Pattern: Ozark Feather Vest
Photo by: Joyce Eveler
3 skeins of Ozark Opulent in Overblack, Dark Natural, and Light Natural
1 Pair US Size 19 knitting needles
Natural feathers (2-3”long)
With a #19 needle cast on 62 sts. in Overblack. Knit every row until skein is finished and then tie on the skein of Dk Natural followed by the Light Natural. Knit for 10.5”. Knit 16 sts. and put on holder. Knit remaining 46 sts. Put last 16 sts. on holder. Cut yarn and tie on to the middle 30 sts (the back). Bind off 2 sts each side, followed by 1 st each side. Knit for a total of 19”. Bind off loosely. Tie yarn on to one side of the front and bind off 2 sts , followed by one st at armhole edge. At 17” , bind off 3 sts at neck edge, followed by 2 sts. twice (6 sts.)
Crochet around neck edge and armholes to tighten them up slightly.
Feathers are available from the Feather Place, 213-291-3253, firstname.lastname@example.org. Use 2”-3” natural brown feathers and glue the darkest ones in the Overblack, the medium brown ones in the Dk Natural, and the lightest in the Lt Natural. The feathers may be glued in place with Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Glue. Hold each in place to let the glue dry for a minute. If you cannot find feathers this short, you can cut them to get the length you like.
Designed by Carol Porter for Ozark Handspun, January, 2009
Printing Instructions: To print this pattern click Ozark_Feather_Vest.pdf.