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Open Hearted Vest

Open Hearted Vest


This product is a digital knitting pattern designed by Pru Raymond.

The Open Hearted Vest is a cropped vest featuring a bold, stranded colourwork motif in three colours of 8ply/ DK yarn. The vest is worked in the round from the bottom up and grafted at the shoulders using Kitchener Stitch. Neck and arm holes are cut or β€œsteeked” before neat, ribbed neck and arm bands are picked up and knit along the raw edges to finish.

Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7, 8) with finished garment chest circumference of 80 (90, 100, 110) (120, 130, 140, 150) cm / 31.5 (35.5, 39.5, 43.5) (47, 51, 55, 59)β€œ.
Intended to be worn with 0-10 cm / 0-4” of positive ease.

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Additional information


The vest depicted in this pattern usesthree colours of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (Targhee non-super wash wool; 133 m
per 50 g skein):
Main Colour (MC) in Cobbler: 3 (4, 4, 5)(5, 6, 6, 6)
Contrast Colour (CC1) in Mesa: 1 ( 2, 2, 2)(2, 2, 2, 3)
Contrast Colour (CC2) in Klimt: 1 (1, 2, 2)(2, 2, 2, 2)
When selecting alternative yarns, they should be of a similar gauge and yardage per 50 g and preferably, non superwash. Superwash yarns will require crochet or sewn reinforcement prior to steeking.

Note that yarn requirements are calculated based on finished measurements and a longer vest will require more yarn.

Knitting Needles

4 mm / US 6 (or size to get gauge in colourwork) circular knitting needles in 2 lengths:
β€’ 60-120 cm / 24-48” for the ribbed bottom band and all of the colorwork (depending on the size you are knitting, pick the length ~20-40 cm / 8-16” less than finished garment chest circumference)
β€’ 40 cm / 16” for the ribbed neckband and armhole bands


All measurements are taken after blocking lightly with a steam iron.
10cm x 10cm/ 4” x 4” =
25 sts x 30 rounds in colourwork pattern
27 sts x 33 rounds in Single Rib (k1, p1)
21 sts x 35 rounds in Double Rib (k2, p2)

Knitting Techniques

βœ” Stranded colourwork (Fair Isle)
βœ” Steeking
βœ” Kitchener Stitch

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