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Clematis Tunic

LaceKnits: Fresh Techniques for a Fine Tradition
Knitting
May 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
33 1⁄2 (37 3⁄4, 42, 46 1⁄4, 50 1⁄2)" (85 [96, 106.5, 128.5] cm) bust circumference, buttoned.

This tunic-length vest begins at the lower edge with graceful leaves, which climb toward the front collar and transition into a lace mesh. The waist shaping follows the shaping of the leaf motif for a seamless fit.

This vest is worked from the bottom up in one piece to the armholes, then the fronts and back are divided and worked separately.


Finished Size: 33 1⁄2 (37 3⁄4, 42, 46 1⁄4, 50 1⁄2)” (85 96, 106.5, 128.5 cm) bust circumference, buttoned. Vest shown measures 33 1⁄2” (85 cm).
Yarn: Classic Elite Soft Linen (30% baby alpaca, 35% wool, 35% linen; 137 yd 125 m/50 g): #2206 thistle, 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) balls.
Needles: U.S. size 5 (3.75 mm): 16”
(40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; six 1⁄2” (1.3 cm) buttons. Gauge 221⁄2 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in patt st. 24-stitch repeat of