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Cable-Edged Vest

Knitting
March 2009
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
450 - 650 yards (411 - 594 m)
S (M, L, 1X, 2X)

Cropped and shaped vest with cabled edging is high in the back, narrow at the waist, with softly-shaped vest points in the front, and a neck edging that becomes the shoulder straps.

Skill Level: Experienced

Sizing Information:

  • S (M, L, 1X, 2X)
  • Finished bust: 32 (35, 39, 43, 47)” / 81 (89, 99, 109, 119.5) cm
  • Finished length (at sides): 15 (15.5, 16, 16.5, 17)” / 38 (39, 40.5, 42, 43) cm
  • Finished shoulder width: 13.5” / 34 cm

Materials:

  • 450 (500, 550, 600, 650) yd / 405 (450, 495, 540, 585) m (4-4-5-5-5 balls) Filatura di Crosa Zara (100% wool, each approx. 1 3/4 oz / 50g and 136 yd / 125m), in color 27 light gray (light/double knitting)
  • One circular needle size 3.75 mm / US 5, 30” / 75 cm or longer
  • One circular needle, any length, size 4 mm / US 6, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch holder
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle
  • 2 Buttons, 1” / 2.5 cm wide
  • Optional: 1 snap fastener