This scoop-neck vest, designed by Jared Flood, is a brilliant choice for a first stranded colorwork project: the two-color rounds are only worked every four rounds; and you'll learn how to steek so you can work the whole thing in the round from the knit side (gotta love that). The Norwegian 'lice' pattern (no, really, that's what it's called!) is traditionally knitted in high contrast but we've seen subtle tonal color combinations that are beautiful, too. The handsome menswear look is softened with a scooped neck and a little girly waist shaping.
Finished dimensions: 33¼ (36¾, 40, 43¼, 46¾, 50, 53½)" blocked bust circumference. Suggested ease: +0–2"; shown in size 33¼ with +1" of ease.
Approx. 475 (555, 645, 725, 815, 885, 955) yds of worsted-weight wool in Main Color (MC) and 45 (50, 60, 70, 75, 80, 90) yds in Contrast Color (CC). 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins of MC and 1 skein of CC Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (140 yds/128m each); shown in Tent (MC) and Fossil (CC).
32" circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge [US 8 (5mm) suggested]; 32" circular one size smaller than gauge needle, for ribbed hem; and 16" circular two sizes smaller than gauge needle, for edgings.
19 sts/28 rounds = 4" in blocked two-color pattern from chart with gauge needle.
19 sts/28 rounds = 4" in stockinette stitch with gauge needle.