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Chinese Red Vest

Folk Vests
Knitting
October 2002
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, on larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
805 - 1035 yards (736 - 946 m)
42 (46, 50)" / 107 (117, 127) cm chest circumference

Easy-to-knit vest in traditional Chinese red, representing happiness and strength. Vest features seed stitch borders, button loops, and attractive stand-up neckline. Vest is worked in one piece to underarm, and then fronts and back and worked separately to shoulders.

Measurements:

  • Size A: 42” / 107 cm chest; 21.5” / 54.5 cm length
  • Size B: 46” / 117 cm chest; 23” / 58.5 cm length
  • Size C: 50” / 127 cm chest; 24.5” / 62 cm length

Needles:

  • US 4 / 3.5 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles
  • US 3 / 3.25 mm, 24” / 60 cm and 16” / 40 cm circular needles

Notions:

  • Seven 3/8” / 10 mm shank buttons
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders

Techniques: (included in book)

  • Three-needle bind-off
  • Pick up stitches by knitting
  • Button loops