Elementary Vest

Smart and sassy colorwork vest worked in two colors, with a third color added after knitting in the running stitch embellishment. Knit in the round to the placket, this pullover vest is a must-have staple to any wardrobe.

Designer Melissa Wehrle
Finished Size 32½ (36, 39¾, 43¼, 46¾, 50½)" bust circumference. Vest shown measures 32½", modeled with 1½" negative ease.
Yarn Reynolds Whiskey (100% wool; 195 yd [177 m]/50 g): #016 burgundy (A), 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) balls; #057 pink heather (B), 2 balls; #098 purple heather (C), 1 ball. Yarn distributed by JCA.
Needles Body—size 5 (3.75 mm): 24" circular (cir). Ribbing—size 4 (3.5 mm): 24" cir. Armholes—size 4 (3.5 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn) or 16" cir needle. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); waste yarn; tapestry needle; sewing needle and matching thread; three ⅝" buttons (optional).
Gauge 27 sts and 29 rows = 4" in plaid patt in the rnd on larger needles.

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