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Friday, April 09, 2010

This is by far my most popular design to date. I think the simplicity coupled with the versatility make it so appealing. The versatility being for a larger collar and a shorter vest wear with the longer side up and for a smaller collar and longer vest wear with the shorter side up.

This takes @2.5 skeins of Cascade Magnum. A Ravelry pal of mine Ronda of Main St Yarn Shop told me her mom just used 2 skeins when making one. The 3rd would be used towards reinforcing the armholes. Or you could scale back the size and use the extra for the armholes.

Needles: #19 circular 29"
Gauge: 1.25sts = 1"
One size fits all though you can use the schematic in the pattern to easily make adjustments.

Available as a PDF download. $6.50


15 comments:

  1. hi I'm just about done this vest, I'm very excited to wear something I knit do u have any more patterns like this, the straight rectangle knitting its so easy and I'm not good at any other type of knitting
    thanks

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  2. This is the one I would like in Crochet version?!! : )

    -kg

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  3. Hi Kerry, here's the link to the crochet version: http://www.knit1la.com/2010/04/magnum-reversible-vestwrap-crochet.html
    Thanks!

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  4. Can you please tell me what color of magnum this is? I love the sweater and am getting ready to order pattern and yarn. Thanks

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    1. Hi, sure it's color #9465.
      Enjoy!

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  5. i love this pattern and just bought it. i cannot seem to find the magnum super chunky. i can only find the magnum chunky which recommends u.s. 15-17 needles. help! i need guidance. thanks so much.

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    1. Hi Sara, the Magnum you found is the right one :) the ball band suggests US 15-17 but I found a US 19 works better (though if you knit loosely you'll want to use a US 17, check your gauge to make sure), if this yarn is worked too tightly it creates too dense of a fabric. Hope this helps!

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  6. Hi, I have a question: can I also knit this pattern without circular needles? I don't think I can buy those anywhere around here... :(

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    1. Hi Lianne, forgive my delay in getting back to you... you can make it on straight needles, it's just a lot of weight to support on your wrists as you're knitting that's why I suggest circulars. You may have already figured that out by now ;) Thanks for writing! Karen

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  7. Do you know if I can get this yarn in Australia? Thanks, Lyn.

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    1. Hi Lyn, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I know you can get the yarn shipped from the US but the shipping costs :( If you can find Rowan's Big Wool it would work or there's a yarn out of New Zealand called HiKoo and they make a yarn called Zumie, that would work too. Hope this helps! Thanks, Karen

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  8. Your description should be corrected for grammar and clarity. "The versatility being for a larger collar and a shorter vest wear with the longer side up and for a smaller collar and longer vest wear with the shorter side up."

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    1. hahaha, yes my grammar ;) I'm always open to being corrected... but where's the correction? Let me know and I'll change it :)

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  9. This might be a weird comment but where did you get the belt? I love it! Thanks

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    1. Hi Peg, not weird at all! I actually got the belt at Target... wish I would have bought more than one since I don't think they sell it anymore :( a friend of mine found one on ebay, maybe try looking there? Thanks! Karen

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