Motoring Vest by Lindsay Lewchuk

Motoring Vest

Knitting
November 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
770 - 1650 yards (704 - 1509 m)
For Bust Sizes: 32”/ 81.5cm (34”/ 86.5cm, 36”/ 91.5cm, 38”/ 96.5cm, 40”/ 101.5cm, 42”/ 106.5cm, 44”/ 112cm, 46”/ 117cm, 48”/ 122cm, 50”/127cm, 52”/ 132cm, 54”/ 137cm)
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Inspired by a sepia photograph of a woman on a Triumph Twin 500 Motorcycle in 1951, Motoring Vest is a modern take on a motoring classic.

Garter sections and shaping highlight specific body points to create a flattering hourglass figure. A wide button band draws the eye up and down the hourglass, lengthening the body. A mock turtle cowl is accented with a larger button off set from the vertical button panel. Tech edited and test knit pattern includes written directions, a yarn substitution guide, and schematics.

For Bust Sizes:
32”/ 81.5cm (34”/ 86.5cm, 36”/ 91.5cm, 38”/ 96.5cm, 40”/ 101.5cm, 42”/ 106.5cm, 44”/ 112cm, 46”/ 117cm, 48”/ 122cm, 50”/127cm, 52”/ 132cm, 54”/ 137cm)

Finished Measurements:
Bust: 32.75”/ 83.5cm (35.25”/ 89.5cm, 36.75”/ 93.5cm, 39.25”/ 99.5cm, 40.75”/ 103.5cm, 43.25”/ 109.5cm, 44.75”/ 114cm, 47.25”/ 120cm, 48.75”/ 124cm, 51.25”/ 130cm, 52.75”/ 134cm, 55.25”/ 140cm).
Length: 24.5”/ 62cm (25.25”/ 64cm, 25.25”/ 64cm, 25.5”/ 65cm, 25.75”/ 65.5cm, 26.25”/ 66.5cm, 26.5”/ 67.5cm, 26.75”/ 68cm, 27”/ 68.5cm, 27.25”/ 69cm, 27.5”/ 70cm, 27.75”/ 70.5cm)

Materials:
7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) Skeins Classic Elite’s Seedling (Shown in 4523 Burnt Orange)
100% organic cotton
110 yards/ 101 meters
50 grams/ 1.76 ounces
US 6/ 4mm straight needles
US 6/ 4mm DPNs (for arm opening edging)
7- 5/8”/ cm coconut buttons
1- 1.75”/ cm coconut button
Yarn needle
Needle and thread for sewing on buttons
Optional: zipper

Gauges:
20 sts and 32 rows over 4”/ 10cm in Stockinette st.
20 sts and 40 rows over 4”/ 10cm in Garter st.
Make sure to wash and dry your swatch according to how you plan on drying your garment to ensure accurate gauge swatch.
Organic cotton has unique drape and reactions to washing and drying! If substituting yarn, make sure the finished gauge matches. The 2015 update includes a yarn substitution guide for how to adjust the rows if your substituted yarn has a stitch gauge that matches, but a row gauge that does not match.