Astra Vest by Ambah O'Brien

Astra Vest

Knitting
September 2021
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in slip stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
414 - 966 yards (379 - 883 m)
To fit bust 28 (30, 32, 34, 36) [38, 40, 42, 44] {46, 48, 50, 52} [54, 56, 58, 60]” / 70 (75, 80, 85, 90) [95, 100, 105, 110] {115, 120, 125, 130} [135, 140, 145, 150] cm
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All of a sudden I have the urge to wear vests and found my wardrobe lacking. Astra Vest is my solution, a fun slip stitch vest that is perfect for layering over your favourite outfit. Fun colour play is encouraged with the contrasting colour - use yarn with a long repeat colour change as I have in mine, or use up all those colourful scraps you have stashed away; alternately keep it simple with a solid contrasting colour. Use the leftovers to knit yourself a coordinating Astra Hat, Cowl or Mitts

SIZES
To fit bust 28 (30, 32, 34, 36) 38, 40, 42, 44 {46, 48,
50, 52} 54, 56, 58, 60” / 70 (75, 80, 85, 90) 95, 100,
105, 110
{115, 120, 125, 130} 135, 140, 145, 150 cm
See schematic in pattern for full list of measurements.

Astra Vest is a close-fitting, cropped garment, designed to
be worn with 2.5-4.5” / 6.5-11.5 cm of negative ease at the
bust. For a looser fit, you may choose to go up a size.

YARN
DK / light worsted weight yarn
MC: 290 (319, 337, 356, 381) 409, 435, 447, 475
{499, 525, 556, 577} 610, 634, 659, 676 yd/265 (292,
308, 325, 348) 374, 398, 409, 434 {456, 480, 508,
527} 558, 579, 602, 618 m
CC: 124 (137, 144, 152, 163) 175, 187, 192, 204 {214,
225, 238, 247} 261, 272, 282, 290 yd/113 (125, 132,
139, 149) 160, 171, 175, 186 {196, 206, 218, 226}
239, 249, 258, 265 m
Sample shown in:
MC: Harrisville Designs, Nightshades (DK weight, 80%
Wool - Cormo, 20% Wool, approx 250 yd/229 m per
100g), VCR
CC: Spincycle Yarns, Dream State, (light worsted weight,
100% American Wool, 150 yd/137 m per skein), The
Family Jewels

NEEDLES
US 7/4.5 mm circular needles for ASTRA SLIP PATTERN
or size required to obtain gauge for main body of the vest
US 6/4mm circular needles for the twisted ribbing at the
hem, armholes, and neck or size required to obtain gauge

NOTIONS
Stitch marker, tapestry needle, waste yarn or holder for
holding stitches

GAUGE
22 sts and 36 rounds/rows = 4”/10 cm in ASTRA SLIP
PATTERN on larger needles
22 sts and 28 rounds = 4”/10 cm in TWISTED RIBBING
on smaller needle

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