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Cordite Waistcoat

Knitting
September 2010
24 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in plaited basket stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1140 - 1995 yards (1042 - 1824 m)
35-51”, sized every 2 inches
This pattern is available for download for $6.00.

An old world-inspired waistcoat, complete with a woven looking stitch pattern, fitted shaping, and fully functional buttoning on both sides of the body. Worked in pieces from the bottom up, the vest has slipped stitch edges to make seaming a cinch. I-cord is applied around all exposed edges
for a clean, finished look.

It will keep your gentleman looking polished on even the most epic of adventures!

Finished Sizes
Chest at Underarm 35 (37, 39, 41) (43, 45, 47) (49, 51)”/ 89 (94, 99, 104) (109, 114.5, 119.5) (124.5, 129.5) cm
Finished Length 25 (25, 25.5, 25.5) (26, 26, 26.5) (26.5, 27)”/63.5 (63.5, 65, 65) (66, 66, 67.5) (67.5, 68.5) cm

Best worn with no ease or negative ease at the chest; sample is a size 45” worn with 1” negative ease.

Yarn
The Sanguine Gryphon Free Range, 4oz/285yd, 100% organic wool, 4 (4, 5, 5) (5, 6, 6) (6, 7) skeins, shown in Korhaan

Needles
US 10.5/6.4 mm circular (any length) or straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 6/4 mm circular, 60”+, for i-cord edging

Notions
8 buttons, 0.8”/20 mm (buttons on sample available from as cute as a button
2 stitch holders
Tapestry needle