Grille by Bonnie Sennott
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Grille

Knitting
June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch or pattern from Chart B or C with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1250 - 2200 yards (1143 - 2012 m)
37½ (42½, 47½, 52¼, 57¼, 62¼)” circumference at bust
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Columns of welts in varied scale distinguish this oversize, drop-shoulder vest. Bonnie Sennott, who contributed the Sawmill River Hat to Wool People 8, drew inspiration from automotive grilles to create a gansey-style overall texture.

Grille is intended for 6-10” of ease, but the weightless fabric of Loft and strong vertical lines will keep it from looking bulky. The front and back pieces are knit flat and seamed; a ribbed neckband is picked up and worked seamlessly to double height, then folded and sewn down inside the garment for a perfect finish.

The ideal lightweight layer to throw on over casual or work outfits, this vest is sure to become a wardrobe staple. Try it in a warm neutral like Barn Owl, a dark, complex shade like Artifact, or a bold modern hue like Hayloft—this versatile design will sing in any color.

Yardage

1250 (1375, 1600, 1760, 2015, 2200) yards of fingering weight wool yarn

Yarn

5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 8) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Almanac

Gauge

26 stitches & 38 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch or pattern from Chart B or C with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Body Ribbing and Main Fabric):

One pair of straight needles or one 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size B (for Neckband Ribbing):

One 16″ circular needle two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)

Finished Dimensions

37½ (42½, 47½, 52¼, 57¼, 62¼)” circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 6–10″
Sample shown is size 42½” with + 8½” ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Sloped Bind Off