Sideways Garter Vest by Purl Soho
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Sideways Garter Vest

Knitting
October 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
750 - 1050 yards (686 - 960 m)
3 sizes available
This pattern is available for free.

MATERIALS

  • Yarn A: 3 (4, 4) skeins of Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist, 100% merino. I used the color Artemisia (left).
  • Yarn B: 2 (3, 3) skeins of Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist Heather, 100% merino. I used the color Stillwater (right).
  • A US #8, 32-inch circular needle
  • A spare US #8, circular or straight needle
  • A few yards of scrap yarn

GAUGE
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

SIZES
To fit shoulder widths measuring 14-15 (16-16 ½, 17-17 ½) inches

  • Finished Dimensions: 30 (35, 37 ½) inches across x 30 inches from top to bottom (including fold-over collar)
  • Finished Height of Armhole: 8 inches
  • Finished Width across Shoulders: 12 (14, 15) inches
  • Finished Width of Fronts: 9 (10 ½, 11 ¼) inches FIT: The length measurements are the same for all three sizes, and you have a choice of how to wear the vest: either 12 inches from hem to underarm with a 10 inch collar; or upside down with 10 inches from hem to underarm and a 12-inch collar.

NOTES
This piece is knit ‘sideways’ from one vertical edge to the other, rather than from top to bottom or bottom to top.