Lizzy Vest by Elizabeth Smith
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Lizzy Vest

October 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.75 stitches = 1 inch
in Lacy Rib Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
568 - 742 yards (519 - 678 m)
S (M, L, XL)
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I love layering and when I first touched this yarn (Brae Tweed by Knit One Crochet Too), I just knew it had to be turned into some little layering piece that would keep me warm but yet not overwhelm me. Lizzy is just that - a little vest/shrug layer that is super easy to knit and feels so cozy to wear.

It is knit flat and all in one piece and put together by picking up stitches and working a three needle bind off technique. The pattern includes a step-by-step photo tutorial on how to put the vest together so if you have never worked these techniques before this project would be a great introduction!

The sizes for this garment are based on shoulder to shoulder measurement listed below. Typically this measurement
will coincide with the following bust measurements but I recommend measuring your shoulder measurement before picking your size to make sure:

  • Small: 30-35”
  • Medium: 36-40”
  • Large: 41-46”
  • X-Large: 47-52”

Other Pattern Details:

Shoulder to Shoulder Measurement:
Approx. 18 (19.5, 21, 22.5)” / 46 (50, 53, 57) cm
(as mentioned above, typically this measurement will coincide with the following bust measurements: 30-35 (36-40, 41-46, 47-52)”)

Gauge: Approx 4.75 sts = 1” in lacy rib stitch pattern

Yarn: Approx. 568 (618, 684, 742) yds of worstedweight
yarn, shown in Brae Tweed by Knit One Crochet Too (60% Merino, 20% Llama, 10% Wool, 10% Bamboo; 50g = 109 yds), 6 (6, 7, 7) skeins. Shown in color Earth.

Needles and other supplies:
• 32” / 81 cm circular knitting needle in size US 8 / 5 mm or size needed to obtain gauge
• An extra 24” / 61 cm or 32” / 81 cm circular knitting needle in size US 8 / 5 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge), to be used during 3 Needle Bind-Off Technique
• 4 removable stitch markers
• Tapestry needle to weave in ends