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railroad vest

Knitting
February 2010
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1000 - 1600 yards (914 - 1463 m)
chest circumference 30" to 54"
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DESIGNER
Melissa LaBarre

YARN
Madelinetosh tosh vintage 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) 200yd skeins shown in thunderstorm

SIZE
To fit bust sizes 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)”. This sweater looks best with 0-2” of positive ease. If your size is not available, please choose the next size up. Vest fronts do not meet to close, as this piece is intended to be worn loose and open.

NEEDLES
US8 (5mm) 40” circular (for working back and forth) and one set of US8 (5mm) dpns OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

NOTIONS
Blunt needle for weaving in ends. Set of locking stitch markers.

GAUGE
18 sts and 24 rows = 4” in stockinet stitch (st st) on US8 (5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

PATTERN DESCRIPTION
This open-front vest is a simple piece, with cozy pockets, that’s great for layering. It uses an unusual construction, by starting at the center back with a provisional cast on, then joined and knit in one piece, top-down from the underarms.