Bio Palm

Designer John Brinegar

Finished Size About 30 (34, 38)" torso circumference. Vest shown measures 30", modeled with 2" of negative ease.

Yarn Filatura di Crosa Zara Plus (100% extrafine merino wool; 77 yd [70 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]): #441 kelly green, 15 (18, 21) balls. Yarn distributed by Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.

Needles Size 9 (5.5 mm): 24" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Cable needle (cn); marker (m); removable m; tapestry needle.

Gauge 16 sts and 23 rows = 4" in St st.

The body of this vest is composed of two pieces: a long semicircular strip, which makes up the collar and the front body, and a shaped center back piece. After the collar and back are sewn together, the back of each sleeve is knitted separately and sewn on, then stitches are picked up around the front armholes to complete the sleeves.

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