Chilton Vest by Valerie Hobbs

Chilton Vest

Knitting
January 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
862 - 1640 yards (788 - 1500 m)
7 sizes (35½ - 59" finished bust)
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This comfortable, loose fitting tunic vest is the perfect extra layer for relaxing at home or walking in the crisp outdoor air. It features a fun and easy twist stitch pattern to add texture and is a great way to showcase a variegated or tonal yarn.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust - 35½ (38½, 43¼, 46½)(51, 54¼, 59)“, buttoned.
Intended to be worn with 4-6” of ease. Size shown is 43¼”, worn with 5” of ease.
Length - 26 (26½, 27½, 28)(28¾, 29¼, 30½)“.

YARN: 862 (950, 1092, 1200)(1355, 1458, 1640) yds worsted weight wool or wool blend.
Recommended yarn: Hazel Knits “Cadence” (100% superwash merino; 200 yds).
5 (5, 6, 6)(7, 8, 9) skeins. Sample shown in Verdigris.

NEEDLES: U.S. size 7 (4.5mm) straight or circular needles.
Adjust needle size as needed to obtain correct gauge.

OTHER: Stitch holders, removable stitch markers, extra needle for 3-needle bind off, tapestry needle.
6 (6, 6, 6)(7, 7, 7) ⅞“ (22mm) buttons.

GAUGE: 20 sts/28 rows = 4” in stockinette, blocked.
20½ sts/28 rows = 4” in Twist Pattern, blocked.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate. Techniques include long tail cast on, knitted cast on, 3-needle bind off, I-cord bind off, picking up stitches, and short row shoulder shaping.

CONSTRUCTION: The fronts and back are knit separately from the bottom up and the shoulders are shaped with short rows and seamed with 3-needle bind off. Button bands are knit along with the fronts, and stitches are picked up for the collar, which is finished with I-cord bind off. Sides are seamed, leaving a 5” vent at the hem and openings for the arms.

PATTERN: 8 page pdf includes written instructions, schematic, and photos.

Enjoy!