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Mina's Tuxedo Vest

It's a rainy Saturday afternoon and the beginning of spring break, so what better to do than start a knitting project? I had made a cardigan for myself a little while back out of a pink yarn 50% wool 50% silk and had several balls of yarn left over. I have been thinking about what to do with all the extra yarn, and I decided I wanted to make a vest. After looking through some books and magazines for a good pattern to use, I fell upon a top-down vest that I think will be perfect. This is from a book I got for a birthday a couple years ago, "Custom Knits" by Wendy Bernard (same book used for the short-sleeve empire waist  I made). This is called the Mina Tuxedo Vest. The needles I am using are Size US 5 - 36" circular bamboo and after knitting a swatch, I am right on gauge (no extra calculations needed!). The original pattern is for a cardigan vest, but I want to make a pullover. The author provides the alterations needed to make the pullover, as seen in the pictur