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Nantucket Vest

May 5, 2011
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Nantucket Vest
Shelley Gerber

A graceful flowing knit vest is created from two simple shapes, a square and a circle. The Nantucket Vest combines simple shapes, an easy lace stitch, and an interesting textural yarn to create an elegant vest with soft drape and a crinkled surface.

Finished Size 13¼ (15¼, 17¼)" back width, to fit 30–36 (38–44, 44–50)" actual bust. Vest shown in size 13¼" back width.
Yarn Tahki Yarns Ripple (100% mercerized cotton; 142 yd [130 m]/50 g): #07 fog, 6 (7, 10) skeins.
Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm). Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 24" or longer circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle; size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook.
Gauge 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" in St st on middle-size needle; 18 sts and 32 rnds = 4" in seed st on smallest needle; 15 sts and 21 rnds = 4" in feather and fan patt on largest needle.


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