Mr. Knightley's Vest by Jenny Sorensen
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Mr. Knightley's Vest

November 2011
36 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Colorwork Pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
35¼ (40¾, 44¼, 47¾, 51¼)" bust circumference, buttoned.

It is male characters like Mr. Knightley,
and their relationships, that have
endeared Jane Austen to many of her
readers. And these male characters
were my inspiration for this project. I
wanted to create something sleek and
beautiful for the Austen men. I
wondered “What would Emma knit for Mr. Knightley?”
This vest fits the bill perfectly. The gorgeous
colorwork fabric is both masculine and
elegant. The wool/silk blend yarn gives
the vest a warm functional aspect. Mr.
Knightley’s Vest, when paired with an
ascot and a long coat, exemplifies the
Regency era. It can also be worn with a
t-shirt and jeans for a modern look.
The twined knitting technique that is
used to create the colorwork is easy to
master and can be done by a beginner
even though the resulting fabric looks
like it requires a seasoned knitter.

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk
(85% Merino superwash wool, 15%
mulberry silk; 437 yd 400 m/100 g):
#5608 pine (MC), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins;
#5610 camel (CC) 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins.

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