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A versatile layering piece that’s as fun to wear as it is to knit, Concord Vest features an extra-deep v-neck and an interesting rib pattern on the sides that gives a figure-flattering fit without the need for additional waist shaping.
Instructions for plus sizes up to a 53" bust are included in the pattern.
The vest is constructed flat in two pieces. Armhole shaping is worked with double & single decreases rather than BOs (so as to not interrupt the rib pattern on the sides). Then a three-needle bind-off is worked to join the shoulder straps and the sides are sewn together.
Best of all, armhole and neck edgings are worked along with the fabric—absolutely no picking up stitches required!
27 (30.5, 33.5, 36.25, 39.25 / 42.25, 45, 49.5, 53)”
68.5 (77.5, 85, 92, 99.5 / 107.5, 114.5, 125.5, 134.5) cm
Shown in size M, modeled with about 2” negative ease. For a similar look, choose a size that is smaller than your actual bust measurement.
Cephalopod Yarns Traveller (100% merino; 280 yds/256 m per 114g skein); 2 (2, 2, 3, 3 / 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins; color Finger Lakes
US #4 / 3.5 mm straight or circular needles
US #5 / 3.75 mm straight or circular needles
US #5 / 3.75 mm set of at least three double-pointed needles (for 3 needle BO)
22 sts / 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Stitch markers (preferably the removable kind), waste yarn or stitch holders, yarn needle
To work this pattern, the knitter should be familiar with:
-Twisted stitches worked on both sides of the fabric
-Reading a very simple chart
-Single and double decreases worked on both sides of the fabric (instructions for each decrease are given in pattern)
-Three-needle bind off