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Many Buttoned Vest

Knitting
October 2002
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch on alrger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
872 yards (797 m)
41 (45.5, 50)" / 104 (115.5, 127) cm chest circumference

Modern folk vest is perfect for button lovers and collectors. Knitting design is based on laced-front vests worn with traditional German folk costumes, and features simple garter stitch with cables (worked from charts) and I-cord trim. Vest is worked back and forth in one piece to the underarms, and then fronts and back are worked separately.

Measurements:

  • Size A: 41” / 104 cm chest; 22.5” / 57 cm length
  • Size B: 45.5” / 115.5 cm chest; 24.5” / 62 cm length
  • Size C: 50” / 127 cm chest; 26.5” / 67.5 cm length

Needles:

  • US 7 / 4.5 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles
  • Set of double-pointed needles US 8 / 5.0 mm

Notions:

  • Twenty to thirty 1/2” to 3/4” / 12 mm to 19 mm buttons
  • Backing buttons, same number as buttons
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders

Techniques: (included in book)

  • Chart reading
  • Three-needle bind-off
  • I-cord