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Dail Vest knitting pattern
Dail Vest knitting pattern

This project is a joint venture with Nancy Zeller of Longridge Farm. I proposed the idea of working with her fleece and utilizing her amazing dyeing talents and many, many moons later here we are! Nancy provided me with a beautiful gray (variegated) CVM fleece from her flock. After the spinning was complete I sent several small skeins to Nancy to dye using Earthues natural dyes then set to work coming up with a design.

Instructions are included for every step of this vest pattern, including steeking and finishing.

Designer:  Donna Kay

Materials: Fingering weight wool yarn. Main Color (MC): Natural gray – 500 (550, 625, 700) yards. Contrast Colors (CC):
A: Algae – 110 (120, 140, 165) yards; B: Aster, C: Salsa, D: Tango, E: Straw, Wheatgrass – 80 (95, 120, 140) yards each. Alternative yarn: Harrisville Designs New England Shetland, 217 yards, 50g.
MC: Suede # 47– 3(3, 4, 4) skeins.
CC: A: Cypress # 69, B: Plum #22, C: Foliage #80, D: Mustard #81, E: Straw # 82, F: Tundra #7 – 1 skein each.
Yarn Details: Handspun CVM (California Variegated Mutant) 2ply – approximately 1540 yards/lb. – See spinning and fiber prep, pg3
Needles: Size US1½ (2.5mm) 16” and 32” circular; size US2 ½ (3mm) 32” circular (or size needed to match gauge).
Gauge: 30 sts and 32 rnds = 4” in blocked pattern on larger needles.
Finished size: Chest: 35 ½” (39”, 42”, 45”) [90.2 (99, 106.7, 114.3) cm] ; Length: 21 ¼” (22”, 22 ½”, 23”) [54 (56, 57, 58.5) cm]
Other: Markers (m), stitch holders, tapestry needle, size C/2 crochet hook (2.75mm), 6 (6, 7, 7) ½-inch [1.3 cm] buttons.

 


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