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Bumpa's Vest

Knitting
November 2013
Jamieson’s Shetland Heather Aran
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in Garter Rib
US 7 - 4.5 mm
761 - 1459 yards (696 - 1334 m)
Finished chest circumferences after seaming: 35 1/2 (39 1/2, 43, 49, 52 1/2, 56 1/2, 60) in/ 90.5 (101, 110, 125, 134, 144, 153) cm
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This vest was designed to be a special birthday gift for my dad - “Bumpa” to his grandchildren. Simple texture patterns combine to give interest to both the design and the knitting. Handy, knit-in pockets are a must for my dad - but are optional for your special man. This vest also looks quite handsome on women!

You can make this vest with 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15) balls of Jamieson’s Shetland Heather Aran or substitute a similar aran or heavy worsted weight wool. The design features a simple garter rib pattern below the armholes and garter stitch above, with a nice welt making the transition. After seaming, the front edges are trimmed with i-cord, which also forms the buttonholes. Shank-type buttons work best with this type of buttonhole.

In addition to your yarn, you will need:

  • US #7/ 4.5mm straight or circular needles of sufficient length to hold sts for back Or size needles needed to get gauge!
  • US #7/ 4.5mm dpns for i-cord
  • 7 - 3/4 inch shank type buttons
  • 3 stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • tapestry needle for seaming

The pattern consists of 5 pages, with a full schematic, and has been test knit and professionally tech edited to be clear and free of errors.