Debbie Vest by Aethalia O'Connor
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Debbie Vest

July 2015
Any 10ply yarn
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
547 - 601 yards (500 - 550 m)
Small to Medium
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I wrote this pattern after a good friend asked me to make her a warm bright coloured vest for her birthday. I hunted around and could not find a simple top down V neck vest so I made this one up, dyed the wool and knitted her one.

This pattern is a very basic top down V neck vest with nice deep armholes so the wool isn’t right under your arms. It is made to fit a size 8-12 lady with a small to medium sized bust. This is a great blank canvas pattern as you can easily add in shaping to suit your needs.

You start by knitting the front two pieces of the V neck flat until the bottom of the armholes. The back is then started as two pieces and joined as one to make a more shaped neckline. You knit this until the bottom of the armholes then join the front and back pieces in the round. The shoulders are grafted together with a 3 needle bind off and the sleeves and neck knitting in ribbing.

You will need to know how to do a provisional crochet cast on, 3 needle bind off and Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off. (links are included to tutorials).There is a chart at the end to follow through for the front and back pieces.