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Colorful Stripes Vest

by Patons
Patons Pattern Library
Patons #583, Best Ever Vests
Knitting
January 1996
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
23.5 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in fair isle pattern with larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1449 - 2576 yards (1325 - 2355 m)
Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large
This pattern is available for free.

Striped fair isle vest in your favorite colors of Patons Astra. (Patons Yarns)

Skill Level: Easy

SIZES
Bust/chest measurement
Small 30-32 ins [ 76-81 cm ]
Medium 34-36 ins [ 86-91 cm ]
Large 38-40 ins [ 97-102 cm ]
Extra-Large 42-44 ins [ 107-112cm]

Finished bust/chest
Small 38 ins [ 97 cm ]
Medium 42 ins [ 107 cm ]
Large 45 ins [ 114.5 cm ]
Extra-Large 47 ins [ 119.5 cm ]

MATERIALS
Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz)
Size S M L XL

Long Version (shown on her)
Main color (MC) (Navy) 3 3 4 4 balls
Contrast A (Burgundy) 3 3 4 4 balls
Contrast B (Med Blue) 2 2 3 3 balls
Contrast C (Teal) 2 2 3 3 balls
Contrast D (Aran) 1 1 2 2 ball(s)
5 colors, 11-16 balls total

Short Version (shown on him)
Main color (MC) (Navy) 3 3 4 4 balls
Contrast A (Teal) 3 3 4 4 balls
Contrast B (Med Blue) 1 2 2 3 ball(s)
Contrast C (Lt Blue) 1 2 2 3 ball(s)
Contrast D (Aran) 1 2 2 2 ball(s)
5 colors, 9-16 balls total

Sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.
Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long. 1 stitch holder.
7 buttons for Long Version.
5 buttons for Short Version.

Colorwork charts and construction schematics are provided in pdf download (June 2009).

Ed. note: Pattern can be adapted for men or women (reverse buttons/buttonholes). Use actual measurements to determine size.