Brookdale Vest by Elizabeth Smith

Brookdale Vest

Knitting
December 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
510 - 1075 yards (466 - 983 m)
30 (34, 37.75, 41.75) (45, 49, 52.75) (56.25, 60, 64)”
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Brookdale Vest is an A-line, open-style vest perfect for layering. It features a textured stitch pattern and a unique neckline construction. And knit up in worsted/aran-weight yarn, it’s a quick knit too!

Note: Pattern has been updated in August 2021 to include more sizes, updated instructions and tutorials!

PATTERN INFORMATION:

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 9, 10)

Finished Chest Circumference:
30 (34, 37.75, 41.75) (45, 49, 52.75) (56.25, 60, 64)”/
76 (86, 96, 106) (114, 124, 134) (143, 152, 163) cm

Picking Your Size:
Choose a size that is approx 2-5”/5-13 cm larger than your actual chest measurement, depending on desired fit. Sample is shown in size 3 (37.75”/96 cm), being worn with approx 4.75”/12 cm of positive ease at the chest.

Gauge: 17 sts & 24 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st after blocking

Note: Getting accurate stitch gauge is more important than row gauge (you can adjust length as needed in the pattern).

Yarn: Approx 510 (565, 625, 680) (745, 805, 865) (930, 1010, 1075) yds of worsted/aran-weight yarn, shown in Silky Wool Aran by Elsebeth Lavold (45% Wool, 35% Silk, 20% Nylon; 50g = 104 yds), 5 (6, 7, 7) (8, 8, 9) (9, 10, 11) skeins, shown in Eggplant 1011.

Needles & Other Supplies:
• US 8/5 mm 32”/80 cm circ needle, or size needed
to obtain gauge.
• For Three Needle Bind-Off: Extra US 8/5 mm circ
24”/60 or 32”/80 cm, or same size used to obtain
gauge.
• Stitch markers.
• Tapestry needle.
• Scrap yarn or stitch holders.


Note: When looking at finished photos that were made from previous version of pattern (which used labels XS, S, M, etc), below is how the sizes compare to the new 2021 version (which now uses labels size 1, 2, 3, etc):
• XS = size 2
• S = size 3
• M = size 4
• L = size 5
• XL = size 6
• 2X = size 7
• 3X = size 8
• 4X = size 9