Prepster Vest by Kate Oates

Prepster Vest

March 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Wide Wale Rib Pattern on larger needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
400 - 750 yards (366 - 686 m)
4 (6, 8, 10, 12)
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Errata available:

errata: p.99: Row 2 of Neckline shaping for both fronts should end with “k2” instead of “k1.” Then, work Right Front and Left Front Neckline Shaping a total of 10 times (ALL SIZES). Continue with final Row 1 decrease as directed, ending with stitch counts as written.

Cabling is my personal favorite technique. I love touching the fabric and watching the pattern emerge as it progresses. Cabling is paired with fingering weight in this design; it’s light and squishy and won’t be too hot during transitional weather or light winters despite its Aran appearance. The wide wale rib on the back gives the knitter a break from cabling and also provides a lot of stretch for growing. Shown in size 6.

Size: 4 (6, 8, 10, 12)
Finished Chest: 25 (27.25, 28.75, 31, 33)”
Gauge: 28 sts and 38 rows per 4” in Wide Wale Rib on larger needles, 32 sts and 38 rows per 4” in Cable Pattern on larger needles
Yarn: 400 (500, 575, 630, 750) yards fingering weight yarn, shown in Anzula Squishy in “Denim”
Tools: Size 2 (2.75 mm) 24” circular needles, size 3 (3.25 mm) 24” circular needles, stitch markers

Pattern Notes

  • This pattern is geared toward the experienced knitters. To complete it, you should be comfortable working with multiple charts and doing work at the same time
  • The vest is worked from the bottom up, in the round, until the armholes, and is completed back and forth.

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