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Gamine Vest

Knitting
January 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
720 - 1232 yards (658 - 1127 m)
29.25, 32.75, 36.5, 40, 43.5, 47, 50.5 inch bust measurement
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A beautiful cable and lace vest with a close shawl collar for keeping out the cold. A great layering piece for any wardrobe, Gamine does casual or dressy. An engaging knit, without too much fuss, this vest will be ready to wear in no time.

This pattern is worked top down beginning with a provisional cast on. The back is worked first and then both front pieces, they are then joined and the body is worked in one piece. The buttonband/collar is worked in one piece. Short rows are used to shape the collar. Both written and charted instructions are included.

Modeled in size 32.75 with about an inch of negative ease.

Materials
Madelinetosh 80/10/10 Worsted MCN, 80% superwash merino
wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 187 yards/171 meters, shown in Gossamer - approx. 4 [5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7] skeins or 720 [800, 896, 976, 1064, 1152, 1232] yards worsted weight yarn.
US 7/4.5mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) 24-32 inch circular needle and US 6/4mm 40 inch circular needle.
6 - 7/8 inch/22mm buttons
Yarn needle
Stitch markers
Waste yarn
Cable needle - optional

Skill Level
Intermediate to Advanced

Thanks to my lovely test knitters and my wonderful tech editor, Kate Vanover.