Puffy Vest by Kate Atherley
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Puffy Vest

March 2010
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st
7.0 mm
300 - 540 yards (274 - 494 m)
finished bust: 32 ins/81 cm; 35 ins/89 cm; 38 ins/97 cm; 41 ins/104 cm; 44 ins/112 cm; 48 ins/122 cm

I have a soft spot for chunky-weight mohair, but it’s a difficult fibre to design with. It knits up big and puffy, and the resulting garments can be suffocatingly warm.

This reinterpretation of the hoodie vest harnesses these challenging properties of the mohair and uses them to great effect. The puffiness is what makes this a fun and attractive style. It’s sleeveless so it knits up quickly and uses little yarn; this feature also ensures that you don’t overheat.

It’s designed to be worn fairly fitted and cropped, to keep it flattering. Choose a size as close as possible to your actual bust measurement.