Areca by Shellie Anderson

Areca

Knitting
March 2018
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Sport
+ Sport
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in St st after blocking, with 1 strand of Twig and 1 strand of Fern held together
US 9 - 5.5 mm
XS (S, M, M/L, L, XL, XXL) To fit bust size 32.5 (34.5, 36.5, 38.5, 40.5, 44.5, 48.5)"
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Refine your summer wardrobe with Areca. Matte cotton and a silky sheen pair with the feminine curved hem for a modern look. The clean lines of this tunic-length vest elevate warm weather comfort to lasting style.

Areca is worked flat in one piece from the bottom up using 2 strands of Twig held together for the lower border, and Twig held with Fern for the rest of the garment. Vest features a Lateral Braid, Slipped Stitch and rib edgings at the fronts and armholes, and a narrow shawl collar.

SIZES
XS (S, M, M/L , L , XL , XXL)
To fit bust size 32.5 (34.5, 36.5, 38.5, 40.5, 44.5, 48.5)“

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
36.5 (38.5, 39.5, 41.5, 43, 47, 51.5)“ bust circumference, to be worn with fronts open
33.5 (34, 34.25, 35, 35, 35.25, 35.5)” back length from shoulder
Model is 5’ 9” wearing Size S with approx +4” ease

MATERIALS
5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins Shibui Knits Twig
3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins Shibui Knits Fern
Shown in Bone

This pattern is given the Skill Level “EXPERIENCED” due to the multiple body shaping elements that are worked simultaneously with other aspects such as short rows. If you are not a confident knitter, this pattern may not be suitable for you.