Friday, July 09, 2010



The zigzag cables around the chest of the vest reminded me of the alpine ski racing event Slalom. The cables worked together with the garter stitch around the body make this piece very casual with a great deal of texture. Great project for any knitter who wants to make something for the man in their life.

Sizes: s(m, l, xl, 2x, 3x, 4x)
Finished chest: 30.96 (34.96, 37.84, 44.72, 51.6, 55.6, 58.48)” to fit with 2” positive ease

Yarn: Bijou Basin Ranch “Himalayan Trail”, 75% yak/ 25% merino; 200 yards [183 m]; 2oz (56 grams) CYCA size 2 sport (12-ply): cream, 5.5 (6, 6, 7.5, 8.5, 9, 10) hanks (sizes xl and 2X use just a small amount more 7 and 8 hanks).
Needles: Size US 6 (4 mm) circular needles, 24”; size US 4 (3.5 mm) 24” or size to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: cable needle, stitch holders, tapestry needle.

24 sts and 48 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Garter st with larger needles.
24 sts and 35 rows = 3.5” (8.9 cm) Slalom Cable pat with larger needles.

More Photos at flickr. Photography: Karen Juliano, Model: Mike Corbett

Available at Bijou Basin Ranch

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