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I am a long-time knitter and designer, living in Los Angeles with my husband and son. The patterns you see here are part of my independent pattern line, Mind of Winter Designs. You can find other ...

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Ayako's Vest

from Mind of Winter
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Ayako's Vest
Ayako's Vest
Ayako's Vest
Ayako's Vest
Ayako's Vest
Ayako's Vest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • yarnover
  • decrease
  • seam

Pattern Description:

I originally designed Ayako's Vest for Classic Elite. I intended for it to have an "East meets West" feel, and it lived up to that aspiration in more ways than anticipated. I found some beautiful photos of a finished project made by Akayo, a girl in Japan who has since become an internet friend. When the rights to the pattern reverted to me, I asked Ayako if I could use her photos of the vest. She agreed, and I decided to name the re-vamped pattern in her honor. Lace instructions are both written and charted. The pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.


25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in spiral lace pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 31 (34, 37, 40 , 44, 47)" / 78.5 (86.5, 94, 101.5, 112, 119.5) cm bust


  • Classic Elite Soft Linen Yarn, 548 - 1096 yards (501 - 1002 m), depending on size

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