Wild Geese Hiking Vest by Denise Bell

Wild Geese Hiking Vest

January 2023
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
984 - 2624 yards (900 - 2399 m)
33", 36.5", 40", 43", 46.5", 50", 53", 56.5", 60", 63", 66.5", 70" at bust
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I’m a fan of the poet Mary Oliver.

There are a couple of her poems
stuck on the refrigerator that I refer to now and then.

The poem Wild Geese speaks to how I feel about my work as a
knitter and teacher, and how I want to exist in the magnificent world.

While thinking about this concept I began swatching. Sometimes
swatches are a knitter’s version of a note to be written and
forgotten, but sometimes an idea takes flight.

The Wild Geese Hiking Vest came from that swatch. It incorporates
a motif of geese in flight above a beautiful geometric pattern.

This vest comes in a wide range of sizes from 33”-70” and intended to be worn with 2-4” of positive ease.

Here is a short video on working with Plotulopi.

The light airiness of Plotulopi yarn from Iceland is ideal for a comfortable, warm, but lightweight garment to wear while wandering city streets or woodlands.

More details can be found on the Lost City Knits website product page for this pattern.

Yardage requirements are as follows:
Motif Shade 1 (1, 1, 2) 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3)

Background Shade 2 (2, 3, 3) 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5)