Jo-Jo’s Vest

jojovestThis is a new pattern from Linda at Knitwise Design: Jo-Jo’s Vest. I knit it in the very economical Paton’s Classic Wool Worsted, which was especially economical because the yarn was seriously discounted. The vest used only a tad over 650 yards, so just barely into the fourth skein. Vests are just the ticket when it comes to lots of bang for the buck.

Here is Jo-Jo’s in progress!

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Jo-Jo’s Vest is available on Ravelry. The pattern includes directions for sizes 34 to 58 inch bust. There are even some extra hints for modifying the pattern to accommodate ample-sized bods. The pattern is worked from the bottom up. But it’s knit in one piece. The only seaming is where the neckband attaches at the back of the neck. Even the armhole bands and button bands are integral. To make the fit more flattering, there are a few subtle shapings built in and the sides of the vest are ribbed.

As soon as I finished this one I wanted to cast on for another! Everyone who’s knit it on Ravelry is raving about how well the vest fits. And a number of us are planning to knit another.

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