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Robert’s Houndstooth Vest

Sep 15, 2009
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Men's intermediate V-neck vest with houndsooth pattern worked in two colors. Worked in one piece for seamless knitting, this vest uses simple armhole and neck shaping to create a relaxed fit.

Designer Marilyn Murphy
Finished Size 41½ (43½, 45½, 46¾, 49½)" chest circumference, buttoned.Vest shown measures 46¾".
Yarn Naturally Tussock Aran 10 ply (85% wool, 15% polyester; 175 yd [160 m])/100 g): #180 dark brown (A), 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) balls; #162 light brown (B), 2 balls. Yarn distributed by Fiber Trends.
Needles Body—size 8 (5 mm): 29" circular (cir). Armhole ribbing—size 7 (4.5 mm): 16" cir. Bands—size 7 (4.5 mm): 40" cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
• Tapestry needle;
• stitch holders;
• five ⅞" buttons.
Gauge 18 sts and 36 rows = 4" in houndstooth patt on larger needle.

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EttajL wrote
on Dec 24, 2009 12:42 PM

Would you believe - my husband is 86 years old and told me not to bother knitting the houndstooth vest. He said"That looks just like an old man's sweater". LOL

Zadok wrote
on Dec 16, 2009 9:34 AM

so nice to see a man's garment. Would you ever do designs for plus sized men. My dear one is a 5 x and He would love a knitted vest.


Ellen Dumas wrote
on Nov 20, 2009 6:29 AM

My husband's chest size is 38".  He wears a medium.  The sizes for this vest are large and larger.

Angharad wrote
on Oct 11, 2009 12:50 AM

Looks like a great pattern, however the picture is so small I can't see any details!

diane@275 wrote
on Sep 20, 2009 8:13 PM

I have a question about the pattern for Robert's Houndstooth Vest.   I was reading the pattern and noticed that the yarn requires 3-4 balls of the dark color and 2 balls of the light color.   As I read the pattern, I thought the trim was in the dark brown and the body of the vest in light brown.   It seemed to me that the light brown would require more than 2 balls for the body of the vest.  I thought that the yarn requirements could be reversed in that the light brown would need 3-4 balls and the dark would need 2 balls for the trim.  I would appreciate your comments about the yarn requirements.   Thank you.    Diane   My email is

snmstone wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 5:23 PM

This is beautiful!  I just wish it was sized for my dh who is very tall with a 52" chest.

Dawn@23 wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 11:31 AM

Thank you so much for the free patterns and my daily updates you make my day!

Kiana wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 11:06 AM

The instructions are in the PDF.  If you click the Download Now button, it will download the PDF with full instructions onto your computer.

clothespeg wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 10:46 AM

Where are the instructions ???