Whit Vest by Penny Straker

Whit Vest

DK (11 wpi) ?
6.5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch & cables with larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
554 - 1210 yards (507 - 1106 m)
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Whit is a time-honored, traditional vest for both men and women, worked on #7 needles. With panels of Stockinette and Cables, it is easy fare for the intermediate knitter. The front band, which is a long span of stitches, requires some extra attention while working the pick-up row and knitting the band in order to keep it crisp.

This is a versatile design, equally attractive, whether in wools, tweeds and alpaca as a defense against the cold, or in cotton and linen blends for the warmer months or climes. Dress it up with alpaca and exquisite buttons, or make it casual in a tweed yarn with leather or wood buttons.