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This long, elegantly flared lace and texture vest featuring Japanese stitch patterns is a sophisticated addition to the wardrobe. Worn over T-shirt and jeans or leggings, or dressed up over a blouse and wide trousers, it makes a stylish statement that is sure to attract attention!

Vest is knit in one piece from bottom edge to armholes, where work is divided for fronts and back. Front facings and collar are knit together with body. Shoulder seams are sewn, then stitches are picked up for armhole edges. A large brooch or other closure of your choice fastens the vest. Sample is shown in Size 1 (33.25 inches). NOTE: Fiddlesticks Knitting patterns are charted. Recommended for Advanced Intermediate knitters.

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Recommended yarn

DK-weight, each ball 50 g / 115 m. Sample knit with 100% raw silk yarn.

Knitted measurements at bust with vest closed and yarn requirements

Size 1: 33.25 inches - 9 balls

Size 2: 36.5 inches - 9 balls

Size 3: 40.25 inches - 10 balls

Size 4: 43 inches - 12 balls

Size 5: 45.25 inches - 12 balls


Sizes 1, 2: 3.5 mm (US 4) 24-inch circulars

Sizes 3, 4, 5: 3.5 mm (US 4) 32-inch circulars—can switch to 24-inch circulars or straights after decreases

All sizes: 3 mm (US 3) 24-inch circulars

All sizes: 3 mm (US 3) 16-inch circulars

or sizes needed to obtain gauge

Gauge in lace pattern

20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches

Printed pattern or pdf

$12.00 CDN / US

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