Vest Knit Along Helpful Information

It has been great to see how many people are working on this awesome vest! What I love about it is that it is a project I've actually completed, love to wear, and doesn't have a home made look. I hope you will like wearing yours as much.

Since I've been receiving a lot of emails, phone calls and inquiries in the store I want to give a little more detail and answer some of the questions we've been getting.

Next Knit Along Date - Since we had some popular colors that were delayed in shipping AND because there was a lot of knitting to accomplish before the next knit along post, we are changing the Knit Along Date to FRIDAY, November 16th.

You may substitute yarn - the gauge needs to be 12 sts to 4" over stockinette stitch. The required yardage is: 300 (400, 450, 500, 600) Another good yarn for this project is Plymouth Alpaca Grande.

Sizing - Here is some important info about sizing. Did you ever notice that a lot of people knit garments that are often boxy and oversized? That is because they are knitting sweaters too large! Here's why. Most of us come to knitting with a bit of sewing instruction. You figure for example, okay I'm a 36 bust then I'll need a 5/8" seam allowance and of course I'll need to add in some ease so I can move. WRONG! You'll end up with a sweater that could fit a line backer. We like to design garments that fit those you would buy off the rack. A good way of see how to know your size is go to your closet and pull out a few sweaters that have a similar fit to the one we are making. Measure them. You may be shocked how much smaller they are than what you think you need.

When choosing a sweater to knit, you have to remember that you will be getting A LOT of stretch. So instead of choosing a measurement that is my exact measurement or higher, I always choose a measurement several inches smaller.