Swellegance Vest by Renate Kamm

Swellegance Vest

Knitting
November 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1200 - 1400 yards (1097 - 1280 m)
Small, Medium, Large, XL, and XXL
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Swellegance is a man’s vest that shows style. It is both casual and elegant, depending on the mood of the man wearing it and the clothes it is paired with. This vest is knitted repeating a set of 5 stripes, which alternate between 2 complementing colors. The stripes design makes it modern, the Peruvian wool makes it warm, and the oversized pocket with button closure makes it practical. The body, knit entirely in stockinette stitch, is framed on the bottom and around the arm opening by a regular knit 2 purl 2 ribbon. The button band and V-neck opening is knit in alternating garter and stockinette row pairs to counteract the stripes. This pattern is easy even for the beginning knitter. The model is wearing the XL size vest.

Finished Garment Chest Size: S 40”, M 42”, L 45”, XL 48”, XXL 52”
Vest length: S 23 1/2”, M 24”, L 25”, XL 25 1/2”, XXL 26”

Material: Knit Picks Palette, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 4 balls Wallaby (MC= main color) 5 balls for XXL size, 1 ball Sagebrush (AC= alternate color), 1 ball Sea Grass (BC= 2nd alternate color).
8 wood buttons 5/8 inch (16mm).

Needles: Circular knitting needles 3.25 mm/ 3 US about 32” long; crochet needle #1 or tapestry needle for closing the seams.