Squishy Cabled Vest
With winter on my mind and fun layering elements as inspiration, the final garment from the “Squishy” series came to be.
The vest begins with the ribbed bottom edge, followed by the body which is knit back and forth in a Diamond Cable Motif and Stockinette Stitch. Short rows create the fold-over collar. The circumference of the vest is somewhat adjustable by placing the toggles/buttons elsewhere along the width of the edging at the front.
knitting, purling, cable knitting
picking up stitches
simple crochet chain to make loops for toggles/buttons
alternately, simple embroidery to attach the loops for the toggles/buttons
9 stitch markers (2 removable stitch markers), tapestry ndl, scrap yarn, 4 toggles (or 4 buttons, or 1 shawl pin), crochet hook size US 6 (G) / 4 mm
19 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10cm in StSt
with US 6 / 4 mm knitting ndls
24 sts and 29 rows = 4” / 10cm in Cable
pattern with US 6 / 4 mm knitting ndls
16 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10cm in K2,P2
Rib (slightly stretched) with US 6 / 4 mm
21 sts and 34 rows = 4” / 10cm in K2,P2
Rib (unstretched) with US 3 / 3.25 mm