Roberts Houndstooth Vest

Men's intermediate V-neck vest with houndsooth pattern worked in two colors. Worked in one piece for seamless knitting, this vest uses simple armhole and neck shaping to create a relaxed fit.

Designer Marilyn Murphy
Finished Size 41½ (43½, 45½, 46¾, 49½)" chest circumference, buttoned.Vest shown measures 46¾".
Yarn Naturally Tussock Aran 10 ply (85% wool, 15% polyester; 175 yd [160 m])/100 g): #180 dark brown (A), 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) balls; #162 light brown (B), 2 balls. Yarn distributed by Fiber Trends.
Needles Body—size 8 (5 mm): 29" circular (cir). Armhole ribbing—size 7 (4.5 mm): 16" cir. Bands—size 7 (4.5 mm): 40" cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions
• Tapestry needle;
• stitch holders;
• five ⅞" buttons.
Gauge 18 sts and 36 rows = 4" in houndstooth patt on larger needle.

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