Griffin 8ply by Georgie Nicolson

Griffin 8ply

Knitting
October 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
200 - 860 yards (183 - 786 m)
15 sizes; to fit 15 to 30" chest (approximately newborn to size 12)
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Griffin is the perfect vest pattern for free-ranging kids.

Griffin is a top-down seamless vest with design elements that hark back to the 1970s. It has a fun and quirky construction, a twist on the traditional saddle shoulder that attempts to minimise finishing and the stop and start aspect of traditional saddle shoulders. It can be knit with or without a hood, and features a delightfully easy to knit-in-as-you-go kangaroo pocket. The finishing touch is the gorgeous mitred neckline.

An aran weight version of this pattern, designed to be knit in Noro Kureyon, can be found here.

This pattern can be purchased:

  • individually
  • As a part of the Griffin e-book (with the Aran weight version)
  • As a part of the Griffin and Gwendolyn e-book (with the Aran weight version and both weight versions of Gwendolyn)

YARDAGE:

HOODLESS
15-21: 200/185 (220/200, 240/220, 260/240) 280/260, 310/285, 340/310
22-30: 380/350 (420/385, 460/420, 510/470) 560/515, 610/560, 660/605, 710/650

HOODED
15-21: 310/285 (330/305, 360/330, 390/360) 420/385, 450/415, 480/440)
22-30: 530/485 (570/525, 610/560, 660/605) 710/650, 760/695, 810/740, 860/790

yards/metres approximately.