On the spot vest by Vivian Tng

On the spot vest

September 2006
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch (after hot washing: see notes for more on washing and fibre care)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
616 - 704 yards (563 - 644 m)
66 (73)cm / 26 (28.5)" chest

From the description: My children always complain long-sleeve woollens are too hot for them to wear. No matter what I try, they will not wear those jumpers. Hence this cotton vest. No wool and no sleeves. So there, kids. Wear it now? Please?

Yarn: Main colour: Vanilla, 1 (2) balls. Contrast colours: dark green, forest, sage, natural, cafe and chocolate, 1 ball each.

Needles and notions:

  • size 4.5mm needles / US7 60cm circular and 40cm circular;
  • one extra 4.5mm / US7 needle for three-needle cast off;
  • stitch holders;
  • tapestry needle (sharp tip) and wool needle (blunt tip)
  • five 14mm / 0.5” buttons
  • yarn bobbins (optional)
  • short length of brightly coloured yarn about 20cm
  • sewing thread if necessary

Finished measurements:

  • chest: 66 (73)cm / 26 (28.5)“
  • length: 33 (43)cm / 13 (17)“

Notes: This vest is worked in one piece to the underarm and then divided into 2 fronts and a back; front bands are worked together with the garment with the buttonholes every 20 (24) rows. Lengths of yarns approx 1-2m in length may be easier to work with than yarn bobbins, especially in the off-centre circle (chart D). Hot washing (60degC) your tension swatch and completed garment is required as the fabric shrinks about 8% in length after washing. Fabric may be tumbled partially dry.

Skills set: intarsia, small amount of embroidery