knit.wear delivers in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue with this cool weather vest. This DK weight vest is adorned with a row of buttons along the bust and a checkerboard or basketweave pattern down the front. The entire garment is worked back and forth on a circular needle and seamed at the shoulders.
Magazine Kit includes knit.wear magazine, Fall/Winter 2016 with enclosed pattern (while available) or pattern only and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Sylvan Spirit by Green Mountain Spinnery (50% Wool / 50% Tencel; 57g/180 yds): 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) Skeins. Shown in Sterling 7790. PRE-ORDER now available! Please allow at least 10 business days for shipping. Please contact us to inquire about color availability from the Spinnery catalog.
ALTERNATE YARN: Silk Blend by Manos del Uruguay (70% Extrafine Merino / 30% Silk; 50g/150 yds): 5 (6, 7, 7, 8) Skeins. Single-ply like Sylvan Spirit but with silk for an extra luxurious, satiny yarn.
ALTERNATE YARN: Acadia by Fibre Company (60% Merino Wool / 20% Baby Alpaca / 20% Silk; 50g/145yds): 5 (6, 7, 7, 8) Skeins. This LUXE yarn is a beautiful match to Sylvan Spirit, but is a gentle step up, using the softest merino wool blended with ultra soft baby alpaca and shimmery silk. This yarn is recommended for cold weather climates such as Colorado, Maine, and Illinois due to its extra warmth.
NEEDLES: Size US 4 / 3.5mm & US 5 / 3.75mm 16" & 32" circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, Stitch holders, tapestry needle, 1/2" buttons totalling 5
SKILL LEVEL: Easy Intermediate
GAUGE: 21 sts x 30 rows = 4" in stockinette st. on larger needle
SIZE: XS (S, M, L, XL)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 32 (36.5, 40.25, 44.25, 48)"
YARDAGE: 720-1080 yds
Vest images courtesy of Interweave Press