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Library Vest - Dovestone DK Version

Library Vest - Dovestone DK Version

“School girl chic.”

With simple styling that lends itself to the classroom, workplace or weekend, this vest is so classic, so quintessential, it could become your uniform! Our jumper length version is shown here in Dovestone DK, a soft yet robust fiber with a lovely, woolly bouncinessand a beautiful history too.

100% made in the United Kingdom by Baa Ram Ewe, a leader in the movement to revitalize fiber mills in England, Dovestone has a wonderful heft and strength that holds gauge and shape in garments. Softness comes from blending Masham sheep fibers with Bluefaced Leicester and Wensleydale too. In the handlight and full. And with a range of subdued solid colors and a fashionably longer hemline, we love this dressed up version of our Library Vest.

Read more about the Library Vest here, and the primer of techniques built into the pattern.

Grab the Library Vest pattern below and select your shade of Dovestone DKsee the Basic Details tab for the number of skeins you'll need for your size.

Finished bust: 39 (43, 47, 51, 55)"/ 99 (109, 119.5, 129.5, 140)cm, after seaming.

To fit bust: 32–34 (36–38, 40–42, 44–46, 48–50)"/81–86 (91–96, 102–107, 112–117, 122–127)cm.

With ease of: Approx. 5–7"/ 12.5-18cm; for more ease, choose a larger size.

Finished body length:
Measured from high shoulder (where shoulder meets neck) to hem.

Shorter version: 24 (24½, 25, 25½, 26)"/61 (62, 63, 65, 66)cm.
Longer version (shown): 32 (32½, 33, 33½, 34)"/81 (83, 84, 85, 86)cm.

Longer version (shown): 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) skeins Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone DK (252 yds/230m per skein); Shown in Color 8, Coal. Model is wearing 43"/109cm finished size with 8"/20cm of ease.

For custom lengths: To lengthen or shorten body, add or subtract approx. 35 (39, 42, 45, 49) yds/32 (36, 39, 42, 45)m of yarn per 1"/2.5cm of knitted length.

US 6 (4mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 4 (3.5mm) 24"/60cm and 16"/40cm circular needles, or 2 US sizes/.5mm smaller than gauge needle.
Locking markers or coiless safety pins for ‘clip-and-turn’ and for button placement.
Stitch holders.
Darning needle to finish.
⅝"/16mm buttons: 7 for shorter version, 9 for longer version. Needle; thread or yarn.

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

To be sure your garment turns out the right size, it's important to swatch until you get the correct gauge. Stitch gauge determines the fit; row gauge affects the length.

This vest is knitted at 22 sts/30 rows = 4"/10cm. Cast on enough sts for a 6"/15cm-wide swatch; work in St St for 6"/15cm; bind off loosely. Measure and note unblocked gauge for reference when knitting.

Wet block your swatch; let rest for a day or two—gauge can change after it relaxes. Measure again.

If you have more sts or rows per "/cm, your gauge is a little tight; try swatching again on larger needle.

If you have fewer sts or rows per "/cm, your gauge is a little loose; try again on smaller needle.

Digital Library Vest pattern. (Download)

Printed Library Vest pattern. (Requires shipping.)

COLOR: Parkin. Yummy russet, named for a traditional Yorkshire ginger and treacle cake.

COLOR: Chevin. Evoking the rolling green hills of Otley Chevin, typical of the Yorkshire landscape.

COLOR: Bantam. A lively claret, named for half the stripes on the Bradford City's footballers' jerseys.

COLOR: Eccup. This deepest aqua reflects the tranquility of the Eccup reservoir in West Yorkshire.

COLOR: Aire. A soft denim blue named for the River Aire that powered Yorkshire woollen mills.

COLOR: Yorkstone. A warm, natural stone, like the sandstone cut from medieval Yorkshire quarries.

COLOR: Filey. A vintage greeny-yellow, inspired by the beaches of the Yorkshire coastal town of Filey.

COLOR: Bramley Baths. A soft silvery-green homage to the beautifully restored Victorian swimming baths in West Leeds.

COLOR: Goathland. The purple of autumn heather found in Goathland, in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

COLOR: Endeavour. A deep marine blue, inspired by the Captain Cook's famous ship, constructed in a Yorkshire coastal town.

COLOR: Coal. Smudgy charcoal grey, named for the 'other' historic lifeblood of Yorkshire.