Seal Island by Amanda Scheuzger

Seal Island

September 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
651 - 878 yards (595 - 803 m)
2[4, 6, 8, 10]
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Autumn is a wonderful time in Maine, the classic New England fall weather is perfect for exploring this beautiful state. Whether it is apple picking, a day at the local fair, or a ferry ride to a nearby island, at this time of the year the temperatures do cool down, so you need to have a sweater handy. A vest is perfectly suited for the purpose, a little extra warmth with minimal bulk. Seal Island Vest was created for just this sort of occasion. It is a combination of what my boys will wear, and what I want to be knitting.

The vest is worked in one piece from bottom up, back and forth using circular needles to accommodate the number of stitches (do not join to work body in the round). At the armholes, the back and fronts are separated and worked one at a time. Armhole Ribbing, Neck Ribbing, and Front Bands are picked up and worked, then I-cord toggle loops are added to complete garment.

sizes child 2 (4, 6, 8, 10)

chest: 26 (28, 30, 32, 33)“, length: 14 (15, 16, 18, 20)”

yarn Berroco Vintage: MC– 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) skeins in 5164 Tang, CC–1 skein in 5117 Chambray

notions Stitch markers, stitch holders, 5 toggle buttons, tapestry needle.

gauge 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch with larger size needles,
31 stitch cable panel measures 4½ inches across with larger size needle

Originally published in Petite Purls, the pattern has been updated to include written instructions for the charts. The pattern has been tech edited.