Rose Trellis Shawl Vest
This is a pattern suitable for lace knitters with some experience, I would not recommend it to beginning lace knitters.
The Rose Trellis pattern is a traditional lace pattern that has been around for a long time. I adapted it into this shawl vest. The lace pattern repeat has 20 stitches and 44 rows. Though using stitch markers is highly recommended, they have to be shifted in several rows. Also, there is a YO before the ending sts of Rows 3, 21, and 39. The number of sts remains the same throughout.
NOTE: You repeat the lace pattern 2.5 times for each of the lace sides. This means that you work Lace Pattern Rows 1-44 - TWO times, then work Rows 1 - 22 - ONE Time.
The vest is worked in one piece, knit from side to side, in a rectangle shape. Both fronts are knit in the traditional and beautiful Rose Trellis lace pattern, the back is knit in stockinette stitch.
Armhole openings are worked by binding off the necessary stitches and then cast on again in subsequent rows.
Cascade Ultra Pima (100% Cotton/220 yards per skein) – 4 skeins (for all sizes)
1 set of US # 7 (4.5 mm) –32”or 40” circular needle
Stitch Holder or scrap yarn for holding stitches
DK weight yarn – approx. 16 sts/4” (exact gauge is not critical)