Man's Brioche Vest by Erica Alexander

Man's Brioche Vest

October 2003
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in brioche rib with one size 8 (5 mm) needle and one size 3 (3.25 mm) needle, slightly stretched
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1290 - 1720 yards (1180 - 1573 m)
S (M, L, XL)
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Errata available:

Pattern description from The Best of Interweave Knits: “This handsome vest featuring soft brioche ribs and a button-up front is a relaxed version of the classic, conservative, man’s vest. Erica Alexander chose to work it in a lightly plied Australian wool that gives the vest a soft texture. The tidy knit-and-purl ribs flow easily into the body’s brioche pattern; the neck and armhole bands are worked on a larger needle and edged with a slight reverse-stockinette roll for a clean finish. With a boxy fit and not-too-deep V-neckline, it’s a modern vest for work or play.”

Finished Size: 40 (45, 50.5, 56)“ (101.5 114.5, 128.5, 142 cm) chest circumference, buttoned.

Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
Baabajoes NZ WoolPak 10-Ply (430 yd 393 m / 250g): #02 mist, 3 (3, 4, 4) skeins. Note: This particular yarn has been discontinued.

Needles: Sizes 8 (5 mm) and 3 (3.25 mm). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; size 3/4” (2 cm) buttons.

Errata link is a correction to the pattern as printed in The Best of Interweave Knits.