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#82 Talia Shaped Vest FREE PDF Knitting Pattern

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Product Description

When I need a slimming pick-me-up outfit, I reach for something fitted, something black, something with gorgeous detailing that will make me feel instantly more chic. Finding nothing in my closet that met these lofty needs, I decided to create this shapely knit vest.

It's all about the curves and detailing (and no seams!). This vest is knit from the bottom up in one piece, including the button bands, starting with a sexy, curvy scroll lace border. The lace stitch naturally creates the pretty scalloped hem. The stitches are then decreased in three stages to get the beautiful, tiered effect that leads into the nipped in waist.

The curvy scroll lace is continued up the front and ends with the open, u-shaped neckline (great for wearing with all sorts of tops and designed to flatter). Arm and neck borders are worked in garter stitch with decreases at the underarm for the best fit and tapering at the front top border corners to keep with the curvy theme.

The resulting fit is ultra flattering whether it's worn casually open or closed like a fitted corset. I love this vest with a flirty blouse and dark skirt for a night out, or over a long-sleeve tee and jeans. It's the perfect go-to piece to fill the void in my closet.

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Finished Knit Measurements:Chest: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)" [76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137) cm] Length: 26 ¼ (26 ¼, 26 ¼, 27 ½, 27 ½, 29 ½, 29 ½)" [66.5 (66.5, 66.5, 70, 70, 75, 75) cm]
TO FIT SIZES: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X).

Skill Level: Intermediate level knitting pattern

Yarn Used: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted (85% Wool/15% Mohair); 4 oz/113 g [190yd/173m] per skein: 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins in color #M-05 Onyx.

Pattern Gauge: 16 stitches = 4" [10 cm] and 22 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st on Size 9 [5.5mm] needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information:
A medium/worsted weight yarn with a gauge of 4 1/2" sts per inch on size 8 US [5 mm] needles.

Total Yardage Required:
Approximately 570 (570, 760, 760, 950, 950, 1140) yds [519 (519, 692, 692, 865, 865, 1038) m].

Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
Malabrigo Merino Worsted Yarn
Berroco Ultra Alpaca
Cascade 220 Wool
Patons Classic Wool Merino
Manos del Uraguay 100% Wool
Checkheaton Merino Supreme
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes
[Many MORE suggestions in Ravelry for this pattern. Just find this pattern under SweaterBabe designs and look in the "yarns" tab]
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!

Knitting Needles Used: 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 20" or shorter circular needle in size 9 [5.5 mm] OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Please note: SweaterBabe.com patterns are authorized for home use only and are not to be knit/crocheted for resale. All pattern sales are final.

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  1. Pretty and simple to knit

    Posted by Leah on 25th Jun 2013

    This was a pleasant, quick knit and I like the end result. Thank you Sweaterbabe for the free pattern. I am a little pear shaped and was concerned about having enough to wrap around my rear end, however, I blocked it with a little extra tension in that area and it looks and fits great.

  2. Just started but am enjoying the pattern.

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Jun 2013

    The directions are excellent and the results are spectacular!

  3. Perfect Vest

    Posted by Jennifer on 14th May 2013

    I thought that the pattern was very easy for me to follow (I am a beginner knitter) and it came out beautifully. Thank you!

  4. Excellent pattern

    Posted by Unknown on 16th Apr 2013

    I knit one as a gift for my aunt a few years ago and am now planning to knit a second one for myself. Even as a novice knitter I found the pattern easy to follow. I especially like the length of the vest and the little details that break up the monotony.

  5. perfect vest

    Posted by Zinzin on 30th Mar 2013

    love the length and design

  6. perfect vest

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Mar 2013

    I prefer a light colour.

  7. #82 Talia Shaped Vest

    Posted by Unknown on 8th Mar 2013

    This is a lovely vest. Thank U for making it available for us.

  8. Love this vest pattern!

    Posted by Pam H. on 4th Mar 2013

    I have been looking for a pattern like this one. Love the detail in the pattern. Can't wait to start the pattern. I have read thru the directions and it doesn't seem to difficult.

  9. Love this vest!

    Posted by Terri Lester on 27th Feb 2013

    Easy to understand directions and fun to make. I love the designs and intricacy. I used a lighter color and the pattern really pops!

  10. Great pattern!

    Posted by Terri Lester on 23rd Feb 2013

    I love the pattern for the Talia Shaped Vest. Its clear, not too difficult, and I love the way the vest can be worn dressed up or down.

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