A play on the classic “puffy” worn in winter, this vest is light on bulk and heavy on elegance. Made in strips, the vest is worked twenty stitches at a time and joined as you go for a custom fit. A Tunisian variant makes the fabric light and fluid, and the simple shape is flattering. A nifty border encases those pesky yarn ends.
DESIGNER Suesan Roth
FINISHED SIZE 36 (48, 60)” circumference, to fi t XS–S (M–L, XL–3X). Garment shown measures 36″, modeled with 2″ ease.
YARN Universal Yarn Classic Shades (70% acrylic, 30% wool; 197 yd [180 m]/3½ oz [100 g]; ): #731 natural glow, 4 (6, 7) skeins.
HOOK Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
GAUGE 20 sts and 6 rows = 4″ in puff patt. Gauge is not crucial for this project. Loose tension is helpful.