Mulberry Hooded Vest by Angela Hahn

Mulberry Hooded Vest

Knitting
April 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette st
US 9 - 5.5 mm
800 - 1300 yards (732 - 1189 m)
7 sizes from 32" / 81.5 cm to 57" / 145 cm garment bust circumference
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Densely packed bobbles give a modern edge to this sleeveless vest with kangaroo pocket. The deep shawl collar flows into a shaped hood.

Difficulty
Adventurous Beginner to
Intermediate:
skills include working in the round, bobbles (lots of them!), picking up stitches, decreasing and increasing, short row shoulder shaping, and mattress stitch seaming.

Materials
Yarn: Heavy worsted weight, 800 (865, 965, 1035, 1135, 1235, 1300) yd / 730 (790, 880, 950, 1040, 1130, 1200) m.
Yarn used in sample (discontinued) straddles the border between worsted (16-20 sts to 4” / 10 cm) and chunky (12-15 sts to 4” / 10 cm) weight yarns. Look for a yarn with ball band gauge of 15-17 sts to 4” / 10 cm, and always check gauge on blocked swatch!

Suggested yarns: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Aran (100% superwash merino); Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky (100% superwash merino); O-Wool Classic Worsted (100% organic merino); Spud & Chloe Sweater (55% wool, 45% organic cotton); Valley Yarns Amherst (100% merino).

Gauge
16 sts / 22 rnds to 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch; 21-22 sts to 4” / 10 cm in bobbled rib (unstretched). Measure gauge on blocked swatch.

Sizes/Garment measurements:
Bust: 32 (37, 41, 44, 49, 53, 57)“ / 81.5 (94, 104, 112, 124.5, 134.5, 145) cm
Waist: 29 (34, 38, 41, 46,50, 54)” / 73.5 (86.5, 96.5, 104, 117, 127, 137) cm
Hip: 34 (39, 43, 46, 51, 55, 59)“ / 86.5 (99, 109, 117, 129.5, 139.5, 150) cm
Length: 22.25 (23, 23.25, 23.75, 24.5, 24.75, 25.5)” / 56.5 (58.5, 59, 60, 62, 63, 64.5) cm

Notes
This vest is worked in the round from the bottom to the neck opening (except for kangaroo pocket front); upper front and back and hood are worked flat. Bobbled edging around neck opening and hood edge is worked separately and sewn on, as is optional back half-belt.