[Updated 14 March. 2010]
George Sand was a writer of the French Romantic period. A prolific author of many novels, she was also known for dressing in men's clothing.
The George Sand vest, a men's-wear inspired design is worked in a worsted weight wool with stranded color worked in a variegated wool yarn--such as the Noro Kureyon shown here.
Yarn: Shown in Paton's Classic Wool in Dark Gray Heather with colorwork in Noro Kureyon. Cascade 220 will also work for the main color; Noro Silk Garden will work for the color, as will Plymouth Yarns Boku.
The vest is worked from the top down in one piece with no seaming. The collar and armholes are picked up last and worked in a rib stitch.
Sizes to fit XS through 2X.
George Sand is available for purchase as an automatic PDF download for $6.
The pattern is also available as part of The Knitty Professors Fall 2008 Pattern Collection.