth Smith
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Brookdale Vest

Knitting
December 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
480 - 840 yards (439 - 768 m)
33 (37, 41, 45, 49, 53, 57, 61)” / 84 (94, 104, 114.5, 124.5, 134.5, 145, 155) cm chest measurement; designed to be worn with approximately 2-3” / 5-7.5 cm positive ease. 33” / 84 cm pictured on 30” / 76 cm model

One of the things I love most about living in Maine is the proximity of
the countryside to the city and this combination of modern life and rural living. I work most days in the city of Portland, but live just north of it, in a rural area surrounded by nature and local farms. An old farmhouse I pass every day in particular was my inspiration for this piece: the texture of its rustic stone wall combined with the classic lines and natural aesthetic of its cape-style front house and
majestic barn out back. Brookdale, named after this farmhouse, features a rustic texture in the hem and front bands along with clean, classic lines and A-line shaping to create a versatile and flattering layering piece that feels both modern and natural.

Sizes
33 (37, 41, 45, 49, 53, 57, 61)” / 84 (94, 104, 114.5, 124.5, 134.5, 145, 155) cm chest measurement; designed to be worn with approximately 2-3” / 5-7.5 cm positive ease.
33” / 84 cm pictured on 30” / 76 cm model

Yarn
Quince & Co Owl (50% American Wool, 50% Alpaca; 120 yd / 110 m per 50 g skein)
4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) skeins in Tawny or 480 (525, 575, 630, 680, 735, 795, 840) yds / 439 (480, 526, 576, 622, 672, 727, 768) m of worsted weight yarn

Needles
US size 8/5 mm circular, 32” / 80 cm length
US size 8/5 mm circular, 24-32” / 60-80 mm length
or size to obtain gauge

Notions
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Stitch holders or scrap yarn

Gauge
16 sts and 24 rows to 4” / 10 cm in stockinette, after blocking