The Checkered Vest by Kathy Zimmerman
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The Checkered Vest

January 1998
Lace ?
27 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Check pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
900 - 1350 yards (823 - 1234 m)
extra-extra small, extra-small, small, medium, large, extra-large and extra-extra-large

The pattern is for two lengths: short and long (tunic-length). Two contrasting colors of Douceur et Soie (#9100 snow and #9900 jet) are used in a slip-stitch pattern. Uses two strands held together of each color. The short version uses between 4 and 6 balls of each color, while the long version uses 5 to 7 balls of each color. The pattern has a schematic and written directions plus a photograph of the finished vest. The pattern is worked flat from the bottom up with a back piece and two front pieces.