knitscene Fall 2018: Ingrid Vest

Orange you glad there are so many pretty projects in knitscene Fall 2018?! The Oxidized project story was inspired by rusting metal colorways, so there are oranges, yellows, browns, and a few touches of teal. The photography was inspired by the style of film director Wes Anderson, but we put a knitscene spin on it by creating our own unique fantasy world. The result is a rich and colorful collection of fall sweaters and accessories photographed in a whimsical, vintage style environment.

One of my favorite projects in this section is the Ingrid Vest, designed by Emily Ringelman. It’s a simple and quick garment, with the chunky weight yarn and the fact that there are no sleeves to knit. There’s a cute hood and pockets, which makes this versatile extra layer super cozy and comfortable.

The body of this vest is worked back and forth in one piece from the lower edge to the underarm, then the upper fronts and back are worked separately. The hood is worked from stitches picked up around the neck on the larger needle so that the hood has more drape than the body. Edgings are all worked in seed stitch, and the front bands continue unbroken from the bottom of the body all around the hood.

If orange isn’t your jam, Malabrigo Yarn Chunky comes in basically a bazillion colorways, from subtle semi-solids to totally vibrant variegated colors. What color are you going to choose?


Ingrid Vest

Pattern Details

DESIGNER Emily Ringelman

DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 34¼ (37, 41¾, 45¾, 50¼, 54¼)” bust circumference. Vest shown measures 37″; modeled with 5″ of positive ease.

YARN Malabrigo Yarn Chunky (100% merino wool; 104 yd [95 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #123 Rhodesian, 6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 9) skeins.

NEEDLES Sizes 11 (8 mm) and 13 (9 mm): 24″ circular (cir). Size 11 (8 mm): 16″ cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Marker (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

GAUGE 12 sts and 18 rows = 4″ in St st on smaller needle; 12 sts and 16 rows = 4″ in St st on larger needle.


Don’t let your skills get RUSTY! Knit the Ingrid Vest now!

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