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Ivy League Vest


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Bold color and simple stripes add a modern feel to this classic vest. The traditional shape is ideal for keeping your favorite guy warm and comfortable, and this piece will add a pop of color to his spring wardrobe. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl bind off GAUGE 20 sts and 32 rows = 4" in Garter Rib. Take time to save time, check your gauge.

Recommended with this pattern

  • Needles: Size US 5 (3.75 mm): 16" and 24" circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn: Bijou Basin Ranch, "Lhasa Wilderness" (75% yak, 25% bamboo; 180 yds, 2 oz/56g) Color: MC: Dinna Fash 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) CC: Sassenach 1 hanks
  • Notions: Smooth waste yarn for tubular cast on, stitch holders or waste yarn, stitch markers, one removable stitch marker, tapestry needle.

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Marly Bird
Marlaina 'Marly' Bird fled the world of financial services to launch a career in the yarn industry and she hasn't looked back since. To Marly, a bi-crafty girl who both knits and crochets, the yarn is the star, not how you work with it. She is the national spokesperson for Red Heart Yarns, hosts the YarnThing podcast, is the author of Cold Weather Crochet and I Can't Believe I'm Entrelac Knitting, and co-author of Knitting for Dummies, 3rd ed. You've seen her designs in Knitter's Magazine, Interweave Crochet, Knitscene, Love of Crochet, Love of Knitting, and in the books Knitter's Book of Socks, Unexpected Afghans, Simply Crochet, Lace Yarn Studio, Blueprint Crochet Sweaters, and Knitting Plus. Along with her designing and podcast, Marly has a successful YouTube channel where she teaches both knitting and crochet. On top of all that, Marly also has several online classes available with Creativebug and In her spare time, Marly is a wife to a very understanding husband, raises three kids, and because life was not crazy enough--has three dogs. For more about Marly, go to