Saturday, January 27, 2024

Custom Knitted Vest

Jeanette custom-made this vest with the v-neck a bit lower so that I can get to my shirt pocket, which always has reading glasses, fountain pen, and pencils in it, for drawing emergencies.

The design is based on the Shaped Vest (Plan 14) in Priscilla Gibson-Roberts’ book “Knitting in the Old Way.”

After she swatched it for gauge, she set it up on size 7 needles, at 4.75 stitches/inch. Six rows equals one inch in stockinette. The pattern is pretty basic—just a matter of doing some math, beginning with that essential chest measurement and length, and then turning the percentages into stitch counts. It’s also completely seamless too. I love it. It’s just like a second skin.

If you’re on Ravelry, you can find Jeanette at “gurneyknitter”