Venturer's Vest by Knitwise Design

Venturer's Vest

Knitting
October 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter rib pattern
735 - 1276 yards (672 - 1167 m)
Women’s Sizes: XS (S, M, L) (1X, 2X, 3X).
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A vest is the most versatile item in your wardrobe - layering over tanks, tees and sweaters, or under jackets and parkas. This vest is also particularly flattering! The shape is formed organically by the progression of the cabled design that also draws the eye upward. This is an engaging knit for an experienced knitter, or an adventurous intermediate. Knit up a handy wardrobe staple that’s sure to impress!

This pattern is 10 pages long and includes 4 pages of charts. It is designed for experienced knitters who are familiar with working cables and comfortable reading charts. The cable pattern is given in charted form only. This pattern requires careful following of the directions! The pattern is professionally tech edited and fully test knit to be clear and free of errors.

Sizes:
Women’s Sizes: XS (S, M, L) (1X, 2X, 3X). Choose your size based on the vest’s finished measurements, including your desired ease. Model has a 36 1/4 in/ 92 cm bust and is wearing a size M with 4 in/ 10 cm of ease. Her vest length was shortened by 1 in/ 2.5 cm.

Finished Measurements:
Finished bust (just below armhole): 33 1/4, (36 1/2, 40 1/4, 43 1/2) (46 1/2, 50 1/4, 53 1/2) in/ 84.5 (92.5, 102, 110.5) (118, 127.5, 136) cm

What You Need:

  • 12 1/2 (13 3/4, 16, 17 1/2) (18 3/4, 20 1/2, 22) oz/ 357 (393, 457, 500) (536, 586, 629) g, approximately 725 (798, 928, 1015) (1088, 1189, 1276) yds/ 665 (732, 851, 931) (998, 1090, 1170) m worsted weight yarn. Sample required 5 skeins of Studio Donegal “Soft Donegal”, 100% Merino wool, 210 yds/ 190 m per 3.6 oz/ 100 g.

  • Needles in 2 sizes as follows: Gauge size needle: 24 in/ 61 cm circular needle, or a pair of straight needles of sufficient length to hold all sts, in size required to obtain gauge. I used US #5/ 3.75 mm. You may need a size or two above or below that. Smaller than gauge size needles: circular needles one US size smaller than gauge size needles in the following lengths: 16 in/ 40 cm for armholes, 24 in/ 60 cm (or straight pair) for bottom bands, 32 in/ 80 cm or longer for front bands.

  • cable needle

  • 4 stitch markers

  • 3 additional clip-on markers, or pins

  • stitch holder or scrap yarn

  • large eyed tapestry needle

  • 3 buttons, 3/4 in/ 2 cm