Alar by Bristol Ivy


January 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
900 - 1150 yards (823 - 1052 m)
Woman's small, medium and large. Finished back width: 17½ (19¾, 21¼)”, to fit 28–36 (36–44, 42–50)” bust
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A vest with three different silhouettes to choose from, ranging from classic to more dramatic. Alar is as flexible as your wardrobe: wear it over a button-down, throw it on with a t-shirt and jeans, or complement a simple dress with ease.

Back is knit flat from the bottom up, with markers placed to indicate armholes. After knitting the back, pick up stitches along each side to create fronts, casting on stitches at marked points to create armholes.

Choose one of three front options: narrow triangle fronts (knit in Shibui Pebble and Cima held together throughout), wide triangle fronts (knit in Shibui Twig) or straight fronts (knit in Woolfolk Tynd)

Woman’s small (medium, large)
Finished back width: 17.5 (19.75, 21.25)“, to fit 28-36 (36-44, 42-50)” bust

Option A: Pebble from Shibui (224 yards per 25-ram skein): 3 (4, 4) skeins (shown in Bordeaux), and Cima from Shibui (328 yards per 50-gram skein): 2 (3, 3) skeins (shown in Tango)
Note: one strand of each yarn is held together throughout pattern

Option B: Twig from Shibui (190 yards per 50-gram skein): 5 (5, 6) skeins (shown in Tar)

Option C: Tynd from Woolfolk (223 yards per 50-gram skein): 4 (5, 5) skeins (shown in color 02)

32-inch or longer circular needle in size US 4 (3.5 mm)
32-inch or longer circular need in size US 3 (3.25 mm)
or sizes needed to obtain gauge

In stockinette st with larger needles, 21 sets and 33 rows = 4”