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Here's a sweet vest to top off an outfit. It's knit in a worsted weight yarn (feel free to substitute a great worsted weight cotton or other blend!) from the bottom up in one piece (just like the super popular Talia vest that I first published through Knitty.com.). That means the only seaming is at the shoulders.
The overlapping leaves lace panels add great interest to the front and give the bottom of the vest a subtly waved finish. Garter stitch button bands are knit in. Ribbed armhole bands and neckband are picked up and knit.
The deep u-shaped neckline is shaped to flatter and allows a pretty blouse or shirt to still show it's stuff.
PLUS, only 2 skeins are needed for the smallest size!
Finished Knit Measurements: At Bust: (when vest is buttoned):
33 ½ (37 ½, 41 ½, 45 ½, 49 ½, 53 ½)" [85 (95, 105.5, 115.5, 125.5, 136) cm]
TO FIT SIZES:
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X) or Bust Sizes 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52)" [76-81.5 (86.5-91.5, 96.5-101.5, 106.5-112, 117-122, 127-132) cm] (intended ease is approximately 1 ½ to 3").
Yarn Used: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted (85% Wool/15% Mohair); 4 oz/113 g [190 yds/173 m] per skein): 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins in Brown Heather #M-02.
Pattern Gauge: 16 sts = 4" [10 cm] and 22 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Stockinette St.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A worsted weight yarn with a gauge of 4.5 sts = 1" on US size 8 needles..
Total Yardage Required: 380 (570, 570, 570, 760, 760) yds [346 (519, 519, 519, 692, 692) m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
Nashua Creative Focus Worsted
Cascade Yarns 220 Wool
Knit Picks Shine Worsted
Plymouth Yarn Tweed
Patons Classic Wool Merino
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice
Garstudio DROPS Silk Alpaca
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: 1 - 32" or longer circular needle in size 9 [5.5 mm] OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (there are too many stitches to comfortably knit on straight needles) and
1 - 20" or shorter circular needle in size 9 [5.5 mm] OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by Michele Schmidt on 21st Jan 2014
This is a delightful pattern to knit with a touch of challenge. I am still knitting and very anxious to be done to see the final outcome.
Posted by Athelie on 27th Jun 2013
I have really enjoyed knitting this pattern. Not only is it knit in one piece but the pattern is beautiful and fun to knit. I am knitting the pattern in Swan Island yarn worsted weight which has worked out well.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Nov 2012
The style is great, the fit seems like it will be excellent (I am about half done), and the directions are accurate, easy to follow, and efficiently laid out.
Posted by Haejae on 7th Nov 2012
I haven't had a chance to start yet but I can't wait. I love this design. I read the entire patterns and they seem very well written. I love all the design patterns sold at Sweaterbabe.com. I also want to point out how nice Katherine was. After I placed an order, somehow I didn't get the patterns right away. Katherine immediately responded and she was very helpful.