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Celtic Lattice Vest

Folk Vests
Knitting
January 2002
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stranded pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1040 yards (951 m)
see note

From Folk Vests: "Inspired by designs in historic manuscripts, Celtic Lattice has the advantage of looking very complicated while being quite pleasant and rhythmical to knit… . Except for bottom border facing, vest is worked circularly up to the shoulders.  Steeks are made for center front, armholes, and neck opening.  Work in stockinette stitch using the two-color stranding technique."



Note on Size:  The pattern includes directions for three sizes, and each requires a different needle:

(A) Chest: 40.25" buttoned

(B) Chest: 43.75" buttoned

(C) Chest: 48" buttoned



Note on Yarn: A yarn kit (no pattern included) can be ordered from Cheryl Oberle’s website.  If choosing other yarn, pattern requires 490 yards of colored wool and 550 yards black wool, both DK weight.



Note on Gauge:  The pattern specifies different needles and gauge for each size:

(A) Needle - US3 24" circular; Gauge - 24sts/28 rows = 4" in two-color pattern

(B) Needle - US4 24" circular; Gauge - 22sts/26 rows = 4" in two-color pattern

(C) Needle - US5 24" circular; Gauge - 20sts/24 rows = 4" in two-color pattern

For all sizes - 24" and 16" circular needles two sizes smaller than needle used for body