Hunter

Hunter

Gansey-Style Vest

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Crisp, gansey-inspired texture animates the fabric of this handsome V-neck vest in Arbor. An all-over welted rib motif yields to rope cables and chevrons on the upper torso; wide purl gutters delineate the sides. The work begins in the round, then divides at the armholes for flat knitting to the shoulders. Single-rib tubular edge treatments, worked circularly after shoulder seaming, make a polished and professional finish. The pattern is written with slightly tapered or straight options for body shaping.

YARDAGE

  • 1080 (1175, 1355, 1460, 1660, 1760) total yards of DK weight wool yarn

YARN

  • 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee Wool; 145 yards/50 grams)
  • Photographed in colors Klimt & Kettle

Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.

Gauge
  • 22 stitches & 32 rounds/rows = 4″ in Texture Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 35-stitch panel from Chevron and Cable Chart = 6″ wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One 32″ circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C (for Neckband and Armhole Trim; for optional Tubular Cast On)

  • One 16″ circular needle and one 32″ circular needle (required for Tubular Cast On only), one size smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
Finished dimensions
  • 38¼ (41, 45½, 48¼, 52¾, 55¾)” [97 (104, 115.5, 122.5, 134, 141.5) cm] circumference at chest
  • Intended Ease: + 2–4″ [5–10 cm]
  • Sample shown is size 41″ [104 cm] with 1″ [2.5 cm] ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern: 

  • 1×1 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; even number of stitches)
  • Rib Cabled Cast On
  • Sloped Bind Off
  • 1×1 Tubular Bind Off
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
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