250 (300) g Isager Alpaca 3 in color E0
100 (150) g Isager Spinni in color 6s
4 toggle bone buttons or similar
Half chest circumference: 53 (61.5) cm [20 3/4 (24 1/4) inches]
Total length: 52 (57) cm [20 1/2 (22 1/2) inches]
Note the large jump between the 2 sizes. This is because the pattern repeat is 12 sts, and the shape of the vest follows the pattern repeat. Also note that size S/M, with its deep armholes, can be worn by a size L person, if you want a close fitting vest.
For a smaller vest (size XS), knit in only one strand of Alpaca 3, on a 6 mm [US10] needle following the numbers for size S/M. This gives a half chest circumference of 49.5 cm [19 1/2 inches].
For a larger vest (size XXL – XXXL), knit with Isager Tvinni instead of Isager Spinni on a 7 mm [no US equivalent] needle following the number for size L/XL. This gives a half chest circumference of 66.5 cm [26 1/4 inches].
The vest is worked back and forth from the bottom up.
The work is divided for fronts and back at the armholes. The shoulders and the back are finished with rib and short rows are worked on the shoulders.
Stitches are picked up and knitted along the armholes and rib edges are worked and bound off using the Italian bind off technique.
RECOMMENDED NEEDLE SIZE
6 mm [US10] and 6.5 mm [US10 1/2], crochet hook size 5