#19 Leaf Pattern Vest by Sasha Kagan

#19 Leaf Pattern Vest

December 2007
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch and chart pattern using larger needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1560 yards (1426 m)
Bust (closed) 36"/91.5cm or Bust (closed) 38"**
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Additional Gauge: 36 sts and 34 rows = 4”/10cm over twisted rib using smaller needles.

Sizing note: In Vogue Knitting, Holiday 2007, the fit of this vest is said to range from loose-fitting (for small size) to close-fitting (for large size). Different stitch counts are not given.
The Country Inspiration source gives sizing for 38” closed bust.
Sizing in Keito Damo has not been confirmed.

Pattern description from Vogue Knitting, Holiday 2007:**
β€œThe natural world that Kagan internalizes as she gazes out her studio window and surveys her thirteen-acre property in the picturesque Welsh hillsides frequently meanders its way into her acclaimed designs. This fitted waistcoat, in β€˜Scottish Tweed 4-ply’ by Rowan/Westminster Fibers, is lushly planted with panels of intarsia leaves separated by tiny cables. Cabled trim and pointed fronts crisply define the vest’s shape.”

β€œVest with twisted ribbed back and pointed fronts worked in leaf and mini cable patterns. Sized for one size, size Small-Large, and shown on page 81.”

VK Knitted Measurements:

  • One size, size for Small-Large
  • Bust (closed) 36”/91.5cm
  • Length (at center back) 19”/48cm
  • Note: the fit of this vest ranges from loose-fitting (for small size) to close-fitting (for large size).


  • 7 1ΒΎoz/50g hanks (each approx 120yd/110m) of Rowan/Westminster Fibers Inc. Scottish Tweed 4-Ply in #25 oatmeal (MC)
  • 1 hank each in #17 lobster (A), #22 celtic mix (B), #19 peat (C), #9 rust (D), #15 apple (E) and #20 mallard (F)
  • One pair each sizes 2 and 3 (2.75 and 3.25mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Cable needle (cn) and five 3/8” (10mm) buttons