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Here is a romantic little knit vest that is right in line with this season's fashions. It features a longer, tunic length, empire waist shape, and gorgeous mix of lace and cable textures.
Thin 2-stitch cables accent the shaping. A beautiful traveling vine lace stitch is used for the bodice and pretty 4-stitch cables make up the straps. A flattering squared neckline will work well with blouses or slim-fitting long sleeve tops. Velvet ribbon ties complete the look.
This is a great item to wear to work or just as an extra layer on chillier days.
Finished Knit Measurements: To fit size 34-38 (40-42)" bust.
Yarn Used: Brown Sheep Company Lamb's Pride Worsted (85% Wool/15% Mohair; 4oz/113g [190yds/173m] per skein: 3 (4) skeins in Brown Heather #M-02).
Pattern Gauge: 16 stitches = 4" and approx. 22 rows = 4" in St st on size 9 [5.5mm] needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A worsted weight yarn with a gauge of 4-1/2 stitches = 1" on size 8 needles..
Total Yardage Required: Approximately 570 (519) yds [519 (692) m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 9 [5.5mm] knitting needles.
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Posted by Lee on 19th Mar 2016
FABULOUS pattern, I loved every minute of knitting it, and plan to make a couple more.
Posted by Jane on 13th Oct 2013
Pattern looks gorgeous and arrived as soon as I had paid. Instructions seem very clear but not yet reached difficult parts. Trying it with Sirdar Sublime Aran Tweed, a wool, cotton, llama mix as I find too much wool very itchy. It seems to be knitting up nicely and to correct tension. Hope to let you see final garment when finished.