Kinsol Trestle by Luise O'Neill
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Kinsol Trestle

Knitting
August 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
816 - 1360 yards (746 - 1244 m)
40 (42 ½, 45 ¼, 47, 50, 52 ½, 55, 57 ¾, 60 ½, 62 ¼, 65)” / 101.5 (108, 115, 119.5, 127, 133.5, 139.5, 146.5, 153.5, 158, 165) cm
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Intended to be worn with 2–4” / 5–10 cm of positive ease.

The Inspiration
While doing some vacation research online, I came across this absolutely awe-inspiring structure which became the inspiration for my design -- the Kinsol Trestle men’s vest.

The Kinsol Trestle is a wooden railway trestle, built in 1911 - 1920, located in the Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. At 44m (145 feet) high and 188m (614 feet) long, it is the longest trestles in the British Commonwealth and one of the highest in the world.

Abandoned in 1980, preservation efforts have been underway to include this historic treasure as part of the Canada Trails system so it can be used by runners, hikers, cyclists and equestrians. There are many more pics and stories on their website http://www.kinsol.ca/