Sporty Gilet Vest Addi Express by Jimenez Joseph

Sporty Gilet Vest Addi Express

Machine Knitting
March 2017
Cascade 220 SW Aran
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette on the Addi
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
800 - 1300 yards (732 - 1189 m)
S: 34” (86cm) / M: 38” (96.5cm) / L: 42” (106.5cm)
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A warm and Sporty Gilet Vest, made using the Addi Express Professional (22 pin) and/or Addi Express King Size (46 pin) knitting machines – along with a certain amount of hand knitting.

Size: Small & Medium uses the Addi Express Professional only. Size: Large uses both Addi Professional and Addi King size machines.

Yarn Quantity
Yardage (based on Lima by Hjertgarn, Worsted weight yarn listed above):
Main Colour - S: 566yds (518m) M: 880yds (804m) L: 1042yds (952m)
Contrast Colour - S: 193yds (176m) M: 215yds (196m) L: 223yds (204m).

Addi Express Professional (22 pin); Addi Express Kingsize (46 pin) - Only required for size L; 6mm (US 10) (or size required to get near to gauge) Circular Needles of 80cm (32”) or longer; 1 spare circular needle of same size to perform a 3-Needle Bind Off; 5mm (US 8) Circular Needles of 80cm (32”) or longer; measuring tape, 2-4 locking stitch markers, scrap yarn (or stitch holders), tapestry needle for seaming up and for weaving in ends; sewing needle and thread (in matching zip colour) for attaching your zipper.

One 22”-24” (56-60cm) open end Zipper in similar colour to the contrast colour.

All hand knitted stitches are worked in Garter stitch (K all rows) and 1x1 ribbing (K1, P1). Knowledge of the following techniques is helpful: 3-needle bind-off, hand knitting in the round, picking up & knitting (PUK) and Addi machine knitting. See useful video tutorials below:

Useful Technique Video Tutorials

• Seaming tubes together:

• 3-needle bind-off:

• Hand knitting in the round:

• Picking up and knitting:

• A useful collection of Addi tutorials on YouTube: