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Short Vest

from Desert Rose Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Short Vest
Short Vest
Short Vest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • basic lace
  • knit in the round helpful
  • 3-needle bind off helpful

Pattern Description:

This waist length, lacy vest will flatter your figure ~ while sequined yarn adds pizzazz to your outfit! And it's easier to knit than it looks.

Knit in "Soft Payette" by Rozetti, the body features a variation of "Fern Lace" which is bordered by a simple waist band. The waist band is knit flat, then the body is picked up from the band and knit in the round to the underarms. From there, the fronts & back are finished separately and joined at the shoulder using the 3-needle bind off technique.

This is a project that knits up pretty quickly. The lace pattern is easy to memorize and 'read'. I can see this vest in tone-on-tone variations, or in a muted handpainted colorway - as well as the vibrant red.

Photography by Shane Baskin / Blackbox Studios

Gauge:

22 sts and 25 1/2 rnds/rows = 4 inches in Fern pattern, blocked
21 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in Waist Border pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished bust: 32 3/4 (38, 43 1/2, 49, 54 1/2) inches
  • Finished length: 15 1/2 (16 1/2, 17, 17 1/2, 18) inches

Materials:

  • DK weight yarn ~ 448 (672, 672, 672, 896) yds/200 (300, 300, 300,400) grams
  • US 6 (4.0mm) 24-inch circular needle
  • US 5 (3.5mm) straight needles
  • (2) 7/8-inch buttons

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • stitch holders
  • coil-less safety pin
  • tapestry needle


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$6.50

Intermediate
Knitting
Clothing
Women, Petite, Tall
Sweater
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I've been a 'crafter' all my life, and especially enjoy fiber arts. My first professional design was published in 2005, and since then I've had my designs published in knit.wear, Knitscene, Creative ...

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