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Ayako's Vest


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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl yarnover decrease seam GAUGE 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

Supplies Needed

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

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Mind of Winter
Mind of Winter
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 Mind of Winter patterns at Mind of Winter on Ravelry. Recently, I have also had several designs featured in Twist Collective, including Evendim and Red Oak. In addition to publishing in Twist, I have published designs in Knitty, in Classic Elite pamphlets and in several books, including Knitting in the Sun, Boho Baby, and Greetings from Knit Café.