With winter on my mind and fun layering elements as inspiration, the final garment from the "Squishy" series came to be.
The vest begins with the ribbed bottom edge, followed by the body which is knit back and forth in a Diamond Cable Motif and Stockinette Stitch. Short rows create the fold-over collar. The circumference of the vest is somewhat adjustable by placing the toggles/buttons elsewhere along the width of the edging at the front.
Vest can alternately be closed with a simple shawl pin or snaps.
19 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10cm in StSt with US 6 / 4 mm knitting ndls
24 sts and 29 rows = 4" / 10cm in Cable pattern with US 6 / 4 mm knitting ndls
16 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10cm in K2,P2 Rib (slightly stretched) with US 6 / 4 mm knitting ndls
21 sts and 34 rows = 4" / 10cm in K2,P2
Rib (unstretched) with US 3 / 3.25 mm knitting ndls
Measure swatch after washing and blocking to check gauge. The yarn softens and grows somewhat during blocking. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
850 yards of Worsted weight
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My grandmothers were the reason I love hand-work and crafts so much. As soon as I was able to manage a needle and thread, they gave me craft-related responsibilities abound. My earliest crafting photo is me at 5 years old sitting atop a table making a foam cake base in deep concentration, craft glue in one hand and crepe paper in the other.