FEST VEST

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The first of the 2021 Festive KAL patterns revealed….

Find all the KAL details & pre KAL chat on Ravelry here and a Blog post is coming in the next few days. Note: all new 2021 Festive KAL patterns will be available ahead of the KAL in late November.

Make the most of a 24 colour mini skein set or your collection of leftover colours and knit a gorgeous festive vest. Arrange your colours as strongly contrasting striped waves or allow the slip stitch pattern to blend a gradient of colours, flowing into each other in a soft fade. You could also choose just two contrasting colours to showcase a gorgeous colour-changing yarn. The button up front allows this to be worn open or closed, providing a warm and stylish addition to your wardrobe.

Fest Vest Test: I’m currently looking for a couple of testers to join the test knit and can offer yarn support for the 56 – 60″ sizes. Find the details in the Ravelry test thread here or email me if you are unable to use Ravelry.

SIZES
To fit bust 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40) [42, 44, 46, 48, 50] {52, 54, 56, 58, 60}”/75 (80, 85, 90, 95, 100) [105, 110, 115, 120, 125] {130, 135, 140, 145, 150} cm.
See p8 for full list of measurements.

Fest Vest is a cropped, open front v-neck vest, with a button closure. Designed to be worn with 0 – 2”/0 – 5 cm negative ease at the bust. Worked flat from the bottom up, additional ribbing rows or body pattern rows can be worked for additional length if desired; note this will require additional yardage to that noted in the pattern.

YARN
DK/light worsted weight yarn

2 colour version
MC: 233 (253, 279, 300, 314, 347) [366, 394, 406, 424, 450] {469, 502, 566, 579, 629) yds/213 (231, 255, 274, 287, 317) [335, 360, 371, 388, 411] {429, 459, 517, 529, 575} m
CC: 190 (207, 228, 246, 257, 284) [299, 323, 332, 347, 369] {384, 411, 463, 474, 514}/174 (189, 208, 225, 235, 260) [273, 295, 303, 317, 337] {351, 376, 423, 433, 470} m
Multi colour version
MC: 77 (84, 93, 100, 104, 115)[125, 131, 135, 141, 150] {156, 167, 188, 192, 209} yds/70 (77, 85, 91, 95, 105) [114, 120, 123, 129, 137] {143, 153, 172, 175, 191} m
CC1-24: 24 x 20g mini skeins

Multi colour sample shown in Koigu, Jasmine (DK, 100% Merino Wool, 242 yd/221 m per 100g), MC: J1010, CC: Winter Solstice Festive Mini Skein set
2 colour sample shown in Brooklyn Tweed, Shelter (worsted weight, 100% wool, 140 yd/128 m per skein) MC: Birdbook
Spincycle Yarns, Dream State (worsted weight, 100% superwash wool, 150 yd/137 m per skein)
CC: Midsommar

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle, spare needle for 3 needle bind off, 5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5) [5, 5, 5, 5, 5] {5, 5, 6, 6, 6} x 3/4”/19mm buttons to suit completed project