Bumpa’s Vest

Bumpa's Vest 1This vest was designed to be a special birthday gift for my dad – “Bumpa” to his grandchildren. Simple texture patterns combine to give interest to both the design and the knitting. Handy, knit-in pockets are a must for my dad – but are optional for your special man. This vest also looks quite handsome on women!

bumpa's Vest 2There are 7 sizes given in the pattern given as finished chest circumferences after seaming: 35 1/2 (39 1/2, 43, 49, 52 1/2, 56 1/2, 60) in/ 90.5 (101, 110, 125, 134, 144, 153) cm.

You can make this vest with 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15) balls of Jamieson’s Shetland Heather Aran or substitute 61 (857, 948, 1063, 1176, 1286, 1429) yds/ 687 (771, 853, 957, 1059, 1157, 1286) meters of a similar aran weight wool. The design features a simple garter rib pattern below the armholes and garter stitch above, with a nice welt making the transition. After seaming, the front edges are trimmed with i-cord, which also forms the buttonholes. Shank-type buttons work best with this type of buttonhole.

Bumpa's Vest 3In addition to your yarn, you will need:

* US #7/ 4.5mm straight or circular needles of sufficient length to hold sts for back
**Or size needles needed to get gauge!**
* US #7/ 4.5mm dpns for i-cord
* 7 – 3/4 inch shank type buttons
* 3 stitch holders or scrap yarn
* tapestry needle for seaming

The pattern consists of 5 pages, with a full schematic, and has been test knit and professionally tech edited to be clear and free of errors.

You can buy this pattern in my Ravelry Store.

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