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Super Bulky Winter Vest (Plus sizes)

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Super Bulky Winter Vest (Plus sizes)
Super Bulky Winter Vest (Plus sizes)

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lisaellisdesign    April 11, 2014
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Unfortunately, the pattern uses size 15-17 needles for the super bulky whereas the Rowan Colourscape uses size 10.5 needles. You would have to adjust the pattern heavily but it could be done. Then too, when the yarn is changed, the look of the vest will also dramatically change as well. You could probably double up the yarn to get gauge but then I think you wouldn't have enough yarn for the project. Yes, zippers can be added to V-necklines and it's a great look!

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plking222846771    April 4, 2014
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I'd like to use some yarn in my stash for this project. It's Rowan Colourscape Chunky and I have 6 skeins. Will this yarn work since it's not super chunky, just chunky? Also, is it possible to add a zipper if I do the v-neck style in a size 2X?

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myheartjojo    January 24, 2014
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can i use worsted weight yarn for this if so how thankyou

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lisaellisdesign    January 31, 2014
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No, I don't think worsted will work. You could try to double up the worsted weight by knitting with 2 strands held together, but I still don't think that it will give you the gauge nor the thickness that this sweater uses. However, if you feel like exploring....you can hold the 2 yarns together and figure out your new gauge. Then work a size or 2 larger than you normally would to try and compensate for the different gauge. If you do this, keep checking the measurements of the vest to make sure that you are on target. I worry less that you don't have the same measurements as the pattern, but the measurements must fit your body type. Does that make sense? It's a simple pattern so adjusting the gauge should actually be fairly simple. Let me know if you have additional questions along the way....

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