Juniper

$10.00 USD

Juniper is an unbelievably soft, wrap-style vest; perfect for warding off chills. This pattern was inspired as an eco-friendly alternative to a poly fleece vest. Because it’s knit with plush yarn full of texture, the design is clean, simple, and quick! Start with the upper back a la Cocoknits Method, and knit down to the underarm. Each front is picked up along the shoulder slopes and knitted separately down to the underarm where everything is joined and finished seamlessly. Wear it open or add a cord to overlap the fronts and tie it closed.

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Before Purchasing This Pattern

This sweater is worked using a modified Cocoknits Methoda commonsense system for knitting seamless, tailored sweaters from the top down. Juniper does not require the Cocoknits Worksheet, but does require an understanding of the first two sections of the Cocoknits Method. 

All of the page numbers in this pattern refer to the pages in Cocoknits Sweater Workshop, where the techniques are explained in detail. Purchase Cocoknits Sweater Workshop or visit your local yarn store.

Sizes

Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Finished Measurements

  • Finished Bust: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)” / 91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142.5, 152.5, 162.5) cm
  • Finished Length: 20.25 (21.5, 23.75, 26, 26.25, 28.5, 30.75, 32)” / 51.5 (54.5, 60.5, 66, 66.5, 62.5, 78, 81.5) cm or desired length

NOTE: Directions are included for adding more ease to the front.

Materials

Yarn

  • 250 (300, 400, 450, 500, 600, 700, 800) yds / 230 (275, 366, 415, 460, 550, 640, 732) m bulky weight yarn that gets gauge

Shown in:

Woolfolk Flette Bulky

  • 100% Merino Wool; 131 yds / 120 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein
  • 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7) skeins in color 04 [brick red]

Big Bad Wool Baby Yeti

  • 85% Baby Alpaca, 15% Fine Merino Wool; 109 yds / 100 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein
  • 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) skeins color Natural [ivory]

Needles

  • US 11 / 8 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) 32”/ 80 cm or longer circular, or long straight needles
  • US 11 / 8 mm short circ or DPN for working I-cord ties (optional)
  • US 5 / 3.75 mm needle for working bind-off
  • US 0-3 / 2-3.25 mm double-pointed needle or any length circular needle for picking up stitches

Notions

  • Stitch markers
    • 6 ring-type stitch markers
    • 2 hanging/opening stitch markers
  • Row counter (optional, but the rows are very hard to see in such textured yarn - so recommended!)

Gauge

11 sts and 16 rows = 4” / 10 cm square in St st on largest needles

NOTE: To ensure correct measurements and yarn quantity, take time to swatch!

Errata

On Page 8, before Section III, the following text should in included: 

Finish Left Front to underarm

Row 1 (RS): K2, sl m, k2, KLL (or kf&b), k to end of row. 1 st inc’d.
Row 2, 4 (WS): Sl 2 p-wise wyif, p to last 2 sts, Sl 2 p-wise wyif.
Row 3 (RS): K.
Work these 4 rows 8 (8, 9,10, 10, 11, 12, 13) times, 32 (32, 36, 40, 40, 44, 48, 52) rows total and 20 (22, 25, 28, 30, 33, 36, 39) sts.  Do not cut yarn.

 
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