Voe Vest by Mary Jane Mucklestone

Voe Vest

Knitting
August 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in fair isle
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Bust 32 (34½, 37, 39½, 41¾, 44¼, 46¾, 49¼)
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Voe Vest worked entirely in the round is a great quick fair isle project using DK weight yarn.

Finished Smaller Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Bust 32 (34½, 37, 39½, 41¾, 44¼, 46¾, 49¼) in, 81.5 (87.5, 94, 100, 106, 112.5, 119, 125) cm
For full sizing, see the schematic and sizing table on the last page.

Finished Larger Sizes
Finished Size (Larger) 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) Bust 513⁄4 (541⁄4, 561⁄2, 59, 611⁄2) in,131.5 (137.5, 144, 150, 156.5) cm
For full sizing, see the schematic and sizing table on the last page.

Yarn Amounts - Smaller Sizes
Jamieson’s Double Knitting (100% Shetland wool, 25 gr ball - Approximately 82 yds / 75 m)
4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins 235 Grouse (MC)

3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins 1340 Cosmos
1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) 462 Ginger
1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) 239 Purple Heather
2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins 1160 Scotch Broom
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) skein(s) 1140 Granny Smith
1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) 168 Clyde Blue

Yarn Amounts - Larger Sizes
Jamieson’s Double Knitting (100% Shetland wool, 25 gr ball - Approximately 82 yds / 75 m) 7 (7, 8, 8, 8) skeins 235 Grouse (MC)
5 (5, 5, 5, 6) skeins 1340 Cosmos
2 skeins 462 Ginger in all sizes
2 skeins 239 Purple Heather in all sizes
2 (2, 3, 3, 3) skeins 1160 Scotch Broom
2 skeins 1140 Granny Smith in all sizes
2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins 168 Clyde Blue

Needles
US 3 (3.25mm); one each 16in (40cm) and 24in (60cm) circular, for ribbing and edgings.
US 5 (3.75mm); one each 16in (40cm) and 24in (60cm) circular for body of vest - the longer length for the main body, and the shorter for when the decreases for the armhole and neckline shaping make the work too small for the longer length; or needles to get gauge.

Gauge
26 sts and 26 rounds = 4x4in (10x10cm) in Fair Isle pattern on US 5 (3.75mm) needles.

Notions
4 stitch holders
Stitch markers of different colors Locking ring markers or safety pins
Tapestry needle
T-pins for blocking
Sharp scissors
For reinforcing steeks:
D or E crochet hook for crocheted steeks
Sewing machine for machine sewn steeks or
A hand sewing needle and sturdy sewing thread for hand-stitched steeks