Calidez Vest by Jenjoyce Design
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Calidez Vest

Knitting
November 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
288 - 684 yards (263 - 625 m)
30"-50"(see note below about gauge substitution chart extending sizes from 26" to 60")
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One pattern knit many ways, in many sizes!*

A classic vest for women, men, teens & kids. Calidez Vest is a unisex vest, knit bottom up with seamless construction, and flat. Pattern includes a substitution chart for gauges 2.5 to 6.5 stitches to the inch, and has extensive size range from 30” to 50” written for bulky weight. Vest has v-neck shaping, with options for crew and high v-neck shapes.
Calidez Vest is suitable for for men, women, teens & kids, and is perfect for all kinds of fiber, yarn weights & especially your hand-spun!

Gauge Substitution Chart: Pattern includes chart to convert more weight yarns extending sizes from 26” up to 60”-- these sizes in limited yarn weights.

Important Fitting Note: This vest is full shoulder width, as outdoor-wear vests. I strongly suggest choosing size with slight snug fit through chest, that is 1-2” negative, or the same size as chest measurement. If there is any ease in the chest, the shoulder will likely be too wide. However, the pattern includes option for making shoulders narrower by extra decreases in the armhole; especially appropriate for women wanting a more fitted shoulder, or as a suit waistcoat for men.

  • The narrower shoulder option is also good for after-thought situation where the vest body has been knitted with a bit too much ease, and the knitter can remedy fit with extra armhole decreases.

  • Properly worked gauge swatch is essential for best fit.

  • Sizes are of actual garment.

Pattern is basic and sizes are in proportional increments-- unisex-- and graduated in length as well as circumference. If you wish to create a custom-proportioned fit (as for plus size, extra tall, etc) you will need to have experience in making these changes; as more/fewer decreases in shoulder, or length, etc)

More about this design blogged HERE , and HERE

Also see: Calidez Cardigan, Calidez Pullover, and Calidez Mitts & Hats.

Most recent update: Nov 5, 2018.

I invite Any & All who are knitting Calidez Vest to bring questions, comments, great tutorial links, and otherwise general Calidez-related chattiness to my Jenjoyce Group which exists just for knitters of Jenjoyce’s patterns. Look for the thread for Calidez. The kettle is on… see you there !