George Sand by Katie Rose Pryal
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George Sand

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  • This pattern is available also in my eBook, Knitting Like a Professor, released December 2010.

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George Sand was a novelist of the French Romantic period. There are two very interesting things you should know about George: sheโ€™s a woman (George was her nom de plume), and she usually dressed like a man. She also dated Frederic Chopin and Guy de Maupassant, and was generally someone you really wish you could have a beer with.

This vest is inspired by Georgeโ€™s bohemian menswear style: a funky colorwork vest, worked top-down in one piece (with no seaming). Only two strands of yarn are worked in this projectโ€”the color changes come courtesy of the Noro Kureyon. Background yarn is any worsted weight woolโ€”I used Patonโ€™s Classic Wool, but Cascade 220 will work well too.