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The Rib Warmer

Checking out materials for my Ami Dolls, (amigurumi) I saw a finished sweater vest hanging from the ceiling near the cash register.

It was simple and clean and I loved it. I looked for the pattern online but didn’t find it, so went back and bought the book ($18) it was in. That was “Knitting Workshop” by Elizabeth Zimmerman.

The vest is made from a simple garter stitch with the interesting part the technique to work the corners. You make two halves and then sew them together at the center-back.

The pattern is on page 104 and 105. She notes that while hats are “best bizaar items” Rib Warmers are most popular too.

I’m on the second half of my sweater vest and will share a picture of it here when it is finished.

Ms. Zimmerman recommends wool, but I used (per the shop’s recommendation) Patons Shetland Chunky, 75% Acrylic, 25% wool. It is machine washable.

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