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Topic: help finding pattern for 2-piece vest  (Read 423 times)
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« on: February 22, 2006 09:56:16 AM »

I saw a great vest in a store and was wondering if anyone has tried making this.  The vest looks like it is made from 2 rectangles.  One long piece forms the upper back and goes over the shoulders and down to form the 2 fronts.  The curl in the stockinette stitch forms the collar.  The second piece forms the rest of the back. I hope I am describing this clearly. the overall look is of a regular vest with collar.  I have searched the internet to no avail.  Thanks for any help.
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2006 12:59:51 PM »

well, it sounds like it would be really easy to make.  you just need a friend and a tape measure. 
For the long piece, measure your front from hip to hip (or however low you want it to go) and from center of armpit to center of armpit. Take whichever one was bigger and divide by 2.  This is the width of the long piece.  The length will be a bit trickier.  I think what you want would be from the top of your shoulder to however low you want it to go x2 + shoulder-to-shoulder.  The easy way to make this would be to cast on enough for the width, and then keep trying it on till it's the right length, then cast off.

The second piece will be as twice as wide as the first (smaller if you're really busty - just measure from armpit to armpit and from hip to hip across your back), and the height will be from the desired end point to your armpit.

Then you sew it together
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2006 02:06:42 PM »

Can you mention the store?  Maybe they have a pic online?  I'm sure you've already checked but the answer is always no until you ask...

« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2006 08:44:20 PM »

It is a local store - no web site.  The next time I am there I will check the sweater label.
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