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Rectangle

Cookie A Knitwear Volume 1: Shapes + Form
Cookie A. Knitwear Designs
Knitting
August 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1500 - 2225 yards (1372 - 2035 m)
Cross back measurement: 12 [13.5, 14.5, 15.25] [16.5, 17.5, 18.5] inches
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This vest is actually a rectangle with two holes for the arms. Worked in combination of braided cables and garter stitch, the texture and drape of this simple shape is elegant and elongating. Throw it over anything, belt it or just let it hang.

Sizes
Cross back measurement: 12 (13.5, 14.5, 15.25) (16.5, 17.5, 18.5) inches
Shown in size 13.5
Sizing note: Select size based on cross back measurement. If between sizes, choose the smaller size

Yarn
Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted (100% wool; 225 yards per 4oz; shown in Cookie’s Deep Dark Secret)
7 (8, 8, 9) (9, 10, 10) skeins or 1500 (1625, 1725, 1850) (1975, 2100, 2225) yards

Needles
Size US 8 (5mm) 24 inch circular
Size US 8 (5mm) double pointed
or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions
Cable needle, scrap yarn, 2 small stitch holders or safety pins, tapestry needle

Gauge
15 stitch cable panel = 2 inches
20 stitches = 4 inches in garter stitch
28 rows = 4 inches in pattern