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Deep-Rib Vest

knit.wear, Spring 2012
Knitting
September 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
700 - 1265 yards (640 - 1157 m)
34 (381/2, 421/2, 451/2, 501/2)" bust circumference including a 3" opening at center front.
Errata available: knittingdaily.com

Swingy and fitted this fun vest is a versatile tunic length garment. It can be worn over a sun dress on a chilly summer evening or with a turtleneck and skirt in the winter. The bodice is fitted and flattering. Deep ribbing hugs the core and enhances the bust and waist shaping. The lower half flairs out below the hips.

The Deep-Rib vest can either be worn open at the front or closed with a shawl pin at the waist. Wear it with the collar up or folded back. There are plenty of styling options for this garment!

Construction Notes
This tunic length vest is knit in one piece from the hem up. The hem is allowed to roll naturally which enhances the flair of the swingy skirt. Ribbing at the waist enhances the hip and bust shaping for a couture fit.
The ribbed shawl collar and front edging are knit on their own. Two identical halves are worked from the bottom up starting with just a few stitches. These are grafted at the back of the neck and the collar is sewn to the front edge of the garment. The seaming is very simple if you slip the first stitch of each row. If the front facings are not seamed onto the garment the edges will roll in significantly.
The ribbing at the waist is blocked to be much narrower than that of the wearer. This allows the ribbing to stretch and provide a precise fit when worn.

Errata:
The placement of the right and left increases should be switched on Rows 1 and 11.
Row 17 should read: Rep Row 11—2 sts inc’d.

Notions
Straight or circular needles for body
dpn or circular for working attached i-cord edging
4 markers
tapestry needle

Skills
Knit and Purl
K2tog and ssk
M1, LLI, and RLI
w&t
attached i-cord trim
work ribbing in pattern with increases
seaming
Grafting in pattern - step-by-step provided