knitscene Winter 2018: Wiltshire Vest
Heading off to a last-minute arctic adventure? Need a cozy knitted garment as soon as possible? No time for tiny delicate stitches? Then knitscene Winter 2018 is just the magazine for you! These chunky garments and accessories will be falling off your needles faster than you can say “colder than a polar bear’s toes.” Whether you need a vest to wrap up in or just a hat to cover your noggin, you will find a speedy project to warm you right up.
The Wiltshire Vest is a quick and easy project for any chilly knitter. Worked on size 15 needles, this vest can be made in a single day. The cables add a bit of interest to the fronts, and the fringe is created by unravelling stitches on each side, cutting them open, then tying the strands together in a lattice pattern. You’ll be warming up in no time.
Or, if you’re not cold enough for a vest and only need immediate relief for your frozen ears, try making the Wiltshire Headband instead. The fun cable and bulky gauge means you’ll be finished super quickly. Within an hour, you can be wearing your new earwarmer and thawing out your ears.
Ready, set, KNIT!
DESIGNER Kari-Helene Rane
FINISHED SIZE Vest: 21 (22¼, 22¾, 24½, 26¼, 27)” back width at underarm. Vest shown measures 21″ on model with 36″ bust. Headband: 19″ circumference and 4″ wide.
YARN Vest: Plymouth Yarn Encore Mega (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 64 yd [59 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #6007 light gray, 10 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) balls. Headband: Plymouth Yarn Encore Mega (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 64 yd [59 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): 1 ball. Shown in #6007 light gray, #0693 green, and #0694 fuchsia.
NEEDLES Vest: Size 15 (10 mm): 32″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Headband: Size 15 (10 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Vest: Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle. Headband: Cable needle (cn); waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle.
GAUGE Vest: 9 sts and 13 rows = 4″ in St st. Headband: 12 sts and 12 rows = 4″ in patt.