Maze Vest by Vashti Braha

Maze Vest

May 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
7.5 stitches and 5.5 rows = 4 inches
in Tunisian Extended Stitch.
6.5 mm (K)
461 - 846 yards (422 - 774 m)
33 (38, 42, 48, 52)" bust
both US and UK
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This listing describes the original vest pattern first published in Interweave Crochet Magazine. The Maze Vest pattern is now bundled with the pre-magazine Mesmer Veils wrap and scarf variations all in one PDF here in my DesigningVashti Shop.

This Tunisian filet vest works up quickly from side to sideโ€”using a double-ended crochet hook to avoid row-end strands. Flattering vertical lines are emphasized with a glowing silk on the riblike โ€œreturn rows.โ€

HOOK Size K/10ยฝ (6.5 mm) 13โ€ (or longer) double-ended flexible Tunisian crochet hook. For main pattern, a rigid double ended hook can be used instead. A flexible Tunisian hook of the same size, with a stopper at one end, is needed to edge the armholes. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS Stitch markers (m); yarn needle.

SIZES 33 (38, 42, 48, 52)โ€œ bust circumference when worn with fronts overlapped. Garment is designed to be worn with about 4โ€ positive ease, with about 5โ€ of overlap. Garment shown is size 33โ€. Finished back length: 19 (20, 21, 21.5, 22)โ€.

GAUGE 7ยฝ sts and 5ยฝ rows = 4โ€ in Teks; after blocking. Gauge changes significantly when blocked. Be sure to block gauge swatch before measuring.

For more details on the magazine pattern only, please see the project page. I created a class on easy-to-steek Tunisian stitches that is based on my experiences designing this vest.

YARN S. Charles Collezione Luna (distributed by Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.) (71% super kid mohair, 20% silk, 9% lurex; 232 yd 212.5 m/ยพ oz 25 g): #41 chestnut, 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) skeins. This is referred to as the โ€œthin yarnโ€ in pattern. S. Charles Collezione Stella (distributed by Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.) (74% silk, 26% lurex; 76.5 yd 70 m/ยพ oz 25 g): #41 chestnut, 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins. This is referred to as the โ€œthick yarnโ€ in pattern.