The Livre vest is a classic v neck that buttons up at the front, it features two pockets. It is a timeless classic that will keep you cozy and give that extra layer during any season. It is designed to sit right on your hip level in length, but it can easily be made longer. First you will work the stitches for the back, after that you will work the right shoulder then the left shoulder as well as the front to shape the v neck and the armholes. The whole vest is worked in stockinette stitch and majority of the vest can be made on straight needles if preferred. You will still need circular needles for ribbing. Vest is framed with the classic rib. 0 to 10 cm of positive ease is built in to the pattern, chose your size based on how much ease you prefer.  

 

 

SIZES

Bust circumference of the finished vest, (button band not included) with ease built in; XS 85, S 95, M 100, L 110, XL 115, 2XL 125, 3XL 135, 4XL 145, 5XL 155 cm, approximately (XS 33½”, S 37 3/8”, M 39 3/8”, L 43¼”, XL 45¼”, 2XL 49 3/16”, 3XL 53 1/8”, 4XL 57“, 5XL 62”). Featured in size M on a 93 cm bust. 

 

GAUGE

16 stitches by 25 rows = 4” x  4” (10 x 10 cm) using size US 8 / 5.00 mm needles in stockinette stitch, after washing and blocking.

 

YARN

The Livre Vest is made with dk weight yarn, you will need approximately 225, (250), 275, (295), 320, (350), 400, (420), 450 grams of  Gregoria Fibers “Cloud”, 50 grams = 110 meters / 120 yards. Sample is featured in color “Walnut”.

 

SUGGESTED NEEDLES

US 8 / 5.00 mm  32” / 81 cm circular knitting needles or needles to obtain gauge for the main body.

US 6 / 4.00 mm 16” / 40 cm for the armholes and 32” / 81 cm for the button rib.

 

Notions

1 marker, tapestry needle.

4 x 20 mm buttons.

Livre Vest Knitting Pattern

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