Chiara vest by Petra Breakstone

Chiara vest

June 2020
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, blocked.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1100 - 1300 yards (1006 - 1189 m)
S- 34/36/38”, M- 40/42/44”, L- 46/48/50”.
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Chiara, Italian origin meaning “light, clear” pronounced kee-AH-ra…

This vest is certainly that, light and airy. Two distinct borders with different textures, one a dense mix of blocks, the other features beautiful lace flank a vast middle knitted in relaxing Stockinette stitch.

This vest has many looks. You can flip it upside down, place the armholes criss cross over your head, wear the back in the front and flip the sides over your shoulders and son on….

Lots of photos will help you style your vest differently every time you wear it.

The sizes range from S- 34/36/38”, M- 40/42/44”, L- 46/48/50” in bust.

The pattern is written, has a schematic and a chart.

See the flow of the vest HERE

C1- Fingering weight in a two color twist, 248 yards each,
2/3/3 skeins, 575/650/725 yards used.
C2- Lace/Fingering weight in a thick & thin,
248 yards each, 2/2/2 skeins, 525/550/575 yards used.
Knit kits are available at

US size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle 40”
(102 cm) in length.
2 Stitch markers
Darning needle or crochet hook for finishing
Scrap yarn or stitch holder to place sections on hold.

16 sts and 28 rows in 4” of Stockinette stitch, blocked. A gauge swatch is a must! I am a loose knitter and you may not be. Some knitters have to go up several needle sizes to reach gauge.

Techniques used:
Knitting and purling flat, lace knitting, switching yarns, placing sections on hold and joining them again, stretchy bind off.

I hope you will enjoy your Chiara vest as much as I am enjoying mine.
A BIG Thank you to all the test knitters!