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Storming the Castle Vest

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A truly knightly garment, Storming the Castle is an asymmetrical medieval-inspired pullover vest made up of easy textures - twisted and beaded rib, plus a stockinette shoulder panel. The faux closure is perfect for embellishing with ornate notions. Be creative - try vintage buttons, toggles on leather, or antiqued metal hooks.

Size: (XS, S, M)(L, XL, 2X]{3X, 4X, 5X}. To fit chest meas (30, 34, 38)[42, 46, 50]{54, 58, 62}" / (76.25, 86.5, 96.5)[106.5, 116.75, 127]{137.25, 147.5, 157.5} cm

Gauge: 4.5 sts / 7 rows = 1 " / 2.5 cm in pattern on smaller needles.
4 sts / 6 rows = 1 " / 2.5 cm in pattern on larger needles.

Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) circular or straight and US 5 (3.75 mm) circular (OR size to obtain gauge).

**Yarn:** Three Irish Girls Felicity, [50% merino / 50% silk]; 240 yd / 220 m per skein, colorway: “Smoky Quartz", (3, 3, 3)[4, 5, 5]{6, 6, 7} skeins or approx (540, 650, 720)[840, 975, 1105]{1215, 1370, 1535} yd / (495, 590, 655)[765, 895, 1010]{1110, 1250, 1405} m of worsted weight yarn.

**Notions:** Stitch markers; yarn needle for weaving in ends. 3 or 4 decorative clasps: Shown on gray vest: three 1 3/8" (34mm) JBH Ingrid Clasps. Shown on green vest: three vintage buttons. Sewing needle and thread.

**Skills:** Knit, purl, simple shaping, picking up stitches. Stitch pattern is given in both written and chart form.

**Notes:** Patterns are provided in both written and charted form. Choose the size closest to actual chest measurement; the vest is designed to be worn with approx. 3-5" / 7-13 cm of positive ease. When using hand-dyed yarn, alternate skeins every 2 rows to prevent obvious changes in color.
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