Aster Vest by Cassie Castillo
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Aster Vest

June 2010
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
630 - 840 yards (576 - 768 m)
chest circumference 33 (37, 41, 45) inches
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Aster Vest is a lace vest with long fronts that come to a point and a shorter back. The back is worked from the center outwards in a large flower motif then continued straight for the upper back. The fronts are worked on the bias in a lace pattern and then worked straight from the chest up. A lace edge is knitted on after sewing the side seams. The armholes are finished with a band of garter stitch. The vest is worked in a bamboo/wool blend yarn that is very drapey and soft to create a fluid silhouette.

Chest Circumference: 33 (37, 41, 45) inches
Length: 24 (26, 28.25, 30.75) inches

Skills needed:
Ability to read a chart
Working in the round
Knowledge of lace knitting, including how to decrease in pattern
provisional cast on
knit tbl
sl1, k2tog, psso
kitchener stitch

Designer note: I am a loose knitter, so please check your gauge before beginning this project. It may be necessary to go up 1 or 2 needle sizes.