Olexa Vest by Cassie Castillo
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Olexa Vest

April 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stripe
US 6 - 4.0 mm
450 - 870 yards (411 - 796 m)
31.25 to 51.55" finished chest measurements
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The Olexa Vest is a fitted striped vest with bias striped pockets and broken rib trim. The body is worked flat in one piece from the bottom up. The pockets are knit on the bias and sewn on. The flattering deep v neckline is accented with a shaped rib trim. This vest is meant to be worn with little or no positive ease in the bustline.

Sizes Available:
Chest: 31.25 (34.5, 38, 41.5)44.75, 48, 51.55
Length: 20.75 (21, 22, 22.75)23.25, 24, 24.75

Approximate yardage needed:
Color A: 200 (220, 250, 280)300, 340, 380 yards
Color B: 250 (280, 320, 360)400, 440, 490 yards

Skills Needed:
working in the round
long tail CO
cable CO
three needle BO
mattress stitch
RLI (right lifted increase)
LLI (left lifted increase)

Designer note: I am a loose knitter, so please check your gauge before beginning this project. It may be necessary to go up 1 or 2 needle sizes.