Finished chest circumference after seaming:
60 in/ 153 cm
Choose a finished measurement to give approx. 2 to 4 inches/ 5 to 10cm of ease when worn. Bumpa is modeling his with 3 inches/ 7.5cm of ease.
Gauge over 4 in/ 10cm: garter rib pattern: 17 sts and 27 rows garter stitch pattern: 17.5sts and 34 rows
What You Need: 1429 yds/ 1286 m This Kit is for 60 in chest circumference and comes with 7 skeins of Highland Worsted. .
Straight needles or a circular needle of sufficient length to hold sts for back in size required to obtain gauge. I used a US #7/ 4.5mm. You may need a size or two above or below that.
One set of dpns for i-cord in same size as above
7 3/4 inch shank type buttons
3 stitch holders or scrap yarn.
Tapestry needle for seaming