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Puppy Love

Knitting
January 2010
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinetter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
750 - 1200 yards (686 - 1097 m)
32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42 (bust, inches)

The Puppy Love vest is a great example of a mid-1970s, up-to-the-minute coordinate that added attitude to any ensemble. It’s a playful piece that literally spells out adolescent bliss. One can’t help but think of school binders doodled with all sorts of testaments to teenage infatuation - whether for the captain of the football team or David Cassidy. The vest also speaks to the fashion trends of the times - its high-waisted cut yearns for a pair of skintight bell-bottoms, and the tailored fit and deep armholes demand nothing less than a broad butterfly-collar shirt worn underneath. The exaggerated 1-by-1 ribbed waist, steeked armholes and stranded colorwork make this lovely project a brief but intense affair.