Francis by Julie Weisenberger


March 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
10 stitches = 4 inches
in fisherman rib
US 11 - 8.0 mm
1000 - 1250 yards (914 - 1143 m)
small, med, large
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Francis is a cocoon style vest — somewhere between a wrap and a garment. She’s fast and easy to work up, knitted top-down and seamless.

Small (Medium, Large)

Finished Measurements

Circumference (around body and arms at approximately elbow level): 43 (46, 49)”. Note that due to stretchy nature of Fisherman rib, the finished garment will have plenty of ease.
Length: as desired (you are knitting top-down) Second sample measures 28” from back neck to bottom BO. Note: You can also knit a cropped version by binding off a couple inches below the armholes. This would require much less yarn.

Note about sizing: You will begin garment at neckline edge and repeat a series of increase rows. To make a smaller size, work fewer repeats of these rows. To make a larger size, work more repeats of increase rows until circumference is desired measurement, keeping in mind the more increase rows you work, the lower your armhole opening will be.

Long Version: 1000 (1100, 1250) yds/ 914 (1006, 1143) m worsted to aran weight yarn that gets gauge

Shorter Version: 600 (650, 750) yds / 549 (594, 686) m

Shown in:

Biches et Buches Le Gros Silk & Mohair - 72% kid mohair, 28% silk; 162 yds / 148 m per 175 oz / 50 g skein
4 (4, 5) skeins in Grey Brown

A Verb For Keeping Warm Big Sky - (Discontinued) 160 yds / 146 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein (light tan)

Woolfolk Får - 100% Superfine Merino wool; 142 yards / 130 m per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein
8 (8, 9) skeins in color 27 Dark Pollen (golden brown)

US 11/ 8 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge)

10 sts in 4 inches over Fisherman Rib stitch. Row gauge not important.