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Evergreen Vest

Warm, pocketed vest.

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Heavy horseshoe cables grow out of set-in pockets in this 1920s-inspired vest. A hip-skimming length and a gentle A-line shape flatter. A wool-blend tweed with a slightly brushed appearance gives loft and soft definition to texture stitches.

Finished Size: 37 (41, 44½ , 49)" bust circumference. Vest shown measures 37", modeled with a few inches positive ease. 
Yarn: Tahki Tara Tweed (80% wool, 20% nylon; 122 yd [113 m]/50 g): #9 moss, 7 (9, 11, 13, 15) balls. 
Yarn Weight: #4 - Medium 
Needles: Size 8 (5 mm). Size 7 (4.5 mm): 36–40" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. 
Notions: Five ¾ " toggle buttons; markers (m); cable needle (cn); smooth matching lightweight wool for seaming and sewing on buttons; tapestry needle. 
Gauge: 19 sts and 26 rows = 4" in St st on larger needles; 20 sts of cable panel = about 3¾ " wide. 
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 2010 

SKU: EP3168

Author/Speaker/Editor: Deb Newton

Format: eProject

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Customer Reviews

Great pattern Review by Hazel Jennings

I've just made this waistcoat (aka vest) in a local (NZ) merino yarn. Great pattern. The shaping is subtle but it makes it a very flattering, semi-fitted line. The all over patterning makes row counting easy to check.

(Posted on 3/16/12)