Breakwater Beach Vest by Irina Anikeeva

Breakwater Beach Vest

Knitting
August 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
856 - 1391 yards (783 - 1272 m)
33 (35.5, 39.75, 42.75, 47.75, 52.25)" bust circumference
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $7.99.

The Breakwater Beach Vest honors the gansey sweaters worn by British sailors by celebrating the beauty, craftsmanship, and utility of these traditional garments. Design details such as the generously sized cowl neck and long back ribbing with side vents provide a modern look for a classic garment.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 33 (35.5, 39.75, 42.75, 47.75, 52.25)“ bust circumference. Vest shown measures 35.5”; modeled with 4” of positive ease.

Yarn Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool (100% wool; 107 yd / 1.75 oz): #301 natural, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) balls. Yarn distributed by Kingfisher Yarn & Fibre.

Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16” circular and two 24” circular. Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; cable needle; size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook; waste yarn for provisional CO; stitch holder; tapestry needle.

Gauge 22 sts and 32 rows = 4” in St st on larger needle; 18.5 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Seed st on larger needle; 18 sts of Horseshoe Cable chart measure 2.5” wide on larger needle; 8 sts of Right and Left Cable charts measures 1.25” wide on larger needle.

Notes The front and back ribbed hems are worked separately back and forth, then joined for working the body in round from the bottom up to underarms. The upper front and back are worked separately back and forth.