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Suede Vest

Sep 6, 2011
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Suede Vest - Margie Stanton

Jewel-colored stripes on a rich brown background jazz up this plush, easy-to-make vest. The simple shape and clean neckline make it a versatile top: Wear it over a T-shirt or under a jacket. Worked in two-by-two rib on large needles, the vest takes only a few hours to knit and assemble. The yarn is an easy-care chenille.  Make it in the colorway shown here, or try it in bright and eye-catching tones.

Finished Size 331⁄2 (36, 381⁄2, 411⁄2, 44, 461⁄2, 491⁄2, 52, 541⁄2)" (85 [91.5, 98, 105.5, 112, 118, 125.5, 132, 138.5] cm) bust circumference.
Vest shown measures 381/2" (98 cm).
Yarn Lion Brand Lion Suede (100% polyester; 122 yd [110 m]/85 g): #126 coffee, 2 balls (all sizes); #178 teal, 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) ball(s); #146 fuchsia, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) ball(s); #133 spice and #132 olive, 1 ball each (all sizes).
Needles Size 9 (5.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Tapestry needle.
Gauge 12 sts and 22 rows = 4" (10 cm) in k2, p2 rib pattern.


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