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Beech Leaf Vest

Redesigned for either Silken Merino or a raw silk DK-weight yarn, this pretty vest features the classic beech leaf lace design. Lace panels frame the front openings of the vest up to the shoulders, with three lace panels at the back to wow them when you walk away!

Vest is worked from the bottom up. All shaping takes place in the stocking stitch areas, meaning there are no awkward calculations in lace. Finally, a simple yet decorative crocheted edge is worked (photographic instructions are provided) and buttons are sewn on.

Both our samples are shown in Size 1 (34 inches). The green sample to the left is worked in a 100% raw silk yarn and the brown sample to the right is worked in a 50% merino wool / 50% tussah silk yarn (a warm vest for cooler months). NOTE: Fiddlesticks Knitting patterns are charted. Recommended for Intermediate knitters.

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Recommended yarn

6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10) balls of DK-weight wool/silk yarn. Sample knit with 50% merino wool / 50% tussah silk, each ball 50 g / 105 m.
5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) balls of DK-weight raw silk yarn. Sample knit with 100% raw silk yarn, each ball 50 g / 115 m.

Knitted measurements at bust

Size 1: 34 inches

Size 2: 38 inches

Size 3: 42 inches

Size 4: 46 inches

Size 5: 50 inches

Size 6: 54 inches


Merino wool/silk yarn – 3 mm (US 3) needles or size to obtain gauge

Raw silk yarn – 3.5 mm (US 4) needles or size to obtain gauge

Gauge in stocking stitch

4 inches = 20 stitches and 29 rows

Printed pattern or pdf

$12.00 CDN / US

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Beech Leaf Vest

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