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Multi Size Vest for Men

Knitting
January 2003

This v front vest can be made for chests measuring 40” / 102 cm - 54” / 137 cm as either a cardigan or a pullover, with either moss stitch, garter stitch or rib stitch borders, neck and armhole bands. It can be knitted in any weight from aran to bulky using a larger needle for the stockinette and needles two sizes smaller for the borders and bands - the recommended needle sizes for the stockinette sections are from US 7 / 4.5 mm to US 10.5 / 6.5 mm. The four yarns suggested in the pattern are (gauge in stockinette stitch) estimated yardage, smallest size to largest size:

- Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Sisik (20 sts = 4”-10 cm) 592 yds / 541 m - 1036 yds / 947 m
- Naturally Yarns Aran 10 ply (18 sts = 4”-10 cm) 688 yds / 629 m - 1204 yds / 1100 m
- Cascade Yarn Pastaza (16
sts = 4”-10 cm) 528 yds / 482 m -
924 yds / 845 m

- Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky (14 sts = 4”-10 cm) 500 yds
/ 457 m - 750 yds / 686 m