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Cassie Castillo is a knitwear designer and military spouse. She is a fashion designer by day and mad crafter at night. Along with knitting, she enjoys spinning, weaving, crocheting, sewing and ...

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Aster Vest

from Azalea and Rosebud Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Aster Vest
Aster Vest
Aster Vest
Aster Vest
Aster Vest
Aster Vest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • ability to read a chart
  • working in the round
  • provisional CO
  • kfb
  • knit tbl
  • k2tog
  • ssk
  • sl 1, k2tog, psso
  • knitting on a lace border
  • lace knitting, including how to decrease in pattern
  • kitchener stitch

Pattern Description:

Aster Vest is a lace vest with long fronts that come to a point and a shorter back. The back is worked from the center outwards in a large flower motif then continued straight for the upper back. The fronts are worked on the bias in a lace pattern and then worked straight from the chest up. A lace edge is knitted on after sewing the side seams. The armholes are finished with a band of garter stitch. The vest is worked in a bamboo/wool
blend yarn that is very drapey and soft to create a fluid silhouette.


18 sts / 25 rows = 4" over Stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Chest Circumference: 33 (37, 41, 45) inches Length: 24 (26, 28.25, 30.75) inches


  • 630-840 yards DK weight bamboo blend yarn
  • US #6/4mm dpn and 24" circular needle
  • US #5/ 3.75mm set of dpns

You Will Also Need:

  • 5 stitch markers: 4 in one color and 1 in a contrasting color
  • 2 stitch holders
  • scrap yarn to hold stitches and provisional CO
  • tapestry needle to weave in ends
  • blocking pins

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