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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, cast on, bind off, elongated stitches, cables.
  • Increasing, decreasing, yarn, overs.

Pattern Description:

Designed to be worn as a layering piece, Colorado River is a seamless, open front vest, worked top down, from the racer back. The cables, bordered with pretty eyelets, create an eye-catching design at the centre back which divide at the waist to frame a lower back godet of crossed over stitches. The cables and eyelets continue from the back, over the shoulders to follow the gently curved fronts.


22 stitches x 30 rows = 4"/10cm worked in Stockinette Stitch
and US 7/4.5mm knitting needles
Or size needed to obtain gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 34 (36 1/2, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48)"/86 (93, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 111.5, 117, 122)cm Note: Loose fit - Please allow 2 - 3"/ 5 - 7.5cm of positive ease.


  • Malabrigo Silky Merino (50% Merino, 50% Silk), 1.76oz/50g, 150yd/137m - 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) Skeins of #412 Teal Feather. Or yarn that knits to specified gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Needles 1 US 7/4.5mm 24"/60cm or longer circular needle Other Tools Waste Yarn/Spare Cable for Provisional/Invisible Cast On Cable Needle 4 Stitch Markers

About Designer

About Designer

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Heather Dixon is a Fashion Designer with a flaming hot passion for knitwear!
With a love to create wearable garments to make you feel special.
All patterns are fun to knit and will reward you with beautiful finished garments.
Spread the AoK love - knit yourself something fabulous!

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Also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Clotheshorse ...

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