Obeira by Laura Aylor
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June 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
700 - 1200 yards (640 - 1097 m)
32", 35", 38”, 41”, 44”, 47” bust
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A long, light-weight, open-front vest perfect for layering with tanks and tees. The simple stockinette is accented with Barbara Walker’s Jacquard stitch on the shoulders and mid-back. A double-knit hem and I-cord edges mean no finishing. Choose a yarn with a nice drape for best results.

My great-aunt Obeira was a quiet lady who lived with Aunt Aileen after they were both widowed. She was a snappy dresser, had curly grey hair, and wore glasses that would be called Harry Potter glasses today. She also had the coolest name of all the great-aunts. I think she would have rocked this vest :)

This pattern uses short rows and the three-needle bind off for the shoulders. You will need to know how to pick up wraps for short rows.

Approximate yardage requirements: 32” - 700, 35” - 800, 38” - 900, 41” - 1000, 44” - 1100, 47” - 1200