Katie's Vest by Julia Duren

Katie's Vest

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Knitting
November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
4.0 mm (G)
900 - 1300 yards (823 - 1189 m)
xs, s, m, l, 1x, 2x, 3x
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The goal was to create a vest with arm scythes roomy enough to be worn with sweaters. However I additionally wanted the arm scythes carefully shaped and finished, so they have a fitted look even when worn just over a simple T-shirt.
There is a flexible shaping in the waist area achieved by switching to smaller needles and by adding extra ribbing in the back.
The vest could be knit monochrome or have added contrast colors.
The option of an afterthought hood is included in the instructions.
I-cord trimmings along the two front halves give a nice ridge running along the zipper. If buttons are preferred, simply knit I-Cord buttonhole loops.

Finished Sizes:
Bust cm: 71-76 (81-86, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-107 / 112-117, 122-127, 132-137)
Bust inches: 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42 / 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)

Please choose the size according to the fit you want to achieve!

Material:
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Haymarket
215 yds/100gr or any other yarn that will give you correct gauge.
MC:3 (3, 4, 4 / 5, 5, 5) skeins of yarn needed. Add 1 extra for the hood.
CC:1 (1, 1, 2 / 2, 2, 2) skeins of yarn needed.

Needles:
5 mm / US 8 circular needles, 24”, 30” or longer, 2 sets.
3.75 mm / US 5 circular needles
16” or longer, 3 sets.

Other:
Place markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn, separating zipper 22’ or longer, crochet hook for picking up sts (optional).

Gauge:
18 x 22 / 4.5 x 5.5 on 4” or 10 cm, 4.5 x 5.5 on 1” or 2.5 cm.
instockinette.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Credits
This garment is worked seamlessly from the top-down using the contiguous sleeve method developed by Susie Myers, SusieM on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/people/SusieM).