Yarn: Gale Woods Farm yarn, 100% wool, charcoal, 4 skeins (840 yards)
Pattern: "Classic Camel Vest" from Men In Knits by Tara Jon Manning
Gauge: (I didn't write it down and he wore the sweater today...)
Needles: US8 + US6
I knit this in one piece up to the underarms; decreased 2 stitches from the back and 1 stitch from each side front panel to account for the missing seams. I followed the pattern for size small on stitches and size medium on length…I think I ended up with a "Medium-Large." (Gauge is not my friend.) It fits Dan perfectly though…a nice, roomy go-with-everything vest to have at his office for the chillier winter days. He was really excited to wear it this morning, though he looks a little coffee-deprived in this early morning photo.
The yarn is from the farm where we were married and the sweater was to be his birthday present in ‘07. (He’s a November birthday though, so it’s not SO bad.)
Hope it keeps you warm, Sweetie! I just called Time & Temp to find out the truth on this frigid weather that everyone is complaining about up here in the Northland: -19 Fahrenheit air temp with a -34 windchill. (Maybe this should have had sleeves after all?)