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I wanted to design a vest that would be easy to make, easy to wear and would show off some beautiful variegated yarn.
The front cabled bands are knit at the same time as the body in this bottom up seamless construction.
The slip stitch pattern helps to break up any pooling of the variegated yarn and creates a subtle, flattering vertical line.
The I-cord cast on at the bottom edge and the I-cord bind off around the armholes gives a nice finished look, but push this relatively easy garment to the intermediate level.
Included in the pattern are photos, a complete list of abbreviations, a stitch glossary and schematic
MALABRIGO , WORSTED (Pure Merino Wool; 210yds; 100g)
#241 Dusty Olive; 3(4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins
Needles & Notions
32in or longer circular needle, US 8/5mm
16in circular needle, US 7/4.5mm (for armholes & back neck edge)
4 stitch markers
8 locking stitch markers (optional)
Waste yarn (used as stitch holders)
JUL, Large French Curve closure (CL7L-2), chocolate color (optional); available online at JUL Designs or your local yarn store
Gauge: 17 sts and 24 rows = 4in/10cm in stockinette stitch; 18 sts and 24 rows = 4in/10cm in stitch pattern with US 8/5mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Pattern notes: The pattern includes waist shaping which is optional.
Sizes & approximate yardage
This pattern is written in 6 sizes:
small (32in – 34in); 600yds
medium (36-38); 700yds
large (40-42); 800yds
1X (44-46); 900YDS
2X (48-50); 1,000yds
3X (52in - 54in); 1,100yds