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Cable and Ladder Vest #185


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Skills Needed

  • Cables
  • Ribbing
  • Seamless
  • Textured
  • Worked Flat

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Pattern Details

This long vest is a great piece to throw on over jeans or dress pants for extra warmth or extra style. It's worked in one piece to the armholes and the shoulders are joined using 3-Needle Bind-Off - no seams to sew! If you prefer more room in the hips, consider working a portion of the body using a needle one or two sizes larger than required to meet gauge - specific suggestions are included in the instructions. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knitting, purling, cabling, decreasing, picking up stitches GAUGE 21 sts and 27 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Cable and Ladder Pattern SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Sizes XXS (28.25)" to 6XL (70.75)" PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Cascade Yarns Greenland COLORWAY #3536 Sapphire Heather

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1075-2510 yards worsted weight wool
  • Size US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle, 29" long or longer
  • Size US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle, 16" long

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Vermont Fiber Designs
Vermont Fiber Designs
At 6' tall, I used to have a hard time finding sweaters with long enough sleeves. So I took up knitting to make my own sweaters.