This vest is worked in one piece from the bottom to the armholes, then the front and back are worked separately to the shoulders.
The cable and lace pattern is presented in both written and charted formats.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Skills Used: Cable knitting, lace knitting, knitting in the round, 3-Needle Bind-Off, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, I-Cord
Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium) (Large, 1X, 2X) (3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)
Finished Measurements: 28.75 (32.25, 35.75, 39) (45.75, 49.25, 52.5) (56, 59.5, 62.75, 69.5)" bust; intended to be worn with approximately 4" ease
Materials: Sport weight wool blend yarn: 820 (925, 1025, 1135) (1330, 1445, 1530) (1750, 1855, 1960, 2155) yards. Model knit in 1/2 N 1/2 by Kolláge (50% milk / 50% wool; 50 gram hank = 174 yards): Color# 7205 Persimmon.
Needles and Notions: One size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 29" long or longer, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one pair double-pointed needles (dpn) size 4 (3.5 mm) for BACK neck and armhole edging; stitch markers; cable needle (cn); stitch holders.
Gauge: In Cable and Openwork Pattern, 33 stitches and 36 rows = 4"/10 cm.
- Knitting pattern with written instructions and schematics
- US Imperial Measurements
- Women's sizes XXS to 6X (28.75" to 69.5" bust)
- Suitable for intermediate knitters
Materials you need at home:
- 820 (925, 1025, 1135) (1330, 1445, 1530) (1750, 1855, 1960, 2155) yards sport weight wool blend yarn
- One size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 29" long or longer
- One pair double-pointed needles (dpn) size 4 (3.5 mm) for BACK neck and armhole edging
- Stitch markers
- Cable needle
- Stitch holders
Like many knitters, I learned how to knit from my mother at an early age, then promptly forgot as life got in the way. I returned to it for a short time as a student in Paris when a friend convinced me to try it again. The third time was the charm—my mother retaught me while I was in grad school. I was tired of trying to find sweaters with long enough sleeves to fit my 6′ frame, so I decided I’d just make my own. I fell madly in love with knitting, and eventually slipped into designing for myself when I began reworking existing patterns with elements that I liked better. And, of course, adjusting the sleeve and body lengths.