May 9, 2014

Pattern Release - Man Cold and Kid Cold

This vest is just like dad's (or mom's) Man Cold Vest! Kid Cold is knit from the top down in one piece. The shoulders are shaped with increases that are left and right leaning to give the seam a very neat look. After the shoulders, the front and back sections are knit separately down to the underarms. Thereafter the body is worked in the round. You may decide whether to use a contrast color for the ribbing after you have knit the body of the vest, since the neck and armhole ribbing are added after the body has been completed. The twisted cable stitch keeps you busy as you work the body and gives the vest a interesting touch on both the front and back. 

Man Cold Vest started as a project for my husband who absolutely hates to wear wool, but would still like to benefit from it's warmth. He wanted a garment that would never have to touch his bare skin. This reminded me of how terribly the poor creatures have to suffer when they are down with a cold, hence the name: “Man Cold Vest”.
Man Cold is knit from the top down in one piece. The shoulders are shaped with contiguous seams. The neck and armhole ribbing are added after the body has been completed. Even though it is called “Man Cold” this is a unisex pattern, which includes waist shaping for women.

Sizes
Children Size 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 8, 10, 12)
Men/Women Chest Circ. 32" (34", 36", 38", 40")(42", 44", 46", 48")

Gauge 
20 sts. x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch

Difficulty 
Moderate to Advanced (short rows, cable stitches and twisted stitches)

Needles
US Size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles 

Yarn
tosh DK, by madelinetosh

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