Thanks very much.
Antares: your comment was very helpful and I compared my stockinette sample to one of my garments and I calculated that I'd need about 85 stitches each side on 5 mm needles.
I'm about 42" round the middle of my hips and 38" round the bust.
I plan to shape the sleeves so that they don't curve inwards in seed stitch and maybe the back of the neck area. But the front neck area and all around the bottom of the vest I want it to curl.
I will ask my mum for some help too. Though she doesn't knit she sews and she's made a few garments for herself in the past. I think that she'll have a good idea.
Last edited by Tamar Dohel : 01-12-2013 at 09:57 AM.