Trapunto Vest

Trapunto Vest

Katya Frankel

Sizes 33½ (36½, 39½, 42½, 45½, 48½)” bust circumference, zipped; shown in size 36½”, modeled with ½” of positive ease

Yarn Rowan Pure Wool Worsted (100% superwash wool; 219 yd [200 m]/100 g):

  • #106 rust, 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins

Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers

Gauge 24 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in charted patt on larger needle

Tools

  • Size 6 (4 mm): 40″ circular (cir) needle and set of double-pointed needles (dpn)
  • Size 8 (5 mm): 40″ cir needle
  • Cable needle (cn)
  • Markers (m)
  • Stitch holders
  • Tapestry needle
  • 18 (20, 20, 20, 22, 22)” separating zipper
  • Sewing needle and matching thread

Inspired by quilted down puffer vests, Katya created this eye-catching layer with wide sweeping cables—but reversed the wrong side to the right side to achieve the quilted look. Worked in one piece from the bottom up and closed with a zipper, this vest is sure to become a winter wardrobe staple.

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