Crombie Vest by Bristol Ivy

Crombie Vest

Knitting
May 2024
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Eiffel Tower pattern on Needle A, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
615 - 1966 yards (562 - 1798 m)
Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7, 8) (9, 10, 11, 12)
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A vintage-inspired vest in two lengths, bursting with vibrant texture, cables, and lace.

Finished Measurements
34 (37 ¾, 41, 44 ½) (48, 51 ½, 55, 58 ½) (62, 65 ½, 69, 72 ½)” / 86.5 (96, 104, 113) (122, 131, 139.5, 148.5) (157.5, 166.5, 175.5, 184) cm finished bust circumference

Sample shown is size 5 on 44 ¼” (112.5 cm) bust. Recommended ease 3-6” (7.5-15 cm)

Yarn
Duster Version: Comfy Cotton DK by Emma’s Yarn (50% superwash Merino, 50% cotton; 231 yards (211 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g); 4 (4, 5, 5) (6, 6, 7, 7) (8, 9, 9, 10) skeins in color Buttonwood

OR 730 (835, 950, 1065) (1165, 1330, 1415, 1595) (1740, 1880, 1975, 2150) yds / 668 (764, 869, 974) (1065, 1216, 1294, 1458) (1591, 1719, 1806, 1966) m of DK weight yarn

Cropped Version: Swanky DK by Magpie Fibers (80% superwash Merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 250 yds (229 m) / 4 oz (115 g); 3 (3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 4, 5) (5, 5, 5, 6) in color Strange Brew

OR 615 (675, 740, 800) (865, 925, 990, 1050) (1115, 1175, 1240, 1305) / 562 (617, 677, 732) (791, 846, 905, 960) (1020, 1074, 1134, 1193) m of DK weight yarn

Needles
Needle A:
Circular or straight needles
Suggested size: US 7 (4.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge
Needle B:
Circular or straight needles, and 16” (40 cm) circular needle Suggested size: US 5 (3.75 mm), or two sizes smaller than needed to obtain gauge

Gauge
22 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in rib on Needle B, after blocking 19 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Eiffel Tower pattern on Needle A, after blocking
23 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Cable and Lace pat- terns on Needle A, after blocking
Rope Cable measures 1 1⁄2” (4 cm) wide

Techniques
Long-Tail Cast On, Three-Needle Bind Off, German Short Rows,
Mattress Stitch, Horizontal Mattress Stitch
(links to tutorials for each technique given in pattern)

Notes
Vest is worked from the bottom up in pieces, and then seamed with an optional split hem. The front shoulders and back saddle are joined together using a Three-Needle Bind Off. The armholes are finished with a quick pick up and immediate bind off.