Gaugetastic Vest

Gaugetastic Vest

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I love the look of knitted stitches. I also love the look of chunky cables, but sometimes I’m not really feeling like making cables. Sometimes I just want to enjoy the process of making a quick, simple stockinette project, but want it to look a bit fancier than plain stockinette… Enter Large-Gauge Stitches and the Gaugetastic Vest!

 

Large-Gauge Stitches are created with a crochet hook in knitted fabric before the stitches are bound off. Because of this, you can easily jazz up any piece of simple knitwear without adding more bulk to your project.

 

The Gaugetastic Vest is oversized and slightly cropped to allow for some movement and flow while being worn. It’s simple and quick to make with a bulky yarn and very basic shaping, but with the addition of Large-Gauge Stitches it becomes a stunning layering piece. Try it over a tank and skirt combo or a dress on warmer days or take advantage of the larger arm opening and layer it over a favorite cozy sweater with leggings to keep you snug in the depths of winter.

 

Not a fan of cropped tops? You can easily add more length just by working more rows before creating the Large-Gauge stitches. Just remember that if you add length, you’ll need more yarn than I’ve indicated in the pattern.

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  • Notes

    Vest is worked from the shoulders to hem with just the shoulder seams needed for finishing.

    This pattern has been test knit and tech edited. 
    (Thanks, Sue-Cat & test knitters!)

  • Sample Size

    Sample is shown in size 8 with about 6” of positive ease.

  • Yarn

    Approximate Yardage in Bulky Weight: 
    365, 407, 440, (485, 519, 566, 601, (635, 685, 727, 810)) yds 
    334, 373, 403, (444, 475, 518, 550, (581, 627, 665, 741)) m

    Sample Used: 
    Lavender Lune Yarn Co Bulky 
    100% - Superwash Merino 
    300 yds (274 m) / 250 g

    In the Colorway: 
    Interstate Love

  • Needles

     

    You will need a crochet hook for the Large-Gauge sts.

    • US 9 (5.5 mm) Circular or Straight Knitting Needles or size to obtain gauge
    • US K (6.5 mm) Crochet Hook or size slightly larger than knitting needles used
  • Notions

    • Measuring Tape
    • Stitch Markers
    • Scissors
    • Tapestry Needle
    • Waste Yarn or Stitch Holders
  • Gauge

    14 sts and 21 rows / 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch, blocked

  • Stitches Used

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    • Bind Off

    • Cast On

    • I-Cord BO

    • Knit

    • Knit 2 Together Through the Back Loop

    • Make 1

    • Pick-Up and Knit

    • Slip (Stitches/Markers)

    • Slip, Slip, Knit

    • Working With Yarn Held in Back/Front

    • Yarn Over

    • Large-Gauge Technique

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  • Finished Measurements (actual, no added ease):

    • Chest/Bust - 32, 34.75, 37.75, (40.5, 43.5, 46.25, 49.25, (52, 54.75, 57.75, 63.5)) inches / 81, 88, 96, (103, 111, 117, 125, (132, 139, 144, 161)) cm
    • Armhole Depth - 10, 10.25, 10, (10.5, 10.25, 10.5, 10.5 (10.5, 10.5, 11, 11)) inches / 25, 26, 26, (27, 26, 27, 26, (26, 27, 28, 28)) cm
    • Total Length - 17.0, 17.5, 17.5, (17.75, 17.75, 18, 18, (18, 18.5, 19, 19)) inches / 43, 44, 44, (45, 45, 46, 46, (46, 47, 48, 48)) cm
    • Back Neck Opening - 5.5, 5.75, 6, (6.25, 6.25, 6.25, 7, (7, 7, 7.5, 7.5)) inches / 14, 15, 15, (16, 16, 16, 18, (18, 18, 19, 19)) cm
    • Shoulder-to-Shoulder/Cross Shoulder - 14, 15, 15, (15.5, 16, 16, 16.5, (17.75, 17.75, 17.75, 18.25)) inches / 36, 38, 38, (39, 41, 41, 42, (45, 45, 45, 47)) cm
  • Digital Download & Copyright Info

    This pattern will arrive as downloadable PDF through a link that will be emailed to the address you provide at check-out. This is for personal use only, not for print or distribution without prior consent from the author. Link will expire after 30 days, please contact me if you need a refreshed link.

     

    If you would like to use this pattern as a teaching resource, please contact me at Shaina@yumiyarns.com so we can discuss options.

     

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