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The best vest that you will ever knit. Superb detailing mixed with a sexily tailored shape. Notice the curved bottom front hem, the knit-in pockets, and the sensuous and intricate cable that dissolves into a simpler cable to help define the waist shaping.
Then, there is the extended button-up collar, which can be worn out as shown, or buttoned up into a cozy turtleneck. The buttons reverse at the collar to show their best advantage.
And last, but not least is the optional belt, knit wide to make a bold statement and finished with pretty horn-like double rings as the buckle.
This is one to make for yourself or for someone who is very deserving.
See it discussed on the SweaterBabe.com Blog.
Finished Knit Measurements: Written for sizes X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large). Finished Knit Chest Size: 34 (36 ½, 39, 42, 44 ½)" [86.5 (92.5, 99, 106.5, 113) cm].
Yarn Used: Classic Elite Duchess (40% Merino, 28% Viscose, 15% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 7% Angora); 1.75 oz/50g (75 yd/69m) balls: 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) balls in #1076 Baronet's Brown.
Pattern Gauge: 12 sts = 4" [10 cm] and 19 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Stockinette Stitch on Size 10 3/4 [7mm] needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky weight yarn with a gauge of 3 1/2 stitches = 1" on US size 10 1/2 [6.5mm] needles..
Total Yardage Required: Approximately 900 (1050, 1200, 1350, 1500) yds [828 (966, 1104, 1242, 1380) m].
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Knitting Needles Used: 24 to 32" long (or longer) circular needle in Size 10 3/4 [7mm] OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (there are too many stitches to knit on straight needles when knitting the edgings and the collar).
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