Maze Vest by Vashti Braha

Maze Vest

Crochet
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 pattern is available from interweave.com for $5.50.

#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 side—using a double-ended crochet hook to avoid row-end strands. Flattering vertical lines are emphasized with a glowing silk on the riblike “return rows.”

HOOK Size K/10½ (6.5 mm) 13” (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)“ bust circumference when worn with fronts overlapped. Garment is designed to be worn with about 4” positive ease, with about 5” of overlap. Garment shown is size 33”. Finished back length: 19 (20, 21, 21.5, 22)”.

GAUGE 7½ sts and 5½ rows = 4” 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/¾ oz 25 g): #41 chestnut, 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) skeins. This is referred to as the “thin yarn” in pattern. S. Charles Collezione Stella (distributed by Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.) (74% silk, 26% lurex; 76.5 yd 70 m/¾ oz 25 g): #41 chestnut, 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins. This is referred to as the “thick yarn” in pattern.