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Striation is a classic sweater vest that works for anyone, with fun stripes to help you use up those bits of leftover yarn from much-loved projects. The straight-silhouette, v-neck shape is easy to adapt to anyone you'd like to knit for, in any gauge you like.
This vest is an average-length, sleeveless pullover with V-neck shaping and 1x1 trim everywhere. The hem is trimmed with 1¾"/4.5 cm of rib, the neckline with ¾"/2 cm, and the armholes with ½"/1.5 cm. Dan is wearing this vest with a child's average fit. The neck shaping starts 1''/2.5 cm above the armhole shaping, to ensure this look no matter who you're knitting for.
As shown, you'll need 3 colors of yarn - the MC, and two alternate colors. However, the stripe pattern is flexible, and you should definitely feel free to mix things up however you like - make all the stripes the same color, each stripe a different color, or whatever else your preferences and available yarn dictate.
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At Dan's insistent request, Amy worked this sample in the soft, stretchy, luscious Rowan Lima in colors 888 Lima (MC), 891 La Paz (CC1), and 885 Machu Picchu (CC2). Lima comes in a lovely array of complementary colors, and is both warm and soft - a great set of choices for any sweater.
Amy likes Lima at a gauge of 22 stitches and 26 rows to 4'' (10 cm).