Magnum Reversible Vest/Wrap
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
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 knittingReplyDelete
This is the one I would like in Crochet version?!! : )ReplyDelete
Hi Kerry, here's the link to the crochet version: http://www.knit1la.com/2010/04/magnum-reversible-vestwrap-crochet.htmlReplyDelete
Can you please tell me what color of magnum this is? I love the sweater and am getting ready to order pattern and yarn. ThanksReplyDelete
Hi, sure it's color #9465.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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!Delete
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... :(ReplyDelete
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! KarenDelete
Do you know if I can get this yarn in Australia? Thanks, Lyn.ReplyDelete
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, KarenDelete
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."ReplyDelete
hahaha, yes my grammar ;) I'm always open to being corrected... but where's the correction? Let me know and I'll change it :)Delete
This might be a weird comment but where did you get the belt? I love it! ThanksReplyDelete
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! KarenDelete
What color yarn is your sample? I want to make this for my 23 yo daughter and I know she would love that color. Thanks a bunch!ReplyDelete
I just saw where someone else asked for the color and you gave the #9465...oops! ~Smile~ReplyDelete
Hi Ponnie, unfortunately they discontinued the color #9465 :( but maybe you could find the color still available from an online source. Hope that helps! KarenDelete
I looked by couldn't find it, but there is a store not to far from where I live that sells this yarn, so I'm going to go in and see what I can find that is a neutral. My 22 year old is going to love this! Thank you so much for your help!ReplyDelete
Anytime! Good luck Ponnie!Delete
Magnum comes in a great variety of neutrals, I'm sure you'll find one your daughter will love! :D Enjoy!Delete
I wondered if I could make it a bit longer. I also wonder if I need to reinforce the armholes.ReplyDelete
Hi, yes you could definitely make it longer. If you do I would reinforce the armholes because of the bit of extra weight pulling on them. Hope this helps! KarenDelete
Hello! This might sound strange, but I'm wondering if you could create a pattern from this that could be used to sew something with fabric (as opposed to a knitting pattern).ReplyDelete
Hi, what a great idea! I grew up sewing more than knitting though not sure how to create sewing patterns. I'll look into it :D Thanks for writing & Happy New Year! KarenDelete
Bonjour est ce que c'est en français aussi?ReplyDelete
Bonjour, oui! C'est en français aussi! You will receive the French version when you purchase the pattern. If not let me know.Delete
Hi, great pattern, can't wait to try it. Where did you get the belt, so perfectReplyDelete
Hi Erin, I got the belt at Target but it was awhile ago so I doubt they still have it. A friend of mine found one very similar on Etsy! Hope that helps! KarenDelete