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My girls always need a layer for the morning chill as we head to school. And what better way to arrive to school in style than with this lovely cabled vest!
A beautiful center panel features a medallion-shaped double cable that frames a single lace leaf motif. This pattern-stitch combination is all you need to embellish this vest, along with the required details, like neat ribbed edges, handy pockets, and a nicely squared neckline.
The vest is worked in two pieces with knit-in pockets. Ribbing at the neckline and pocket tops are knit-in. Ribbing at the armholes is picked up and knit at finishing. Side, pocket, and shoulder seams only.
A heathered wool gives a slight rustic feel and great wearability to this vest. She'll slip it on over any long-sleeved top and be good to go! Girl's sizes 6 through 12. Women's version sold separately (available now!) – perfect for Mom!
Finished Chest Measurements: 29 (30, 31, 33) " [73.5 (76, 78.5, 84) cm]; TO FIT SIZES: Girl's 6 (8, 10, 12) or Chest Sizes 25 (26 ½, 28, 30)" [63.5 (67.5, 71, 76) cm].
Yarn Used: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes (100% Peruvian Highland Wool); 1.75 oz/50g [110 yds/100 m] per ball: 4 (5, 5, 6) balls in #24279 Mink Heather.
Pattern Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Rev St st
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A worsted-weight wool blend with a suggested gauge of 18-20 sts = 4" [10 cm] size US 6-9 [4-5.5 mm] needles.
Approximate Total Yardage Required: 440 (480, 525, 570) yds [402 (439, 480, 521) m].
Some suggested yarns to try:
Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% Super Fine Alpaca/50% Peruvian Wool); 3.5 oz./100g [215 yds/198 m] per hank: 2 (3, 3, 3) hanks in #62189 Barley.
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 8 [5 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE; Size 8 [5 mm] OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE: 16" [40 cm] circular needle or DPNs to work armhole edges.
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