$8.00 USD

Francis is a cocoon style vest — somewhere between a wrap and a garment. She’s fast and easy to work up, knitted top-down and seamless.

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Skills Needed

  • General knitting


Small (Medium, Large) 

Note about sizing: You will begin garment at neckline edge and repeat a series of increase rows. To make a smaller size, work fewer repeats of these rows. To make a larger size, work more repeats of increase rows until circumference is desired measurement, keeping in mind the more increase rows you work, the lower your armhole opening will be.

Finished Measurements

  • Circumference (around body and arms at approximately elbow level): 43 (46, 49)". Note that due to stretchy nature of Fisherman rib, the finished garment will have plenty of ease.

  • Length: as desired (you are knitting top-down) Sample measures 28" from back neck to bottom BO. Note: You can also knit a cropped version by binding off a couple inches below the armholes. This would require much less yarn.



  • 1000 (1100, 1250) yds/ 914 (1006, 1143) m worsted to aran weight yarn that gets gauge

Note: you will need less yarn for the shorter version.

Shown in:

biches et buches Le Gros Silk & Mohair

  • 72% kid mohair, 28% silk; 162 yds / 148 m per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein
  • 4 (4, 5) skeins in Grey Brown
  • Note: this is a slightly shorter version, measuring 9" length below armhole, 25" length from center back to bottom. Recommended yardage: 600 (650, 750).

A Verb For Keeping Warm Big Sky

  • (Discontinued worsted weight yarn) 160 yds / 146 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein [light tan]

Woolfolk Får

  • 100% Superfine Merino wool; 142 yards / 130 m per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein
  • 8 (8, 9) skeins in color 27 Dark Pollen [golden brown]


  • US 11/ 8 mm

Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.


  • 10 sts = 4 in/ 10 cm in Fisherman Rib stitch.
  • Row gauge not important.
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