Lauren by Kim Haesemeyer
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September 2010
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
760 - 1140 yards (695 - 1042 m)
size 1 36"- 42", size 2 44"-50", size 3 52"-60"
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Here is a perfect layering piece that is both seamless and worked in the round. The easy lace pattern is both charted and written and their is a photo tutorial for the 3 needle bind off for the shoulder seam. Stitches are picked up and worked in the round for the neck and armholes after the body of the vest is worked.

Professionally tech edited by Kristen TenDyke.


Skill Level (1 Easy- 4 Advanced) : 2 Experienced Beginner

Description: Vest is seamless. Knit in one piece from the bottom up in the round. Simple lace stitch. 3 needle bind off at shoulders with photo tutorial. Ribbing at neck and armholes are added after the body of the vest is knit.

Needles: US size 8 (5 mm) 24” or 28” circular, or size needed for gauge US size 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circular for armhole ribbing and neck ribbing

Notions: tapestry needle for weaving in ends, waste yarn and/or stitch holders, 3 colors of stitch markers

4.5 stitches + 6 rows = 1” in stockinette stitch in the round
11 stitches = 2.5” in pattern stitch, blocked
11 stitches = 2” in pattern stitch, unblocked

Yarn: any worsted or light worsted yarn, wool or wool blend

Yardage: approx. 680 (845, 1052) yards
10% added for personal knitting variance

Yarn for sample: 4 (5, 6) hanks Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted, 85% wool, 15% mohair, 4 ounces, 113 grams, 190 yards, 173 meters, color: Prairie Fire, M-181

Note on Sizing: Ribbing pattern stretches and can relax significantly. Block to desired measurements. Sample knit in size 1. Model’s bust is 42”.

Sizes, finished: size 1: 36”-42”, size 2: 44”-50”, size 3: 52”-60”. Pattern is written for size one with sizes 2 & 3 in ( ) . If only one number is listed, it is used for all sizes.

Pattern is 4 pages long including chart and schematic. Two sample pages are shown.