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His Vest - Rowan Pure Wool Superwash DK Version

His Vest - Rowan Pure Wool Superwash DK Version

"Just for him."

The vest you've been asking for. And asking for! The slightly high V-neck has a modern look, the ribbed arm bands extend just to the shoulder's edge, and the easily-adapted length is designed for hands-in-pockets ease. Equally right for business or casual, it fits perfectly over a dress shirt of T-shirt. Whether your shirts are 'trim' cut or 'traditional', you'll find a perfectly comfortable size.

Tips for choosing the right fit and photo tutorials for both picking up stitches and bind off techniques will give you confidence as you knit a timeless garment with just the right amount of tailoring.

Our vest knit in Rowan Pure Wool Superwash DK can be worn over a dress shirt for work or layered on a chilly day for outside chores. And bonus...superwash wool makes for an easy-care garment!

Pick up a copy of the pattern below and choose from one of the man-friendly shades of Rowan Pure Wool Superwash DK. The Basic Details tab will tell you how many skeins you'll need.

Finished chest: 40 (43, 46, 49, 52, 55)"/102 (109, 117, 124, 132, 140)cm circumference, after seaming and blocking.
Finished length: 26¾ (26¾, 27, 27¼, 27¾, 28)"/68 (68, 68.5, 69, 70, 71)cm, from high-shoulder point (where shoulder meets neck, excluding ribbed neck band) to hem.

6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins Rowan Pure Wool Superwash DK (137 yds/125m each). Or approx. 820 (875, 950, 1015, 1085, 1160) yds/750 (800, 870, 930, 995, 1060)m of a DK-weight yarn that typically knits as 21-22 sts to 4"/10cm.

Shown in Color 110. Model is wearing 49"/124cm finished size with 4½"/11.5cm of ease.

US 6 (4mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 4 (3.5mm) 16-24"/40-60cm circular needle, or 2 US sizes/.5mm smaller than gauge needle.
Stitch markers; 1 locking marker.
Stitch holder.
Darning needle to finish.

21 sts/30 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch on gauge needle, after blocking.

Garment is knit in pieces and seamed using mattress stitch. Neck and arm bands are picked up and knit in the round.

When designing this vest, we really wanted the center V to be, well, centered! Take a close look at the center base of the V and you'll see a single stitch wide column of knit stitches. At this point in our design, something really neat happens - we think you'll love it as much as we do!

Test knitters appreciated our finishing instructions and tutorial support for binding off and picking up stitches - we hope the teaching sections included in this pattern will become a skills library of sorts for use on future garments.

Digital His Vest pattern. (Download)

Printed His Vest pattern. (Requires shipping.)

COLOR: 003 Anthracite.

COLOR: 004 Black.

COLOR: 007 Cypress.

COLOR: 010 Indigo.

COLOR: 011 Navy.

COLOR: 037 Port.

COLOR: 105 Flint.

COLOR: 108 Gravel.

COLOR: 109 Grit.

COLOR: 110 Dust.

COLOR: 101 Chalk.

























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