Memory Vest by Vera Sanon

Memory Vest

January 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in on larger sized needle in stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
480 - 640 yards (439 - 585 m)
XS (S, M, L1)(L2, XL, 2XL) - to fit 34 (36, 38, 40)(42, 44, 48)" chest
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Memory is knit from the top-down; it has a gradual v-shaped front that meets just above the waist, thus is very figure flattering. The waist is adorned with a slip-stitch pattern and is bordered by an Estonian Braid.
Note: Estonian Braid - is also called a Vikkel Braid. There are several videos (video1, video2) and tutorials available on line how to knit this easy stitch.

When I was a teenager, I designed and knit myself a very similar looking vest in a beautiful burgundy colored yarn. I wore the vest often because I loved the shape and how it kept my torso warm. Somehow, the vest went missing and I really mourned the loss of my beloved vest. I am not sure why it took me almost 30 years to design and knit myself another one? But here it is, named in honor of my lost vest, Memory Vest.

XS (S, M, L1) L2, XL, 2XL – to fit 34 (36, 38, 40) (42, 44, 48)” chest /to fit 86 (91, 97, 102)107, 112, 122 cm chest

Heavy worsted or Aran weight yarn – 480 (480, 640, 640)(640, 640, 640) yards

16 sts & 24 rows = 4” in stockinette on larger sized needles

U.S. 9 (5.5 mm) circular 32’’ needle (if not using magic loop) use the size needles that gets gauge
U.S. 8 (5 mm) circular 16” & 32” needle

Spare circular needles &/or scrap yarn to hold stitches
stitch markers, tapestry needle