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Of Night and Light

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The name for this vest comes from one of my favourite poems, “He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” by W.B. Yeats, which talks of golden and silver light embroidering the blue.
 
Originally published in Knit Now, Issue 134 (October 2021) - modelled photographs © Practical Publishing and used with permission.

This stranded vest is worked completely in the round from the bottom up with grafted shoulders. Steeks are put in place for the armholes and neck which are reinforced with crochet before cutting. Stitches are then picked up for the ribbing.

The colourwork charts are only provided in coloured chart form and need to be used in conjunction with the written instructions.

Sizing Designed to fit with 5-10cm (2-4”) positive ease, size shown is medium.
(Full measurements chart shown in photos)

Finished chest circumference
(cm): 81.5 (92.5, 102, 111.5, 122.5, 132, 143, 152, 163) cm
(inches): 32.5 (37, 40.75, 44.5, 49, 52.75, 57.25, 60.75, 65.25)"

Suggested Yarn
Rowan Felted Tweed, (DK, 50% merino wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose, 175m/50g ball);
Seafarer 178 (MC): 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) balls
Mineral 181 (CC1): 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) balls
Stone 190 (CC2): 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls
Scree 165 (CC3): 1, (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) ball
 
Yarn Quantities (Metres), incl 10% buffer
MC: 354 (413, 467, 521, 586, 642, 706, 763, 824) m
CC1: 167 (195, 220, 247, 277, 304, 335, 361, 390) m
CC2: 108 (128, 143, 161, 180, 197, 216, 235, 253) m
CC3: 62 (72, 82, 92, 103, 113, 124, 134, 143) m
 
Yarn Quantities (Yards), incl 10% buffer
MC: 388 (452, 511, 570, 641, 703, 773, 835, 902) yds
CC1: 183 (214, 241, 271, 303, 333, 367, 395, 427) yds
CC2: 119 (140, 157, 171, 197, 216, 237, 257, 277) yds
CC3: 68 (79, 90, 101, 113, 124, 136, 147, 157) yds

Needles
3.25mm circular, 80cm and 40cm
3.75mm, circular, 80cm and 40cm
3mm crochet hook
 
Notions
6 stitch markers (incl 1 contrasting)
5 stitch holders or waste yarn
1 locking stitch marker
Tapestry needle
 
Tension
10cm2 / 4”2 = 25.5 sts x 28 rnds over stranded colourwork on larger needles
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