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Library Vest - Rowan Felted Tweed Version

Library Vest - Rowan Felted Tweed Version

“Schoolgirl 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. Knit here in one of our all-time favorite yarns, Rowan Felted Tweed - a fiber we love so much it has graced our shelves since the day we opened! Why? The nubbly soft woolliness is so lovely to work with, and the resulting tweedy fabric with its characteristic flecks of color so pleasing. And the gauge is so reliable for all our favorite DK-weight garments, time and again.

Lightweight and perfect for layering, this hip-length vest is easily customized to just the right length for you!

Grab the Library Vest pattern below and choose a shade of Felted Tweed--see the Basic Details tab for the number of skeins you'll need for your size. For a full selection of colors, see the Rowan Felted Tweed page.

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

Shorter version (shown): 5 (5, 6, 7, 7) skeins Rowan Felted Tweed (191yds/175m per skein); Color 154. Model is wearing 39"/99cm finished size with 6"/15cm 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: 150 Rage. Red hot red.

COLOR: 154 Ginger. Deep rusty orange.

COLOR: 175 Cinnamon. A toasty teddy brown.

COLOR: 161 Avocado. Heathered chartreuse.

COLOR: 152 Watery. Rich weathered turquoise.

COLOR: 178 Seasalter. Navy, on the bright side.

COLOR: 184 Celadon. Weathered sea green.

COLOR: 190 Stone. Heathery muted sage.

COLOR: 195 Boulder. Weathered grey with periwinkle and tan flecks.
























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