Oak vest and scarf by Jo Storie

Oak vest and scarf

Knitting
July 2012
100% Baby Alpaca
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in cable and moss st pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
992 - 1364 yards (907 - 1247 m)
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A classic cable and moss stitch slim fit v/neck vest with extended shoulder and matching detachable tubular scarf.

Designed for layering, wear with or without the scarf , this v/neck vest gently skims the body and extends over the shoulders for a slight cap sleeve effect.” - Jo Storie

Ability - Intermediate

Sizes available - To fit Chest:
Size 1 - 81cm (32in)
Size 2 - 86cm (34in)
Size 3 - 92cm (36in)
Size 4 - 97cm (38in)
Size 5 - 102cm (40in)
Size 6 - 107cm (42in)

Knitted measurements approx:
Chest Width

Size 1 - 82cm (32in)
Size 2 - 89cm (35in)
Size 3 - 96cm (37in)
Size 4 - 103cm (40in)
Size 5 - 110cm (43in)
Size 6 - 117cm (46in)
Length
Size 1 - 68cm (26in)
Size 2 - 69 cm (27in)
Size 3 - 70cm (27in)
Size 4 - 71cm (28in)
Size 5 - 72cm (28in)
Size 6 - 73 cm (28in)

Scarf - one size
Width: 21cm (8in) Length/Circumference: 164cm (64in)

Yarn
We used Alpaca Loft’s 100% Baby Alpaca double knit. You’ll need:
Yardage per size for vest (approx):

Size 1 - 8 x 50g balls = 904m/992yds

Size 2 - 8 x 50g balls = 904m/992yds

Size 3 - 9 x 50g balls = 1017m/1116yds

Size 4 - 10 x 50g balls = 1130m/1240yds

Size 5 - 11 x 50g balls = 1243m/1364yds

Size 6 - 11 x 50g balls = 1243m/1364yds

Additional yardage for scarf - one size (approx):
5 x 50g balls (250g) = 565m/620yds

Note: A 50g ball = 113m/124 yds

Gauge:

  • 26 sts x 27 rows to 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in) worked in cable and moss st pattern using 3.75mm (US 5) needles.

  • equivalent in st st 22 sts x 27 rows using 3.75mm (US 5) needles.

You Will Also Need:

  • one pair each of 2.75mm (US2) and 3.75mm (US5) straight needles
  • 2.75mm (US2) circular needle
  • a cable needle
  • a tapestry needle for sewing up
  • row counters and stitch markers