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  • I designed this piece as a part of A Verb For Keeping Warm’s monthly yarn and pattern club, The Pro-Verbial. It was a fun challenge for me because I could only use one skein of yarn (565 yards) and, of course, wanted a piece that could be worn several ways and fit a variety of people.

    The result is this simple, floaty piece which can be worn as a long open vest or up around the shoulders (with the opening in the front or the back) as a shrug. Simple stockinette and reverse stockinette allows the yarn to shine.

    Skills Needed

    General knitting skills plus Kitchener Stitch.


    One size.

    Finished Measurements

    • Length: Overall 55" before stretching
    • Width: Approximately 20" across bottom


    Yarn Options

    • 1 skein A Verb for Keeping Warm “Even Tinier Annapurna” (80% Superwash Merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 565 yds/115 grams), or
    • 565 yds fingering to sport weight yarn that gets gauge


    • US 6 or 7 


    19 sts and approx 24 rows = 4" (row gauge not so important) in St st.


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