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A cozy vest is the perfect layering piece when a bulky jacket or sweater is just too much. This one features an intricate looking textured stitch that resembles a complicated cable panel, but is done entirely without cable needles. Shaping throughout is done within the reverse stockinette stitch background panels.
The vest is also knit from the bottom up in one piece for minimal seaming. Pockets are knit in, as are the slight cap sleeves. The hood is picked up separately. Ribbed button bands and 2 gorgeous toggle buttons finish the elegantly casual look.
The yarn used is Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky, which comes in 79 gorgeous colors (at last count!).
Finished Knit Measurements: Written for sizes S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) or Bust Sizes 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)" [81.5-86.5 (91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137) cm]. Finished Knit Chest Size: 39 ¾ (43 ½, 47 ¼, 51, 55 ½, 59 ¼)" [101 (110.5, 120, 129.5, 141, 150.5) cm].
Yarn Used: Brown Sheep Company Lamb's Pride Bulky (85% Wool/15% Mohair); 4 oz/113 g [125 yds/114 m] per skein): 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins in Deep Charcoal #M-06.
Pattern Gauge: 8 stitches = 3" [7.5cm] and approx. 17 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st on size 11 [8mm] needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky weight yarn in a soft wool/mohair blend with a gauge of 3 stitches = 1" on size 10-1/2 [6.5mm] needles..
Total Yardage Required: approximately 875 (1000, 1000, 1125, 1125, 1250) yds [798 (912, 912, 1026, 1026, 1140) m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
Patons Shetland Chunky
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky
Malabrigo Yarn Chunky
Schachenmayr Nomotta Boston
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: 24 to 32" long (or longer) circular needle in Size 11 [8mm] OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (there are too many stitches to knit on straight needles).
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