December 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
935 - 1360 yards (855 - 1244 m)
S[M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in size M)
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This pattern is available for free.

From the description:

For a long time I have wanted to use old, traditional Finnish crafts and national costumes in some way. The costumes, especially their colors and patterns, have been very inspirational in this pattern.

The flower pattern found in a book of old Finnish embroidery patterns. I adjusted the flower to work when knitted, and designed the vest around it. “Soria” is an old Finnish word and means willowy and young maiden.

I also wanted to make something good using my needles, so I’ve donated my Knitty honorarium for this pattern to the Unicef, for children that need help.

And I hope that those who use this pattern will want to pay it forward by making something good for other people, something unselfish, something that wil make somebody happy.

Knitty Editor’s note: If you’d like to follow Tikru’s lead and donate to Unicef, you’ll find their donation page here.

Chest: 3134, 39, 43, 47, 51 inches, slighty streched
Length: 22.524, 25, 26, 27, 28 inches

Yarn - Mission Falls 1824 Wool 100% merino wool; 85yd/78m per 50g skein
MC #011 Poppy; 66, 7, 8, 9, 10 skeins
CC1 #005 Raven; 1 skein
CC2 #0532 Basil; 11, 1, 1, 2, 2 skeins
CC3 #001 Natural; 2 skeins
CC4 #0553 Squash; 1 skein

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