Karnak Vest by Cassie Castillo
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Karnak Vest

Knitting
September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
790 - 1560 yards (722 - 1426 m)
Chest: 35 (37, 39.25, 41.5, 43.5, 45.5, 47.75)[49.75, 52, 54, 56, 58.25, 60.25]”
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At the edge of the Nile lies the Karnak Temple Complex, a mix of temples, pylons and other ancient structures. A wavy stitch pattern inspired by these towering temples adds an interesting detail to an otherwise simply constructed vest.

The body of Karnak is worked in one piece from the bottom up, with shaping along the sides. Stitches for the wide collar are picked up along the neckline. Patch pockets are worked separately and sewn on. Armhole and button bands are worked in Garter stitch.

Using a worsted weight yarn in a cotton/silk blend, Karnak is a layering piece that transitions easily from warm to cool weather. Karnak is meant to be work with 2-3” positive ease in the bust; shown with 2” positive ease.

Stitch pattern is written and charted.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 35 (37, 39.25, 41.5, 43.5, 45.5, 47.75)49.75, 52, 54, 56, 58.25, 60.25
Length: 23.75 (24.25, 25, 25.25, 25.5, 25.75, 26)26.25, 26.5, 26.75, 27, 27.25, 27.5

Approximate yardage needed:
790 (850, 925, 985, 1045, 1105, 1170)1230, 1295, 1360, 1425, 1490, 1560 yds

NEEDLES
US #5/3.75 mm 24” circular needle and set of dpns

NOTIONS REQUIRED
2 stitch holders
tapestry needle to weave in ends
2 stitch markers
six 3/4” buttons
sewing needle
sewing thread to match buttons

SKILLS REQUIRED
RLI & LLI (lifted increases)
CDD (centered double decreases)
cable cast-on
mattress stitch
pick up and knit & pick up and purl
k2tog & ssk