Easy Vest by Minimi Knit Design

Easy Vest

Knitting
April 2023
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
DK
+ Lace
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1460 - 2679 yards (1335 - 2450 m)
Size 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) {6, 7, 8, 9, 10}
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Easy Vest is a versatile layering piece. It is designed to work with the rolling property of Stockinette stitch. The edgings are formed without any kind of seaming for a soft and clean look.

It is worked seamlessly from the top down. First, the left and right fronts are worked, then stitches are picked up for the back and joined to the fronts at the underarm. The curved hemline is created using short rows.

Easy Vest is graded with inclusive sizing in mind, designed to fit actual bust sizes from 76 cm / 30 inches to 168 cm / 66 inches. Measurements are given in both cm and inches.

Materials

Yarn

Lace weight + DK weight = light worsted weight

DK weight

Yardage: 650 (650, 715, 780, 840) {905, 970, 1040, 1115, 1190} m / 710 (710, 780, 855, 920) {990, 1060, 1140, 1220, 1305} yds, including 10% allowance

Shown here: Lamana Como (100% wool; 120 m / 131 yds, 25 g / 0.88 oz ball; color: #48M): 6 (6, 6, 7, 8) {8, 9, 9, 10, 10} balls

Lace weight mohair yarn

Yardage: 685 (685, 755, 825, 890) {955, 1025, 1100, 1180, 1260} m / 750 (750, 825, 900, 975) {1045, 1120, 1205, 1290, 1375} yds, including 10% allowance

Shown here: Lamana Premia (60% mohair, 40% silk; 300 m / 328 yds, 25 g / 0.88 oz ball; color: #06): 3 (3, 3, 3, 3) {4, 4, 4, 4, 5} balls

Both yarns are held together in the pattern.

Notions

Locking stitch marker; stitch markers; waste yarn; yarn needle

Needles

4.5 mm / US 7 circular needle of length 60-100 cm / 24-40 inches, depending on your size; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Gauge

19 sts and 27 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, blocked.

Sizes
#sizeinclusive

Size 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) {6, 7, 8, 9, 10} designed to fit actual bust circumference of 76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117) {127, 137, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5} cm / 30 (34, 38, 42, 46) {50, 54, 58, 62, 66} inches.

This garment is intended to be worn with about 33-38 cm / 13-15 inches positive ease.

Shown in size 1, modeled with 33.5 cm / 13.25 inches of positive ease.

Finished Measurements

Bust circumference (back width x 2): 112.5 (123, 133.5, 144, 154.5) {163, 173.5, 184, 194.5, 205.5} cm / 44.25 (48.5, 52.75, 56.75, 61) {64.25, 68.5, 72.5, 76.75, 80.75} inches

Required Skills

Picking up stitches, short rows