Mino Pullover Vest by Sylvia Watts-Cherry

Mino Pullover Vest

by Sylvia Watts-Cherry
Knitting
May 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork pattern (knit flat on larger needles, blocked)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1420 - 2403 yards (1298 - 2197 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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The inspiration for this design is a pattern found in a bronze sculpture from Benin, West Africa. Mino--meaning “our mother”--is the name given to an all-female military regiment from the Kingdom of Dahomey (now Benin). These female warriors were immortalized in the highly successful Black Panther film.

The vest is a scoop neck garment designed for wearing over a shirt or top with short or long sleeves, and the overall look is inspired by the traditional uniforms of many British schools.*

Yarn
John Arbon Textiles
Knit by Numbers 4-Ply
100% Falklands Merino
437 yd / 100g, or 109.25 yd / 25 g mini-skeins
MC: 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins in color 018
CC1: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins in shade 076
CC2: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) mini-skeins in shade 094

Sizing
Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
To fit bust circumference: 31 (35, 39, 43, 46.75, 51, 55, 59, 63)“
Shown in M with approx 0-3” ease.