Draping Asymmetry Vest by Jennifer Dassau
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Draping Asymmetry Vest

Knitting
October 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1100 - 1650 yards (1006 - 1509 m)
32 (36, 40, 44, 48)” bust.

Worked seamlessly from the top down in one piece, this long blanket front vest uses Japanese short rows worked within the horizontal pattern to create visual style lines and a draping curved hem. Additional short rows shape the shoulders; the neck and armhole edgings are worked simultaneously with the body, eliminating finishing other than adding two buttons at the top.

Construction: The back is cast on and shoulders shaped with short rows, then worked in horizontal lace pattern to the armhole depth. Fronts are picked up from each cast on shoulder, shaped with short rows, then worked to the armhole depth with neck shaping and extended front panels. Fronts and back are joined and worked in lace pattern with short rows adding length and drape at the sideseams and front edges.

Finished Size: About 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)” bust circumference, based on 2 times the back width. Sweater shown measures 36”.

Yarn: Sport weight (#2 Fine)
Shown here: HiKoo by Skacel Rylie (50% baby alpaca, 25% mulberry silk, 25% linen; 274 yd 251m/3.53oz 100g): #89 Sea Glass, 4 (4, 5, 6, 6) skeins.

Needles: Size 4 (3.5mm): 32” (80cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: 2 markers (m); 2 removable m; stitch holders; yarn needle; 2 ½” buttons.

Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” in pattern.