Climbing Ivy Vest by Cheryl Chow

Climbing Ivy Vest

September 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
720 - 1200 yards (658 - 1097 m)
Bust circumference of 31.75 (35.75, 39.75, 44.75, 47.75, 51.75, 55.75)"
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Inspired by the ivy climbing on an old stone church, lacy leaves trail up our charming and timeless vest. Solitude’s botanically-dyed or sheep-grown colors with the subtleties and beauty that only nature can produce add to the quiet magic.

This garment is worked from the bottom up in one piece to the armholes; the fronts and back are then worked separately while shaping neck. A 3-needle bind off is used to join the shoulders. Stitches are then picked up around the armhole and worked in ribbing. The buttonhole, neck and button bands are worked on one long needle. Blocking and sewing on buttons completes this stylish vest.

NOTE: Lace pattern is charted only.

Row 4 (Buttonholes): …. rep from * 3 more times, work … (rather than 4 more times)

Finished Bust Circumference (when buttoned)
31.75 (35.75, 39.75, 44.75, 47.75, 51.75, 55.75)“ / 81 (91, 101, 114, 121, 142) cm

YARN - 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins of Solitude Wool Border Leicester Sport (100% wool), 240 yds/ 219 m per 4.48oz / 127g

Note: Solitude Wool Border Leicester Sport is more of a light worsted weight yarn. If you are not using this suggested yarn choose a 100% wool yarn that has approximately 110 yards (100m) in 50g

GAUGE - 20 sts and 24 rows is 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch lightly blocked

NEEDLES - US5 (3.75mm) circular knitting needle in 40” length (or size to obtain gauge) to work body and shorter if desired for armhole ribbing
Extra US5 (3.75mm) needle for 3-needle bind off

NOTIONS - Five 3/4” (19mm) buttons
Four stitch holders
Removable stitch markers in at least 2 colors
Tapestry needle

SKILLS - Knitting, purling, decreasing, increasing, knitting in the round, reading charts, 3-needle bind off, buttonholes, picking up stitches