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The Venus Vest

The Venus Vest is a graceful garment with lace stripes running vertically on the body, flattering for any woman. The lace changes above the bustline to add extra interest, and the entire garment flows softly over the body.

The vest is worked by knitting the lower body from side-to-side without seams. Then stitches are picked up across the back and knit up to the shoulders, with the same procedure for the fronts. Shoulders are joined and armhole edges are added. A few suggestions are given for front closures. NOTE: Fiddlesticks Knitting patterns are charted. Recommended for 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 and yarn requirements

Size 1: 35 inches - 5 balls

Size 2: 39.5 inches - 6 balls

Size 3: 44 inches - 6 balls

Size 4: 49 inches - 7 balls

Size 5: 53 inches - 8 balls


4 mm (US 6) or size needed to obtain gauge

matching size 16-inch circular needles or set of 5 double-pointed needles

Printed pattern or pdf

$12.00 CDN / US

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Venus Vest

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