Classic Camel Vest
As the name states, this one is never going out of style. The soft and supple vest is knitted in a luxurious natural color camel and merino blend, and it will appeal to both the Corporate/Traditionalist and the Young Professional/Modern Casual guy. Easy to knit in stockinette stitch with single cable accents up each side of the center front, this timeless classic is a good choice for the following fit issues: Athletic and Full physiques, Short, Barrel-Chested, Broad Shoulders. The muffler is a great coordinate to the Classic Camel Vest or a lovely gift on its own. The ribbed cable pattern appears on both sides, so the muffler is reversible.
Designer Tara Jon Manning
Finished Size Adult S (M, L, XL). 40 (43, 48, 52)" (101.5 [109, 122, 132] cm) finished chest. 24 (25, 26, 27)" (61 [63.5, 66, 68.5] cm) finished length. Vest shown in size M.
Yarn Galler Yarns Sahara (50% camel, 50% Merino wool; 250 yds [229 m]/4 oz [114 g]): natural camel, 3 (4, 4, 5) skeins for vest; Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight or 29" (70-cm) circular (circ). Size 5 (3.75 mm): straight or 29" (70-cm) circ. Size 6 (4 mm) 16" (40-cm) circ. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Stitch markers; stitch holders; darning needle; cable needle (cn); scissors; measuring tape; five ¾-inch (2-cm) buttons (shown: One World Button Supply, NPL 214-20 Coconut Husk 20 mm), crochet hook G (4.5 mm) for picking up stitches (optional).
Gauge Using largest needles, 20 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch (St st); 8-st cable patterns for vest measure 1⅛" (2.9 cm) wide, relaxed. Using largest needles 15 sts = 2" 5 cm) in rib cable pattern for muffler. Check your gauge before you begin.