Jardin de Vignes

September 2012
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st, on larger needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
478 - 956 yards (437 - 874 m)
30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” [76 (86, 106.5, 117, 127, 137) cm] bust
This pattern is available for $5.50 USD buy it now

Jardin de Vignes (garden of vines) is a pretty and simple pullover vest with waist shaping, perfect for crisp fall days or wearing to the office (when they haven’t gotten around to turning off the air conditioning). I wanted to create a piece that combined the rustic nature of Cascade Yarns Eco Wool and Eco Plus with delicate lace stitches and structured cables. I think the end result is timeless, classic, and wearable. Additionally, the pattern calls for 1-2 skeins of Eco Plus, making it so quick and affordable that you’ll want to make one in multiple colors!

This vest is worked flat from the bottom-up, and joined at shoulder with a 3-needle BO. The stitch pattern is easy to memorize, and comes with charted and written instructions.

To knit this pattern you will need:

  • familiarity with lace and cables
  • 3-5 stitch markers
  • 2 stitch holders
  • cable needle
  • darning needle

The full pattern has been released. If you pre-ordered, you can find the update in your Ravelry Library. Hit the button that says there is an update, and it will allow you to download the full pattern.

Thanks to Heather and Daisy for testing, and to Stephannie for tech editing. I couldn’t have done it without any of you!