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I am a fashion designer who designs hand knits. I love hand knits because we create both the fabric and the shape. My designs reflect my intense interest in fashion, with a keen eye to design and ...

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Agate Vest

from Jill Wolcott Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Agate Vest
Agate Vest
Agate Vest
Agate Vest
Agate Vest
Agate Vest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting flat
  • ribbing
  • double knitting
  • picking up stitches

Pattern Description:

Front panels of eyelet rib grow from the bottom trim to the scoop neck of this romantic vest. Eyelet lace gives interesting detail at the back waist panel and again at the back neck. Clear instructions and the magic of double knitting will help you create a back band. Double-sided neck and front bands give structure to the delicate lace. Choose full or faux pockets then finish with snaps or hooks and eyes to preserve the vertical lines, giving the final polish.


7.75 sts/in and 7.75 rows/in = 31 sts/4" and 31 rows/4" in Single Eyelet and 1x1 Rib on size 3(3.25mm) ndls
5.75 sts/in and 7 rows/in = 23 sts/4" and 28 rows/4" in Single Eyelet Rib on size 5(3.75mm) ndls
5 sts/in and 7.5 rows/in = 20 sts/4" and 30 rows/4" in Stockinette on size 5(3.75mm) ndls

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (S) (M) (L) (XL)
  • Finished chest 34 (37) (40) (44) (48)"
  • Finished back length 21 (22) (23) (24) (25)"


  • Size 3(3.25mm) ndls and size 5(3.75mm) ndls OR size to obtain gauge
  • Powder River from Mountain Meadow Wool, 63% Mountain Merino, 25% American alpaca, 12% black Rambouillet, 100g/270 yds (247m)
  • 4 (4) (4) (5) (5) skeins

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle
  • stitch holders or WY
  • size 2 sew-on snap closures
  • 6" to 8" of 3/4" elastic film
  • stitch markers
  • extra needles for flexible long-tail CO and 3-ndl BO

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Powder River by Mountain Meadow Wool