Midnight in Nova Scotia by Mary C. Gildersleeve

Midnight in Nova Scotia

August 2016
Minevill Project #1218 2 ply
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette worked flat, blocked
US 9 - 5.5 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Sm-Med, Med-Large, Large, XL
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This is a really fun knit with its unique construction, lacy back and fronts that can be worn open or closed with a shawl pin. This one starts at the back hem: a lovely cable and lace panel that will be the same for all, regardless of size. Once the panel is done, shoulders are created, shoulders that are half on the back and half on the front; you’ll finish up the vest with the fronts (working from the top down), creating a lovely scalloped edge for the vest.

The vest shown used a really cool skein of Mineville Wool Project yarn – a 200 gram skein of 49% wool, 34% mohair, 11% nylon, 4% acrylic and 2% silk in a sensational multi-hued dye to create a medium vest. The yarn, which knits up as a worsted weight, is just simply glorious! This would also be stunning in a solid.

Directions are charted and written row-by-row and are written for Sm-Med, Med-Large, Large, XL. Sizing is a bit variable since the vest should be worn open. The fronts, altho the same length as the back, will hang down gracefully. Enjoy!

Other notes:
• Slip the first stitch of every row AS IF TO PURL (yarn in front) to allow for a lovely, chained edge)
• You will create this vest in one piece – starting at the back panel, working the shoulders, working each front (separately) and increasing stitches for the sides
• The fronts have a lace stitch that will create a lovely scalloped edge; stitch counts will vary due to this scalloped edging + the increase sts
• Blocking is a must for this vest – to pop the lace on both the back and then again on the fronts
• This vest must be knit loosely (thus the 9s with a worsted) and a loosely spun one or two-ply yarn should be used to maximize airiness and coziness of the final piece

REV: 09052016: note that the markers on back should be placed on ROW 30 so that when you come back to them, working the fronts, you can start attaching; pattern has been updated today to reflect this correction.