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Creme de Menthe Vest

Knitting
March 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
580 - 1080 yards (530 - 988 m)
XS (S, M, L / 1X, 2X, 3X)
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This playful striped vest is worked in the round to the armholes and then back and forth in rows. A deep, rounded neckline and waist shaping provide a flattering fit.

Maintaining the unusual 2-1 stripe sequence adds a challenge, as you will sometimes need to push the work to the opposite side of the circular needle in order to maintain the stripe sequence without cutting the yarn. Instructions for doing this are included in the pattern.

Some of the more complex sections of the pattern are presented in two formats: first, a summary of the instructions for those who feel comfortable keeping track on their own; second, a row- by-row chart for those who prefer specific instructions.

SIZES AVAILABLE
Finished Bust Measurement:
28.25 (32, 36.25, 40 / 44.25, 48, 52.25)”, or 72 (81.5, 92, 101.5 / 112.5, 122, 132.5) cm. Shown in size M with about two inches of negative ease.

YARN
Madelinetosh DK Twist (100% merino; 250 yds/229 m per 100g skein): 2 (2, 2, 3 / 3, 3, 3) skeins in Bluestem Willow for Main Color (MC); 1 (1, 1, 2 / 2, 2, 2) skeins in Farmhouse White for Contrasting Color (CC)

If substituting yarn, you will need approximately:
380 (420, 460, 520 / 580, 640, 700) yds, or 350 (380, 420, 480 / 540, 580, 640) meters of the MC

200 (220, 240, 280 / 310, 340, 380) yds, or 180 (200, 220, 260 / 280, 310, 350) meters of the CC

OR
580 (640, 700, 800 / 890, 980, 1080) yds, or 530 (580, 640, 740 / 820, 890, 990) meters of a single color

RECOMMENDED NEEDLES
US 5 / 3.75 mm circular needle, 24-47” long (depending on size being worked)
US 5 / 3.75 mm double-pointed needles, set of 4 or 5
US 6 / 4.0 mm circular needle, 24-47” long (depending on size being worked)
US 6 / 4.0 mm double-pointed needles, set of at least 3 (for 3-needle BO)

NOTIONS
Removable stitch markers, yarn needle, waste yarn, stitch holders (optional)

SKILLS REQUIRED
To work this pattern, the knitter should be familiar with:
-Working in the round
-Following simultaneous shaping directions
-Increases and decreases worked on both sides of the fabric
-Three-needle bind off