Morocco Vest by Cassie Castillo
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Morocco Vest

May 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
600 - 800 yards (549 - 732 m)
Finished chest 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)"
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Morocco – just the name conjures up images of spicy foods, colorful clothing, and a warm Mediterranean breeze. Here it is translated into a colorful striped vest to brighten up long summer days. Only one ball of each color is required, so it can be made with those leftover or random balls of yarn in your stash. The back is knit in a circle, which is then divided into sections for the front, sides and bottom. Stitches are picked up to create striped bands along the front opening and armholes. It is very quick to knit and the only finishing required is sewing the side seams and weaving in loose ends, so before you know it you will have a versatile vest to wear with any summer outfit. It can be worn open or pinned closed at the front, as shown in the photo.

Skills needed:
working in the round

Designer note: I am a loose knitter, so please check your gauge before beginning this project. It may be necessary to go up 1 or 2 needle sizes.