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This vest is designed to be a flattering wardrobe staple. Subtle waist shaping makes a large impact due to its
placement at the interface of the ribbed side panels. With
integral armhole and front bands there is no picking up
stitches, and the construction is almost seamless.(Neckband is seamed to back of neck.) You’ll want to make one in several colors!
The pattern is 7 pages long and has been test knit and professionally tech edited. It is appropriate for knitters who can knit, purl, work decreases and increases and keep track of multiple shapings. if you want to customize your fit to accommodate your own unique figure, the pattern includes a page of helpful hints, as well as some additional measurements to supplement those included on the schematic, to help you when modifying this design.
Finished Bust Measurements:
34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58) in/ 86.5 (96.5, 107, 117, 127, 137, 148) cm.
Designed to be worn with anywhere from 0 to 4” of ease. Choose your finished bust size based on the look desired - this vest looks great with 0 to 4” of ease. Model is wearing her vest with 3” of ease.
18 sts and 26 rows/ 4in over stockinette stitch. Accurate row gauge is very important in this design.
What You Need:
✦Briggs and Little Heritage (100% wool; 215yds/196m per 4 oz/113g skein); color: #56 - mauve; 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins. Or 522 (591, 668, 712, 789, 848, 896) yds/ 479 (542, 613, 653, 724, 778, 822)m of a similar aran weight or heavy worsted weight yarn.
✦1 circular needle, at least 40 in/100cm long (longer needle recommended for larger sizes) in size required to obtain gauge. I used US #6/ 4mm. You may need a size or two above or below that.
✦ optional: 1 pair straight needles, or a shorter circular needle, in same size as above for use when working sections with fewer stitches.
✦ 1 extra needle of similar size for use in three needle bind off.
✦ Large eyed tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers, scrap yarn for holding stitches.
✦ 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) buttons, approx. 0.75 in/ 2