Elephant Vest by Cassie Castillo
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Elephant Vest

Knitting
February 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in charted patt on larger needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1519 - 1953 yards (1389 - 1786 m)
35.75 (38.5, 44.25, 47, 49.75, 55.25)" chest circumference

A sophisticated color palette and tailored fit make the whimsical Elephant Vest a smart knit for any woman who’s still a kid at heart. This vest is worked in the round from the bottom up, and the armholes and neck are steeked in finishing.

Difficulty Experienced

Finished Size 35.75 (38.5, 44.25, 47, 49.75, 55.25)” chest circumference. Vest shown measures 38.5”; modeled with .5” of negative ease.

Yarn Harrisville Designs Shetland: #50 black (A), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins; #42 camel (beige; B), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins; #40 topaz (red-brown; C), 1 skein; #61 goldenrod (yellow; D), 1 skein, #12 seagreen (E), 1 skein.

Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): 16” and 24” circular and set of double-pointed. Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16” and 24” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle.


Gauge 29 sts and 30 rnds = 4” in charted patt on larger needles.